(GUIDE) Dior Heels: $1,200 Authentic or $300 FAKE?

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Last Updated on June 13, 2024 by Ch David


Looking to learn how to spot fake Dior Heels? In this guide, we will:

  • Show you real vs fake Dior Slingback heels
  • Explain what authentic shoes must look like
  • And comapre to the best fakes.

How to tell if your Dior heels are real

To spot fake Dior heels, you’ll have to look at the insole’s text, as well as the insole’s stitching. Fakes never seem to get it right.

1. Insole

Authentic vs fake comparison of the Dior heels for their insole's text
  • Authentic:
    • “Christian Dior” inscription is thicker, deeply engraved into the insole.
    • “PARIS” text is thicker, indicating quality engraving.
  • Fake:
    • “Christian Dior” text is too thin, resembling printing rather than deep engraving.
    • “PARIS” inscription is too thin and appears overly scratched.

2. Stitching

Authentic vs fake comparison of the Dior heels for their insole's stitching
  • Authentic:
    • Stitches on insoles are thicker and bulkier.
    • Insole stitches are shorter.
  • Fake:
    • Stitches on insoles are thinner than on the genuine shoes.
    • Insole stitches appear too long.

3. Sole

Authentic vs fake comparison of the Dior heels for their soles
  • Authentic:
    • “Dior” text is thinner, correctly fitting on the fabric.
    • “MADE IN ITALY” inscription has thinner text, with all letters properly detailed and straight.
  • Fake:
    • “Dior” text is too deep in the fabric, making it appear thicker.
    • “MADE IN ITALY” text is overly thick.
    • Letters in “MADE IN ITALY” are crooked, with legs of the letters not straight.

4. Interior

Authentic vs fake comparison of the Dior heels for their serial numbers
  • Authentic:
    • “MD” inscription letters are of equal thickness and size, with no errors.
  • Fake:
    • Letter “M” in “MD” is too small.
    • Letter “D” in “MD” appears too thick and too large compared to the authentic version.

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

5. Heel

Authentic vs fake comparison of the Dior heels for their heel
  • Authentic: Heel shape is correctly narrowed and curvier.
  • Fake: Heel is too thin and not adequately narrowed.

6. J’ADIOR

Authentic vs fake comparison of the Dior heels for their J'ADIOR logos
  • Authentic:
    • Correct “J’ADIOR” inscription with appropriate letter thickness.
    • “D” letter is wider due to proper thinness.
  • Fake:
    • Overly thick “J’ADIOR” text, making it bolder than the authentic pair.
    • “D” letter is too narrow, indicating incorrect letter proportions.

7. Box

Authentic vs fake comparison of the Dior heels for their boxes
  1. Slingbacks Box Label
    • Overall: Simple design, yet with notable flaws in the fake version.
  2. “900 Noir” Inscription
    • Authentic: Features thinner text.
    • Fake: The text is excessively bold.
  3. “J’ADIOR” Inscription
    • Authentic: Text is thinner and more extended.
    • Fake: The inscription is too thick and boxy.
  4. “Heel (cm):” Inscription
    • Authentic: The text appears larger.
    • Fake: Inscription looks too small.

Shortlist: Quickly tell fake Dior heels

There are situations where you may be unable to go through each detailed step explained above when you need to authenticate your Dior J’Adior. 

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your Dior J’Adior Slingback pumps. Below are the top 7 indicators that can help you determine if you have fake or original manufactured Dior pumps.

  1. Check the engraved on the insole. The replica Dior pumps usually have their text just printed and not engraved into the insole, therefore looking too thin when put side-by-side with the real deal
  2. Examine the stitching on the sole, because the fake Dior pumps usually have their stitching too thin
  3. Look at the text on the sole of the pumps, because the fake Dior J’Adior Slingback pumps usually have their text on the sole looking too thick
  4. Inspect the text on the interior side’s panel, because the fake Dior J’Adior pumps tend to have their “MD” text at the wrong thickness and size
  5. Brief the shape of the heel on your shoes, because the fake pumps often have their shape too little curvy
  6. Authenticate the “J’ADIOR” inscription printed all over the pull tab of the pumps. In most cases, the fake pumps have their text too thick and too boxy
  7. Analyze the text on the box’s label, since the fake boxes often have their text on the label badly font-weighted and at the wrong size

Dior Shoe Authentication, provided by experts

If you need help with the authentication of your Dior pumps, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your Dior Slingback pumps 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 Dior pumps are fake or authentic.

With all of this being said, we’ve reached the end of our guide on how to spot fake Dior J’Adior Slingback pumps by just looking at the 7 main spots. We hope this guide is helpful in your Dior authenticating.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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David is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch. David's experience: 5+ years of creating educational content in the fashion industry. 6+ years of authenticating luxury items. Currently, David is the Head Editor of the LCBC Library, where 1,000,000+ words have been published, in free guides, for over 1,000 items.
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