Last Updated on December 3, 2023 by Ch David
To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Nike Dunk High shoes is to look at the size tag inside each pair, as well as the stitches on the rear side of the shoes, since the fake High Dunks never have their text and stitches at the correct thickness, while all of the authentic Dunks are distinguishable from the fake pairs, thanks to their higher quality from the fake pairs.
If you are wondering whether you have a fake or a real Nike Dunk High pair, you are in the right place to determine that.
We have compiled this fake vs real Nike Dunk High guide that will teach you the six best factors to check so as to easily know whether you have a real or a replica Dunk High pair of sneakers.
Along with every step of the guide on how to spot fake Nike Dunk High shoes, we are going to link reference images with the fake vs real Nike Dunk High pairs.
These real vs fake Nike Dunk High images will contribute to your authentication process, as they will make the job easier.
What we’d like to mention is that this guide applies to almost every Nike Dunk High colourway there is, except for these releases that are differently built, such as the Nike x Ambush Dunks.
To tell if your Dunk highs are rel or fake, make sure to check the stitching on the back of the shoes. Fake pairs always have thinner, poorer-quality threads compared to the dense authentic stitches.
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The authentic Nike Dunk High pair has thicker and longer horizontal stitching lines, unlike the fake pair’s thin and small stitches.
A quick mention:
If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.
Authentic Nike Dunk High (and even the low Dunks) must have a thick and “over-inflated” look for their toe box.
The authentic shoes indeed have their toe box thick and pretty bulky.
That’s not how even an authentic but worn pair should look. Even a worn pair of legit High Dunks pair will have their toe box bulkier than the fake pair’s toe box from the image above.
On the other hand, the authentic Dunk High Nikes have their stitching lines fit deeper inside the logo, as they have a thicker perforation look when compared to the fake pair’s thinner look for the stitches.
Back to the legit Nike Dunk Highs, you can see how their “NIKE” text has its letters sharp and properly cut since they are not placed any close to the bottom “®” character.
The 6 detailed steps outlined above might not be so practical when you are in a hurry or when you want to buy sneakers online.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60-second solution to authenticating your sneakers.
If you need help with the authentication of your Nike Dunk High we’ve got you covered.
All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your High Nike Dunk sneakers 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 sneakers are fake or authentic.
That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Nike Dunk High legit check guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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