Supreme Uptempo Fake Vs Real: How To Tell Fakes

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

In this guide, our team is taking care of the Nike x Supreme Air More Uptempo.

Also known as the “Suptempo”.

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Now, let’s see how to legit check these Nike x Supreme sneakers.

How to spot fake Supreme Uptempo

The best way to spot fake Supreme Uptempos is to look at the size tag on both the left and right shoes.

Genuine shoes will have matching inscriptions, while fakes may not.

1. Size tag

  • Authentic:
    • Style-code Text: Properly proportioned and legibly thin.
    • Manufacturing Date: Displays “11/14/16.”
    • Country of Manufacture Text: Exhibits thinner text for “MADE IN VIETNAM” and “FABRIQUE EN VIETNAM.”
  • Fake:
    • Style-code Text: Exhibits overly thick and noticeable font.
    • Manufacturing Date: Wrongly indicates “12/23/16.”
    • Country of Manufacture Text: Both “MADE IN VIETNAM” and “FABRIQUE EN VIETNAM” are presented in a noticeably bolder font.

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2. Insole

  • Authentic:
    • “Supreme” Text: Letters are thin, wide, and have ample space between them.
    • Letter “x” Symbol: Noticeably thicker, larger, and more defined than on the replica.
    • “A I R” Text: Presents as thin, notably larger, and wider.
  • Fake:
    • “Supreme” Text: The text appears too thick, boxy, and the letters are too closely packed.
    • Letter “x” Symbol: Evidently too thin and small, lacking definition.
    • “A I R” Text: The letters are too thick, small, and appear boxy.

3. Back

  • Authentic:
    • Nike Swoosh Logo: Appropriately close to the letter “R.”
    • Letter “R”: Wider, larger, and with consistent, defined stitching throughout.
    • Shoe Bottom Holes: Boxy and less stretched out, maintaining a standard shape.
  • Fake:
    • Nike Swoosh Logo: Positioned too far from the letter “R,” creating a noticeable space.
    • Letter “R”: Appears too narrow and small, with some areas of stitching notably deeper and thicker than others.
    • Shoe Bottom Holes: Manifest as too tall and narrow, presenting a stretched-out appearance.

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. Supreme text

This is for the big logo all over the shoes.

  • Authentic:
    • “SUP” Stitching: Clean and neat stitching, with no threads protruding from the shoe material.
  • Fake:
    • “SUP” Stitching: Characterized by thicker stitches and slight protrusion, giving an “extra hanging thread” effect.

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  • Authentic:
    • “SUP” Text Stitching: Thin, neatly embedded stitches without any protruding elements.
  • Fake:
    • “SUP” Text Stitching: Exhibits thicker stitching with parts extending outward from the shoe material.

5. Midsole

  • Authentic: Fully painted Swoosh logo.
  • Fake: Inconsistent paint, showing white spots on the Swoosh logo.

6. Toe box

  • Authentic: Thinner, curvier toe box without glue stains on the Swoosh logo.
  • Fake: Bulkier toe box and visible glue stains near the Swoosh logo.

7. Swoosh

  • Authentic: Slimmer logo, positioned further from the toe box patch edges.
  • Fake: Bulkier logo, placed too close to the toe box patch edges.

Simple checklist

When you’re in a hurry or need a quick way to authenticate your Supreme Air More Uptempo…

Use this list:

  1. Inspect the text on the size tag; fake shoes often have improperly font-weighted text.
  2. Examine the print on the insole; fake pairs may have text with the wrong thickness.
  3. Check the details on the back of the shoes, including the placement of the Nike Swoosh logo and hole proportions.
  4. Analyze the “SUPREME” exterior logo; replicas often have thick and poorly attached stitching.
  5. Verify the Nike Swoosh logo on the midsole; fakes may have improperly filled-in colors.
  6. Examine the toe box; replicas tend to have a less curvy and arched shape.
  7. Look at the Nike Swoosh logo on the toe box; fake Uptempos may have a thicker logo.”

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  • Send us pictures of your shoes.
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  • Our results will include a comprehensive report.

You’ve reached the end of our guide for real vs fake Supreme Uptempos.

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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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