Balenciaga Triple S General Authenticity Check Guide

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Looking to learn how to spot fake Balenciaga Triple S? Afraid of scammers? Then you’ve come into 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.

How to spot fake Balenciaga Triple S

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 analyze either the insole print of the logo or the size text found on the toe box of the shoe. However, all these things easier to understand with visual comparisons — which we’ve attached in this real vs fake Balenciaga Triple S guide.

Step 1: Fake vs real “BALENCIAGA” logo text

Once again, the absolutely most reliable part of our guide on how to spot counterfeit Balenciaga Triple S sneakers is to analyze 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”.

Balenciaga Triple S Authenticity Guide

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.

Balenciaga Triple S Side 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:

Balenciaga Triple S Bolded Text

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:

Balenciaga Triple S Text Guide

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.

Step 2: Look out for the “triple s” tongue text

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.

Balenciaga Triple S Tongue Tag Guide

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.

Step 3: Flip the sneakers to the back and check the heel text

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

Balenciaga Triple S Heel Text

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.

Step 4: Analyse the heel detail of the shoes

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:

Balenciaga Triple S Heel Detail Legit Check

Obviously, the colour of this part of the sole will change depending on your colourway but 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.

Step 5: Watch out for the size text on the toe box of the Balenciaga Triple S

For the fifth 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.

Balenciaga Triple S Tongue Size Text

Also, make sure it’s relatively centered – never on an authentic Balenciaga Triple S pair it should 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.

Step 6: Verify the stitching of the Balenciaga sneakers

For the sixth 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:

Balenciaga Triple S Stitching

The lane between stitching lines is visibly bigger on the fake Balenciaga Triple S pairs, and this is the most notably 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.

Balenciaga Triple S Fake vs Authentic Guide

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.

Step 7: Check how does the front block of the Balenciaga Triple S looks like

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:

Triple S Front Yellow Block LC

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.

Balenciaga Triple S Front Block LC

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.

Step 8: Quickly scan the size tag from inside the Triple S

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.

Balenciaga Triple S Size Tag

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 a 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 a really close one to each other. There has to a tiny little distance beneath and above the line.

Step 9: Look at the sole of the Balenciaga Triple S shoes

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.

Balenciaga Triple S Sole

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.

Step 10: Spot a fake Balenciaga Triple S by looking at the packaging box

Yet this is a simple flaw, but as there are many replica versions of the Balenciaga Triple S, this may differ from a version to another.

Balenciaga Triple S Box Fake vs Real

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.

How can I spot fake Balenciaga Triple S sneakers in less than 60 seconds?

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.

  1. Check the “BALENCIAGA” text. Fakes always had the letters too thick
  2. Look at the “triple s” tongue tag for any inconsistencies. Most of the time, the fake Balenciaga sneakers’ tongue text will look a lot thicker than it has to be
  3. Analyze the heel text for any text flaws such as thicker elements. Most of the time, the text on the heel doesn’t have the right placement and dimensions on the fake Balenciagas
  4. Check the heel details for any wrong patterns. The pattern of the heel is never right on the fake sneakers because the replica manufacturers use a different pattern every time they produce their sneakers, while the authentic Triple S heel pattern is always the same
  5. Inspect the size text on the toe box. Fake Triple S pairs always have the numbers too big and high
  6. Verify the stitching on the Balenciaga Triple S. Usually, the fake Balenciaga sneakers’ stitching all around the sneakers is thicker and bigger than it has to be
  7. Look at the front block for any wrong patterns. It is a common thing for the fake sneakers, to have their front block’s pattern look different every time. This is the same flaw as from the heel details
  8. Check the size tag for any bad elements. Most of the tie, the fake Balenciaga sneakers have their size tag’s printing looking either too thick or too thin and improperly placed
  9. Verify the “BALENCIAGA” sole. The fake Balenciaga Triple S pairs always have the letters looking too arched or too big
  10. Inspect the size of the box in which your Balenciaga Triple S comes. Mostly, the fake Triple S sneakers have their box looking larger than it has to be

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