Real Vs Fake Nike SB Dunk Low Heineken – How To Spot Fake Heineken Dunks

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The popular Nike x Heineken collaboration: made in 2003 and retailed at $65 and, now reselling for thousands, the Nike x Heineken SB Dunk Low Pro sneakers are truly a legend in the SB Dunk line.

The Heineken Dunks are one of the most limited SB Dunks because of the not so common team-up between Nike and the famous beer company, Heineken.

We are here to let you know everything you have to know when it comes to spotting real vs fake Nike SB Dunk low Heineken sneakers.

This fake vs real Heineken Dunk legit check guide will give you all of the necessary information in order to authenticate any Heineken SB pair.

To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Nike SB Dunk Low x Heineken sneakers is to look at the details on the rear side, as well as at the suede effect. The replica Heineken Dunks never have their stitching and the red “NIKE” text at the correct thickness, and they also always have their suede material spreading less than what it should, while the authentic shoes are always flawless and have no such flaws.

How to spot fake Nike SB Dunk Low Heineken

Step 1: Fake vs real Nike SB Dunk Low Heineken rear details

We’ve mentioned it before, but we’d like to say it again: when it comes to the Heineken Dunks, we consider the details on the rear side as the very best way to legit check them.

Therefore, we recommend that you always check the details on the back of your Heienken Dunks in order to easily prove their authenticity.

First things first, let’s have a look at the image with the fake vs real Heineken SB Dunks, and after that, we’ll explain everything there is about the shoes.

The image with the fake vs real Heineken Dunks above shows you three main flaws on the fake shoes, and we’re going to address each one of these individually.

Looking at the red “NIKE” stitched text at the top patch on the back of the shoes, you can see how the fake Dunks have their letters too thin, as they come out of the shoes too little.

On the other hand, the retail Heineken SB Dunk Lows have their “NIKE” text looking thicker and more defined, as the “NIKE” text comes out of the shoes more than the one seen on the fake shoes.

Then, looking at the three lines of stitching in the middle white patch of the shoes, you can see how the fake pair’s threads are too long, too thin and fit too deep into the leather.

Back to the retail Heineken Dunks, it is noticeable how the three lines of stitching have their threads shorter, thicker, boxier and fit less deep into the white leather, as the threads come out of the shoes more than the fake ones.

Lastly, the green double-stitching that curves all around the bottom side’s green suede looks too thin on the fake shoes, while the retail shoes have the same stitching being thicker.

Step 2: Check the suede effect on your Heineken SB Dunks

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.

As you may know, the green fabric on the Heineken Dunks is actually suede, and when you touch it, it should spread and leave little traces where it was touched.

For a more detailed explanation, let’s look at the image with the real vs fake Heineken Dunks below.

The picture with the real vs fake Heineken Dunks above shows you how the fake pair’s suede looks too dark and spread too little.

This would happen on the fake suede pretty much no matter how much you would touch it. At the end of the day, the replica suede’s quality isn’t the same as the real one.

On the other hand, looking at the real pair’s suede, you can see how it looks lighter and how traces of where it has been touched are more visible than the fake pair’s suede.

Step 3: Real vs fake Nike SB Dunk Low Heineken size tag

Moving forward to the third step of the guide on how to authenticate Heineken Nike SB Dunk Low sneakers, we are now going to have a look at the text on the size tags.

The size tags can be found on the interior side of each shoe, and as the title may sound, the size tag holds information about the size of your Heineken Dunks, as well as a few details about their manufacturing.

As you can see in the image with the fake vs real Heineken Dunks above, the fake pair has four main flaws on the size tag.

First of all, the “US UK EUR CM” line of text on the replica Heineken Dunks looks too thick, while the authentic pair’s text is way thinner. This flaw also applies to the numbers below the “US UK EUR CM” print.

Then, looking at the “304292 302 00” text in the middle side of the fake pair’s label, the text is yet again too thick, while the genuine pair’s text looks thinner.

Lastly, as for the “PAT.US” text and the following numbers which differ from a pair to another, you can see how the replica Nike x Heineken Dunk pair’s text looks too thick, too small and too boxy, while the retail Dunks have their text thinner, bigger and wider.

Step 4: Authenticate the look of Heineken’s star logo on the profile side of your Dunks

Going to the fourth way on how to spot fake Nike SB Dunk Low Heineken sneakers, what we’ll focus now on is the little red star with the white outline, which is Heineken’s logo.

As always, let’s have a look at the comparison image with the real vs fake Heineken Dunks below, and after that, we’ll explain the flaw on the fake shoes, as well as the counterpart on the real pair.

The picture with the real vs fake Heineken SB Dunk pairs above shows you how the fake pair’s white outline is way thicker than what it should be.

The authentic Nike SB Dunk Low Heineken sneakers have their same white outline of the star looking thinner and narrower than the fake pair’s outline.

At the same time, you can see how the authentic pair’s red threads inside the star look more detailed, as it seems that the authentic pair has many more small red threads into the star, while the fake pair has less and bigger red threads that craft the star.

The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways to authenticate this item.

The next few steps are still reliable signs of authenticity, but are for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the steps we’ve explained above to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.

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Step 5: Inspect the badge on the exterior side of the tongue on your Nike x Heineken SB Dunk Low

For the fifth step of the guide on how to spot fake Nike SB Dunk Heineken sneakers, we are now going to look at the fake vs real Heineken Dunks for their badge on the exterior side of the tongue.

