Heineken Dunks Legit Check: Real Vs Fake Guide

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

Fellow sneaker collector? Simply an enthusiast?

Regardless, you may want to learn how to spot fake Heineken Dunks.

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


  1. Thicker “NIKE” stitched text.
  2. Shorter, thicker threads on the white patch stitching.
  3. Thicker green double-stitching.


  1. Thinner “NIKE” stitched text.
  2. Longer, thinner threads on the white patch stitching.
  3. Thinner green double-stitching.

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2. Suede

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.

On the 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.


  1. Thinner “US UK EUR CM” text and numbers.
  2. Thinner “304292 302 00” text.
  3. Thinner, larger, and wider “PAT.US” text and following numbers.


  1. “US UK EUR CM” text and numbers are too thick.
  2. “304292 302 00” text is too thick.
  3. “PAT.US” text and following numbers are too thick, small, and boxy.

4. Star

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


  1. Thicker “NIKE” text.
  2. Greater kerning between letters in “NIKE” text.
  3. Thicker and bulkier stitching at the bottom side of the badge.
  4. Slightly thinner “®” symbols.


  1. Thinner “NIKE” text.
  2. Smaller kerning between letters in “NIKE” text.
  3. Thinner and less bulky stitching at the bottom side of the badge.
  4. Slightly thicker “®” symbols.

6. Insole


  • Thicker “ZOOM” text.
  • Characters in “ZOOM” text appear wider and more substantial.


  • Thinner “ZOOM” text.
  • Characters in “ZOOM” text are narrower.

7. Perforations

  • 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

  1. Check rear details for text and stitching.
  2. Inspect the size tag for font consistency.
  3. Assess suede quality (color and spread).
  4. Examine the Heineken star logo (outline and threads).
  5. Review the tongue badge for text and stitching.
  6. Look at insole text, especially “ZOOM.”
  7. Check toe box perforations (size and depth).
  8. Evaluate toe box inflation.
  9. Analyze tongue interior text.
  10. Verify box label text.

These steps will help in authenticating your Heineken Dunks when you’re in a rush.

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  • Provide us with high-quality images of your Nike SB Dunk Heineken.
  • We’ll deliver results within 24 to 48 hours…
  • Along with a detailed authenticity report.

This concludes our guide on spotting real vs fake Nike Dunk x Heineken.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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About the Author

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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