Last Updated on December 3, 2023 by
Fellow sneaker collector? Simply an enthusiast?
Regardless, you may want to learn how to spot fake
In this guide:
We’ll link real vs fake Heineken Dunk images
Teach you what makes a pair original
And explain what a best fake looks like
Disclaimer: Legit Check By Ch does not endorse alcohol but aims to educate collectors on authenticating the rare Heineken Dunks.
Let’s get at it!
How to know if your Heineken Dunks are fake
To know if you have fake Nike SB Dunk Heineken, check the stitching and the “NIKE” logo on the back.
Fake Heineken Dunks consistently display incorrect stitching and improperly sized red
Nike text logo. 1. Back
Thicker “NIKE” stitched text.
Shorter, thicker threads on the white patch stitching.
Thicker green double-stitching.
Thinner “NIKE” stitched text.
Longer, thinner threads on the white patch stitching.
Thinner green double-stitching.
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Proceeding to the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Nike x Heineken Dunks, we are now going to talk about the suede effect on the fake vs real Heineken SB Dunks.
authentic Heineken Dunks:
All green fabric is suede.
When touching suede, it should spread and leave little traces where it was touched.
Authentic: Lighter suede color with visible touch traces.
Fake: Darker suede color with minimal visibility of touch traces. 3. Size tag
Label on the interior side of the Heineken Dunks.
Thinner “US UK EUR CM” text and numbers.
Thinner “304292 302 00” text.
Thinner, larger, and wider “PAT.US” text and following numbers.
“US UK EUR CM” text and numbers are too thick.
“304292 302 00” text is too thick.
“PAT.US” text and following numbers are too thick, small, and boxy.
On the side of the shoes, you’ll find
Heineken’s red star logo.
Thinner white outline of the star.
More detailed and smaller red threads inside the star.
Thicker white outline of the star.
Less detailed and larger red threads inside the star.
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.
5. Exterior tongue
Thicker “NIKE” text.
Greater kerning between letters in “NIKE” text.
Thicker and bulkier stitching at the bottom side of the badge.
Slightly thinner “®” symbols.
Thinner “NIKE” text.
Smaller kerning between letters in “NIKE” text.
Thinner and less bulky stitching at the bottom side of the badge.
Slightly thicker “®” symbols.
Thicker “ZOOM” text.
Characters in “ZOOM” text appear wider and more substantial.
Thinner “ZOOM” text.
Characters in “ZOOM” text are narrower.
Authentic: Bigger and deeper perforations on the toe box.
Fake: Smaller and shallower perforations on the toe box. 8. Toe box
Authentic: Thinner and less curvy toe box.
Fake: Thicker and curvier toe box. 9. Interior tongue
If you flip the tongue of your
Dunks to their interior side:
You’ll see how there is this white badge with the red text.
That’s what we’ll check now.
Authentic: Thicker, boxier, and less legible text.
Fake: Thinner and more legible text. 10. Box
Authentic: Thinner text for “NIKE DUNK LOW PRO SB,” “304292,” and “302.”
Fake: Thicker text for “NIKE DUNK LOW PRO SB,” “304292,” and “302.”
Shortlist: Authenticate your Heineken Dunks
Check rear details for text and stitching.
Inspect the size tag for font consistency. Assess
suede quality (color and spread).
Examine the Heineken star logo (outline and threads). Review the
tongue badge for text and stitching. Look at
insole text, especially “ZOOM.” Check
toe box perforations (size and depth). Evaluate
toe box inflation. Analyze
tongue interior text. Verify
box label text.
These steps will help in authenticating your Heineken Dunks when you’re in a rush.
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This concludes our guide on spotting real vs fake Nike Dunk x Heineken.
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Ch Daniel and Ch David