How To Tell If Gucci Slides Are Real (4 Helpful Steps)

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

To tell if your Gucci Slides are real, look at the text on the sole. Often, fake slides have thicker letters and logos compared to the real Gucci slides.

Join us, and let’s look at the detailed ways to spot fake Gucci Slides.

This guide works for any colorway and model.

Fake Gucci Slides VS Real: The 4 Ways

Fake Gucci slides have logos text vs real pairs. Check the insole and the sole since they’re the most flawable spots on fake Gucci slides.

Compare your slides against our fake Gucci Slides vs real images.

1. Sole

  1. Registered Trademark “®” Symbol:
    • Authentic: The “®” symbol is thicker and more defined.
    • Fake: The “®” symbol is too thin.
  2. “GUCCI” Text:
    • Authentic: The letters are wider and are less deeply engraved into the fabric.
    • Fake: The letters are too narrow and are engraved too deeply into the fabric.
  3. “made in italy” Text:
    • Authentic: The letters are thicker and bulkier.
    • Fake: The letters appear too thin.

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2. Midsole

Newer slides have this text on the side. Older models may have it on the back.

If your pair has the logo on the back, go to step number 3 (comes after this).

  • Authentic:
    • The “GUCCI” text is thicker and wider, giving it a more prominent and defined appearance.
  • Fake:
    • The “GUCCI” text appears too thin and not as wide, making it look less substantial compared to the genuine version.

3. Back

  • Authentic:
    • The “GUCCI” text is prominent, standing out noticeably from the slide.
    • The lettering is thicker, adding to its pronounced appearance.
  • Fake:
    • The “GUCCI” text is less distinct, almost blending with the slide’s surface.
    • The lettering on the replica is thinner, causing it to look less defined.

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. Colors

  • Authentic:
    • The colors, both red and green, are vibrant and bright.
  • Fake:
    • The colors appear muted or darker.

Shortlist: Authenticate your Gucci slides

  1. Inspect the sole text: Often, counterfeit pairs display overly thin text on the sole.
  2. Examine the side text: Typically, the text on the sides of fake Gucci slides is also too thin.
  3. Assess the rear text: Even at the back, counterfeit slides tend to have thinner text.
  4. Evaluate the color tones: On fake pairs, the green and red shades atop the flip flops are usually darker than authentic ones.

When you’re pressed for time or shopping (safely) online, going through the 4 detailed steps might be challenging.

For such instances, we’ve crafted a brief 60-second guide for you.

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  • Send us high-resolution photos of your Gucci slides
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  • Our response will include a detailed report explaining our assessment on the authenticity of your slides.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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About the Author

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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