Fake Gucci Loafers Vs Real: How To Tell If Yours Are Real (2024)

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

Owning a pair of Gucci Loafers (Moccasnins)? Not sure if they’re real?

Let’s help you decide once and for all.

Authenticate any Gucci loafers with this guide, irrespective of: color, generation, size.

Follow the checklist with 8 steps to legit check your Gucci shoes.

How to tell if your Gucci loafers are real

To tell if your Gucci loafers are real, examine the sole and the inscriptions on the insole.

Replicas consistently exhibit thickness and kerning errors in their characters.

1. Sole text

  • Authentic:
    • Thick “GUCCI” text.
    • Also thicker and deeper engraved “made in Italy” text.
    • Curvier size numbers.
  • Fake:
    • Thin “GUCCI” text.
    • Thin “made in Italy” text that is not deeply engraved.
    • Straighter size numbers with a different font.

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2. Insole

  • Authentic: Thinner “G U C C I” text and thinner “made in Italy” text.
  • Fake: Thicker “G U C C I” text and thicker “made in Italy” text.

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.

3. Stitching

  • Authentic: Thinner and longer stitches on the double stitching.
  • Fake: Smaller and thicker stitches, resulting in a boxy appearance.

4. Front sole

  • Authentic: Shorter, smaller, and thicker lines on the sole.
  • Fake: Longer, larger, and thinner lines, along with thinner squares on the sole.

5. Top-down

  • Authentic: Stitches are hidden by the leather.
  • Fake: Stitches are visible and not covered by leather.

6. Back

  • Authentic: Threads are properly sealed and embossed, with no extra hanging stitches.
  • Fake: Threads are poorly attached, with an extra hanging stitch that comes out of the shoes.

7. Toe box

  • Authentic: The toe box is curvier.
  • Fake: The toe box is less curvy, even when worn.

8. Horsebit

  • Authentic: The horsebit has a lighter, shinier golden shade.
  • Fake: The horsebit is colored too dark and lacks shine.

Relevant guide: Gucci Horsebit Bag.

Shortlist: Authenticate your loafers

Here are the top 8 indicators to help you identify whether you have a fake or genuine pair of Gucci loafers.

  1. Check the text on the sole of your shoes, as most fake Gucci loafers have incorrectly thick text.
  2. Examine the text engraved on the insole of your shoes, as replica loafers often feature overly thick text.
  3. Look at the stitching on the side of your shoes, as counterfeit pairs typically have small and thick stitching.
  4. Inspect details on the front side of your loafers’ soles, as replicas tend to have thin lines and squares.
  5. Verify the stitching from a top-down view, as fake Gucci loafers may have poorly detailed stitching.
  6. Examine the stitches on the back of your shoes, as fake pairs may have extra threads.
  7. Inspect the toe box of your Gucci shoes; counterfeits often have a less curvy toe box.
  8. Evaluate the shininess of the horsebit buckle on your shoes, as fake Gucci loafer pairs may have an overly shiny horsebit.

Expert Gucci loafers authentication

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  • Simply provide us with high-quality images of your Gucci loafers.
  • We’ll deliver results within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Our report will detail why we believe your loafers are either authentic or fake.

This ends our guide on authenticating Gucci loafers.

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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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