How to tell if Travis Scott Dunks are real or fake
You can tell if Travis Scott Dunks are real or fake by checking the stitching on the back.
Fake pairs always have thin stitches, while real pairs have very thick threads for the three lines below the “NIKE” text.
1. Rear details
1.1. The “NIKE” text
The replica Travis Scott Dunks pair has a fatter and wider overall shape.
The fake patch with the “NIKE” print is smaller and less large than the authentic patch.
The counterfeit Travis Scott Dunks have their “NIKE” patch as long as where the two Swooshes meet, while the legit sneakers have the patch longer than the point where the Swooshes meet.
The replica Travis Scott Dunks has the letters misplaced in the “NIKE” text.
The letter “E” is placed lower than the rest of the letters on the fake sneakers.
The fake “NIKE” text is also smaller and it looks like it’s written in italic.
As for the last spot that we will inspect on the real vs fake Travis Scott SB Dunks on the rear side, we are talking about the stitches below the “NIKE” patch.
1.2. The stitching
The stitches are too thin on the fake Travis Scott SB Dunks.
The Travis Dunks commonly have the stitches below the “NIKE” text longer than the authentic shoes’ rear stitches.
See how the real pair has thick, solid stitches that are very short. It’s all about density!
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The fake Travis Scott Dunk sneakers have their Nike Swoosh logo placed too low.
The top tip of the Swoosh is to far away from the patch next to the laces.
On the bottom side, the fake Swoosh is too close to the midsole.
See how the authentic Swoosh is placed higher than the fake logo.
3. Bandana pattern
As for the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Travis Scott Dunks, we are going to analyze the real vs fake Travis Scott Dunks on the interior and the exterior patterns.
3.1. Interior side
In the fake vs real Travis Scott SB Dunk images above:
The paisley pellets all around the interior side of the fake sneakers are not opaque enough.
The fake paisley pellets are always coloured grey instead of the authentic white pellets.
The fake sneakers have this problem due to the opacity, as we’ve mentioned above.
3.2. Exterior side
The toe box of the replica Travis Scott SB Dunks has a lighter shade than the real one.
The middle side of the fake Travis Scott Dunks misses many brown patches.
This may differ from one pair to another, but you can always notice a fake Travis Scott SB Dunk pair by the fact that there are no darker patches and just lighter ones.
On the authentic SB Dunks, you will always see darker coloured patches too, while the fake Travis SB Dunks sneakers will miss a lot of these on the exterior pattern.
The fake Travis Scott Dunks have their tongue totally differently coloured than the legit ones.
The fake Travis Scott Dunks have the fake “Cactus Jack” print too thin.
On the fake shoes, the first letter “C” in the “Cactus” text is crooked and too wide.
The authentic Travis Scott Dunk sneakers have their tongue coloured as a beige/light brown, while the replica Travis Scott Dunks have their tongue coloured yellow.
A quick mention:
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5. Toe box
The fake Travis Scott Dunks have a thicker toe box.
The fake toe box has a very solid look in comparison to the real pair.
The authentic sneakers will never have their toe box looking as thick as in the real vs fake Travis Scott Dunk images above, but it will never be too thin either, as there are some examples on the fake market like that too.
6. Pink Swoosh
The replica Travis Scott SB Dunk sneakers have their interior Nike Swoosh colour saturated too much.
The fake logo is too pink, as it has a darker shade than the real logo.
The authentic Travis Scott SB Dunks have their Nike Swoosh on the interior side coloured lighter than the fake sneakers’ Swoosh, which is coloured in very nuanced hot pink.
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Check the rear details on your Travis Scott Dunks. Most of the time, the replica Travis Scott Dunks will have their rear “NIKE” text looking too big, small, too thin and too angled as it looks italic. The patch with the “NIKE” text is most common to be too small, and the stitching below is too thin and too long on the fake pairs.
Check the placement of the exterior side’s Nike Swoosh logo. Mostly, the fake Travis Scott SB Dunk Low pairs will have their Swoosh placed too low.
Look at the pattern of the sneakers on the interior and the exterior areas around the shoes. Most of the time, the fake Travis Scott Dunks will have their elements looking less opaque than the elements on the authentic sneakers, and the colours are usually too light on the fake shoes.
Verify the exterior side of the tongue. Usually, the first letter “C” in the “Cactus Jack” text is too wide and open, and not only that, but the letters are too thin. Also, the fake TS Dunks commonly have their tongue coloured yellow instead of authentic beige/light brown.
Inspect the toe box area of your Travis Scott Dunks. Usually, the replica TS Dunks will have their toe box looking “over-inflated” and thicker than the legit sneakers’ toe box.
Verify the colour of the inner Nike Swoosh. Most commonly, the fake sneakers have the inner Swoosh coloured as a very nuanced hot-pink, while the authentic sneakers have the Nike Swoosh coloured lighter on the interior side.
The 6 fake vs real Nike x Travis Scott SB Dunk steps outlined above are well-detailed and it will be time-demanding to perform each authentication step when you need to confirm the originality of your Dunks.
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That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Travis Scott Dunk Jack guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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