The Gucci slides are definitely one of the most popular items you’d see in the summertime, but as popular as they are, there’s the same amount of fakes surfing the web.
When you want to purchase yourself the Gucci slides, you might want to know which pair is real and which pair is fake, and that’s often a hard thing to do.
We have compiled this guide on how to spot fake Gucci slides, and along with every step of the guide, you’ll see lots of information that will teach you everything you need to know when it comes to authenticating these slides.
To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Gucci slides is by looking at the engraving on the sole, as well as at the text on the side (or on the back, depending on the release of your slides) of the shoes, as the fake Gucci slides never have their inscriptions at the correct thickness, while the real pairs must be flawless, and in 99% of the cases, they are, and that’s thanks to the attention paid to the slides when being manufactured.
Starting the guide on how to spot fake Gucci slides, we are going to look at the fake vs real Gucci slides for their engravings on the sole.
In the image with the fake vs real Gucci flip flops above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has three flaws for all three of its inscriptions.
First of all, the registered trademark “®” symbol on the replica Gucci slides looks too thin, while the letter and the circle on the authentic slides looks thicker and more defined.
Now as for the “GUCCI” text, you can see how the fake pair’s letters are too narrow, but as narrow as they are, these letters are still fit too deep inside the fabric.
On the other hand, the authentic Gucci slides have their “GUCCI” text looking wider and with their letters fit less deep inside the fabric than the fake ones.
Lastly, the “made in italy” text appears to be too thin as well, while the real pair’s letters are way thicker and bulkier.
For the second step of the guide of the guide on how to spot fake Gucci slides, we are going to have a look at the “GUCCI” text that’s written on the side of the slides.
The newer models of the Gucci slides have this text on the profile side (which we are checking now), and some have this text on the back of the slides – don’t worry, the next step will be about that!
The picture with the real vs fake Gucci slides above shows you how the fake pair’s “GUCCI” text looks too thin and too little wide.
On the other hand, the retail Gucci flip flops have the same “GUCCI” text looking thicker and wider, and therefore with a bigger overall look than the fake pair’s text.
As we’ve previously promised, for the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Gucci slides we’re going to the rear side of the slide, as we want to have a look at the “GUCCI” text that’s written there as well.
The same as always, let’s have a quick look at the image with the real vs replica Gucci slides below, and after that, we’ll make it all clear.
This picture with the fake vs real Gucci slides shows you how the fake pair has its “GUCCI” text coming out of the shoes too little when compared to the real shoes’ text.
In fact, the fake pair has this text too thin, while the real pair’s text is thicker and hence why it comes out of the slides more than the fake one.
Moving forward to the fourth and the last method of the guide on how to spot fake Gucci slides, we now want to go to a top-down view of the slides.
We’re doing this because we want to see what shade of green and red is used to paint the rubber fabric of the fake vs real Gucci slides.
The picture with the fake vs real Gucci slides above shows you how the fake slides have their colours too dark – this applies for both the red and for the green.
On the other hand, the shades used on the authentic Gucci slides look more “alive”, as they are brighter and shinier than the fake pair’s green and red.
The 4 detailed steps outlined above might not be so practical when you are in a hurry or when you want to buy the slides online.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 4 indicators that can help you determine if you have the fake or the real Gucci slides.
All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Gucci slides 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 slides are fake or authentic.
That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Gucci slide legit check 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