Civilist Nike SB Dunk Low Heat Real Vs Fake Guide CZ5123-001

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The Nike SB Dunk Low x Civilist sneakers are another unique SB Dunk pair, and these shoes are known for their feature that changes their colour when heated.

We are here to teach you how to authenticate these unique Dunks since there are a lot of replicas nowadays.

In fact, by reading this guide, you are going to properly learn how to spot fake Nike SB Dunk Low Civilist pairs in just a few simples steps to follow.

Along with every step you will find in this guide, we are going to link reference images with the real vs fake Civilist Dunk pairs so that everything will be easily understandable.

The fastest way to spot fake Civilist SB Dunk shoes is to have a look at the size tag inside shoe because the fake pairs never have their inscriptions at the right font-weighted, therefore the fake pairs having their letters often looking too thin when compared to the real deal.

How to spot fake Nike SB Dunk Low Civilist

Step 1: Real vs fake Nike SB Dunk Low Civilist size tag

As we have previously mentioned, we consider the size tag inside these sneakers as the most lethal sign of authenticity since no fake pair matches the legit shoes in quality on this little paper inside the shoes.

Therefore, we recommend that you always check the size tag inside the Civilist Dunks because it can easily guarantee you the authenticity of the pair.

And as promised at the top of the guide on how to spot fake Civilist SB Dunk pairs, we are now going to have al look at the reference real vs fake Nike Civilist SB Dunk Low image below.

authentication civilist dunk

In the image with the fake vs real Civilst SB Dunks above, we have pointed out a few main flaws visible on the fake pair’s size tag that give away their authenticity.

First of all, the replica SB Dunk Lows have their style-code’s inscription at the top at the wrong font-weighted.

By that, we mean that the fake pair has its “CZ5123-001” text looking too thin, while the legitimate shoes have their text thicker.

Then, the same flaw applies to the “UPC” code line of text where you can see how the replica Civilist Dunks have their “UPC” text looking too thin again.

At the same time, the fake pair has its “UPC” inscription and its numbers improperly written, as they look scratched and printed with less quality than the legit shoes’ text.

In fact, the authentic Civilist SB Dunks have their “UPC” inscription at the same font-weight for each letter and number.

Then, looking in the bottom left corner of the size tag, we have pointed out in the real vs fake Civilist Dunk image above how the counterfeit shoes have their long line of text staring with “01” too thin again.

The legitimate sneakers have their same line of text looking thicker and more defined than the fake pair 

Then, one line lower, looking at the “MADE IN VIETNAM”  lines of text, we have noticed how the replica shoes have their text looking  too thin.

On the other hand, the legitimate shoes have their “MADE IN VIETNAM” lines of text looking a bit thicker and once again more defined than the fake pair’s text.

Lastly, talking about the material of the size tag, you can see how the fake shoes have their size tag using the wrong material, as there are a few zig-zag lines on the paper, making it look folded on the fake pair.

The authentic shoes have a thick piece of paper that isn’t creased or folded, using high-quality materials when compared to the fake pair’s size tag.

With this being said for the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Civilist Dunks, let’s move on to the next step.

Step 2: Fake vs real Civilist Dunk rear details

For the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Civilist Nike SB Dunk Lows, we are going to flip the shoes to the rear side and have look at the “Nike” text and the stitching all around the shoes.

Now, let’s have a look at the reference real vs fake SB Dunk Civlist image below in order to see the differences between the two shoes.

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In the image with the real vs fake Civilist Dunks above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their “Nike” text at the top of the patch at a different thickness than the text found on the authentic shoes.

The legitimate shoes have their “Nike” text looking thinner than the one found on the replica pair.

Then, looking at the three lines of stitching in the middle side of the shoes, we have pointed out in the real vs fake Civilist Dunk image above how the fake pair has its stitches too long and too thin.

Speaking of the authentic Dunks, they have their three lines of stitching looking shorter and thicker than the ones found on the fake pair.

Lastly, below the patch with the three lines of stitching, the double-stitching that curves all around the patch is too shorty and thick this time on the fake pair.

On the other hand, the authentic shoes have their double stitching longer and thinner on the authentic pair.

Step 3: Look at the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of your shoes

Going to the third method on how to spot fake Nike SB Dunk Low x Civilist shoes, we are going to look at the real vs fake Civilist Dunks for the Nike Swoosh logo on the side.

Mostly, the replica Civilist Dunks have their Nike Swoosh logo looking too small when compared to the replica shoes.

So as to see the details better, let’s have a look at the reference fake vs real Nike Civilist Dunk image below.

civilist dunk real vs fake

In the image containing the real vs fake Civilist Dunks above, we have pointed out how the counterfeit shoes have their logo looking too thin, as in the case of most replica shoes.

Talking about the authentic shoes, they have their Nike Swoosh logo looking bigger than the fake pair’s logo.

At the same time, in the real vs fake Nike Civilist Dunk image above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its Civilist tab on the back side of the logo improperly font-weighted on the “Civilist” text.

In fact, the fake shoes have their “Civilist” text looking too narrow and tall, while the authentic shoes have their “Civilist” text on the tab looking smaller and wider than the fake pair’s text.

Step 4: Inspect the text on the exterior side of the tongue

For the fourth method on how to spot fake Nike SB Dunk Low Civilist shoes, we are going to move on the upper side of the shoes, and have a look at the details on the badge.

