How To Spot Fake Nike x Stüssy Spiridon Cage 2

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

If you are looking to learn how to legit check the Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Cage 2 x Stussy, then you are in the right place.

Today, we are going to teach you how to spot fake Stussy Spiridon Cage 2 in just a few simple steps.

This guide works for all colorways of the Stussy Spirdions.

How to spot fake Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Cage 2 Stussy

Learn the distinctions between real vs fake Nike x Stussy Spiridon Cage 2 in this guide. Study rapid verification techniques and keep a step ahead of counterfeits.

Let’s arm yourself with the insight to make confident purchases!

1. Size tag

  • The fake shoes have their “VY” inscription looking too thin.
  • The fake shoes also have their “CQ5486-200” text looking too thin — this is the style code.
  • The fake shoes have their “MADE IN VIETNAM” lines of text looking too thin.

Authentic Nike sneakers are made in Vietnam, including the Stussy Spiridon Cage 2.

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2. Rear details

  • The fake shoes have their “STUSSY” text too big, wide and thick.
  • The stitching all around the patch with the “STUSSY” patch looks too thick and long on the fake pair.
  • The “zoom air” text is too small.
  • The fake shoes have their “zoom air” text placed too high.

3. Insole

  • The “zoom” text on the fake pair’s insole is too thin.
  • The “AIR” text below the line is also too thin on the fake Spirdion Cage 2s.
  • The same flaw applies to the Nike Swoosh logo: it is too thin.

Authentic Nike Stussy Air Zoom always have the prints on the insole at the same font weight.

4. Swoosh

  • The fake shoes have their Nike Swoosh logo looking too big.
  • The fake Nike Swoosh logo is placed more to the front of the shoes, as it is placed closer to the leftmost cage.
  • Notice how the fake Swoosh is also very thick.
  • The fake shoes have their Nike Swoosh logo looking too short, bulky and thick at the top tip.

The authentic shoes have their Nike Swoosh logo placed in the middle of the patch inside the cage, as the legit logo is centred.

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.

5. Tongue

  • The fake “STUSSY” stitched logo is too thin.

The authentic tex looks way thicker than its counterfeit.

6. Front

  • The eight dots found on the front block of the fake shoes appear to be too thin.
  • They’re also irregularly painted.
  • The fake dots are painted a bit more over the outline of a perfect circle.
    • The authentic shoes have their paint exactly shaped as perfect circles.
  • The fake “STUSSY” logo is too thin and small as well.

7. Cage

  • The curvy cage found on the leftmost side of the shoes looks too curvy and wide on the fake shoes.
  • The fake shoes have their cage looking too small and once again too curvy at the bottom.
  • The same curviness flaw applies to the rear side of the cage.

8. Sole

  • The fake pair has its “STUSSY” text looking too wide.

The real “STUSSY” logo text looks boxier and less wide than the text on the fake pair.

9. Toe box

  • The fake hoes have their toe box looking too curvy.
  • The fake shoes have their toe box over-inflated.
  • Hence, the toe box is also thicker than the toe box of the real shoes.

10. Box label

  • The “AIR ZM SPIRIDON CG 2 / STUSSY” text at the top of the label is too thin on the fake.
  • The “CQ5486200” style code at the bottom of the box uses a different font.
  • Hence, the style code is too thin on the fake label.

The authentic box has thicker inscriptions.

Shortlist: Authenticate your shoes

  1. Inspect the font weight on the size tag. Often, counterfeit shoes display text that’s either excessively bold or too fine.
  2. Examine the rear details of your Spiridon Cage 2s. Counterfeit versions typically misshape and misplace their text, with stitching that appears too refined.
  3. Review the insole print. Counterfeit Stussy Spiridon Cage 2 sneakers often feature an overly fine insole text, including a misproportioned Nike Swoosh logo.
  4. Survey the Nike Swoosh logo on the sneaker’s side. Fake pairs tend to have a thicker, incorrectly positioned logo.
  5. Assess the “STUSSY” inscription on the shoe’s tongue. Imitation Stussy x Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Cage 2s usually display a flawed font weight relative to genuine pairs.
  6. Check the dots on the front of the shoes. Counterfeit versions often present dots and the “STUSSY” text that appear too refined.
  7. Analyze the curviness of the cage on the profile side. Fakes commonly showcase a cage that’s overly curved and broad.
  8. Ensure to review the “STUSSY” text on the shoe’s sole. Imitations typically have a sole text that’s excessively wide.
  9. Study the shoe’s toe box. Fake Stussy Spiridon Cage 2s usually possess a toe box that appears excessively bulky or inflated.
  10. Check the text on the shoebox label. Counterfeit versions generally have finer text on the label and may use an incorrect font.

At times, diligently following every step we’ve highlighted above for verifying your Stussy Spiridons might be impractical.

To address this, we’ve crafted a swift 60-second approach to validate your sneakers.

Presented above are the top 10 key signs to gauge whether you’re holding a counterfeit pair or an authentically produced Nike Air Zoom Stussy Spiridon Cage 2.

Expert Nike x Stüssy Spiridon Cage 2 authentication

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Just provide us with clear photos of your sneakers. Expect a comprehensive assessment within 24 to 48 hours. Alongside our findings, you’ll receive a detailed explanation supporting our verdict on your sneakers’ authenticity.

In conclusion, our guide for distinguishing between genuine and counterfeit Stussy Spiridon Cage 2 wraps up here. Stay connected, as we constantly refine this resource with up-to-date comparisons.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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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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