In the image with the fake vs real Nike SB Dunk Low Heineken Dunks above, you can see how the fake pair’s “NIKE” text looks too thin and how its letters are placed too close to each other.

On the other hand, the real Heineken SBs have their “NIKE” text thicker and with the letters placed further away from each other, as the kerning is higher on the retail shoes than on the fake ones.

Then, the stitching at the bottom side of the badge looks too thin, while all of the white threads seen on the real shoes look thicker and bulkier than the fake ones.

Regarding the registered trademark “®” symbols, you can see how the fake pair’s symbols look a bit thicker than the real ones.

Step 6: Verify the text on the insole of your Heineken SB Dunks

Moving to the sixth way on how to legit check Nike x Heineken Dunks, now we’ll have to go back inside the real vs fake Heineken Dunks.

This time, we’ll have a quick look at the fake vs real Heineken Dunks for their insoles and the “ZOOM” text written on these.

In the image with the fake vs real Heineken SB Dunks above, you can observe how the fake pair’s “ZOOM” text looks too thin and how the characters are too narrow.

On the other hand, the genuine Nike x Heineken SB Dunk Low sneakers have their same “ZOOM” text looking thicker and more massive than the fake pair’s text.

Step 7: Look a the perforations on the toe boxes of your Nike x Heineken Dunks

Going to the seventh way on how to authenticate Nike SB Dunk Low x Heineken sneakers, we are now going to have a look at the real vs fake Heineken Dunks for their perforations on the toe box.

In order to properly look at these, we recommend that you flip your shoes to a top-down angle, as we did in the real vs fake Heineken Dunk image below.

The main flaw on the fake pair’s perforations on the toe box is that they are too small, then that they are too little deep, and this can also be seen in the fake example from above.

Looking at the genuine shoes in the real vs Heineken Dunk image above, you can see how their perforations are bigger and deeper inside the white leather, while the fake pair’s perforations are exactly the opposite.

Step 8: Authentic vs replica Nike SB Dunk Low Heineken toe box inflation level

We are going to talk about the toe box for the eighth way on how to legit check the Heineken Dunks, but this time we’ll have a look at the shoes from their profile sides.

More precise, what we care about now is how high and thick the real vs fake Heineken Dunks have their toe boxes.

In the image with the fake vs real Nike SB Dunk Low Heineken shoes above, you can observe how the fake pair’s toe box has a thicker and really curvy look for its toe box.

On the other hand, the retail Nike SB Dunk Low x Heineken sneakers have their toe box thinner and less curvy than the fake pair’s toe box.

Step 9: Check the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text

The ninth step of the guide on how to spot fake Nike SB Dunk Low Heineken sneakers will bring us back on their interior sides, but this time, on the upper tongue side.

If you flip the tongue of your Heineken 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 on the fake vs real Heineken Dunk pairs.

You can notice in the real vs fake Heineken Dunk image above how the fake pair’s text looks too thin and how it is basically too visible.

Talking about the retail Heineken Dunks, you can see how their text looks thicker, boxier and how it is a bit harder to be read than the fake pair’s more legible text.

Step 10: Analyze the text on the box’s label of your Nike SB Dunk Low Heineken

Proceeding to the tenth and the last way on how to authenticate Nike SB Dunk Low x Heineken sneakers, we are now going to look at the fake vs real Heineken Dunks for their text written on the label glued to the box.

The image with the real vs fake Nike x Heineken SB Dunk Low shoes above shows you how the fake pair’s text has the wrong thickness.

Starting with the upper side’s text, you can see how the fake pair’s “NIKE DUNK LOW PRO SB” text looks too thick, while the retail pair’s text looks thinner.

Then, at the bottom, the “304292” print looks too thick as well, and the same flaw applies to the “302” text next to it, while the legit box has these two inscriptions thinner.

How can I spot fake Nike x Heineken Dunks in 60 seconds?

The 10 detailed steps outlined above might not be so practical when you are in a hurry or when you want to buy the sneakers online. 

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 10 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real Nike x Heineken Dunk pair.

  1. Look at the back of your shoes. The replica SB Dunk Low pairs usually have their text at the wrong thickness, as well as their stitching lines
  2. Verify the size tag inside each shoe, as most of the fake pairs present their inscriptions at different font weights than the real deal
  3. Brief the quality of the suede on your shoes. The fake pairs tend to have their suede too dark and spread too little
  4. Inspect the Heineken star logo on the side of your shoes. Mostly, the fake pairs have their star’s white outline too thick, and they also have too few red threads inside the star
  5. Examine the badge on the exterior side of the tongue on your Dunks, since the fake pairs have their text and stitching at the wrong font-weight
  6. Look at the text written on the insole of your Heineken SB Dunks, since the fake pairs have their “ZOOM” text looking too thick in most of the cases
  7. Check the perforations on the toe box of your Dunks, as the fake pairs tend to have their holes too small and too little deep
  8. Brief the toe box’s inflation level on your Nike SB Dunk Lows. The replica pairs usually have the toe box inflated too much
  9. Analyze the interior side of the tongue of your Dunks. In most cases, the fake Nike SB Dunks have their text too thin and too legible
  10. Verify the text written on the box’s label. Usually, the fake Nike x Heineken SB Dunk Low pairs have their text at the wrong thickness

Where can I get my Heineken Dunks authenticated? The Nike Dunk authentication service

If you need help with the authentication of your Heineken Dunk Lows we’ve got you covered. 

All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Nike x Heineken Dunk sneakers 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 real vs fake Nike x Heineken Dunk legit check guide. 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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