How To Spot Counterfeit Alexander McQueen Oversized Shoes

Ch David
Alexander McQueen Oversized Sneakers Guide
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If you’re the type of person who loves to rock designer outfits, you will be able to attest on how awesome Alexander McQueens are. They are the stylish symbol of a person who knows a lot about fashion.

In this Alexander McQueen checking guide, we will spot some of the easiest signs to follow in selecting your shoes and explaining how to compare fake ones.

Now, a fake pair of Alexander McQueen shoes most likely has the 3M reflective lines tending to cover the brand name.

Essentially, if you are lacing your shoes up to the top, you will find that the fakes tend to cover the brand name that should ideally stick out.

Moving on, you will also need to check the soles. The brand name written under the shoes is usually centralized by manufacturers of fakes, while they should be much closer to the edges of the left side.

With these two, you should be able to spot fakes. Keep in mind that a pair of Alexander McQueen shoes will need to do more than that to qualify as being original.

Enjoy.

How to spot fake vs real Alexander McQueen Oversized Sneakers

Step 1: Inspect the shoes’ back rear print

One of the most significant and obvious spots will have to be the text on the back of the shoes.

On any fake pair of Alexander McQueen shoes, you will find that the text is way too thick.

Apparently, a lot of manufacturers try to make their shoes look too legit that they just go crazy on the printing. Thus, you get the text that is way too thick.

The text at the back heels of your Alexander McQueens are a great indication of their authenticity
The text at the back heels of your Alexander McQueens are a great indication of their authenticity

The excessive thickness is especially visible on the “E” and “R,” so make sure that you keep a sharp eye out for those.

In addition to that, you will find that the “C” located inside the “Q” in “McQueen” is way too large on the fake sneakers.

It’s not easy to spot, but with a trained eye, you will be able to sniff this one out easily.

Step 2: Check the toe box

The toe box on any pair of Alexander McQueen shoes is actually one of the most important aspects of the shoes themselves.

They bring out the lovely arch design that keeps your toes safe and comfortable, and they make for rather great aesthetic as well.

However, the innovative design that they’ve got also makes it rather easy to spot fakes.

Both the toe box and toe box stitching are obscure, but they can be valuable tells
Both the toe box and toe box stitching are obscure, but they can be valuable spots

With this aspect, there really isn’t much to say. All you have to do is check out the toe box on any pair and see where it stands.

Fake Alexander McQueen shoes always have their toe boxes too low, so you won’t have much of an issue spotting them.

A lot of work goes into the toe box stitching. Keep an eye out for it.
A lot of work goes into the toe box stitching. Keep an eye out for it.

You should check the stitches. While a lot of fake shoes already have stitches, you’ll be surprised how many still ignore this simple requirement.

Shoes without stitches at the front will get damaged easily, so don’t even bother spending a dime on any of these.

Step 3: Inspect the shoelaces of your AMQ Oversized pair

The laces are something that any pair of shoes have. We won’t be here telling you to check whether a pair of shoes have laces because there’s no point in that.

However, when it comes to these some components, one thing that is synonymous with a lot of fakes is that the laces become really thin.

Check the shoe laces for strength and thickness
Check the shoelaces for strength and thickness

If you want to check out some fakes, all you need to do is look at the laces and feel them you’ll find that they are really thin.

Also, if you want to be really sure, you can just look at the laces from the side. In really good light, you can see the thinness really clearly.

Step 4: Look at the shape of the Alexander McQueen Shoes

On a pair of Alexander McQueens sneakers, you will find that the authentic ones have the back of their heels being round.

The roundness brings about a curve, which is rather noticeable.

Alexander McQueens have a distinct shape. You could use this as a yardstick
Alexander McQueens have a distinct shape. You could use this as a yardstick

Most of the fakes still achieve some level of roundness, but when you look into the curvature, you will find that it’s just not the same as what you can get with the originals.

Just like laces, you can pretty much find this flaw when you look at the shoes from the side.

Fakes AMQ Oversized shoes are way too curved, and for a person with a trained eye, it gives their fake nature away rather easily.

Step 5: Check the midsole stitching

The midsole stitching is something that not everyone looks at. So, if you ever feel guilty about not paying too much attention to it, don’t worry; you’re not the only one.

The midsole stitching keeps your shoes strong, but it also tells if they're original or not
The midsole stitching keeps your shoes strong, but it also tells if they’re original or not

Also, the fact that it gets ignored doesn’t take its importance at all, both from an aesthetic perspective and concerning the strength of the shoes. 

