How To Spot Fake Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead Bears (Real Vs Fake Guide)

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If you are here because you want to learn how to spot fake Nike Grateful Dead Dunks, then you are in the right place.

By reading this article, you will easily learn the main ways to spot fake Nike Grateful Dead Dunks, with the help of our reference fake vs real Air Max 97 images.

Before we begin the real vs fake Nike Grateful Dead Dunkslegit check guide, we’d like to mention that this guide applies all of the colourways of the Grateful Dead Dunks.

To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Grateful Dead Dunks is to check the size tag inside each shoe, as the fake pairs never have their inscriptions in tune with the authentic shoes’ text. Besides the size tag, checking the shoes from the rear side is also a reliable sign of authenticity, as the fake shoes commonly have poor quality in terms of stitching.

How to spot fake Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead Bears

Step 1: Fake vs real Grateful Dead Dunk size tag

As we’ve previously mentioned, we consider the size tag as the most reliable sign of authenticity when speaking of the real vs fake Grateful Dead Dunks, and this is why we are starting this guide with the size tag.

First of all, let’s have a quick look at the reference fake vs real Grateful Dead Dunk image below, and then, we’ll proceed to explain the flaws on the fake shoes.

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First of all, looking at the “VH” text on the top-right corner of the size tag in the fake vs real Grateful Dead Dunk image above, you can see how the fake shoes have their text too thin.

On the other hand, the authentic Dunks have their text looking thicker than what it looks like on the replicas.

The main and the most visible flaw on the fake shoes would be the colourway/product ID code, which is the bolded text below the line above which the “VH” text sits.

The counterfeit Grateful Dead Dunks have their text improperly font-weighted, as the “CJ5378” text is too thick, and the “-800” text is too thin.

On the other hand, the authentic shoes have their text at the same font-weight for each symbol, unlike the fake shoes which have multiple font-weights on the same print.

Then, looking in the upper-left side of the size tag, you can see how the fake shoes have their UK, EUR, cm, BN and CN inscriptions looking too thin.

The same inscriptions which tell you the size of the shoes in different measuring systems appear to be thicker on the authentic shoes.

At the same time, keep an eye out so that these inscriptions won’t be too thick because there are multiple versions of the fake shoes, which also have their UK, EUR, cm, BN and CN text looking too thick.

Up next, looking at the multiple lines of text which indicate the country of where the shoes were manufactured in (Vietnam, in this case), you can see how the fake shoes have their text looking too thin.

On the other hand, the authentic shoes have their “MADE IN VIETNAM” lines of text looking thicker than the fake shoes’ text.

Lastly, looking at the last line of text on the size tag, you can see how the fake shoes have their text which links to Nike’s website also looking too thin, while the same text is thicker on the legit shoes.

With all of this being said for the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Grateful Dead Dunks by the size tag, let’s move on to the second step of the guide.

Step 2: Real vs fake Grateful Dead Dunk rear details

Moving on to the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead sneakers, we are going to have a look a the fake vs real Grateful Dead Dunks from the back.

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In the real vs fake Grateful Dead Dunk image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have two main flaws.

First of all, the fakes hoes have their “nike” stitched text looking too thin, while the authentic shoes have their text thicker.

Then, the double stitching below the patch which has the coloured fur appears to be too short and thin, as it looks like it was perforated into the shoes.

On the other hand, the authentic shoes have their stitches properly attached to the shoes, showing the better quality when compared to the fake Grateful Dead Dunk pair.

Step 3: Inspect the quality of the suede material

Since the Grateful Dead Dunks are made out of suede as a primary material, we also have to check it.

The shoes which are made out of suede and that are replicated commonly have flaws in their material.

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In the fake vs real Grateful Dead Dunk image above, we have pointed out how the authentic shoes have their suede moving.

By that, we mean that if you rub the shoes on the suede area, you will notice how they leave traces of where you rubbed them, as the material darkens where you’ve previously touched it.

