The Nike SB Dunk Low What The Paul, also known as the “What The P-Rod Dunks” are yet another insanely detailed pair by Nike.
The What The P-Rod SB Dunks combine lots of crazy colours, symbols and elements, and as nice as these shoes are, there’s lots of fakes out there.
We are here to help you authenticate the What The Paul SB Dunks in order for you to know which is the replica and which is the real deal.
Along with every step of the guide on how to spot fake What The P-Rod Dunks, you’ll see a series of fake vs real What The Paul Dunk images.
The real vs fake What The Paul Dunks in these images will give you a hand in spotting the badly replicated details that occur even on the best fakes, as well as the counterparts of the legit Dunks.
To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake What The P-Rod Dunks is to look at the size tag inside each shoe, as the fake WTP-Rod Dunks never have their inscriptions on that little piece of fabric at the right font-weighted. By that, we mean that the fakes usually have their text looking either too thin or too thick, and at the same time, keep in mind that the authentic pairs should never have any of these flaws.
Let’s being with the size tag, because as we’ve previously mentioned, we consider it being the best way to tell a fake pair of What The Paul Dunks.
This picture with the real vs fake Nike SB Dunk What The Pauls shows you how the fake pair has four main flaws on its size tag.
First of all, the style-code’s text is flawed – that is the “CZ2239-600” text, and on the fake shoes, it is too thin. Looking at the real deal, you can observe how the same text is thicker and bolder.
Then, if you look at the “UPC” code and at its numbers, you can notice how the text is too thin, and how at the same time, the real pair’s text is thicker.
Up next, the “MADE IN VIETNAM” block of text that’s spelling the same thing in multiple languages is also badly font-weighted, as the letters are yet again too thin on the fake pair, while they are thicker on the real one.
Lastly, the “EUR” text on the replica Nike SB Dunk P-Rod sneakers looks too thin – pretty expectable, huh? Yet again, the real shoes have a thicker inscription for the “EUR” text as well.
The second step of the guide on how to authenticate Nike SB Dunk Low P-Rod shoes will bring us to the interior profile sides of the shoes, where we’ll quickly inspect the small black Nike Swoosh logo, as well as the white outline bigger tick.
The image with the authentic vs fake P-Rod Dunks above, we have pointed out how the fake Dunks have two flaws: one for the little logo, and one for the bigger one.
First of all, the small black Swoosh is misplaced, as it is on the edge of the white outlined bigger logo, when it should actually be placed more to the left.
Speaking of which, you can see how the authentic pari’s black small Swoosh is placed more to the left, as there is some empty space in-between the top tip of the small logo and the curvature of the main outlined logo.
Now as for the stitching on the white outline logo, you can see how its threads are thicker, shorter and generally looking bulkier than the real pair’s Swoosh, which has thinner, longer and slimmer threads.
Going to the third step of the guide on how to spot fake What The P-Rod SB Dunks, we now want to move to the back of the shoes.
As you may know, the left and the right shoes of the What The Paul Dunks are different on the rear side, and in order to properly cover all of the information, we’ll talk about each shoe individually.
We are going to begin with the left shoe, and after that, we’ll also talk about the right shoe.
So as to properly see the real vs fake What The P-Rod SB Dunk image below, let’s flip the authentic and the fake shoes to their rear sides.
The picture with the fake vs real SB Dunk What The Paul pairs above shows you how the fake pair’s “NIKE” text is at the wrong font-weight.
By that, we mean that the fake shoes have their “NIKE” text looking too small and too thick, and it looks a bit too boxy inside the green patch.
On the other hand, the authentic SB Dunk Low What The P-Rod sneakers have their “NIKE” text being thinner and less boxy when compared to the fake pair’s inscription with the brand’s name.
Leaving the left shoe aside, we are now going to talk about the fake vs real What The Paul Dunks for their right shoes.
In the picture with the fake vs real Nike SB Dunk Low What The Paul sneakers above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its signature looking too thick.
On the other hand, the signature which replaced the “NIKE” text on the authentic shoes looks thinner and slimmer than the fake one.
Going to the fourth method of the guide on how to spot fake Nike SB Dunk Low What The Paul, we are now going to zoom into the midsoles of the real vs fake What The P-Rod Dunks.
As always, let’s have a look at the picture with the real vs fake P-Rod Dunks, and after that, we’ll explain the situation with the replica and with the real deal.
You can observe how the fake shoes have their stitches too short and too thin in the image with the fake vs real What The P-Rod Dunks above.
