How To Spot Fake Timberland Boots (Real Vs Fake Guide)

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Do you want to learn how to spot fake Timberland boots? If you also don’t want to get scammed with a fake Timberland pair, then are for sure in the right place.

That is because we are here to teach you what to look for in order to spot fake Timberland boots with the help of our guide.

So as to have all of the information easily understandable and in order not to mix it, we are going to sort out all of the information within a few steps.

Along with every step of our guide on how to see replica Timberland boots, we are going to link reference fake vs real Timberland boots images.

Long story-short, the easiest way to spot fake Timberland boots is to look at the inscription on the interior side of the boots, as the counterfeit Timbs never have their letters, numbers and symbols at the wrong thickness, as well as at the wrong spacing in-between.

But hey, that’s not all of it. We are going to cover seven steps that apply to all of the Timberland 6 Inch boots, which are pretty much the most popular ones.

Now that you know what this guide is about, let’s jump right into the proper real vs fake Timberland boot guide!

How to spot fake Timberland 6 Inch boots

Step 1: Fake vs real Timberland boots interior side inscription

Just as we’ve previously mentioned, we consider the inscription on the interior side of the fake vs real Timbs as the most reliable authenticity factor.

Therefore, this is why we are starting the guide on how to authenticate Timblerand 6 Inch boots with the inside inscription.

At the same time, if you have the possibility to check this inscription, make sure that you never skip it and that you always check it.

First things first, let’s have a look at the reference fake vs real Timberland boots below, because it is easier to visualise the comparison.

timberland boots real vs replica

In the image containing the fake vs real Timberland 6 Inch boots above, we have noticed quite a few flaws on each line of text.

Starting with the first line of text, we have the main characters, and they indicate the product ID code, which is unique for each genuine Timberland pair of boots.

Looking at the letter “M” right next to the first character/s which indicate the size of the boots, you can see how the fake “M” is too thick.

On the other hand, the genuine Timberland boots have their letter “M” looking thinner, as its paint is less spread, rather than the fake pair’s paint which is stacked up too much on each part of the leather, therefore looking too thick.

Moving lower, now we have to deal with a few words. The replica Timbs have their “GENUINE LEATHER UPPER” text looking too thin.

The legitimate Timberland 6” boots have their same line of text looking thicker, as its characters are bolded more.

Then, as for the rest of lines of text on the replica. Timberlands, the flaw is the same, as they have the text at the wrong font-weight.

That means that all of the lines of text on the lower side of the interior inscription are too thin on the replica pair, unlike the authentic pair which has all of its characters at the same thickness.

Speaking of which, the authentic Timberland boots will never have their characters varying in font-weights, so they will not have any character either thicker or thinner than the others.

We’ve mentioned this because if you look at the fake pair’s second line of text (at the last word), the “LININGS” word has its letters “LININ” at a font-weight, and the last two letters, the “G” and the “S” are thinner.

That makes the letters “G” and “S” even thinner than the rest of the letters, respectively thinner even thinner than the authentic pair’s text.

Now, so as not to waste both your and our time, we are not going to mention that these same flaw applies to every word individually, as we’ve mentioned it above.

So as to re-cap: the authentic Timberland boots will always have their characters n the interior side’s inscription at the same thickness, without exception.

With all of this being said for the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Timberland boots, let’s move on to the next method.

Step 2: Real vs fake Timberland 6” boots suede spreading effect

The suede’s spreading effect is a factor that we have to analyze on any sneakers that have suede in their building.

That is because the replica manufacturers never use the correct suede material, or even if they do, the quality is always different from the real deal.

As for the Timberland boots that have the suede material, and most of the popular pairs do, the suede effect is a lethal authenticity factor.

First things first, let’s have a look at the real authentic vs replica Timberland 6” boots below.

The very first thing we’d like to mention is how the suede’s spreading effect should work like, on the authentic Timbs:

If you rub the shoes with your finger and the suede gets darker and leaves traces of where you rubbed the shoes with your finger, then the suede is correct.

Keep in mind that the authentic shoes must leave dark traces, because even the replica boots leave traces, but they are never as accentuated as they should be.

authentic vs fake timberland boots

In the image with the replica vs real Timberland boots above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes indeed leave a few traces – that’s where we’ve placed the hand-emoji pointers.

With that aside, the authentic shoes also have the suede effect in the same places as the replica boots, but looking at the genuine pair, you can see how there is a tremendous difference.

That is because the authentic shoes have their lines of where the suede was touched looking way darker and more defined than the fake pair’s suede.

If that wasn’t really clear at all, we’ve got you covered with the image below.

authentic timberland boots

In the image above, we have highlighted another authentic Timberland boot pair that has its suede splitting as it should.

That is because if you look at its part above the midsole and on the toe box, you can see how the shoes have lots of dark traces.

Step 3: Check the Timberland logo on the side of your boots

Up next, for the third step of the guide on how to spot counterfeit Timberland boots, we now have to take a look at the Timberland logo positioned on the side of the shoes.

The Timberland logo is what makes the boots really special, as it is one of the very first things you notice on a Timberland pair of boots.

