Yeezy 380 Hylte: How To A Spot Fake (+ Hylte Glow)

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

Trying to learn how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte & Hylte Glow?

Our guide will help you.

Understand why your shoes are real or fake in 7 easy steps.

How to spot fake Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow

The #1 method to spot fake Yeezy 380 Hylte and Hylte Glow is examining the size tag inside each shoe.

Countefeits have irregularities in the thickness of letters, numbers, and symbols over there.

1. Barcode

Every authentic adidas x YEEZY 380 model has unique info:

  • Colorway – HYLTE (Non-Glow: FZ4990); HYLTEGW (Glow: FZ4994)
  • Style – 380
  • Size – From 4 to 17 (US)

1.1. How to scan

Very easily! It takes a few steps:

  1. Download the Legit Check App
  2. Open the barcode scanner
  3. Scan yours
Barcode Scan Sneaker Legit Check App

Then, look for matches: colorway, style, size.

1.2. Legit

  • The results are correct!
  • See the Stadium Goods result, especially:
  • Yeezy Boost 380, Hylte, FZ4990, Size US 9 (UK 8.5),

Just right.

Now it’s time for the fake.

1.3. Fake

  • Fake as nothing useful comes up.
  • In fact, we see other fake Yeezy barcodes from our other guides.
  • Therefore, 100% fake.

Didn’t get it? Read more about the scanning process in our Yeezy barcode guide.

Finding it too hard? Legit check your Yeezys with our experts:

2. Size tag


  1. The “MADE IN CHINA” text is thicker and bigger on the size tag.
  2. The date of manufacturing (“07/20”) is thicker.
  3. Quality of printing on LHG, CLU, APE, or EVN inscriptions is better.
  4. The size text on the tag is thicker.


  1. The “MADE IN CHINA” text is thinner and smaller.
  2. The date of manufacturing (“07/20”) is thinner.
  3. Lower quality of printing on LHG, CLU, APE, or EVN inscriptions.
  4. The size text on the tag is thinner.

3. Boost sole


  • The “boost” text is deeply engraved into the foam and appears thicker, making it easily visible.
  • The pellets on the sole are thinner and more defined.


  • The “boost” text is barely visible as it is not engraved deeply into the foam.
  • The pellets on the sole are too little visible.

Here’s another fake for reference:

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

4. Lacing

Each and every legit Adidas x Yeezy pair has a specific lacing style.


  • The lace coming from the exterior profile side of the shoe goes under the lace from the interior profile side of the shoe.


  • The laces may not follow the correct pattern, and the placement can be random.

Not so clear? See this detailed picture:

5. Box label

Authentic (International Version):

  • The label displays 6 countries’ sizes: US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN.
  • The serial number ends with “V10.”

Authentic (US Version):

  • The label features three sizes: US, UK, and F.
  • The US size is in large print, while the other two are in smaller prints underneath.
  • The serial number ends with “V02” or “V03.”

Fake: Any deviation from the above patterns is a clear sign of a fake product.

6. Toe box


  • The toe box is curvier and has a more pronounced arch.
  • The toe box is inflated more, giving it a fuller appearance.


  • The toe box is less inflated and lacks the pronounced arch.
  • The toe box appears flatter and less curved.

7. Insole

  • Authentic: The authentic Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow sneakers have a square for the letter “i,” as seen in the real pair.
  • Fake: The main flaw on the fake Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte Glow sneakers is that they feature a dot for the letter “i” instead of a square, which is incorrect.

Simple checklist

To provide a quicker solution, here are the top 7 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real pair of sneakers:

  1. Scan the barcode. Fake Yeezys often yield results for different pairs, colorways, and sizes.
  2. Check the size tag. Counterfeit Yeezy 380 Hylte Glow pairs often have improperly weighted and placed text on the size tag.
  3. Analyze the boost sole of your sneakers. Fake pellets on the sole are usually shaped differently from authentic ones.
  4. Inspect the laces. Ensure that on the right shoe, the right side of the lace goes underneath, and on the left shoe, the left side goes underneath (viewed from a top-down perspective).
  5. Verify the box label. Authentic European box labels should have 6 sizes and the “V10” inscription, while authentic American boxes should have 3 sizes and either a “V02” or “V03” inscription. Fake boxes may have twisted inscriptions.
  6. Check the toe box. Fake Yeezys often have an overly arched and curvy toe box.
  7. Examine the insole. Fake insoles may have a rear logo that appears out of shape, with the “R” character too close to the Adidas logo. Additionally, the “adidas YEEZY” text may be thick, curvy, and misshapen, and the serial number text on the side of the insole may be too thin.

Expert Legit Check

If you’ve gone through this guide and still have doubts about authenticity:

  • Send us pictures of your Yeezy Boost 380 Hylte/Hylte Glow.
  • We will assess them…
  • Providing you with results and a report within 24 to 48 hours to determine whether your sneakers are authentic or fake.

That’s it for this Yeezy 380 Hylte real vs fake guide.

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Thank you for reading this,

Ch Daniel and Ch David

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David is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch. David's experience: 5+ years of creating educational content in the fashion industry. 6+ years of authenticating luxury items. Currently, David is the Head Editor of the LCBC Library, where 1,000,000+ words have been published, in free guides, for over 1,000 items.
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