Gulf Dunks: How To Spot Fake Vs Real (2024)

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

Study how to authenticate your Nike SB Dunk Low x Club 58 “Gulf” with us.

This guide will take you through the 8 best ways to tell fakes.

How to spot fake Gulf Dunks

You can spot fake Gulf Dunks by examining the size tag and the details on the back of the shoes.

Replica Club 58 Gulf Dunks often have text with incorrect thickness, but spotting fakes is manageable.

1. Size tag

  • Authentic:
    • Thinner style-code text with characters close together: BQ6817-401.
    • Thicker “UPC” text font.
    • “MADE IN VIETNAM” text is bigger, thinner, and characters are closer.
  • Fake:
    • Thicker style-code text with more space between characters.
    • Thinner “UPC” text font.
    • “MADE IN VIETNAM” text is smaller, thicker, and characters are spaced out.

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2. Back

  • Authentic:
    • Larger, thicker, and more defined “NIKE” text.
    • Shorter and thinner stitches in the middle.
  • Fake:
    • Smaller and thinner “NILE” text.
    • Longer and thicker stitches in the middle.

3. Suede

  • Authentic:
    • Properly detailed suede with a saturated and lively shade of blue.
  • Fake:
    • Washed-out suede with a lighter and less saturated baby blue shade.

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.

4. Swoosh

  • Authentic:
    • Thinner, smaller, and shorter stitching threads on the Swoosh.
    • Less visible stitching.
  • Fake:
    • Longer and thicker stitching threads on the Swoosh.
    • More visible stitching.

5. Toe box

  • Authentic:
    • Thick toe box, proportionate to the shoe’s design.
  • Fake:
    • Excessively thick and bulky toe box.

6. Badge (58)

  • Authentic:
    • Thin and smoothly curved “58” stitching.
  • Fake:
    • Thick and crooked “58” stitching with uneven curves.

7. Tongue

  • Authentic:
    • Thin “58” stitching.
    • Thinner stitches on the badge corners.
  • Fake:
    • Thick “58” stitching.
    • Thicker stitches on the badge corners.

8. Insole

  • Authentic:
    • Thick “ZOOM AIR” text.
    • Larger and thinner “NIKE” text logo.
  • Fake:
    • Thin “ZOOM AIR” text.
    • Smaller and thicker “NIKE” text logo.

Shortlist: Authenticate your Gulf Dunks

  1. Inspect the size tag inside each shoe, as fake pairs often have different font weights for their inscriptions.
  2. Check the back of your shoes for incorrect text thickness and stitching lines on replica Supreme SB Dunk Low pairs.
  3. Evaluate the quality of the suede on the shoes, as fake pairs tend to have lighter, less vibrant blue suede compared to authentic ones.
  4. Examine the stitching on the Nike Swoosh logo, as fake pairs may have improperly sized stitches.
  5. Assess the inflation level of the toe box on your Nike SB Dunk Lows; replicas often have over-inflated toe boxes.
  6. Look at the Club 58 logo on the side of your shoes; fake pairs may have thicker numbers.
  7. Analyze the badge on the tongue of your Dunks, paying attention to the stitching thickness.
  8. Examine the text on the insole, as fake pairs may have variations in font weights for the insole text.

The 8 detailed steps provided above may not be practical when you’re in a rush or shopping for sneakers online.

That’s why we’ve created a quick 60-second solution above.

Expert Gulf Dunk legit check

If you need assistance authenticating your Gulf Dunk Lows, we’ve got you covered.

  • Simply send us high-quality pictures of your Dunks.
  • We’ll provide results within 24 to 48 hours…
  • Along with a detailed authenticity report.

This concludes our guide on how to distinguish real vs fake Nike x Club 58 Gulf Dunks.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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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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