How To Spot Fake Off-White Air Rubber Dunk (2024)

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Last Updated on June 4, 2024 by Ch David

This guide will teach you how to spot fake Off-White Rubber Dunks.

This guide works for all 3 colorways: Green, Yellow, UNC.

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How to tell if Off-White Rubber Dunks are real

To know if your Off-White Rubber Dunks are real, check if the text on the interior side of the tongue is straight. Fakes always have wavy text that’s either too thick or too thin.

1. Interior tongue

  • The words “SPORT” and the “SHOES” use a different font on the fake shoes.
  • The “SPORTS” and “SHOES” prints look too thin and narrow on the fake pair.
  • The “THROUGHOUT” text is waving: in the middle of the word, the letters tend to be bigger.
  • The “SWOOSH” text looks too narrow tall and big.
  • The “MADE” print is too thin on the fake label.
  • In the word “MADE”, the letter “D” is placed too close to “E”.

Finding it too hard? Reach out to our Nike x Off-White experts:

2. Medial text

2.1. Left shoe

  • The word “NIKE” is too small, thin, and boxy on the fake Rubber Dunks.
  • The “RUBBER” text is too thin and faded on the fake shoes.
  • The first “R” in “RUBBER” is placed further away from the rest of the letters on the fake.
  • The “c. 2019” print is too thin on the fake Off-White Rubber Dunks.

The real pair’s text is more defined than on the fake.

2.2. Right shoe

  • The fake shoes have their “c. 2019” text looking too thick.
  • The characters in the “c. 2019” text have less space between them.
  • The “USA” text is also thick on the fake Rubber Dunks.

3. Size tag

  • The “CU6015-001” text is too thin (the numbers differ from one colorway way to another).
  • The “UPC” letters and numbers are too thin on the fake pair.
  • The “MADE IN CHINA” text is too thin as well.

4. Nike AIR

  • The double-stitching that goes up to the top of the fake shoes varies in length and thickness.
  • The stitching all around the “NIKE A I R” text patch has threads that come out of the shoes.
  • The “NIKE AIR” text looks too thin on the fake Rubber Dunks.
  • Bonus: There midsole’s stitching is not visible at all on the fake shoes.

The midsole’s stitching is perfectly noticeable on the real shoes.

All of the stitches on the real pair are fit deep into the fabric. None of them come out as much as on the fake.

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. Swoosh

  • The fake shoes have their Swoosh logo at the top looking too thick and bulky.
  • Note how the logo is also too curvy on the fake Dubks.

The authentic shoes have their Nike Swoosh logo looking less curvy and also thinner and sharper.

6. Insole

  • The “Y2013” text is too thin on the fake Off-White Dunks.

The real text is thicker than in the fake example above.

7. Exterior tongue

In the image with the real vs fake Nike x Off-White Air Rubber Dunks above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have both of their registered trademark “®” symbols looking too thin.

The authentic OW Rubber Dunks have their “®” symbol looking thicker and more filled than the ones found on the fake shoes’ badge.

At the same time, the fake shoes also have their “OFF” text looking thinner than the one found on the legit shoes, which is, of course, thicker than the fake pair’s text.

8. Midsole

  • The midsole’s threads are too long and thin on the fake shoes.

9. Lines

  • The lines are too small and bulky.
  • The fake lines have too much blank space on the inside.

The authentic Nike x Off-White Rubber Dunks have their lines looking thinner and taller.

10. Perforations

  • The perforations on the fake toe box are too narrow.

The authentic ones are visibly larger.

11. Air bubble

  • The AIR bubble is bigger than the authentic one.

The real bubble is flatter and smaller.

12. Orange tab

  • The fake shoes have their tab smaller than the legit shoes’ tab.
  • The Swoosh has extra threads that come out instead of being fit deep into the rubber.

The authentic Off-White Rubber Dunks have their stitching all over the Nike Swoosh logo in place, as it does not present any extra threads, unlike the fake shoes.

13. Toe box

  • The toe box is too little inflated on the fake shoes.
  • Therefore, it has a thin and deflated look.

The authentic Rubber Dunks must have their toe box looking thicker and over-inflated, as this is the classic Nike Dunk silhouete.

14. Box

  • The fake shoes have their text looking too thin.

On the other hand, the text on the legit shoes’ box label is thicker and more defined.

Shortlist: Authenticate yours

  1. Examine the inner tag on the tongue. Counterfeit versions often have text that’s uneven, distorted, and overly bold.
  2. Check the medial text on both shoes. Counterfeit models frequently feature text that’s either too bold or too fine.
  3. Inspect the size tags. A majority of fake pairs display text with an inaccurate weight.
  4. Observe the rear details. Fake pairs often differ in text and stitching weights compared to genuine versions.
  5. Assess the Nike Swoosh on the side. Fakes usually possess a more robust logo rather than a refined one.
  6. Review the insole’s text. Counterfeit pairs often present overly bold or fine text.
  7. Examine the external side of the tongue. Many fake pairs show off inaccurate font weights.
  8. Look at the stitching on the midsole. Counterfeit pairs tend to have a logo that’s elongated and too fine.
  9. Inspect the holes under the side triangle. Fake pairs frequently display larger, bulkier holes.
  10. Check the holes on the toe box. Fakes often come with a more substantial toe box.
  11. Observe the AIR bubble’s side. Counterfeit versions usually have a bubble that’s more prominent and bulkier.
  12. Assess the orange tab. Many fake shoes have a notably smaller tab.
  13. Review the inflation level of the toe box. Counterfeit pairs often look too slim, appearing under-inflated.
  14. Inspect the box’s label. Many fake pairs present text that’s overly fine.

When time is limited and you can’t dive deep into every authentication detail for your Off-White Rubber Dunk, we’ve got a solution for you.

We’ve distilled the process into a quick 60-second guide to verifying your shoes.

Above are the top 14 signs to watch out for when determining the authenticity of your Off-White Air Rubber Dunks.

Expert Off-White Rubber Dunk authentication

If you’re uncertain about the authenticity of your Off-White Dunk Low, we’re here to assist you.

  • Simply send us clear pictures of your Rubber Dunks, and we’ll provide you with our findings in 24 to 48 hours.
  • Along with our verdict, you’ll receive a detailed report explaining our assessment.

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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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