Real Vs Replica Nike Dunk High Ambush – How To Spot Fake Ambush Dunks

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If you are wondering how to spot fake Nike Dunk High x Ambush sneakers, then you are for sure in the right place.

That is because we have compiled this ultimate guide to how to spot a fake Nike Dunk Ambush sneakers and by the end of reading this right you’re going to know how to differentiate between the real vs fake Ambush Dunks.

Along with every step of our guide on how to spot a fake sneakers we are going to link reference real vs replica Nike Ambush Dunk images that will teach you everything you need to know.

To put it shortly, the best way on how to spot fake Ambush Dunk High sneakers is to look at the size tag and to the details on the back of the shoes because the replica Ambush Dunks have their inscriptions at the wrong thickness, while the genuine Dunks are always the same, with the least possible flaws.

How to spot fake Nike Dunk High x Ambush

Step 1: Real vs fake Nike Ambush Dunks rear details

For the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Ambush Dunk High sneakers, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Ambush Dunks for their details on the rear side.

So, let’s flip the real vs fake Ambush Dunks to their back, and let’s quickly inspect their lines of stitching all around the shoes.

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In the image with the real vs fake Ambush High Dunks above, we have pointed out quite a few flaws on the fake shoes.

Starting with the fourt lines of stitching o nthe white patch, you can notice in the iamge abvoe how the fake shoes have their four lines of stitching too thin and badly attached to the shoes.

By that, we mean that the lines on the replica Ambush High Dunks are not stamped as deep as they have to be, while the authentic Ambush Dunks have have their lines thicker and fit deep inside the leather.

Then, looking at the “AMBUSH” text, you can notice how the fake Ambush High Dunks have their text too boxy and too thick. On the other hand, the authentic shoes have their text wider and thinner.

If you look at the letters “M” and “B”, you can see how the fake shoes have their letters as thick as they are too close to each other, and on the genuine shoes, the letters are thinner and with more space in-between.

And then, looking at the letter “H”, you can notice how the fake shoes have their letter too boxy and narrow, and how the same letter on the genuine Nike x Ambush Dunk High shoes is wider.

Step 2: Check the badge at the top of the tongue on your Nike x Ambush Dunk High sneakers

For the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Ambush High Dunks, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Ambush Dunks for their badge at the top of the tongue.

So, let’s rotate the shoes to a top-down view angle, and let’s quickly look at their text and stitching on the tongue’s badge.

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In the image with the real vs fake Ambush Dunks above, we have pointed out how the fake Dunks have their badge too long.

In fact, you can see this by looking at the “AMBUSH” text, and you can see how the tab is too long below the text on the fake shoes.

Looking at the authentic shoes, you can see how the badge ends soon after the “AMBUSH” text, and how it isn’t as long as the fake shoes’ badge.

Since we’ve mentioned it, you can see how the fake shoes have their “AMBUSH” text too thick, and how the authentic shoes have their text thinner.

This flaw can easily be seen if you look at the letters “S” and “H”, where the fake shoes have their text too thick, and the genuine shoes have their text thinner.

Then, regarding the stitching on the tongue’s badge, you can see how the fake shoes have their threads looking too thick, and how the real shoes have their stitching thinner.

Step 3: Verify the stitching on the Nike Swoosh logo of your Ambush Dunks

Proceeding to the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Nike x Ambush Dunk High sneakers, we are going to quickly zoom in and have a look at the stitching on the Nike Swoosh logo.

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You can notice in the real vs fake Ambush Dunk image above how the replica Dunk Highs have their stitching on the Nike Swoosh logo improperly stamped on the rubber.

In fact, the stitching on the replica Ambush Dunks is coming out of the shoes too much in the two hand-emoji pointers placed on the left side of the image on the replica shoes, and on the genuine shoes, the stitching is stamped as deep as it doesn’t come out.

Then, in the right side of the image, you can see how the threads are as bulky as they are way thicker than the ones on the legit shoes.

Generally speaking, the stitching o the fake pair’s Nike Swoosh logo is way too visible than the stitching on the legit shoes, as the legitimate Dunks don’t even have their stitching revealed, since it is hidden and barely visible.

Step 4: Brief the toe box of your Nike x Ambush High Dunks

Moving to the fourth method on how to spot fake Nike x Ambush High Dunks, we are going to have a look at the shoes form the profile sides.

Precisely, we are going to talk about the inflation level on the toe boxes of the real vs fake Nike Ambush Dunks.

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In the image with the real vs fake Ambush Dunks above, we have pointed out how the fake Dunks have their toe box at the wrong thickness.

That is because the overall look of the fake shoes’ toe box is too thin, and the legitimate Ambush Dunks must have a thick look for their toe box, which you can see in the image above as well.

Then, the second flaw on the fake shoes is that they have their toe box arched too little from the bottom, while the authentic pair’s toe box is arched more, as it is curvier than the replica pair’s toe box.

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Step 5: Fake vs real Nike x Ambush Dunk High size tag

As for the fifth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Nike x Ambush Dunks, we are going to have a look at the size tags inside the real vs fake Ambush Dunks.

With this being said, let’s quickly have a look at the replica vs authentic Nike Ambush Dunk High shoes for their size tags.

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In the picture with the real vs fake Ambush Dunks above, you can notice how the fake shoes have their size tag’s text badly font-weighted.

Starting with the style-code’s text, you can see how the fake pair’s SKU is too thick, and how the characters on the legit shoes are thicker and more defined.

Then, looking at the “UPC” text and the numbers next to it, you can see how these are too big, too thick and yet filled with too little colour, while the authentic shoes have their numbers smaller, thicker and filled with lots of black ink.

Lastly, in the bottom left corner of the size tag, you can see how the “MADE IN INDONESIA” lines of text on the fake shoes look “too perfect”, as their ink is perfectly in place, without any slip.

While it may sound weird, the Nike x Ambush High Dunks were made not so perfect, as they are meant to have paint split imperfectly on the size tag, and their “MADE IN INDONESIA” lines of text are supposed to have more paint around the letters, so they have to be more messy than the ones on the fake shoes.

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

The 5 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 5 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real Nike Dunk High pair.

  1. Look at the back of your shoes. The replica Dunk High pairs usually have their stitching lines at the wrong thickness
  2. Analyze the badge on the tongue of your High Dunks. In most cases, the fake Nike High Dunks have their text badly font-weighted, as well as the stitching at the wrong thickness
  3. Check the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of your shoes, since the fake pairs commonly have their stitching threads too visible and badly detailed (such as thick and extra threads)
  4. Brief the toe box of your High Dunks, as the replica Nike Dunk High pairs usually have their toe boxes too thin and too little curvy
  5. Verify the size tag inside each shoe, as most of the fake pairs present their inscriptions at different font-weights than the real deal

Where can I get my Nike x Ambush Dunk High authenticated? The Nike Dunk authentication service

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

All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your High Nike 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 Dunk High 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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Ch David is the co-founder and CEO of Legit Check By Ch. Ch David is in charge of the Legit Check By Ch Library of real vs fake authentication guides, where hundreds (soon thousands!) of free guides on how to authenticate various items are published under his supervision.
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