How to spot fake Rick Owens

Know if Rick Owens is real or fake in seconds. Expert-made Rick Owens legit check guides teaching you what to look so as to know if you have a fake or the real deal.

3 quickest ways to spot fake Rick Owens

1. Serial Number


  • Thicker, more solid inscriptions.


  • Thinner, visibly smaller letters and numbers.

2. Stitching


  • Stitching lines are of appropriate length and thickness.
  • No extra threads hanging; all stitches are neatly in place.
  • Consistently aligned stitches, especially in the toe box area.


  • Longer and thicker stitching lines compared to authentic sneakers.
  • Presence of extra threads hanging off the sneakers.
  • Stitches are often out of line, particularly noticeable in the toe box area.

3. Insole


  • Deeply engraved “Rick Owens” text logo, fitting into the leather.


  • The text is merely outlined, not deeply engraved.
  • The fake text is level with the rest of the insole, unlike the authentic pair where it is recessed into the leather.

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