Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David
If you’re looking to learn how to spot fake Adidas Superstar sneakers, then you are for sure in the right place.
That is because only by reading this real vs fake Adidas Superstar guide, you are going to learn how to easily spot fake Adidas Superstar shoes.
All of the information about how to spot fake Adidas Superstar sneakers will be sorted through individual steps so that nothing will be misunderstood.
And, along with every step of our guide, we are going to link reference fake vs real Adidas Superstar images so that you can visualise the legit and the fake shoes.
To spot fake Adidas Superstar, look at the size tag inside each shoe, as well as the details from the rear side, because the counterfeit Superstars never have their inscriptions and stitches at the correct thickness. Original Adidas shoes are always flawless, thanks to their high-quality materials.
For the very first step of the guide on how to spot fake Adidas Superstar shoes, we are going to look at the size tag, because the same as how we’ve previously mentioned, this little piece of fabric with the text on top of it is the best way to spot fake Superstar shoes.
We are going to start by looking at a comparison between the fake vs real Adidas Superstar shoes for their size tag in the newer style, and then, we are going to inspect the look of the older real vs fake Adidas Superstar size tags.
So, let’s have a look at the reference real vs fake Adidas Superstar comparison image below, and after that, we are going to tell you the differences between the two pairs.
Now that you’ve had a look at the reference real vs fake Adidas Superstar image from above, let’s have all of the listed flaws explained.
In the image with the fake vs real Adidas Superstar shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their “MADE IN INDONESIA” text looking really thin.
Back to the authentic Adidas Superstar shoes, you can see how the same “MADE IN INDONESIA” text is thicker and more defined than the one on the fake shoes.
Going to the second hand-emoji pointer, we have the line of text that says “US UK FR JP CHN”, which on the fake shoes, this line of text looks too thin.
Yet again, the genuine Adidas Superstar shoes have their text thicker, and that applies to the “US UK FR JP CHN” text as well.
Both the real and fake Adidas Superstar pairs may or may not have MALE/MÂLE inscriptions. So whether your sneakers feature the text or not, it is perfectly fine.
Therefore, we do not consider this specific inscription as a way of spotting the fake Adidas Superstar pairs.
Looking at this inscription on the bottom-left side of the size tag, you can see how the fake shoes have this text too thin, once again.
On the other hand, the genuine Adidas Superstars have their text thicker and more defined than the fake pair’s text.
Keep in mind that if the “adidas” text and the “®” symbol are in contact, that means 100% that you are looking at fake Adidas Superstar pairs, as the legit shoes never have these two in contact.
Lastly, looking at the line of text that indicates the size of your shoes, you can see how the replica Adidas Superstars have their whole line of text too thin and too little defined.
As you may guess too, the authentic Adidas Superstar shoes have their whole line of text indicating the size of the pair looking thicker than the fake shoes’ text.
Now it’s time that we have a look at the fake vs real Adidas Superstar sneakers that have the older size tag, which was made from around 2013 to 2015-2016.
In the image with the fake vs real Adidas Superstar shoes above:
That applies to pretty much all of the inscriptions available on the fake shoes, as the genuine Adidas Superstars have their text thicker.
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And, as promised, we’ll first give a quick look at the reference real vs fake Adidas Superstar image from below.
In the image with the real vs fake Adidas Superstar shoes from above:
Moving to the authentic Adidas Superstars, you can see how their stitching on the left and on the right side of the patch is thinner than the stitching on the fake shoes’ patch.
Looking at the genuine shoes, you can see how their thicker text covers more of the shoes, and so, it is placed closer to the 3-striped Adidas logo, unlike the fake shoes’ text that is improperly aligned.
This stitching line is the curvy one that has to be the same within the authentic Adidas Superstars, yet the same line that is mostly flawed on the fake shoes.
In the image with the authentic vs replica Adidas Superstar shoes above:
So as to explain this easier, the flaw of the fake shoes’ line is that it curves too much suddenly, not letting the curve have a wider angle, the same as on the genuine Adidas Superstar shoes.
If your shoes’ stitching looks like one in the image above – don’t worry, that’s perfectly normal, as there are multiple releases of these shoes, and some have their stitching curvy, and some have it sharp.
Most fake Adidas Superstar shoes have their stitching curvy, but not as curvy or as sharp as it has to be.
A quick mention:
If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.
In the image with the fake vs real Adidas Superstar shoes above:
Looking at the authentic Superstars, you can see how their same inscription has a bigger font-weight, therefore having the text thicker than the fake pair’s text.
In case some of you are curious and you don’t know what the text inside the golden square means, that translates from French to English as “The brand with the 3 stripes.” which is Adidas, by its famous logo that presents three stripes.
On the other hand, the authentic Adidas Superstars have their laces way thicker than the ones found on the replica shoes.
Even though this may seem like a really simple way how to spot fake Adidas Superstar shoes, keep in mind to always check the laces as well, as they can tell you the story about the authenticity of a pair easily.
Moving forward to the seventh method on how to spot fake Adidas Superstar shoes, we are going to have a look at the stitching on the midsole of the fake vs real Adidas Superstars.
In the image with the replica vs legit Adidas Superstar shoes above:
On the other hand, the authentic Superstar Adidas shoes have their toe box flatter, as it isn’t as curvy and arched up as the fake shoes’ toe box.
There are situations, where you may be unable to go through each detailed step, explained above when you need to authenticate your Adidas Superstars.
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That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Adidas Superstar sneaker legit check guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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