Now, let’s have a look at the reference fake vs real Nike SB Dunk Low Civilist image below.

civilist heat sb dunk real vs fake

In the image containing the fake vs real Civilist Dunks above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their “SB” text looking too thin.

The authentic Dunks have their “SB” text looking thicker than the replica pair’s “SB” inscription.

At the same time, you can also notice how the fake shoes have their “SB” text improperly stitched into the badge, as it has missing threads at the bottom of the letter “S”, therefore looking incomplete and badly shaped.

On the other hand, the authentic shoes have their stitching in place, having both of the letters defined and stitched at high quality.

Lastly, looking at the bottom of the badge, we have pointed out in the real vs fake Civilist Dunk image above how the fake shoes have their stitching too thin.

The authentic Dunks have their stitching at the bottom of the label looking thicker and more visible than the fake pair’s stitching which is too little opaque.

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: Analyze the stitching on the midsole of your Civilist SB Dunks

Moving on to the fifth method on how to spot fake Civilist Heat SB Dunks, we are going to have a look at the stitching o the midsole of the shoes.

As you may know already, we are first going to have a look at the real vs fake Civilist SB Dunk image below, and then, we will explain the flaws on the fake pair.

civilist dunk real vs fake

In the image with the real vs fake Civilist SB Dunks above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its stitching improperly shaped.

By that, we mean that the fake pair has its stitches on the midsole looking too short and also too thick.

On the other hand, the authentic Civilist SB Dunk Lows have their stitches all around their midsole looking longer and thinner than the fake pair’s stitches.

Step 6: Inspect the toe box inflation level of your shoes

As for the sixth method on how to spot fake Nike SB Dunk Low Civilist shoes, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Civilist Dunk pairs for the toe box’s inflation level.

In most cases, the fake Civilist Dunks have their toe box looking too thin, therefore being inflated too little.

how to spot fake civilist dunk

In the image with the real vs fake Civilist Dunks above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its toe box looking too small and thin.

The SB Dunk Lows are a pair of shoes that must have their toe box looking thicker and over-inflated in most of the cases, and that applies to the Civilist SBs as well.

Therefore, the authentic shoes must have their toe box thick, with an over-inflated look, while most of the fake pairs have their toe box too thin and small.

Step 7: Check the insole of the Nike SB Dunk Low Civilist sneakers 

As for the seventh method on how to spot fake Nike SB Dunk Low Civilist shoes, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Civilist SB Dunk Low image below in order to see the quality of the insoles on the shoes.

civilist heat sb dunk fake vs real

In the image with the real vs fake SB Dunk Low Civilist pairs above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their “Civilist” text looking too thick when compared tot the retail pair’s text.

On the other hand, the authentic shoes have their “Civilist” text looking thinner than the fake pair’s text.

The fake shoes also have their “SB” text looking too thin, and the authentic shoes have their “SB” inscription thicker than the fake pair’s.

Step 8: Verify the heat colours of your shoes

Now, for the eighth method on how to spot fake SB Dunk Low Civilist shoes, we are going to look at the heat colours of the shoe since this is their unique feature.

First of all, let’s have a look at the reference fake vs real Civilist SB Dunk Low image below in order to notice the differences between the two pairs.

authenticity check civilist dunk

In the image with the real vs fake Civilist Dunks above, we have pointed out how the replica shoes have their heat colours less bright and saturated than the authentic shoes’ colours.

In fact, the fake shoes have their heat colours looking washed-out and too little saturated when compared to the authentic shoes’ colours.

Step 9: Real vs fake Nike SB Dunk Low Civilist box label

For the ninth way on how to spot fake Civilist Dunks, we are going to look at the real vs fake Civilist Dunks for the box label.

civilist dunk fake vs real

In the image with the real vs fake Civilist Dunk image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes’ box label has its inscriptions at the wrong thickness.

By that, we mean that the first line of text on the box label looking too thick, while the authentic shoes’ box label is thinner.

At the same time, the styles-doe inscription at the bottom of the box label is also too thick when compared to the authentic box label’s inscription, which is yet again thinner than the fake box’s.

How can I spot fake Nike SB Dunk Low Civilist 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 Civilist Dunks.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 8 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Nike SB x Civilist manufactured Dunk Lows.

  1. Check the size tag inside your shoes. Mostly, the replica Civilist Dunks have their text on the size tag looking too thin
  2. Look at the shoes from the rear side, as the fake shoes usually have their “Nike” text too thick and their stitching improperly shaped
  3. Verify the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of your Dunks. Usually, the fake pairs have their logo looking too small
  4. Inspect the tongue badge. In most cases, the fake shoes have their “SB” text too thin and improperly shaped, and their stitching at the bottom of the label is also usually too thin
  5. Check the stitching on the midsole of your shoes because in most case, the fake shoes have their stitching too small and thick
  6. Look at the toe box’s inflation level. Usually, the fake shoes have their toe box looking too slim, thin and deflated
  7. Inspect the insole of your shoes, as most of the fake shoes have their text looking too thick
  8. Examine the heat colours of your shoes. In most cases, the fake shoes have their colours looking too little saturated, as they often look washed out
  9. Authenticate the text on the box label of your shoes because most of the fake pairs have their text looking too thick

Where can I get my Civilist SB Dunk authenticated? The Nike SB Dunk legit check service

If you need help with the authentication of your Civilist SB Dunk Lows, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Medicom Dunks and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours. The Civilist 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 Civilist SB Dunk guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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