Nike Sacai Vaporwaffle Fake Vs Real (Authenticity Check Guide)

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If you are looking to learn how to see real vs fake Nike Sacai Vaporwaffle sneakers, then you are in the right place to do so.

That is because only by reading this fake vs real Nike Sacai Vaporwaffle guide, you are going to easily learn what to look for in order to spot fake Sacai Vaporwaffle sneakers.

With every step of our guide on how to spot fake Nike Sacai Vaporwaffle sneakers, we are going to link reference real vs fake Sacai Vaporwaffle images so that each step will be clear.

So as to put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Nike Sacai Vaporwaffle sneakers is to look at the size tag and at the “NIKE sacai” print on the rear side of the shoes, as no replica pair has these inscriptions at the correct thickness, while all of the authentic Sacai Vaporwaffle pairs are always on point, thanks to their quality.

How to spot fake Nike Sacai Vaporwaffle shoes?

Step 1: Real vs fake Nike x Sacai Vaporwaffle size tag

Just as we’ve previously mentioned, we consider the size tag as one of the best ways to see real vs fake Sacai Vaporwaffle sneakers.

Therefore, we recommend that you always check the size tag on your sneakers, as these little inscriptions can tell you the authenticity of the pair really easy.

First of all, let’s have a quick look at the reference real vs fake Sacai Vaporwaffle image from below, and after that, we’ll explain the flaws on the fake pair.

nike sacai vaporwaffle real vs fake guide

In the image with the real vs fake Sacai Vaporwaffle shoes above, we have pointed out three main flaws on the fake pair’s size tag.

First of all, looking in the top-right corner of the size tag, you can see how the fake pair has its “VJ” text looking too thick.

On the other hand, the authentic Sacai Vaporwaffle pair has its “VJ” inscription thinner and smaller than the one on the fake shoes.

Up next, in the left side of the size tag, we have the “BR” text which appears to be too thick on the fake pair, and one again, on the authentic shoe, you can see how the inscription is thinner.

Lastly, in the bottom left side of the size tag, we have the “MADE IN VIETNAM” lines of text, and while the most part of the letters have the correct thickness on the fake pair, there’s still a flaw.

Looking at the “MADE iN VIETNAM” text on the fake pair, you can see how the “IE” letters are placed too close to the first letter in the word “Vietnam”, as well as how they are too thick.

Since all of the letters on the legit Sacai Vaporwaffle pair’s size tag have the same thickness, they automatically have the same kerning between each character.

So, keep in mind that the authentic shoes should not present such thickness and kerning flaws, unlike the fake pairs.

Step 2: Fake vs real Sacai Vaporwaffle rear text and details

Proceeding to the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Nike x Sacai Vaporwaffle sneakers, we are now going to have a look at the fake vs real Vaporwaffle Sacai shoes, and this time, from the rear side.

So, flipping your shoes to the rear side, you now have to be really careful when looking at the “NIKE sacai” text, as most of the fake pairs have their text at the wrong thickness.

But, in order to see this, let’s have a look at the reference authentic vs replica Sacai Vaporwaffle image linked below.

real vs fake sacai vaporwaffle

In the image with the real vs fake Sacai Vaporwaffle sneakers above, we have pointed out another two flaws on the fake pair.

First of all, looking at the “sacai” text on the replica Sacai Vaporwaffles, you can see how their inscription is too thick, and how the authentic shoes have their text thinner.

On the other hand, the genuine Sacai Vaporwaffles have their “sacai” text thinner than the one on the fake pair.

At the same time, the fake shoes also have their “sacai” text looking too boxy, while the retail Sacai Vaporwaffles have their text bigger and somewhat “taller” than the one on the fake pair.

This flaw with the boxiness of the letters can be spotted if you look at the letter “s”, where you can see how the fake shoes have their character boxier, rather than the authentic shoes’ charcater that is wider.

Lastly, the next flaw which we’ve spotted on the rear side of the shoes is that the fake shoes also have their Nike Swoosh logo too small and boxy.

Back to the authentic Nike x Sacai Vaporwaffles, you can see how their rear side’s logo is bigger and thinner than the one on the replica pair.

Going to the third method on how to see fake Nike Sacai Vaporwaffle shoes, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Sacai Vaporwaffle pairs for their stitching on the Nike Swoosh logo.

As you may know, we are first going to look at the fake vs real Sacai Vaporwaffle pairs for their stitching on the big Nike Swoosh logo on the side of the shoes.

how to spot fake sacai vaporwaffle

In the image with the real vs replica Sacai Vaporwaffle shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake Sacai Vaporwaffle shoes have their stitching on the Nike Swoosh logo at the wrong thickness.

That is because, mainly, the fake Nike Swoosh logo has its stitches too thick, and not only that, but the stitches are also badly fit into the logo.

In fact, we have pointed out in the real vs fake Sacai Vaporwaffle image above how the replica pair has a few extra-hanging stitches.