On the other hand, the fake shoes always have the flaw in which their suede effect is not as highlighted and noticeable as supposed to, as they either don’t or they just leave little traces behind, where the suede was touched.

real vs fake grateful dead dunk

In the fake vs real Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead image above, we have once again highlighted an example of how the suede is supposed to be on the legit shoes, and how the suede effect is not visible on the fake pair.

Step 4: Check the stitching on the footbed of your Dunks

As for the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead Bears, we are going to have a look at the footbed of the fake vs real Grateful Dead Dunks.

The footbed is basically the area of the shoes between the insoles below which your feet stands on, and also the area above the exterior sole of the shoes.

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In the fake vs real Grateful Dead Dunk image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have glue stains in the middle of the shoes, and that’s something that’s not going to be visible on the authentic shoes.

Besides, the fake shoes also have their stitching looking too thick, while the authentic shoes have their stitching thinner.

The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways on how to authenticate this item.

The tells listed below this point are still reliable signs of authenticity, but for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the top tells we’ve explained above this point to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.

Step 5: Look at the badge on the tongue of your shoes

Moving on to the fifth step on how to spot fake Grateful Dead Dunks, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Grateful Dead Dunks on the tongue area, in order to check the badge.

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In the real vs fake Grateful Dead Dunk image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their stitching around the tongue’s badge looking too short and thick.

At the same tie, the fake shoes present jump threads, while on the authentic shoes, you can see how all of the stitches are in their place, without being stacked or missing in any place.

Step 6: Verify the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of your Grateful Dead Dunks

Proceeding to the sixth way on how to spot fake Grateful Dead Dunks, we are going to have a look at the fake vs real Grateful Dead Dunks for the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of the shoes.

fake vs real grateful dead dunks

In the Grateful Dead Dunk real vs fake image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their stitching on the Nike Swoosh logo improperly attached to the shoes.

In fact, the fake shoes have their stitching looking too thin and fit too little deep into the shoes, while the legit shoes have heir stitching thicker and fit deep inside the logo.

Step 7: Analyze the stitching on the midsole of your Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead

Moving on to the seventh step of the guide on how to spot fake Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead, we are going to have a look at the fake vs real Grateful Dead Bear Dunks for the stitching on the midsole.

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In the real vs fake Grateful Dead Dunk image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their midsole’s stitching looking too thin and long.

On the other hand, the stitches present on the authentic SB Dunk Lows are thicker and shorter than the ones on the fake shoes.

How can I spot fake Nike SB Dunk Low x Grateful Dead in 60 seconds?

There are situations where you may be unable to go through each detailed step explained above when you need to authenticate your Grateful Dead Dunks.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 7 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Nike SB Dunk x Grateful Dead manufactured Dunk Lows.

  1. Check the size tag inside of your shoes. Most of the time, the fake Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead sneakers have their text on the size tag improperly font-weighted
  2. Look at the shoes from the rear side. Mostly, the fake shoes have their “nike” text looking too thin, and the double-stitching below the fur patch is often looking too short and thin
  3. Verify the quality of the suede material. Most of the time, the fake shoes have their suede not leaving traces behind after being touched and rubbed
  4. Inspect the footbed’s stitching. The fake Grateful Dead Dunks commonly have glue stains on their footbed. Also, the fake shoes’ footbed’s stitching is commonly looking too thick
  5. Verify the stitching on the tongue’s badge on your Grateful Dead Dunks. Mostly, the fake pairs have their stitching on the tongue looking too thick and short. Also, keep an eye out for stacked stitching and for any jump stitches
  6. Examine the stitching on the Nike Swoosh logo of your shoes. Commonly, the fake shoes have their stitching on the Nike Swoosh logo looking too thin and fit too little deep into the shoes
  7. Lastly, have a look at the stitching on the midsole of your shoes. The fake Grateful Dead SB Dunk Lows commonly have their stitching on the midsole looking too thin and long

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All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Grateful Dead Dunks 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 fake vs real Grateful Dead Dunk guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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