Lobster Dunks: How To Spot FAKE vs REAL (2024)

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Last Updated on June 14, 2024 by Ch David

Got a pair of Lobster Dunks? Not sure if they’re real? Read this guide and you’ll find out.

This guide works for all Lobster Dunk colorways.

How to tell if Nike SB Dunk Lobster are fake

You can tell if Lobster SB Dunks are fake by checking the stitching on the back and the size tags. Fakes always have stitching issues.

1. Rear details

  • The fake “NIKE” text is too thick, small and boxy.
  • The fake shoes also have their letters connected in the “NIKE” text.
    • Most visible if you look at the “I”, “K”, and “E”.
  • The three lines of stitching in the middle of the fake pair are too thin.
  • The fake shoes have triple stitches too long, while the real threads are shorter.
  • As for the double-stitching that curves all around the shoes on the rear side, the fake pair has crooked threads.
  • The fake double-stitching lines are also too thick on the fake pair.

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2. Size tag

2.1. The 2018 format

  • The fake pair’s cm” tet is too thin, especially on the letter “c”.
  • The fake pair’s style code is too thick: “BV1310-555”.
  • The fake shoes have their date of manufacturing print looking too thin, as it uses a different font from the authentic shoes’ text: “07/31/18”.
  • The fake “MADE IN VIETNAM” text uses a different font compared to the real one.
  • The fake “FABRIQUE AU VIETNAM” text is too thick.
  • On the fake pair, the “UPC” letters and numbers are too thin.

2.2. The 2022 format

  • The fake style code is too thick: “FD8776-800” (Orange Lobster).
  • The fake “EUR” print is too thick as well.
  • The replica Orange Lobster Dunks have their “CN” print wider and thicker than the real one.
  • The “UPC” text and its numbers are also too thick on fake pair.

2.3. The 2009 format

For reference, we’ve linked what an authentic 2009 Blue Lobster Dunk size tag should look like.

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. Tongue label

  • The fake shoes have their “NIKE” text looking too thin.
  • The replica pair has extra hanging stitched at the bottom.

The stitches found on the legitimate tongue label are all in place since there are no extra hanging threads.

4. Swoosh

  • The replica pair has stitching on the logo at the wrong shape and thickness.
  • The fake Lobsters have their stitching on the tongue looking too small and thick.

The authentic pair has thinner stitches on the Swoosh.

5. Toe box

  • The replica Lobster Dunks have their toe box deflated.
  • The fake shoes have their toe box looking too small and thin, and the legitimate Lobster SB Dunk Lows have their toe box thicker and properly inflated.

6. Midsole

  • The fake pair has its stitching o the midsole looking too thin.

Then, if we look at the legitimate Lobster Dunks, we can see how their toe box looks thicker and bigger.

7. Tongue shape

Since the Lobster Dunks are a pair of SB Dunks, they need to have a thicker tongue since they are purposed to be skated into.

So as to properly see this detail, let’s have a look at the reference fake vs real Lobster Dunk Low image linked below.

  • Some fake Lobster Concepts Lab SB Dunks don’t have a thick tongue.
  • The fake shoes above have their tongue looking too thin.

On the other hand, authentic shoes have their tongue look thicker and a lot bulkier when compared to fake shoes’ tongues.

8. Box

  • The fake box has its style-code looking too thick and with too much space between the characters.

On the other hand, the authentic shoes’ box has its style-code print looking thinner, and their characters are placed closer to each other.

Shortlist: How to tell fake Lobster Dunks

  1. Examine the back details of your Lobster Dunks. Counterfeit Lobster SB Dunk Lows often have incorrect thickness for the “NIKE” text and stitching.
  2. Check the size tag inside the Lobster SBs. Many fake Nike SB Dunk Low Lobster pairs have text that is either too thick or too thin.
  3. Inspect the label on the outer tongue of your shoes. Most replica Lobster SB Dunk Low pairs have thin “NIKE” text and may also exhibit loose threads.
  4. Look closely at the Nike Swoosh logo on the shoe’s side. In most cases, fake pairs have inaccurately stitched Nike Swoosh logos with incorrect thickness and depth.
  5. Observe the toe box of your shoes. Counterfeit Concepts Lab Lobster Dunks often feature an excessively thin toe box.
  6. Check the stitching on the midsole of your shoes. Many fake pairs have thin stitching along the midsole.
  7. Evaluate the thickness of the shoe’s tongue. Occasionally, fake Lobster SBs have overly thin tongues that resemble regular Dunks rather than the SB version.
  8. Verify the text on the box label of your shoes. Fake pairs usually display incorrect text thickness and spacing between characters on the boxes.

The 8 detailed steps outlined above might not be so practical when you are in a hurry or when you want to buy sneakers online. 

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers.

Expert Nike SB Dunk Lobster authentication

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

All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Nike SB Dunk Low Lobster 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 Lobster legit check guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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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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