Louis Vuitton Archlight: How To Spot Fake Shoes

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Last Updated on May 7, 2024 by Ch David

Want to authenticate your Louis Vuitton Archlight sneakers? Our expert team made this 100% free guide for you.

Use this guide to verify any Archlight (1.0 & 2.0), regardless of color, size, release date.

Let’s waste no time and see how to authenticate these Louis Vuitton shoes!

How to tell if Louis Vuitton Archlight are fake

Check the rear pull tab with the Louis Vuitton flower monogram for authenticity. This is a key indicator where replica Louis Vuitton Archlight sneakers often falter.

1. Pull tab

  • Authentic:
    • Tab color is lighter.
    • Rear heel tab appears less glossy under light.
    • The flower monogram on the rear heel tab is smaller and proportionally sized.
  • Fake:
    • Tab color is more contrasted.
    • Rear heel tab seems glossier under light.
    • The flower monogram on the rear heel tab is wider and larger than it should be.

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2. Sole

Authentic: Clear, readable “MADE IN ITALY” text on sole, appears thicker (visibility may vary with wear). Fake: Nearly invisible, unreadable “MADE IN ITALY” text on sole, thinner than authentic (visibility may change with wear).

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. Shape

  • Authentic: Thinner and less massive shape from the rear angle.
  • Fake: Bulkier and fatter shape from the rear angle.

3. Midsole

  • Authentic: LV logo on midsole is thicker, making it more visible and distinct.
  • Fake: LV logo on midsole appears less visible due to a thinner design than the authentic sneakers.

4. Toe box

  • Authentic: The toe box is well-proportioned and not overly curved.
  • Fake: The toe box on fake pairs can appear either too big or too small, often overly curved, due to lower-quality manufacturing.

6. Insole

  • Authentic Insole:
    1. “®” print is higher above the “LOUIS VUITTON” text.
    2. Equal spacing between characters in “LOUIS VUITTON.”
    3. Thicker letters in “VUITTON.”
    4. Proper spacing and letter shapes in “PARIS.”
  • Fake Insole:
    1. “®” print is too close to “LOUIS VUITTON.”
    2. Unequal spacing in “LOUIS VUITTON.”
    3. Thinner letters in “VUITTON.”
    4. Uneven spacing and incorrect letter shapes in “PARIS.”

Shortlist: Legit check your Louis Vuitton Archlight sneakers

If you need a fast way to authenticate your Louis Vuitton Archlight sneakers…

Here are the top 6 indicators to spot a fake from an original pair in 60 seconds:

  1. Examine the pull tab’s classic monogram flower. Fake sneakers often have a glossy rear tab with a darker and more concentrated brown color, and the flower appears wider and larger than it should be.
  2. Inspect the shape of the sneakers from the rear side. Counterfeit LV Archlight sneakers typically appear bulkier and wider from the rear.
  3. Analyze the “LV” printed logo on the midsole. Fake Louis Vuitton Archlight sneakers tend to have a less defined and textured “LV” print on the midsole.
  4. Look at the toe box area of your Archlight sneakers. Most fake LV sneakers have a curvier toe box area than authentic pairs.
  5. Verify the logo on the sole of your Louis Vuitton sneakers. Fake sneakers may have “MADE IN ITALY” text that is less visible and thinner than authentic pairs.
  6. Check the text on the insole of your LV Archlight for differences in font weights and text placement. Fake sneakers often have thicker insole text with texts placed too closely to each other.

Expert Louis Vuitton Archlight authentication

If you need assistance authenticating your Louis Vuitton Archlight sneakers:

  • Send us high-quality photos of your Louis Vuitton Archlight sneakers.
  • We will provide you with the results within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Our report will explain why we believe your sneakers are either authentic or fake.

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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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