Valentino Rockrunner Shoes: Fake Vs Real Guide (2024)

Written by
Ch David
Valentino Rockrunner Real VS Fake Guide
Need to have your item authenticated by EXPERTS?
Get help NOW
100,000+ customers
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Last Updated on January 11, 2024 by Ch David

Looking to learn how to spot fake Valentino Rockrunner sneakers?

Join us, and let’s:

  • Study the 7 ways to spot fake Valentino Rockrunner.
  • Look at helpful real vs fake images.
  • Read helpful insights for the authentication process.

Not the kind of shoes you’re looking to authenticate? Check out our guide for Valentino Rokcstud heels.

For now, let’s stick with the Rockrunners.

How to spot fake Valentino Rockrunner

You can spot fake Valentino Rockrunner sneakers by checking the stitching on the exterior profile sides. Fake pairs often have their stitching thinner than the authentic.

Let’s go deeper.

1. Stitching

  1. Toe Box Stitching:
    • Authentic: The stitching is more linear and less angled.
    • Fake: The stitching appears too curved and sharply angled.
  2. Middle Side Stitching:
    • Authentic: Stitching lines are sharper and more defined.
    • Fake: The stitching appears too curvy and less sharp.
  3. Waviness Below Lace Holes:
    • Authentic: There’s a wavy texture below the lace holes in the middle part of the shoe.
    • Fake: The area lacks the wavy texture and appears flat.
  4. Left-side Stitching:
    • Authentic: The stitching is curvier.
    • Fake: The stitching appears too sharp.

Want the expert's opinion? Let our Valentino authenticators check your shoes:

2. Tongue

  • “VALENTINO” Text Size:
    • Authentic: The text is large enough to touch the edges of the tag.
    • Fake: The text is too small and doesn’t reach the tag edges.
  • “VALENTINO GARAVANI” Text Quality:
    • Authentic: The text is thicker and well-stitched.
    • Fake: The text appears too thin and has poor stitching quality.

3. Suede

  • Authentic: The stitching and suede shape on the toe box are less round, with more subtle curves.
  • Fake: The stitching and suede shape appear too round and curve more abruptly.

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. Spikes

  • Authentic: The spikes are shorter and there is a noticeable distance between the rear suede and the spikes.
  • Fake: The spikes are too long, finishing where the rear suede finishes, leaving no space between them.

5. Insole

  • Authentic: The text “MADE IN ITALY” is present.
  • Fake: The text “MADE IN ITALY” is missing.

6. Box

  • Authentic: The camo colors on the legit box appear darker.
  • Fake: The camo colors on the counterfeit box are too vibrant.

7. Color

This only works for the black colourway.

  • Authentic: For the black colorway of the Valentino Rockrunners, the tongue tag should be black.
  • Fake: The fake pair has an olive green tongue tag, which is incorrect for the black colorway.

Shortlist: Authenticate your Valentino shoes

  1. Examine the shoe’s stitching. Counterfeit models typically have overly curved stitching at the toe box and excessively sharp stitching at the rear.
  2. Study the “VALENTINO” text on the tongue tag. On fakes, this text is often too small, whereas on genuine pairs, it touches the tag’s edges.
  3. Check the toe box suede stitching. Fakes often display stitching that’s abruptly curved and rounded.
  4. Inspect the spike line at the back. Counterfeit versions usually have a spike line as long as the suede stitching, whereas authentic ones have a shorter spike line.
  5. Analyze the insoles. Many fakes omit the “MADE IN ITALY” text inside.
  6. Assess the box’s color nuance. Fake boxes tend to have overly bright camo colors, while genuine boxes exhibit less vibrant hues.
  7. For the black colorway Rockrunners, ensure the tongue tag is black. Counterfeit versions often mistakenly use olive-green, which is a clear giveaway.

For convenience, we’ve crafted a fast 60-second authentication guide.

Above are the top seven signs to help you determine the authenticity of your Valentino Rockrunners.

Expert Valentino authenticity check service

Need help authenticating your Valentino Rockrunner sneakers?

  • Send us clear photos.
  • We’ll provide feedback within 48 hours, complete with a report explaining our assessment.

This concludes our guide on distinguishing real vs fake Valentino Rockrunners.

Need our opinion on your item’s authenticity? It’s a service we provide.

Get a fully-detailed report for why you have a real or fake item. Takes less than 48 hours!

Alternatively, use our free resources: written guides and video tutorials.

Thank you for reading this,

Ch Daniel and Ch David

80+ Safest Places to Buy Items Online From

Want to avoid scams for your next sneaker, watch, designer item or bag? Enter your email address and we'll send the FREE guide over.

About the Author

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.
Read more about the Author →