Fake UGGs: How To Spot Fake Boots (For Winter 2024)

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Last Updated on June 7, 2024 by Ch David

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How can I check if my Uggs are real?

The #1 way to spot fake UGGs is to look at the badge on the back of the shoes. Fakes often have their stitching and text at the wrong thickness.

1. Badge

UGG Badge
  • Authentic: Letters are perfectly filled with paint + stitches are shorter.
  • Fake: Scratched letters + thinner stitches.

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2. Sole

UGG Sole
  • Authentic: Thicker logo.
  • Fake: Thinner “UGG” logo.

3. Stitching

UGG Stitching
  • Authentic: Thicker, denser threads.
  • Fake: Thinner, less denser stitching.

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.

4. Suede

UGG Suede
  • Authentic: When touched, suede leaves dark traces showing where it was toughed.
  • Fake: Almost no darker spots — hence, the suede doesn’t move as it should.

5. Size tag

UGG Size Tag
  • Authentic: Constant thickness for all letters, numbers, and other characters.
  • Fake: Totally wrong format.

6. Toe box

UGG Toe Box
  • Authentic: Toe box touches the ground in the very front of the boot.
  • Fake: Toe box doesn’t make contact with the ground at all.


That’s it for this guide!

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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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