How To Spot Fake Nike Dunk High x Ambush

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

Want to learn how to spot fake Ambush Dunks?

This tutorial will teach you just that.

Study everything about legit checking these Nike Dunk High with us, in just 5 steps.

Insight: This guide works for all Nike x Ambush Dunk colorways:

  • Black & White (CU7544-001)
  • Flash Lime (CU7544-300)
  • Active Fuchsia (CU7544-600)
  • Deep Royal (CU7544-400)

Let’s waste no time and see how to spot fakes.

How to tell fake Nike x Ambush Dunk High

You can spot fake Nike Dunk High x Ambush by checking the shoes from the back. A fake pair always has thinner, misplaced stitches.

All of Nike‘s sneakers, including the Ambush Dunk High have all their stitches in place.

1. Back

  • Stitching on White Patch:
    • Authentic: Thicker stitching lines, deeply stamped into the shoes.
    • Fake: Thinner stitching lines, poorly attached to the shoes.
  • “AMBUSH” Text:
    • Authentic: Wider and thinner text.
    • Fake: Too boxy and thick text.
  • Letters “M” and “B” in “AMBUSH”:
    • Authentic: Thinner letters, well-spaced.
    • Fake: Thick letters, too close together.
  • Letter “H” in “AMBUSH”:
    • Authentic: Wider “H”.
    • Fake: Too boxy and narrow “H”.

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2. Tongue

  • Badge Length:
    • Authentic: The badge ends soon after the “AMBUSH” text.
    • Fake: The badge is longer below the text.
  • “AMBUSH” Text Thickness:
    • Authentic: Thinner text.
    • Fake: Thicker text.
  • “S” and “H” in “AMBUSH” Text:
    • Authentic: Thinner letters.
    • Fake: Thicker letters.
  • Stitching on Tongue’s Badge:
    • Authentic: Thinner stitching threads.
    • Fake: Thicker stitching threads.

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

  • Stitching on Nike Swoosh Logo:
    • Authentic: Stitching is properly stamped and hidden.
    • Fake: Stitching is improperly stamped, visible, and bulky.

4. Toe box

  • Toe Box Thickness:
    • Authentic: Thick toe box.
    • Fake: Thin toe box.
  • Toe Box Arch:
    • Authentic: Curvier, more arched toe box.
    • Fake: Less arched toe box.

5. Size tag

  • Style Code Font Weight:
    • Authentic: Thicker and more defined font.
    • Fake: Thinner font.
  • UPC Text and Numbers:
    • Authentic: Smaller, thicker numbers filled with black ink.
    • Fake: Larger, thinner numbers with less ink fill.
    • Authentic: Imperfect paint splits with messy text.
    • Fake: “Too perfect” paint and neatly printed text.

Shortlist: See if you have original Nike Dunk Ambush

  1. Examine the back of your shoes. Fake Dunk High pairs often have incorrectly thick stitching lines.
  2. Inspect the tongue badge of your High Dunks. In most cases, fake Nike High Dunks have poorly weighted text and incorrectly thick stitching.
  3. Check the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of your shoes. Fake pairs commonly have stitching threads that are too visible and poorly detailed, including being thick and having extra threads.
  4. Evaluate the toe box of your High Dunks. Replica Nike Dunk High pairs often have toe boxes that are too thin and lack curvature.
  5. Verify the size tag inside each shoe. Most fake pairs feature inscriptions with different font weights than the authentic ones.

Use this guide whenever you’re in a rush or just don’t have enough time to go through the full tutorial.

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This concludes our real vs fake Nike x Ambush Dunk legit check guide.

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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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