Looking at the genuine Sacai Vaporwaffles, you can see how the stitches there have the same thickness, as well as the correct positioning, without having any extra-hanging stitches, unlike the fake shoes.

Step 4: Examine the suede effect on your sneakers

Proceeding to the fourth method on how to spot fake Nike Sacai Vaporwaffle shoes, we are now going to look at the real vs fake Sacai Vaporwaffle pairs for their suede effec.

So as to see the meaning of this suede effect, let’s first have a look at the reference fake vs real Sacai Vaporwaffle image below, and after that, we’ll explain this.

fake vs real sacai vaporwaffle

In the image with the real vs fake Sacai Vaporwaffle shoes above, we have pointed out how the authentic shoes have darker shades where the suede material was touched.

That means that after you rub the shoes in the area with the suede, the material is supposed to become darker, and to leave traces where you’ve just touched the suede.

On the other hand, the replica shoes do have their suede effect present, but it is so little visible that you may even consider the effect is not even present.

What we mean by all of the information at this step is that you have to rub the suede on your Sacai Vaporwaffles in order to see whether the material darkens and leaves traces or not.

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

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

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Step 5: Authentic vs fake Sacai Vaporwaffle tongue badges

As for the fifth step of the guide on how to spot fake real vs fake Sacai Vaporwaffle shoes, we are now going to check the pairs for their badges on the tongue.

To be precise, we are going to check the text on the two tags positioned on the tongue of the fake vs real Sacai Vaporwaffle sneakers.

sacai vaporwaffle authenticity check guide

In the image with the real vs replica Sacai Vaporwaffle shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have a few flaws.

Starting with the registered trademark “®” symbol on the fake pair’s tongue label, you can see how the fake pair has its symbol looking too thick, and how the legit pair has its symbol thinner.

Then, going to the “sacai” text, we have pointed out in the image with the real vs fake Sacai Vaporwaffles above how the fake pair has its text too thick.

Yet again, the authentic Sacai Vaporwaffle pair has its inscription looking thinner, because once again, the fake pair has its text too thick for the “sacai” inscription as well.

Lastly, looking at the “SPORTSWEAR” text, we have noticed how the fake pair has its text bigger and thicker than the one on the authentic shoes, which is smaller and thinner than the fake pair’s text.

Step 6: Examine the toe box of your Nike Sacai Vaporwaffle

Moving on to the sixth method on how to see real vs fake Sacai Vaporwaffle shoes, we are now going to have a look at the toe box’s overall look and at its inflation level.

As always, let’s first have a quick look at the reference fake vs real Sacai Vaporwaffle image from below.

sacai vaporwaffle authentication guide

In the image with the real vs fake Sacai Vaporwaffle shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its toe box less curvy than the authentic shoes’ toe box.

In fact, the authentic shoes have their toe box looking curvy, as the legitimate toe box has to arch a bit, and that’s a detail that’s not very well replicated on the fake Vaporwaffle Nikes.

Step 7: Look at the stitching around the cage of the shoes

Going to the seventh and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Nike x Sacai Vaporwaffle shoes, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Sacai Vaporwaffle pairs for their stitching around the cage.

how to see fake sacai vaporwaffle

In the image with the real vs fake Sacai Vaporwaffle shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their stitching the same as on the Nike Swoosh logo.

In fact, the fake pair has its stitching too thick, and looking at the authentic Sacai Vaporwaffle pair, you can see how its stitching is thinner.

How can I spot fake Nike Sacai Vaporwaffle pairs in 60 seconds?

The seven fake vs real Sacai Waffle steps outlined above are well detailed and it will be time demanding to perform each authentication step when you need to confirm the originality of your Sacai Vaporwaffles.

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 Nike x Sacai Vaporwaffle or the real deal.

  1. Check the size tag inside your shoes. Most of the replica pairs will have their text improperly font-weighted
  2. Have a look at the text on the rear side of the shoes. The fake pairs commonly have their text at the wrong thickness, as well as their little Nike Swoosh logo flawed the same
  3. Brief the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of your shoes, as most of the replica pairs have their stitching at the wrong thickness, as well as with extra-hanging threads
  4. Examine the suede effect on your Nike x Sacai Vaporwaffles. The fake pairs never have their suede splitting and leaving dark traces after being touched
  5. Authenticate the badge on the tongue of your shoes, since most of the fake pairs have their text at the wrong thickness and size
  6. Check the toe box of your shoes. In most cases, the replica Nike x Sacai Vaporwaffles have their toe box too little curvy
  7. Remember to also look at the stitching around the cage, as most of the replica pairs have their stitching too thick

Where can I get my Nike Sacai Vaporwaffle authenticated? The Nike authentication service

If you need help with the authentication of your Nike Sacai Vaporwaffle, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Sacai Vaporwaffle pair 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 real vs fake Nike x Sacai Vaporwaffle guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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