You can spot fake Nike x Sacai VaporWaffle by checking the size tag’s inscriptions. That aside, there are 6 other reliable authenticity-telling spots to look after. In this guide, we’ll go through all methods to legit check these shoes.
For now, stick with us to learn how to spot fake Sacai VaporWaffle.
How to tell if Sacai VaporWaffle are real
To tell if your Sacai VaporWaffle are real or fake, check the size tag and see if the text over there is bolded. While authentic pairs never have thick inscriptions, over 90% of the fakes present thicker inscriptions.
Let’s check it out!
1. Size tag
The “VJ” text is too thick on the fake VaporWaffles.
The “BR” print is also too thick on the fake pair.
The “MADE IN VIETNAM” text has its letter connected.
See how the letters”IE” in “VIETNAM” are placed too close to each other.
The “I” and “E” in “VIETNAM” are also too thick on the fake pair.
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The “sacai” text is too thick on the fake Vapor Waffles.
The same “sacai” text is too boxy on the fake sneakers.
The letter “s” is also too boxy and small on the fake shoes.
The replica pair has a few extra-hanging stitches.
The authentic shoes must leave dark traces where the suede was touched.
After you rub the shoes in the area with the suede, the material is supposed to become darker.
It should also leave traces where you’ve just touched the suede.
On the fake shoes:
Even if the suede effect is visible, it’s never as pronounced as the real.
If the suede doesn’t dark on your shoes upon touch, you’re 100% looking at a fake pair.
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.
All the inscriptions are too thick on the fake bag.
See how “®”, “sacai”, and “SPORTSWEAR” are all too thick on the fake pair.
6. Toe box
The fake pair has its toe box less curvy than the authentic shoes’ toe box.
The authentic shoes have their toe box curvier than the fake.
A genuine toe box has to arch a bit.
The cage on the fake pair has thicker stitching than on the real pair.
See how there are threads coming out of the fake shoes — never seen on the real pairs.
All stitches on the genuine pairs are supposed to fit deep into the leather.
Shortlist: How to spot fake Sacai VaporWaffle
Size Tag: Inspect the size tag inside your shoes. Many replica pairs often display incorrectly weighted font in their text.
Rear Text & Swoosh: Examine the text on the back of the shoes. Counterfeit versions typically have text with incorrect thickness and a flawed, smaller Nike Swoosh logo.
Side Nike Swoosh Logo: Review the Nike Swoosh logo on the shoe’s side. Most replicas display stitching with the wrong thickness and may have loose threads.
Suede Effect: Analyze the suede texture on your Nike x Sacai Vaporwaffles. Fake pairs usually don’t show dark traces when the suede is manipulated or touched.
Tongue Badge: Authenticate the badge on the shoe’s tongue. Counterfeit versions often have text that’s off in terms of thickness and size.
Toe Box Shape: Check the toe box of your shoes. Many replicas of Nike x Sacai Vaporwaffles present a toe box that’s less curvaceous than genuine pairs.
Cage Stitching: Don’t forget to inspect the stitching around the cage. Most replica pairs tend to have overly thick stitching.
While the seven steps mentioned above for distinguishing between real and fake Sacai Waffles are thorough, they might be time-consuming, especially when you quickly need to verify the authenticity of your Sacai Vaporwaffles.
For those in a pinch, we’ve crafted a swift 60-second guide for you.
Above are the top 7 signs to help you discern whether you’re looking at an authentic pair of Nike x Sacai Vaporwaffle or a replica.
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This concludes our guide on distinguishing genuine from counterfeit Nike x Sacai Vaporwaffle.
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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.