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2. Size tag
“US UK FR JP CHN” Text: Letters are proportionate and properly spaced.
Size Number Print: Numbers are proportional and of appropriate thickness.
Date Number Print: Text has uniform thickness and proper spacing.
MALE/MÂLE Text: Presence or absence is normal; not an authenticity indicator.
“adidas ®” Text: Adequate spacing between the text and the “®”, no contact.
APE/CLU/EVN Print: All inscriptions can be present with high-quality printing.
“US UK FR JP CHN” Text: “C” in “CHN” is smaller; “N” is thicker; “US” and “UK” are overly thick.
Size Number Print: “5” in “265” is smaller; numbers are thicker.
Date Number Print: Text is too thick with incorrect spacing.
MALE/MÂLE Text: Presence or absence is not an indicator, but check other signs.
“adidas ®” Text: “adidas” and “®” are often too close or touching.
APE/CLU/EVN Print: While any inscription can be present, check for poor printing quality like ink blotting and fuzzy lines.
3. Box label
International Version Label: Features sizes for 6 countries (US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN) with equal prints for each.
Serial Number: US releases end with V02 or V03; international (Canadian/European) releases end with V10.
Label Deviations: Any deviation from the standard label and serial number pattern for the respective release version is a sign of a counterfeit. For instance, a US version label ending with a V10 is incorrect.
From the wearer’s view: left shoe has the left lace underneath the right lace; right shoe has the right lace underneath the left lace.
Fakes often have lacing inconsistencies and do not follow the authentic lacing pattern described above.
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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.
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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.