The fastest and most relevant way to spot fake Off-White Dunk “THE 50” (any of them) is by looking at the size tag. Fake Off-White Dunk The 50 pairs have their text either super thick or super thin, while the authentic Dunks always have their text at the same font weight.
Authenticating the Off-White Dunk “THE 50” should have you checking the outside and the interior sides. In this tutorial, we’ll go on both sides.
Without any further ado, let’s find the ways to legit check Off-White Dunk “THE 50” sneakers.
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You can tell fake Off-White Dunk THE 50 by checking if the size tag has thick inscriptions. Fakes may often use the wrong font for the inscriptions on the size tag, which is also a very reliable authenticity teller.
Let’s check this out!
1. Size tag
Summary: Always look at the font and at the thickness of the size tag’s text.
The fake Dunks have their “US” text in the wrong font weight.
The letter “U” is too thin”, and the “S” is too thick.
The “DM1602-109″ text is too thin on the fake pair.
The same inscription uses a different font.
You can notice this most by looking at the letter “D”.
Also, the “MADE IN VIETNAM” text uses a whole different font from the real pair’s size tag.
2. Medial text
Summary: Fake pairs always have their text at the wrong font-weight.
Let’s begin with the medial text on the left shoe, and then we’ll look at the right shoe’s text as well.
2.1. Left shoe
The fake pair has text at different font weights.
The “NIKE” text on the fake pair is too thin, while the real pair’s same inscription is thicker.
Then, the “Beaverton” and the “c. 1985” prints on the fake pair are too thick.
2. Right shoe
The fake pair has text too narrow and too cramped.
The text is also too thin on the fake pair.
Summary: Make sure that the text isn’t too small and thin, like on the fake pairs.
The “OF” text is too small and too thin.
At the same time, you can also notice how the “FA_21_585_9470” print above the midsole of these LOT 50 Off-White Dunks is too thin.
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.
4. Rear stitching
The fake pair has its stitches looking too thick.
The threads are also too small on the replica Off-White Dunks.
Real Off-White Dunks will never have their stitches that way. As you can see, the genuine pair’s threads are thinner and longer.
5. Toe box
The fake he toe box is too small, and it has a sort of “deflated” look when put side-by-side with the real deal.
You’ll always see the genuine Off-White Dunk toe boxes having a bulkier look than the fake ones.
6. Tongue label
The fake “THE 50” Dunks have their stitching too thin.
The threads are supposed to be thicker, just like on the real pair’s tongue.
The fake threads are also too long on the fake pair, whereas the ones on the genuine Dunks are longer.
7. Midsole stitching
The fake pair has its threads on the midsole being too short.
The same stitches on the real pair’s midsole are longer.
Shortlist: Quickly tell fake Off-White Dunk THE 50
The size tag – look for the fonts, and make sure they’re all the same.
Medial text – make sure to check both of the shoes.
Midsole “OF 50” badge and the text above – be sure that it has the correct thickness.
Rear stitching – always make sure that the stitches have the same consistency.
Toe box – usually, the fake pairs have their toe boxes too little bulky.
Tongue label – be sure that the threads on the badge aren’t too thin and long.
Midsole stitching – fake OffWhite Dunks tend to have their threads too long.
Time is money, and we get it if you can’t read the whole guide. That’s why we’ve prepared this checklist for you to consider when legit checking the Off-White Dunks.
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That brings us to the end of our guide on how to spot fake Off-White Dunks. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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