Nike Dunk Street Hawker Real Vs Fake (Legit Check)

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

In this guide, we’ll cover the Nike Dunk “Street Hawker” (2021).

Let’s check it out!

How to spot fake Nike Dunk Street Hawker

In short, the quickest method to identify counterfeit Nike SB Dunk Low Street Hawker is by checking the size tag.

This is because replica versions typically lack the same level of detail in inscriptions and stitching.

1. Size tag

  1. Style-Code Text “CV1628-800”:
    • Authentic: The text is thinner and slimmer.
    • Fake: The text appears noticeably thicker.
  2. “UPC” Text and Numbers:
    • Authentic: The “UPC” text and associated numbers are thinner.
    • Fake: Both text and numbers are too thick.
  3. “MADE IN VIETNAM” Text:
    • Authentic: Normal thickness, with letters like “M” appearing standard.
    • Fake: The text is too thick, with excess color fill in letters like “M”, making them appear thicker than those on the authentic pair.
  4. Nike’s Website Link Text:
    • Authentic: Characters in the link text are thicker.
    • Fake: Characters are too thin.

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2. Back

2.1. Left

  1. Chinese Character on Yellow Patch:
    • Authentic: The character appears thicker and more defined.
    • Fake: Character is too thin.
  2. Stitching on White Patch:
    • Authentic: Three stripes of stitching are thinner and not deeply set, appearing less massive.
    • Fake: Stitches are too thick and set too deep into the leather, appearing more massive.
  3. Double-Stitching Below White Patch:
    • Authentic: Double-stitching line is thicker and more defined.
    • Fake: The line of double-stitching appears too thin.

2.2. Right

  1. Chinese Character on Brown Patch:
    • Authentic: Character is larger and thicker.
    • Fake: Character appears too small and thin.
  2. Stitching on Blue Patch:
    • Authentic: Stitches are thicker and set deeper into the leather, giving a robust appearance.
    • Fake: The three stripes of stitching are too thin, not set deep enough into the leather.
  3. Double-Stitching Below Blue Patch:
    • Authentic: The stitching line is thinner overall, but individual threads are larger, providing a distinct and defined appearance.
    • Fake: Stitching line appears too thick, with smaller threads making it look inconsistent with the authentic pair.

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.

3. Swoosh

On the side, you’ll find Nike‘s logo in grey.

  • Authentic: Stitches on the logo are thicker and more visible, providing a noticeable and defined appearance.
  • Fake: Stitches are thinner and less visible, making the logo’s details less prominent compared to the authentic pair.

4. Tongue

  • Authentic: Both left and right shoes have consistent text thickness on their tongues.
  • Fake: The text on the left shoe’s tongue is too thin, while on the right shoe’s tongue, it’s too thick, showing inconsistency in font-weight between the two shoes.

5. Badge

  • Authentic: The black borders on the circle, Chinese characters, and squares are thicker and more prominent.
  • Fake: These black borders appear too thin, lacking the boldness found on the authentic pair.

6. Toe box

  • Authentic: The toe box is noticeably curvier and angles upward more prominently at the tip.
  • Fake: The toe box appears less curvy and doesn’t angle up sufficiently at the edge, presenting a flatter appearance.

7. Midsole

  • Authentic: Stitches on the midsole are visibly prominent and easily noticeable.
  • Fake: Stitching is barely visible, appearing more hidden and subdued compared to the authentic pair.

8. Box label

  • Authentic: The style-code text (e.g. “CV1620 800”) on the box label is thicker and more defined.
  • Fake: The text is too thin, lacking the definition found in the authentic pair’s box label.

Shortlist: Check your Dunks

Use these 8 indicators to help you determine whether your pair is real:

  1. Check the size tag inside each shoe, as fake pairs often have inscriptions with different font-weights compared to authentic ones.
  2. Examine the back of your shoes. Replica Instant SB Dunk Low pairs typically have text with incorrect thickness and stitching lines.
  3. Inspect the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of your shoes, as fake pairs commonly have less visible stitching.
  4. Analyze the badge on the tongue of your Street Hawker Dunks. Fake Nike Street Hawker SB Dunks often have poorly font-weighted text on the badge.
  5. Look at the badge on the side of the shoes, as the black border lines on fake shoes are usually too thin.
  6. Assess the curviness of the toe box on your Nike Street Hawker SB Dunk Lows. Replica pairs tend to have a less curvy toe box.
  7. Examine the stitching on the midsole of your shoes, as fake pairs often have less visible stitching.
  8. Review the text on the box’s label. Counterfeit Sean Cliver SB Dunk Lows often have text on the box label that appears too thin.

Expert authentication

If you require assistance with authenticating your Dunks:

  • Simply provide us with high-quality photos of your Street Hawkers.
  • We will respond with our assessment within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Our response will include a detailed report explaining why we believe your sneakers are either genuine or counterfeit.

This concludes our guide on distinguishing between real and fake Nike Dunk Street Hawker.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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