On the other hand, the genuine What The Paul Dunks have their stitching on the midsole shorter and with each thread being thicker than the threads visible on the fake SBs.
The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways to authenticate this item.
The next few steps are still reliable signs of authenticity, but are for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the steps we’ve explained above to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.
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Proceeding to the fifth way on the What The P-Rod Dunk legit checking process, we now want to have a look at the stitches on the Nike Swoosh logo placed on the exterior profile sides of the shoes.
Here we’re doing it the same way we did it at the back of the shoes – we are first starting with the left shoes, and then we are going to the right shoes.
The image with the fake vs real What The Paul Dunks above shows you how the fake Duns have their stitching on the Nike Swoosh logo being too thin.
That is because the threads are sharper and not as bulky as the real ones, which by the way, the real stitches are thicker and more defined than the fake ones.
Don’t worry if the flaw wasn’t so visible in the pervious comparison image, as below we’ve got the fake vs real P-Rod Dunks with the right side’s Swooshes, and this image will have the fake pair’s flaw easily visible.
The image with the fake vs real What The Paul Dunks above shows you how the fake pair’s right shoe is flawed more than the real one when it comes to the Swoosh.
Looking at the yellow threads on the fake pair’s Nike Swoosh logo, you can observe how they are too thin and too short exactly where the Swoosh curves on the interior side (see the hand-emoji pointer).
Within the same spot, the authentic P-Rod Dunks have their yellow stitches longer and thicker, as they’re more noticeable than the fake ones.
On the overall build of the fake pair’s logo, you can notice how the threads are too thin, while the authentic pair’s stitches are thicker and more defined.
In order to properly inspect the shoes at the sixth step, we recommend that you zoom out of the shoes from the previous Swoosh comparison, as we now want to have a view of the shoes that’s focused on the front side, just like below.
The image with these fake vs real P-Rod Dunks shows you how the fake pair’s toe box is too flat, as it presents this sort of deflated look.
On the other hand, the authentic What The Paul Dunks have their toe box thicker and inflated more, as it is way higher than the toe box of the fake shoes.
The authentic Nike SB Dunk Low line usually has two different things from the rest of the “normal” Nike sneakers: the SB pairs come with a thicker tongue and toe box in most of the colourways, and as you can see, this applies for the P-Rods as well.
Therefore, the thick toe box and tongue looks are not optional for these shoes, and if you see a pair with such a thin toe box, then it’s most likely that you’re looking at a fake P-Rod SB pair.
Going to the seventh step of the guide on how to spot fake P-Rod Dunks, we are going to have a look at the fake vs real What The P-Rod Dunks for their badges on the tongues.
In the image with the fake vs real What The Paul Dunks below you’ll see both the left and the right shoes.
Let’s start with the left shoe, which has the brown badge. On the fake pair, that badge is shaded way too light, as it is supposed to have a dark brown, just like the one shown in the authentic example.
For the record, no matter how much light you’ll place over the authentic brown badge, it shouldn’t be as light as the fake one.
Now as for the left shoe’s white badge, you can see how the signature looks way too thin on the fake shoes, while the authentic pair’s signature is thicker and significantly thicker than the fake one.
Let’s go a little bit lower from the badges on the tongues, and as for the eighth way on how to legit check Nike SB Dunk P-Rod sneakers, we’ll quickly talk about the plates over the laces.
This picture with the What The P-Rod sneakers shows you how the fake pair has its metal plates reflecting too much light.
But before that, we have pointed out how the right shoe (left side of the image) has its circular plate oversaturated, as its metal is basically too golden, and while the real pair has its plate golden as well, it isn’t as saturated as the fake one.
Now back to the shining, you can see how both the left and the right fake shoes have their plates reflecting too much light, while the real pair’s plates are less shiny since they reflect less light.
Moving forward to the ninth step of the guide on how to authenticate P-Rod’s SB Dunks, we’ll step aside from the shoes, and we’ll focus on that little label glued to the side of the box.
The image with the fake vs real SB Dunk Low P-Rod boxes above highlights how the fake pair’s “NIKE SB DUNK LOW” text looks too thin.
On the other hand, the same text seen on the real shoes looks thinner and slimmer than the text seen on the fake label.
The 9 detailed steps outlined above might not be so practical when you are in a hurry or when you want to buy the sneakers online.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 9 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real What The P-Rod Dunk pair.
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All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Nike What The P-Rod 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 What The Paul Dunk legit check guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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