How To Tell If Your Gucci Shoes Are Fake (2024)

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

You can tell if your Gucci shoes are fake by checking the footbed (below the insole). Fake shoes have a brown “GG” pattern instead of black, just like any other authentic pair.

Want to learn how to tell if your Gucci shoes are real or fake? This is the guide you’re looking for.

We are here to show you what to look for in order to easily spot fake Gucci shoes.

All of the steps in our guide have real vs fake comparison images to help you understand the flaws of the fake Guccis.

These images are going to show you the visual situation between the two shoes. That aside, we’ll explain what happens in these images right after showing them to you.

How to authenticate your Gucci shoes

To authenticate your Gucci shoes and determine whether they’re real or fake, check the area below the insole. Fakes always have the “GG” pattern brown, while all authentic prints are black.

Let’s check it out!

1. Footbed

For the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Gucci Screener shoes, we will go inside the shoes and remove the insoles.

By removing the insoles, you can access the so-called footbed, where you can see these stitches on all sides of the shoes and the all-over “GG” pattern.

  • The fake pair uses a totally different font for the letters “G”, while the authentic Gucci shoes have that font that’s constant on all authentic shoes.
  • The fake Gucci shoes have their “GG” text looking too thin.

The authentic Gucci sneakers indeed have all of their “GG” inscriptions thicker and more defined.


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2. Insole

  • The “GUCCI” text on the fake pair is really big, tall and thin.
  • The same flaw can also be seen on the fake pair’s “made in italy” inscription: it is too big, tall and thin.
  • On the fake pair, there is too little space between the “GUCCI” and the “made in italy” engravings.

The lines of text are placed closer to each other on the authentic Gucci shoes.

3. Rear details

  • The fake “GUCCI” text is too thick.
  • The has its vertical patch too narrow, while the real one is wider.
  • The fake pair has its stitching on the left and on the right side of the patch looking too thin and too long.

The authentic stitches on the patch look thicker and shorter than on the real Gucci shoes.

4. Tongue

  • The fake pair has its “GUCCI” text really thin.

The real “GUCCI’ text on the tongue is thicker and more massive than the fake pair’s 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.

5. Toe box

In most cases, replica Gucci shoes have their toe box at the wrong thickness, therefore having a different inflation level.

  • The replica shoes have their toe box at the wrong inflation level.
  • In fact, the fake Gucci shoes have their toe box too little curvy and also too thin.

The authentic toe box looks curvier and thicker, unlike the fake.

6. Pattern

  • The fake Gucci shoes have their “GG” logos too big.
  • The dots and the “GG” characters are too thick on the fake shoes.

The authentic shoes have the same pattern looking thinner than the fake pair’s text.

You’ll see the same pattern on the Gucci GG Supreme belt — we’ve got a legit check guide for that one too!

7. GG Badge

  • The fake pair has its GG letters looking too narrow, while the authentic shoes seem to have their letters wider.
  • The replica Gucci shoes also have the GG letters looking a bit too thin.

Shortlist: How to spot fake Gucci shoes

  1. Observe the footbed, as counterfeit pairs often have thin text and use a different font compared to genuine pairs.
  2. Check the insole print, as replica pairs may exhibit poorly shaped and weighted text, along with uneven spacing between lines.
  3. Inspect the rear side of the shoes, as fake Gucci Screener pairs can display text and stitching with incorrect thickness and shape.
  4. Verify the “GUCCI” text on the tongue, as replicas frequently feature text that is too thin.
  5. Analyze the toe box, as many counterfeit Gucci shoes have improperly inflated and curved toe boxes.
  6. Examine the GG Supreme pattern, as fake pairs might have GG text with incorrect thickness.
  7. Lastly, pay attention to the GG badge, as fake pairs often have text that is too narrow and thin.

There could be instances where you find it impractical to follow each intricate step as outlined above while attempting to authenticate your Gucci sneakers.

This is precisely why we’ve put together this rapid 60-second solution for authenticating your sneakers.

Presented below are the foremost 7 cues that can aid you in discerning between counterfeit sneakers and genuine Gucci-manufactured sneakers.

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This concludes our guide for distinguishing between genuine and fake Gucci Screener sneakers. We’ll consistently update this resource with improved and up-to-date comparisons.

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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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