Looking to learn how to spot fake Balenciaga Triple S? Afraid of scammers? Then you’ve come to the right place, as we’ve completed the best checklist for you to tell fake vs real Balenciaga Triple S.
One thing we would like to mention at first is that all of the tells written in this guide are applying to all Balenciaga Triple S colourways.
Now that you know what we’re talking about, let’s get you to know even more by jumping into the Balenciaga Triple S General Authentication Guide.
To put it all shortly, the most reliable way to spot fake Balenciaga Triple S is to look at the “BALENCIAGA” text logo on the side of the sneakers.
Another quick way to tell fake vs real Triple S sneakers is to analyse either the insole print of the logo or the size text found on the toe box of the shoe. However, all these things are easier to understand with visual comparisons — which we’ve attached in this real vs fake Balenciaga Triple S guide.
Once again, the absolutely most reliable part of our guide on how to spot counterfeit Balenciaga Triple S sneakers is to analyse the area that draws the most attention — the side logo.
Since Balenciaga changed the font on their sneakers, we’ll dive into a comparison of both the new and the old Balenciaga logos.
First of all, we will take a quick look at Balenciaga’s new font comparison pictures.
The main flaw in the text is that usually fake pairs come with the “B” character thicker than it has to be. Besides this letter, you can see even the rest of them being bigger, but this is more visible by looking at the “G” and the “A”.
When checking the fake vs real Balenciaga Triple S Made in China version (meaning the old “BALENCIAGA” font), the most reliable spot to look at is the “BALENCIAGA” text.
Usually, the embroidery is flawed because of the letters that are connected, and in a general way, the sloppy craftsmanship. Let’s have a look at the real vs fake Balenciaga Triple S old font pictures:
Let’s see another example of the real vs fake Balenciaga Triple S Made in China version:
Above we have another example with the old Balenciaga font, in which we have the replica Triple S “B” character in the word “BALENCIAGA” too thick.
Let’s see the last example of the old made in China Balenciaga Triple S side text font:
In the pictures above, you can see how the embroidery is flawed because of the “A”, “L” and the “E” characters. The fake Triple S has these three characters looking unfinished, while the authentic pair has this text perfect.
For the sixth step of our real vs fake Balenciaga Triple S guide, we’ve got the size text marked on the toe box of the sneakers.
The inscribed size text from the toe box usually has a thinner font on the fake Triple S pairs.
Also, make sure it’s relatively centered – never on an authentic Balenciaga Triple S pair should it be touching any of the top or bottom lines of the leather panel.
The best thing to do is to go find a legit pair of the specific size of the shoe you’re authenticating and comparing them side by side if you’re not sure whether the font on your pair is okay.
The placement of the “BALENCIAGA” text on the heel of the last sole is sometimes too low or too high, and maybe even the width and the height of the text would be different on the fakes. It does vary on authentic pairs but it should be somehow centered – never as large as the one pictured below
Looking on how the highlighted letters are, the differences in the “BALENCIAGA” text fonts are visible. Fake Triple S pairs use to have the wrong “BALENCIAGA” text font and style compared to the retail Triple S.
Moving on to the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Balenciaga Triple S sneakers, we are going to analyse the fake vs real Triple S pairs for the insole’s printing.
Looking at the reference fake vs real Triple S image above, you can see how the fake sneakers have their “BALENCIAGA” text looking too thick.
Not only that, but the fake sneakers also have their letters improperly spaced between, as there is too much space between some of the letters.
On the other hand, the authentic Balenciagas have their text looking thinner and with the same amount of space between each letter.
Please bear in mind that the authentic sneakers in the fake vs real Triple S image above have their first letter “A” looking smaller due to the usage of the sneakers, and so, the scratching of the letter.
The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways to authenticate this item.
The next few steps are still reliable signs of authenticity, but are for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the steps we’ve explained above to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.
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The text on the tongue is visibly bolder on the fakes and, although hard to be understood in pictures, it’s not coming out as much as it does on the retail version.
So if you would have the real vs fake Balenciaga Triple S pairs side by side and one of them is less embossed, or you are just comparing your pair to our real vs fake Triple S guide, then this is a sign of a fake Balenciaga Triple S pair.
Let’s have a look at the heel of the Balenciaga Triple S. As usual, we have the real vs fake Triple S pictures for reference:
Obviously, the colour of this part of the sole will change depending on your colourway on the fake Balenciaga Triple S pairs. This part of the fake Triple S sneakers is less defined than the authentic ones.
Also, this is one of the most important spots to look at when checking the fake vs real Balenciaga Triple S sneakers.
For the seventh step of our fake vs real Balenciaga Triple S legit chek guide, we’ve got the stitching on the sneakers. Let’s have a look at the reference fake vs real Balenciaga Triple S pictures:
The lane between stitching lines is visibly bigger on the fake Balenciaga Triple S pairs, and this is the most notable in these two spots that we have identified.
Let’s see the Balenciaga Triple S stitching from the middle side, where the stitching from the front part of the shoes continues.
Once again, we’ve pointed out how the fake Balenciaga Triple S pair has these lines obviously bigger than the retail pair.
Keep in mind that the Balenciaga Triple S is a “complex” shoe that requires more effort than a normal shoe, and you may need to pay more attention to detail when checking the fake vs real Triple S pairs.
The colour of the yellow block will vary depending on your colourway, but the same thing applies to all of the colourways. Let’s see the real vs fake Balenciaga Triple S reference pictures:
It looks like the squares on this block are engraved rather than embossed. Going deep instead of “coming out”, like on the retail. Check the zoomed-in picture below for a better understanding.
Above is also the zoomed-in picture for you to have a closer look at the real vs fake Balenciaga Triple S sneakers front block.
Now, let’s move to the little size tag that can be found on the inside of the shoe, and more specifically, on the interior part of the Balenciaga Triple S tongue.
Look at the thickness of the “TRIPLE S WOMEN/MEN” text on the top of the size tag. As you can see, the replica Balenciaga Triple S size tag’s text is thicker than the legit one.
Besides this, the alignment of the text is also wrong on the fake tag. It should be first of all, smaller, and, second of all, centered in the middle of the tag. This is a small, but visible spot to check.
If you look at the distance between the upper “TRIPLE S MEN/WOMEN” and bottom “UK EUR USA JP” texts, there is a black line dividing these.
Counterfeit Balenciaga Triple S sneakers seem to miss the spacing between both the texts, and as a result, they’re really close to each other. There has to be a tiny little distance beneath and above the line.
Flipping the shoe upside down, we have the sole. As you probably know, there has to be this “BALENCIAGA” text written on the sole. The replica Triple S sneakers seem to miss the arching of the letters, which is really visible with the naked-eye.
First of all, we have the fake pair with the missing arching on the “A” letter. Then, the “E” and the “N” characters are at a different angle on the fake Balenciaga Triple S sole, meaning that they are less arched.
Also, the last “A” letter is this time actually too arched on the replica Balenciaga Triple S pair, while the legit one seems to be less angled.
Last but not least, fake “B” is thicker and a little bit more arched than it has to be on the authentic Balenciaga Triple S sole.
Yes, this is a simple flaw, but as there are many replica versions of the Balenciaga Triple S, this may differ from one version to another.
First of all, the box of the authentic Balenciaga Triple S sneakers will never come damaged. Besides this, you can see how the fake box is larger in width and smaller in height. As the Balenciaga Triple S are some big sneakers, they pretty much need a bigger box.
You will not always have the time or patience to go through each detailed authentication step when you need to verify the authenticity status of your Balenciaga Triple S sneakers.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60-second solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake Balenciaga Triple S or the real deal.
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