How To Spot Fake Gucci Ace Sneakers (2024)

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

To spot a fake Gucci Ace, check the footbed by taking out the insoles. Fake pairs always have the wrong font weight for the all-over “GG” pattern. They’re also black instead of dark brown in most cases.

As you’ve clicked on our guide, we think that you want to know how to legit check the Gucci Ace sneakers.

Gucci has sneakers for all of your styles, so we made this guide with the best spots to look out for when you want to buy one of these pairs. Because we love sneakers too, we all want to buy them safely.

There are many replicas of the said pair of sneakers and it is important for you to know how to spot fake Gucci Ace pairs.

This guide works for any Gucci Acce model and colorway.

Mostly, we will have comparison pictures for the Gucci Ace Bee and the Gucci Ace Tiger.

How you can tell fake Gucci shoes

To tell fake Gucci shoes, make sure to check the footbed — the part below the insoles. Fake Gucci shoes always have the “GG” text colored black instead of brown. Besides, the overall look of the letters often differs on replicas.

Let’s check it out!

1. Footbed

Fake manufacturers got the pattern or the colour of the footbed wrong.

  • The footbed has to be brown and with the classic Gucci-connected print.
  • Fake Gucci Ace footbeds are often black instead of brown.

We’ve highlighted a close-up in the quadrants – one can also notice the slightly different font.

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2. Rear “GUCCI” logo

2.1. Stitching quality

  • On the fake sneakers, the letters appear to be printed like a sticker.
  • The fake text is just printed, while the real one is stitched into the shoes.

2.2. Letter appearance

  • On the fake Gucci Ace shoes, the letter “C” appears to be a lot thicker and curvier.
  • On the authentic Gucci Aces, the “C” is sharp and straight, never to be curvy or thick.
  • At the top left corner of the right leg on the letter “U”, you can see how the fake Gucci Ace shoes have their letter looking less defined than the letter on the authentic Gucci shoes.

2.4. Green comparison

In the real vs fake Gucci Ace image above, we wanted to give you a visual of the real vs fake Gucci Ace in the green colour, whose flaws apply to the red colourway as well.

3. Insole

The insole is the surface on which your foot stands inside the sneakers, and it is placed above the sole itself.

That’s why it is called “insole”.

  • On the fake Gucci shoes, there is a text missing on the rear side.
  • The highlighted text will always be present on the authentic Gucci Ace’s insole, while on the fake Gucci shoes.
  • It is a common fact that it is missing on fake Gucci Acce pair.

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. Side patch

There are multiple variations of the decorative patch on the Gucci Ace sneaker, yet this comparison will cover the bee and the snake patch.

4.1. Bee

  • The fake bee is placed too high.
  • The fake bee is too close to the upper side and too far away from the bottom.
  • The stitching density is worse on the fake Gucci bee patch, while the real one is more defined.

A real bee patch should be aligned perfectly in the middle of the Gucci stripes.

Let’s check a picture with our help so you can see the distancing issue:

  • On the fake sneakers, there is too much distance from the bee and to the midsole of these shoes.
  • The real Gucci shoes have a smaller distance from the bee to the midsole.
  • You’ll never see too much space from the bee to the midsole on the legit sneakers.

4.2. Snake

  • The fake snake’s tongue is different, having an outline that shouldn’t be there.
  • The fake sneakers’ coloured grey tongue has a black outline which shouldn’t be there.
  • Also, the fake snake is touching the patch at the top, while the legit sneakers don’t do so.

The real Gucci Ace sneakers have their snake tongue looking just pure grey.

5. Interior tongue

  • The text on the tongue of the Gucci Ace Sneakers should reveal the size of the shoe – make sure it matches.
  • Besides that, it should never be golden – we’ve seen it engraved like in this photo or silver, but never golden.

6. Scales

  • The scales at the heel should be directed horizontally, not vertically like on the fake Gucci Ace sneakers, which is something you will see quite often (on the fake shoes).
  • Moreover, the replica Gucci Ace sneakers miss the definition and detail of the authentic version, showing poor craftsmanship.

Let’s look at another image:

  • The fake scales are just not as defined as the real ones.
  • The fake pair simply has a few undetailed lines over there.
  • On the authentic sneakers, you can see how there is a lot of quality, unlike the cheap material used for the fake shoes.

7. Toe box

  1. Look out for irregularities like this. On the fakes, there’s too much spacing between these lines and they seem to have different fonts.
  2. It wouldn’t make any sense why there’d be any handwriting on the box
  3. There should be a silhouette of the shoe just like in the authentic example but never render as in the fake box displayed.

And then there’s this type of tag which can be easily identified as a fake one – looks nothing like the real one and has inconsistencies like extra spacing between “I” and “taly” (in Italy) or no barcode number.

  • A real Gucci box never has the label visible in the fake example above.
  • The real format should be just like in the ‘Authentic’ example.

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That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Gucci Ace Sneakers guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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Ch Daniel is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch, one of the world's leading companies in product authentications. Daniel's experience: 8+ years in the luxury industry, 7+ years in the authentication industry, 10+ years of business development. Currently, Daniel is overseeing the development of new products of Legit Check By Ch.
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