How To Tell If Prada Boots Are Fake: Monolith (2024)

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

Got a pair of Parada Monolith boots? Not sure if they’re dupes?

We’ve got 8 steps ahead of us!

How to spot fake Prada boots

Focus on the tongue’s interior text. Replicas often showcase thicker fonts.

Authentic Monoliths are consistently impeccable.

1. Inteiror tongue

  • Authentic:
    • “255 39” inscription is thinner.
    • “MADE IN ITALY” text is perfectly legible.
  • Fake:
    • “255 39” inscription is thicker.
    • “MADE IN ITALY” text is too thick, making it barely readable.

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2. Insole

  • Authentic:
    • “PRADA” text is thinner.
    • Stitching on the insole is shorter and thicker.
  • Fake:
    • “PRADA” text is too thick, causing kerning issues.
    • Stitching on the insole is longer and thinner.

3. Pocket interior

  • Authentic: “PRADA” text is thinner, and “MILANO” text is bigger.
  • Fake: “PRADA” text is too thick, and “MILANO” text is smaller and thicker.

4. Exterior tongue

  • Authentic: Thicker stitching on the tongue, smaller and thicker “PRADA” and “MILANO” text.
  • Fake: Thinner stitching on the tongue, bigger and thinner “PRADA” and “MILANO” text.

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. Pocket exterior

This is the “PRADA MILANO DAL 1913” badge outside the pocket.

  • Authentic:
    • Thinner “PRADA” and “MILANO” text with proper letter spacing.
    • Notably, “P” and “R” are not too close.
  • Fake:
    • Thicker “PRADA” and “MILANO” text with letters placed very close together.
    • e.g. “P” and “R” are too close to each other.

6. Sole

  • Authentic: Thinner “PRADA” text logo due to less deep placement inside the fabric of the sole.
  • Fake: Thicker “PRADA” text logo as it is fit too deep inside the fabric of the sole.

7. Heel

  • Authentic: Bigger, wider, and thinner “PRADA” text, appearing cleaner.
  • Fake: Smaller, boxier, and thicker “PRADA” text.

8. Toe box

  • Authentic: Flatter and less curvy toe box.
  • Fake: Curvier and higher toe box.

Shortlist: Verify your Prada boots

  1. Interior Tongue: Compare the inscriptions and legibility.
  2. Insole: Look at the thickness of the “PRADA” text and the stitching details.
  3. Pocket Interior: Check for text thickness and spacing.
  4. Exterior Tongue: Observe the stitching and text proportions.
  5. Pocket Exterior: Examine the “PRADA MILANO DAL 1913” badge for proper text weight.
  6. Sole: Ensure “PRADA” text is not too deeply placed.
  7. Heel: Assess the size and thickness of the “PRADA” text.
  8. Toe Box: Notice the shape, whether it’s flatter or curvier.

For those quick checks, we’ve summarised the guide it into a 60-second-long read.

Here are the top 8 clues to swiftly distinguish genuine Prada Monolith boots from counterfeits.

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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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