How to spot fake New Balance

Compare your New Balances to our real vs fake pictures. Our team of experts is here to explain every difference.

3 quickest ways to spot fake New Balance

1. Size Tag


  • All letters are properly filled with paint.
  • Thinner symbols than on the fake.


  • Scratched letter “B” in the “NB” logo.
  • Most characters are too thick.

2. Midsole


  • The “New Balance” logo is thick and has a 3D look, protruding from the shoes.
  • Thicker and shorter stitches, giving a boxier appearance.
  • Clean transition from sole to midsole without scratches.


  • The “New Balance” logo is too thin and doesn’t have a 3D appearance.
  • Stitches are too thin and longer than the authentic ones.
  • Scratch marks at the point where the sole meets the midsole.

3. Model Number


  • Stitches are closer to the top stitches.
  • More distance towards the left side’s threads.


  • Stitches are too far away from the top stitches.
  • Too close to the right side’s stitches.

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