We know that learning how to spot the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer becomes harder and harder as the fakes get better.
That is exactly why we’ve made this complete legit check guide on how to check the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer from the real pair.
There are many replicas of the Balenciaga Speed Trainer and it is important for you to know how to spot fake Speed Trainer pairs.
In fact, we have sorted it out in just seven simple steps to look at when checking the fake vs real Balenciaga Speed Trainer.
Without any further ado, let’s see how to check fake vs real Balenciaga Speed Trainer.
Before we start the guide on how to spot fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer sneakers, we would like to inform you that the strongest tell we recommend you look at first, is the “BALENCIAGA” text that can be found on the side of the sneakers.
Also, another important mention is that these flaws that we are about to show you apply to all of the Balenciaga Speed Trainer colourways.
The first thing we would look at when it comes to the Speed Trainer model is the “BALENCIAGA” text on the side of the Speed Trainer.
Since Balenciaga changed the font on their sneakers, here’s a comparison with the newest font they use.
The main flaws on the Balenciaga Speed Trainer are that the fake font is higher (taller) and thinner than the authentic one.
As you can see in the picture above, the new Balenciaga font has the problem specified above; the replica Balenciaga Speed trainer looks too thin.
Besides, the replica “BALENCIAGA” text looks like it is too curved and arched, while the legit Balenciaga Speed Trainer “BALENCIAGA” text looks straighter than the fake.
The Balenciaga Speed Trainer is not a very complex sneaker model, but we’ve managed to find enough spots for the fake vs real Balenciaga Speed Trainer comparison.
Let’s see the real vs fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer comparison pictures:
In this real vs fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer comparison, we’d like to point the fact that the text on the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer is not straight, sinking towards the letter “C”.
Overall the text on the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer has different font and spacing, especially the highlighted letters.
The fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer pair has the text a tiny bit smaller than the legit one, but this may be harder to spot.
Also, the text may be too thick on some fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs, and also, the spacing is, again, too dense on the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer pair.
Some replica Balenciaga Speed Trainer has the letters “C” and G” bigger than the real Speed Trainer pairs. This is not going to happen on an authentic Balenciaga Speed Trainer pair.
As you can see in the picture above, the two replica Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs have the “C” and the “G” looking too big than the rest of the letters.
This is an important thing on the authentic Balenciaga Speed Trainer and fake manufacturers still don’t manage to get this fixed. Let’s see the real vs fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer pictures:
The counterfeit Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs are missing the heel bump due to having a weaker structure.
As you can see, the retail Balenciaga Speed Trainer pair is a bit curvy above the midsole, on the rear side, and at the heel.
Then, the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer isn’t as curved as the legit one. The counterfeit Speed Trainer is less curved and this is an important factor of our real vs fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer comparison.
In fact, we recommend you check this too since it is important.
Again, we are about to start with the newest font used by Balenciaga for the “BALENCIAGA” heel text. Let’s see the real vs fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer comparison pictures:
First, you can notice how the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer heel “BALENCIAGA” text seems to be less fit deep into the sneakers.
In the example below, it can clearly be observed that the text on the fake Speed Trainer isn’t engraved deeply enough, has too much spacing between the letters and has these small marks.
Let’s say that’s just a bad pair of fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer with poor quality control.
On another pair of fakes, what I’ve noticed is that spacing is still an issue and if you look at letters like “B” or “G” you’ll see that the font is different as well – on the replicas, “B” isn’t wide enough, “G” is too slim.
Last but not least, a lot of fakes don’t have this text centered. Ideally, the stitching’s extension should touch the logo somewhere between “N” and “C” – highlighted below.
As we said above, you can notice how the middle stitching on the replica pair of the Balenciaga Speed Trainer isn’t coming to the middle of the “BALENCIAGA” text.
Again, ideally, it is for the stitching to touch the logo between “N” and “C” or close-by.
Because the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs use thinner materials, they have a weaker structure with a looser build.
We drew the outline of the sneakers with yellow lines so that it will be easier for you to notice the differences.
Above, we’ve linked the picture without the line. As said previously, the replica Balenciaga Speed Trainer structure/shape is different since it is less curved and detailed.
Let’s also see the pictures with the lines that will help you see this better on the fake vs real Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs:
Also, you can see another fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer example below too:
In this fake vs real Balenciaga Speed Trainer comparison, you can easily notice how the fake Speed Trainer pair is banana-shaped.
By that, we mean that the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer looks like a banana because of the bottom and the upper parts of the rear side are too curvy and the middle part is also even more curved.
Going inside the Balenciaga Speed Trainer, we can see the insole. Here is the picture with the real vs fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer comparison, and below are the flaws that we found on the replica insole.
First of all, the “B”, “E” and the “G” in the word “BALENCIAGA” are different as they look too thick and big on the fake pair, while the legit Balenciaga Speed Trainer has these letters looking thinner.
Then, the print is definitely sharper on the authentic Balenciaga Speed Trainer, while the fake pair has the letters looking too round on their corners. This may be the most visible on the “B” character.
There is too much space on the text that indicates the size on the replica Balenciaga Speed Trainer Pair.
If you take a look at the real vs fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs, you can see how there is less space between “4” and “5” on the legit pair, and then, on the replica Speed Trainer pair, there is a lot more space between “4” and “3”.
Also, the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer has the “43” insole text that indicates the size looking too thick and big, while the legit “45” seems to be thinner.
As for the sixth step of our real vs fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer guide, we’ve prepared the middle stitching.
Let’s take a look at the real vs fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer comparison pictures:
The central stitching goes deeper on the authentic Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs, and the lateral stitchings are of better quality visibility.
Moving to the replica Balenciaga Speed Trainer pair, you can easily notice how the stitching isn’t deep enough and the quality is worse too.
Now let’s flip the shoe to the other side and check the “BALENCIAGA” logo text on the sole.
This is an easily visible flaw in the replica Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs.
Basically, the “BALENCIAGA” text on the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer is thinner than on the authentic one.
The seven fake vs real Balenciaga Speed Trainer steps outlined above are well detailed and will be time demanding to perform each authentication step when you need to confirm the originality of your Speed Trainer shoes.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60-second solution to authenticating your Balenciaga Speed Trainer sneakers. Below are the top 7 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of Balenciaga Speed Trainer or the real deal.
If you need help with the authentication of your Balenciaga Speed Trainer, we’ve got you covered.
All you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your Balenciaga Speed Trainer and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours. The results will also come with a report on why we believe your sneakers are fake or authentic.
This brings us to the end of our guide on how to spot fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs. Thank you for reading our guide and stay tuned in order to see our next guides on how to legit check high-end items!
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