We can all agree that Vans is the favourite brand for skaters and people that want comfortable clothes and sneakers, but when it comes to the collaboration with Fear Of God, everything is going to a whole new level.
The Vans x Fear Of God Repeated model is a high-end piece of art. If you want to know how to check the authenticity of these, then you’ve come into the right place.
Now that you know what are we talking about, let’s jump into the guide on how to spot real vs fake Vans FOG.
First of all, we would like to mention how the “fear of god” print is one of the most reliable spots to look at when checking the fake vs real Vans FOG sneakers.
That’s because most of the time, the replica Vans FOG manufacturers don’t manage to follow the right pattern of the letters in the “fear of god” printed text.
This is the most reliable spot to look at when legit checking the Fear Of God Vans. Fake manufacturers always made the print with this flaw. Take a look at the real vs fake Fear Of God Vans pictures below:
Basically, in the “fear of god” print on the sneakers, the “r” is too tall, and in fact, it is above the “o”.
We recommend you to ask the seller to send you close-up pictures of the print (if buying online) and to just take a close look at the print (if buying face-to-face).
For the second step of our authentication guide, we will look at both, the authentic vs replica Fear Of God Vans.
As you can see in the picture below, the replica Fear Of God Vans tongue is more likely brown, rather than the authentic cream white tongue colour.
Indeed, this is not one of the major spots for the real vs fake Fear Of God FOG Vans sneakers, but it really is worth looking at the colour of the tongue.
On the third step of our guide on how to spot fake Vans Fear Of God pair, we will closely analyse the laces.
As you may see, the laces have a pretty small text on them saying, of course, “fear of god”.
Visible on the picture we’ve linked above, the text on the authentic Vans FOG shoelaces is visible and visible to tell what does it say on them.
On the other hand, the replica laces have the text too small, yet less visible. The text isn’t coherent and you can’t really figure out what does it say.
Flipping the shoes upside down, we have the soles, of course. Even though it differs from a size to another, the same spot still applies.
The problem with the fake Fear Of God Vans is that there is too much space between the diamond-shaped spots on the sole.
If you analyse the legit Fear Of God Vans, you can see how the space is also uniform between the diamonds.
Moving to the front of the shoe, we’ll analyse the toe box. Take a look at the picture we’ve linked here:
We’ve managed to point out how the replica Fear Of God Vans toe box is too curved and too high.
If you look at the authentic Fear Of God Vans, you can easily see how the toe box is less curved.
Going to the back of the shoe, we’re looking at the Vans logo on the heel. Let’s analyze it together:
Easy to notice is that the red rectangle on the replica Vans Fear Of God is that it actually looks smaller in width, which is more like a square, rather than a rectangle.
If you take a quick look at the legit Vans red rectangle, you can see that it really is a rectangle, while the fake one isn’t.
Notice the packaging box as well, because it is also an important factor in our guide on how to spot fake Fear Of God Vans.
If you look at how the text that indicates the gender of the shoes looks like, you can see how the fake text looks more like a printed copy on a xerox, while the authentic one is looking clean.
Also, the same thing applies even for the monogram with the Fear Of God Vans in the bottom right corner of the box label.
That’s because it is looking too much like a printed copy, while the legit Vans FOG box label text is clearer.
We understand how it might be difficult for you to spot some of these differences without having a fake and real pair next to each other.
That is we recommend that you download our app, where we organized all this information (along with other fake vs real guides for streetwear items) properly so that you will be able to pull up this visual comparison fast.
There are situations where you may be unable to go through each detailed step explained above when you need to authenticate your Fear Of God Vans.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top seven indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Fear Of God Vans.
If you need help with the authentication of your Fear Of God Vans, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your FOG Vans 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.
That brings us to the end of our guide on how to spot real vs fake Fear Of God Vans. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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Thank you for reading this,
Ch Daniel and Ch David