If you’re the type of person who loves to rock designer outfits, you will be able to attest to 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The fake AMQ Oversized pairs are way too curved, and for a person with a trained eye, it gives their fake nature away rather easily.
So as to see this better, we have zoomed in and drew dotted lines in order to show you how the shape on the legit shoes is less curvy than the shape on the fake shoes.
At the same time, in the fake vs real AMQ Oversized image above, we have also pointed out how the fake shoes also have that extra curve on the back of the shoes, which is not visible on the authentic pair.
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 either too thin or 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 thin on the releases with the lowercase text, and thick on the releases with the uppercase text.
First of all, let’s have a quick look at the real vs fake AMQ Oversized sneakers which were releases with the lowercase text.
In the fake vs real Alexander McQueen Oversized sneaker image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their text looking too thin.
In fact, we have first pointed out this flaw in the “Alexander” text, where you can see how the letters have a totally lower font-weight than the one visible on the authentic shoes.
Then, looking at the “McQueen” text, it is visible in the real vs fake Alexander McQueen image above how the fake shoes have their “McQUEEN” text thinner as well when compared to the retail shoes.
In fact, the thickness difference between the fake vs real Alexander McQueen Oversized sneakers also causes the fake shoes to have too much space between the letters.
On the other hand, the authentic AMQ Oversized sneakers have their letters placed closer to each other, while the fake shoes have their letters placed further away from each other, due to them being too thin, while on the legit shoes, the lettering being thicker and having less space between.
Now, let’s also have a look at the fake vs real Alexander McQueen sneakers in order to check the quality of the shoes with the uppercase text on the rear tab.
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.
In the real vs fake Alexander McQueen Oversized sneakers image above, we have zoomed in into the text in order for the flaws on the fake shoes to be easier to check, and so, in order to easily differentiate between the fake vs real AMQ Oversized shoes.
As for the fourth step of our guide on how to spot fake Alexander McQueen Oversized sneakers, we are going to move inside the tongue in order to check the thickness of the characters.
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.
The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways on how to authenticate this item.
The tells listed below this point are still reliable signs of authenticity, but for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the top tells we’ve explained above this point to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.
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, on the shoe releases with the uppercase text. Don’t worry, we’ll get there in a short amount of time.
First of all, let’s have a look at the real vs fake AMQ Oversized shoes that come with the text on the tongue in lowercase, and then, we’ll also check the fake vs real AMQ Oversized pairs with the uppercase text.
In the fake vs real Alexander McQueen Oversized image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes once again have their text looking too thin.
This is the easiest visible on each letter printed on the fake shoes, where you can see the lack of quality.
On the other hand, the authentic shoes have their “Alexander McQueen” text on the tongue looking thicker than the fake shoes’ text.
As the heading says, we are now going to check the fake vs real Alexander McQueen shoes which have their text on tongue written in uppercase.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As you may know already, we are first going to have a look at the fake vs real Alexander McQueen Oversized shoes with the text centered in the middle side of the rectangle on the sole, and then, at the ones with the text aligned to the left of the rectangle.
In the fake vs real Alexander McQueen Oversized image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their text looking too thick and wide.
On the other hand, the text on the authentic shoes’ sole is looking thinner and also boxier than the fake shoes’ text.
Now, let’s also have a look at the fake vs real Alexander McQueen Oversized sneakers which have their text on the sole aligned in the left side of the label.
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 middle of the shoes.
As for the eleventh step of the guide on how to spot fake AMQ Oversized sneakers, we are going to move on the side of the fake vs real AMQ Oversized shoes again.
In the real vs fake AMQ Oversized image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their upper side of the cross-stitching looking too curvy, and how the bottom side (with the diagonal stitching line) is too thin and curvy as well.
On the other hand, the stitching on the legit shoes is less bumpy, and it is made out of more quality than the fake shoes’ stitching, as the legit shoes have their stitching thicker than what it looks like on the fake shoes.
Proceeding to the twelfth step of the guide on how to spot fake Alexander McQueen Oversized sneakers, we will check the fake vs real AMQ Oversized pairs for the insole.
In the fake vs real Alexander McQueen Oversized sneakers image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their text on the insole improperly shaped and font-weighted.
By that, we mean that the fake shoes have their text on the insole looking too big and thick.
On the other hand, the authentic Alexander McQueen Oversized sneakers have their text on the insole looking smaller and thinner than the text visible on the replica AMQ Oversized shoes.
Moving on to the thirteenth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Alexander McQueen sneakers, we are going to check out the box label of the fake vs real AMQ Oversized shoes.
In the fake vs real Alexander McQueen Oversized image above, we have pointed out how, first of all, the “SNEAKER PELLE S.GOMMA” text on the fake shoes’ box label is too small and thick.
On the other hand, the same text on the authentic shoes’ box label is thinner.
Then, moving on to the bottom left corner of the box label, you can see in the fake vs real Alexander McQueen Oversized image above how the fake shoes have their text below the barcode too small.
The text found on the authentic shoes’ box label is bigger than the one found on the fake box label.
Up next, looking in the top-right corner of the box label, you can see in the fake vs real AMQ Oversized image above how the fake box label has its text looking too small and thick, while the text on the legit shoes’ box label bigger and thinner.
Lastly, looking at the monogram with the Alexander McQueen Oversized sneakers on the bottom right corner of the box label, you can see how the fake shoes have their monogram differently shaped from the one on the legit shoes’ box label.
In fact, the fake shoes’ box label has the shoe too small and curvy when compared to the one found on the legit shoes.
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):
So, there you have it; the definitive guide to spotting a pair of fake pair of Alexander McQueen shoes.
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