How To Spot Fake Off-White Dunks (2024)

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Last Updated on April 9, 2024 by Ch David

This legit check guide works for any color of the OG Off-White Dunks.

Relevant guide Off-White Dunk “THE 50”.

How to tell if your Off-White Dunks are real or fake

To tell if your Off-White Dunks are real or fake, check the text on the label inside the tongue. Fakes always have misplaced and thicker text.

1. Interior tongue label

  • The letter “S” in the word “SPECIFICATIONS” is thicker than the “S” in the authentic pair.
  • The fake pair’s word “THROUGHOUT” is wavily placed, while the legit one is placed in a straight line.
  • The letters in the first half and the end of the word “THROUGHOUT” are smaller than the letters in the middle of the word on the fake pair.
  • The fake pair has the word “NIKE” and the neighbour word “NAME” placed wavily just as the “THROUGHOUT” text above.
  • The letters in the “NIKE” text are a lot thicker than the ones met on the legit tag.

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2. Medial text

As for the second step of the real vs fake Off-White Nike Dunk Low comparison, we are going to take a look at both the left and the right shoes’ text on the sides.

2.1. Left shoe

  • The fake pair’s paint is not clearly readable as the legit text, while the authentic text is fully visible.
  • The “TM” text next to the “Off-White” text is a lot bigger than the fake Off-White Dunks.
  • The fake pair has the “c. 1985” text looking thicker than the legit print, especially on the letter “c”.
  • The letter “B” in the word “Beaverton” and the “O” in “Oregon” are a lot thicker on the fake pair.

2.2. Right shoe

  • The word “LOW” on the second line of the text on the right shoe has the letter “W” looking a lot thicker on the counterfeit Off-White Dunk pair.
  • The fake Off-White Dunk Low pairs most of the time have a round comma symbol (“,”). Authentic pairs have a square comma.
    • By round and square, we refer to the top side of the character.
  • The letter “c” in the “c. 1985” text on the fake Off-White Dunk Low pair is too thin.

3. Toe box

  • The fake toe box is inflated too much. It looks too thick.
  • In fact, the fake toe box has more of a solid look than the real one.

This difference can be attributed to the poor attention to detail from the fake manufacturers as well as the lower quality factory equipment used in the production of the sneakers.

4. Rear NIKE logo

  • The fake Off-White Dunk Low pairs have the “NIKE” text too small.
  • The sponge above the “NIKE” text is too big on the fake pair.
  • The little tab which holds the printed “NIKE” text is also looking smaller on the fake Off-White Dunks.

5. Laces

As you have noticed, the idea which brightens up the Off-White Nike Dunk Low pair is that has two sets of laces set up at the same time to the pair: the classic laces, and the extra thinner orange laces.

Since there are two sets of laces attached to the pair at the same time, we have two main flaws, and they are both about the thickness.

5.1. Classic laces

  • The classic laces have the “SHOELACES” print obviously thicker on the fake pairs.
  • The authentic Off-White Dunk pairs have this text thinner.

5.2. Orange laces

  • The “SHOELACES” print is a lot smaller on the fake pair.
  • The letters are too thin as well.

On the other hand, the legit laces have the printed text looking bigger and a lot thicker.

It may be hard to spot these flaws, and that’s why we recommend you refer to our real vs fake Off-White Nike Dunk Low every time you have to authenticate one of these pairs.

6. Rear stitching

  • The three lines of stitching inside the coloured shape of the sneakers (below the “NIKE” text) are a lot thinner and smaller on the fake shoes.
  • The fake pair’s stitching on the midsole isn’t visible at all. On the authentic pair, you can clearly see the threads.

On the other hand, the authentic Off-White Nike Dunk Low sneakers have this stitching on the rear side of them a lot longer and thicker.

7. Orange tab

  • The fake orange tab is too small in width and height.
  • It has a boxy look instead of a rectangle.

Keep in mind that this can be even the opposite, and that’s why we recommend you have the reference pictures that we show you whenever you legit check out one of these sneakers.

8. Size tag

8.1. The US size number

  • The fake pair’s “US” number is too thick.

The authentic pair has a thinner inscription.

8.2. The “EUR” text

  • There is an extra blank space between the letter “E” and the rest of the text on the fake pair.

On the other hand, the authentic Off-White Dunk pair has the whole letters aligned together.

8.3. The “MADE IN CHINA” text

  • On the fake Off-White Dunk Low size tag, the “MADE IN CHINA” text looks a lot larger and longer than the authentic text.

The authentic size tag has the text looking much boxier and reserved rather than the longer counterfeit text.

8.4. Product code print

  • The fake product code print is a lot thicker and smaller on the fake pair.

On the authentic Off-White Dunk Low pair, the print is a lot thinner and bigger.

8.5. The UK-size text

  • The fake Off-White Dunk’s size tag has nearly zero space between the UK-translated size number and the bar above.

On the legit sneakers, there is more space.

Shortlist: Legit check Off-White Dunks in 60 seconds

  1. Inspect the interior tongue tag. Most of the time, the replica shoes will have their text placed wavily and not only that, but they will look deformed and thick.
  2. Analyze the medial text on the left and the right shoes. The text is most of the time either too thick or too thin on the fake shoes.
  3. Verify the toe box area of your Off-White Dunks. Usually, the fake Off-White Dunks will have an over-inflated toe box
  4. Check the rear heel “NIKE” text. Almost every time, the fake Dunks will have this text looking a lot smaller.
  5. Look at the “SHOELACES” print. Since there are two sets of laces attached to the shoes, analyze both of them. Most of the time, the fake shoes will have the text too thick and/or too thin.
  6. Verify the stitching on the rear side of your Off-White Dunks. Usually, the fake Dunks miss the stitching on the midsole, and the stitching in the middle of the shoes (on the rear side) is too thin and too small, while the legit pairs are exactly the opposite.
  7. Look at the orange tab. Most of the time, the counterfeit Off-White Dunks will have the orange tab too long or too short
  8. Analyze the size tag for any font-weight or placement flaws.

There are situations, where you may be unable to go through each detailed step, explained above when you need to authenticate your Off-White Dunk.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers.

Expert Off-White Dunk authentication

If you need help with the authentication of your Off-White Dunk Low, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your OW Dunks 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 guide on how to spot fake Off-White Dunks. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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Ch Daniel is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch, one of the world's leading companies in product authentications. Daniel's experience: 8+ years in the luxury industry, 7+ years in the authentication industry, 10+ years of business development. Currently, Daniel is overseeing the development of new products of Legit Check By Ch.
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