Solid midsole stitching will go a long way to keep your shoes operational for long, and it will also help keep costs down (you won’t need to get a replacement anytime soon, that is).

If you would like to spot a fake Alexander McQueen pair, all you need to do is look at the thickness of the stitch, most fakes have really thin stitches, so be really careful.

Step 6: Examine the tongue text

One of the easiest ways to spot fakes is just to look at the tongue tag. When you look at the fake shoes, you will find that the entire text on them is much thicker than the originals.

Also, if you look at the “X” on the fakes, you will find that it is also much wider.

How is the Alexander McQueen name written on the tongue tag?
How is the Alexander McQueen name written on the tongue tag?

In addition to that, you will find that the “R” and the “N” characters are significantly different than other letters.

On the originals, you will appreciate the fact that everything is uniform. The printing on the tongue tag isn’t so thick, and this is one of the most important tells that you can possibly have on a pair of Alexander McQueens.

Think about it; the print is usually in gold letters, and if they get too thick and you’re wearing the shoes in the sun, your footwear will begin to reflect light and pretty much distract anyone.

Step 7: Check the holes of the laces

Fake Alexander McQueen Oversized Sneakers usually have holes for shoelaces placed too low.

They’re a comp trend (for whatever reason), and they are pretty much the same with these shoes as well.

How do the holes of your Alexander McQueen shoes look?
How do the holes of your Alexander McQueen shoes look?

Looking more closely, you will find that they are also much closer to the sole, and they tend to appear in a more bent pattern.

The originals are at an equidistant level, and their alignment is completely straight.

Step 8: Look into the 3M reflective lines

No one ever likes to pay so close attention to a pair of shoes before discovering whether they are original or fake.

Thankfully for you, this is one of the easier means of checking things out.

The Alexander McQueen name should always be visible, even with the 3M reflective lines
The Alexander McQueen name should always be visible, even with the 3M reflective lines

When you take a pair of Alexander McQueens, be sure to check out the reflective lines when the laces are all tied.

The fake AMQ oversized shoes will have the entire “Alexander McQueen” almost covered, while the on the original pairs, the letters on the brand name are more obvious.

This method of checking is really easy, and it is one of the most important ways to be sure that you got the original shoes.

Step 9: Check the brand name on the sole

The soles are also quite important, as they will easily show whether you have fake knock offs or the real deal.

Not many people know this, but the fact that there is a brand name on the soles isn’t an accident.

You might not really pay close attention to it because you step on the soles every time.

Here’s the thing; the real Alexander McQueen shoes come with the text (on the brand name, that is) closer to the edge of the left side.

The positioning of the Alexander McQueen brand name on the soles is quite important as well
The positioning of the Alexander McQueen brand name on the soles is quite important as well

Manufacturers of fake shoes generally tend to be too perfect with the designs that they copy, and they forget that certain imperfections are what makes the shoes so great.

So, they go ahead and drop the letters right in the idle of the shoes.

Step 10: Look at the characters inside the tongue tip

Coming the last (but definitely not least) on our list of tips for checking out fake Alexander McQueen shoes is a little tip that can be found inside the tongue tag as well.

Yes, we have covered the tongue tag before. However, this little spot is so damning, it just had to be included. Now take a close look, because this sign is a bit difficult to spot.

The characters inside the tongue tag are usually ticker on a pair of real Alexander McQueen shoes
The characters inside the tongue tag are usually ticker on a pair of real Alexander McQueen shoes

When you look into the tongue tag, you will find that there are some characters there (usually, a couple of numbers, followed by some spaces and a letter).

Well, the real vs fake AMQ Oversized sneakers have different font types for these characters.

Now, it might be impossible for you to discover the difference. If you want a simpler sign, just keep in mind that the characters inside the tongue tip of a pair of real Alexander McQueens are usually much thicker than what you will find in a pair of fake shoes.

How can I spot fake Alexander McQueen shoes in seconds?

If you are looking for the quickest ways, here are some tips that will get things done for you within a matter of seconds (or, at most, a minute):

  1. Hold the shoes together and see whether the brand name on the 3M reflective lines is still showing.
  2. Look into the tongue tip to see the characters. If they are thin, the shoes are most likely fake
  3. Hold the shoes to the side to examine the laces. Original Alexander McQueens come with ticker laces, so be very careful. Fake shoes have really thin laces, and they have a higher probability of getting worn out easily.
  4. Look at the soles of the shoes to examine the brand name on there. If it is close to the center, then you have a fake in your hands

So, there you have it; the definitive guide to spotting a pair of fake pair of Alexander McQueen shoes.

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