Strangelove Dunks: How To Legit Check (In 2024)

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Last Updated on May 20, 2024 by Ch David

This legit check guide is for the Strangelove Dunks. Compare yours to our real vs fake images and stay safe from fakes.


How to tell if Strangelove Dunks are fake

You can tell if Strangelove Dunks are fake by looking at the shoes from the back. A fake pair always has stitches hanging from the “NIKE” text, and the surrounding stitching is often thinner than needed.

1. Rear details

  • The letter “N” is connected with the letter “I” on the fake Strangelove Dunks.
  • On the fake pair, the letters “K” and “E” on the “NIKE” text are too thick at the bottom.
  • The fake “K” and “E” are also placed too far away from each other.
  • The stitching on the pink suede patch is too thick on the fake Strangelove SB Dunk.
  • The double-stitching lines on the pink suede of the fake pair are too close to each other.
  • The fake shoes have their midsole’s stitching thinner than the real pair’s.
  • At the same time, the fake midsole stitching has longer threads compared to those on the real pair.

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2. Size tag

  • The fake sneakers have their “MADE IN VIETNAM” looking too thin.
  • The style code is too thick on the fake pair: “CT2552-800”.
  • See how the “08/07/19” date uses a different font on the fake pair.
  • Due to the different font, the same date on the fake Strangelove Dunk is too thin.

Generally, fake pairs tend to have thicker inscriptions compared to real ones.

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

  • The fake shoes have their Swoosh looking too thick and too little curvy at the top.

On the other hand, the authentic SB Dunks have their Swoosh looking curvier and thinner at the top.

4. Strangelove skull

  • The fake sneakers have their skull logo looking too thin.
  • Using the eyes as a reference point, see how the fake sneakers have their skull looking too wide.
  • The eyes of the legit Strangelove Dunks are narrower.
  • The teeth of the fake skull are also too little defined, as they are not opaque enough.

5. Midsole

  • The stitching on the midsole of the fake Dunks is less visible than the one met on the authentic sneakers.
  • The fake shoes also have their stitches looking too thin compared to the authentic stitches.

6. Tongue

  • The fake sneakers have their “SB” text looking thicker than the text met on the authentic Dunks.
  • The fake “STRANGELOVE” text, is waving: some letters are smaller than others.

On the legit shoes, all of the letters have the same height and positioning.

7. Insole

  • The fake shoes have their illustration looking too thin compared to the one met on the retail shoes.
  • The authentic Strangelove Dunks also have their illustration looking more concentrated and saturated, whereas the fake shoes have their illustration looking lighter.
  • The fake shoes have their “SB” text looking too thick compared to the authentic shoes’ text.

Shortlist: How to tell fake Strangelove Dunks

  1. Examine the rear side of the sneakers. Counterfeit pairs often display poorly crafted and unevenly weighted letters, with potential letter connections. Additionally, the stitching on the midsole may lack visibility, and the pink double stitching in the center could be overly thick and positioned too closely to other stitching lines.
  2. Inspect the size tag of your Dunks. Fake Dunks frequently feature text that is either excessively thin, too thick, or improperly positioned and shaped.
  3. Check the Nike Swoosh logo on the shoe’s side. Fake SB Dunk Strangeloves commonly have a Swoosh that appears overly thick and lacks the appropriate curvature at the top.
  4. Analyze the Strangelove skull logo on the side. In counterfeit sneakers, the skull design tends to be too thin, with disproportionate details such as wide eyes and poorly defined or barely visible teeth.
  5. Inspect the stitching on the midsole. Fake shoes often exhibit thin stitching, leading to reduced visibility of various elements.
  6. Check the tongue label. Counterfeit sneakers consistently exhibit flaws in terms of font weight or the accurate placement of text.
  7. Examine the insole printing. Mostly, fake Strangelove SB Dunks display illustrations that are too faint and delicate, and the “NIKE SB” text is frequently thicker than it should be.

The comprehensive 7 steps provided earlier might not be convenient when you’re short on time or looking to make an online purchase.

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This concludes our comprehensive guide on distinguishing between authentic and fake Strangelove Dunks. As newer and improved comparisons become available, we will continue to update this article.

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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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