Last Updated on December 3, 2023 by
Trying to learn how to spot fake Nike x Supreme Dunk Stars?
In this guide, we’ll show you:
Real vs fake images for the Supreme Dunks.
Explanations for why fakes look a certain way.
Dunks look like.
By the end of the guide, you’ll know what makes an original Supreme Star Dunk.
This guide works for all colorways: Black, Blue, Green, Red, Brown.
You can authenticate any of these Supreme Dunks using this guide.
How to spot fake Nike x Supreme Star Dunks
You can spot fake Nike Supreme Star Dunks by checking the size tags. Fake pairs always have their inscriptions looking thinner than the original.
Let’s check it all out!
1. Size tag
Style-Code Text: Thicker and more defined, particularly noticeable on the number “2.”
UPC Text and Numbers: Characters are thicker compared to the replica.
“MADE IN VIETNAM” Text: Bolder and thicker lines, applies to all languages on the tag.
Style-Code Text: Noticeably thinner, especially at the bottom of the number “2.”
UPC Text and Numbers: Characters are thinner than on the authentic pair.
“MADE IN VIETNAM” Text: Thinner lines of text, applicable to all languages on the tag.
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“NIKE” Text: Thicker and wider yellow text on the blue patch.
Mid-Side Stitching: Three lines of stitching are thicker, smaller, and bulkier.
Rear Double-Stitching: Thinner and longer, curving around the white leather patch.
“NIKE” Text: Thinner and slimmer yellow text on the blue patch.
Mid-Side Stitching: Threads are thinner and longer.
Rear Double-Stitching: Thicker and shorter, less accurate curvature around the white leather patch. 3. Profile
Toe Box: Thicker and more inflated, in line with the signature bulky look of Nike Dunks.
Black Panels: Appear more “pumped” and inflated, giving the shoe a thicker and more massive look.
Toe Box: Noticeably thinner, lacking the characteristic bulky look of Nike Dunks.
Black Panels: Less inflated and thinner, making the shoe appear less substantial when compared to the authentic pair. 4. Exterior tongue
Top Stitching: Thicker threads at the top of the tongue’s badge.
Bottom Stitching: Also features thicker threads at the bottom side of the tongue’s badge that says “NIKE.”
Top Stitching: Threads are too thin at the top of the tongue’s badge.
Bottom Stitching: Threads are also too thin at the bottom side of the tongue’s badge that says “NIKE.”
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.
Stitch Density: Features a higher density of stitches on the Nike Swoosh logo.
Thread Thickness: The stitches on the logo are smaller and thicker.
Stitch Density: Lacks the appropriate number of stitches, leading to the wrong stitching density on the Nike Swoosh logo.
Thread Thickness: The threads are too thin and too long. 6. Aglets
Text Thickness: The text on the aglets, “WORLD” and “FAMOUS,” is thicker.
Kerning: Letters are placed closely to each other, making the text well-detailed.
Text Thickness: The “WORLD” and “FAMOUS” text on the aglets is too thin.
Kerning: Improper kerning with too much space between the characters, leading to poorly detailed text. 7. Interior tongue
Usually, we rank the interior tongue label as the best legit check factor, but for these Dunks, the text isn’t that visible.
Hence, we cannot properly analyze it as on a pair of
Air Jordan 1s, whether the text is usually more legible.
Glossiness: The characters on the tongue label are less shiny.
Text Size and Thickness: Text is smaller and thinner, contributing to a more subtle look.
Glossiness: Characters on the tongue label appear too glossy when compared to the authentic pair.
Text Size and Thickness: Text is too big and too thick, making it stand out more than it should. 8. Extra tag
“Supreme” Text: The text in the box logo is thicker, adhering to the brand’s standard.
“NIKE” Text: The “NIKE” inscription on the lower side of the label is also thicker, making it more robust and aligned with genuine branding.
“Supreme” Text: The text in the box logo appears too thin, deviating from the authentic look.
“NIKE” Text: Similar to the “Supreme” text, the “NIKE” inscription on the lower side of the label is too thin, making it easier to distinguish as a fake. 9. Gold plates
Reflectiveness: The “SUPREME” text on the genuine shoes is less reflective, making it appear more subdued when exposed to light.
Reflectiveness: On the fake pair, the “SUPREME” text is overly shiny, reflecting more light than the authentic text, which makes it easier to identify as a replica.
Shortlist: Spot fake Dunks in 30 seconds
Size Tag Font-Weight: Authentic pairs have consistent font-weights on the size tags. Fakes often display varying font-weights.
Back Text and Stitching: Genuine pairs will have text and stitching lines at the back that are of the correct thickness. Counterfeit pairs often get this wrong.
Toe Box Curviness: Genuine Nike SB Dunk Lows have a well-defined toe box curve. Fakes usually have an insufficiently inflated toe box.
Tongue Badge Stitching: On real Street Hawker Dunks, the stitching on the tongue badge will be of the correct thickness. Fakes often miss this detail.
Aglet Text: Authentic pairs have well-spaced, correctly proportioned text on the aglets. Fake versions often have thin text with too much space between characters.
Swoosh Logo Stitches: Genuine pairs feature stitches on the Nike Swoosh logo that are of the proper length. Counterfeit pairs often get this detail wrong.
“WORLD FAMOUS” Label: Authentic pairs will have finely detailed text on the “WORLD FAMOUS” extra-label. Fakes usually lack this precision.
Interior Tongue Text: The text on the interior side of the tongue should not be too glittery, big, or thick in authentic pairs. Fakes often miss the mark here.
Shoelace “SUPREME” Text: Authentic shoelaces will have text that is not too shiny. Counterfeit pairs often make the text excessively shiny.
We understand that not everyone has the time for a thorough examination, especially when you’re shopping online or in a rush.
That’s why we’ve put together a quick 60-second guide for authenticating your sneakers.
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