Last Updated on November 10, 2023 by
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Valentino Rockrunner sneakers?
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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.
Toe Box Stitching:
Authentic: The stitching is more linear and less angled.
Fake: The stitching appears too curved and sharply angled.
Middle Side Stitching:
Authentic: Stitching lines are sharper and more defined.
Fake: The stitching appears too curvy and less sharp.
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.
Authentic: The stitching is curvier.
Fake: The stitching appears too sharp. 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.
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
Examine the shoe’s stitching. Counterfeit models typically have overly curved stitching at the toe box and excessively sharp stitching at the rear.
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.
Check the toe box suede stitching. Fakes often display stitching that’s abruptly curved and rounded.
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.
Analyze the insoles. Many fakes omit the “MADE IN ITALY” text inside.
Assess the box’s color nuance. Fake boxes tend to have overly bright camo colors, while genuine boxes exhibit less vibrant hues.
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.
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