So as to see what to look for at the logo on the side, let’s have a little bit of help from the real vs fake Timberland 6 Inch boot image from below.

how to see fake timberland boots

The main flaw on the replica Timberland boots’ logo on the side is the depth at which it is engraved.

By that, we mean the the fake shoes commonly have their Timberland logo fit too deep into the suede leather, therefore looking too thick.

In the image with the fake vs real Timberland boots above, we have noticed how the replica Timbs have their logo indeed fit too deep into the suede.

Not only that, but the fake boots also generally have their Timberland logo looking too thick, as the tree is thicker than what it should be like on the genuine shoes.

Mentioning the genuine Timberland boots, you can see how their classic Timberland tree logo is fit less deep into the suede, and how it is also thinner than the fake pair’s logo.

The logo may differ throughout the releases and the versions of the authentic Timberland boots, because as you can see in the image above, the fake pair has its “EST. 1973” text as well, and that’s present on some of the authentic boots as well.

We’d like to mention that even though the inscriptions next to the logos may differ from a release to another, the tree stays the same, and we recommend that you always look at the tree, as its s the best factor on the logo.

Now, let’s proceed to the fourth way on how to see fake vs real Timberland 6 Inch boots, and see what waits for us there.

Step 4: Verify the four lines of stitching on the side of your Timberlands

Going to the fourth method on how to spot fake Timberland boots, we are now going to cover the four lines of stitching visible on the side of the shoes.

These four lines of stitching are yet another unique Timberland-spotting factor, so it’s important to check it as well.

fake vs real timb boots

In the image with the fake vs genuine Timberland 6 Inch boots above, we have pointed out how the fake boots have their threads on the lines looking too small.

What we mean is that almost every thread on the fake pair’s threads on the four lines of stitching being too narrow, boxy and short.

On the other hand, the authentic Timberland boots have their threads being longer and bigger than the fake pair’s stitches.

This may be harder to spot, and so, we thought that the zoomed-in real vs fake Timberland 6 Inch boot image from below might help.

how to spot fake timberland boots

This is the same image that we’ve linked previously, but we think that a closer look might help seeing how the fake shoes have their stitches too short and small.

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: Have a look at the toe box of your Timberland boots

As for the fifth step on how to authenticate Timberland boots, we are now going to have a look at the toe box of the real vs fake Timberland boots.

Precisely, what we will look at is the overall look and at the inflation level of the fake vs real Timberland boots’ toe boxes.

timberland real vs fake boots

In the image with the real vs fake Timberland boots above, we have pointed out how the fake boots have their toe box too little.

Looking at the genuine Timberland boots, you can see how their toe box is supposed to have this sort of an over-inflated look, as they have their toe box really thick and looking really curvy at the front.

Then, looking at the fake Timbs, you can see how their toe box is less angled, because it isn’t as curvy as the authentic shoes’ toe box.

Step 6: Analyze your Timberland boots from the rear side

Going to the sixth method n how to see real vs fake Timberland boots, we are now going to have a look at the Timberland boots from the rear side.

As always, let’s first brief the reference fake vs real Timberland boot image from below, so as to see the difference between the fake and the real deal.

timberland boots fake vs real guide

In the image with the real vs fake Timberland 6” boots above, we have noticed ow the fake shoes first of all have their shape too bulky and “fat”.

On the other hand, the authentic Timberland 6” boots have their shape looking bulky at the bottom and at the top, and narrower in the middle.

In fact, the authentic Timberland shoes have their shape looking a bit like an hourglass, rather than the fatter look of the fake shoes.

Keep in mind that the worn authentic shoes must change their shape according to the wearer’s foot-shape, so if your shoes don’t have this hourglass-looking shape, it doesn’t mean that they are fake.

But, at the same time, the authentic shoes must hint a little bit that they have this narrowing, so it should be present a little bit on each authentic pair.

Then, the next flaw on he fake shoes is that they have their stitching looking shorter and thicker than the authentic shoes’ stitching, which is longer and thinner than the fake pair’s stitching.

Step 7: Check the laces of your Timberland boots

Moving forward to the seventh method on how to spot fake Timberland boots, we are now going to look at the fake vs real Timberlands for their laces.

real vs fake timbs

In the image with the real vs fake Timberland boots above, we have pointed out how the fake boots have their laces looking too thin.

On the other hand, looking at the legit Timbs, you can notice how their laces look thicker and bulkier than the fake pair’s laces.

How can I spot fake Timberland boots in 60 seconds?

The 7 real vs fake Yeezy Onyx 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 380 Onyx.

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 sneakers or the real deal.

  1. Check the inscription on the interior side of your Timbs. Most of the replica Timberland 6” boots have their text at the wrong thickness
  2. Verify the suede effect all around your shoes. The replica boots commonly use the wrong materials, therefore not leaving dark traces once the suede is touched
  3. Have a look at Timberland’s classic tree logo. The counterfeit Timberland boots tend to have their logo too thick and fit too deep into the suede material
  4. Examine the four lines of stitching on the side of your bots, as most of the fake boots have their stitches too thick and too short
  5. Brief the toe box of your boots, because most of the replica Timberland boots have their toe boxes too little curvy
  6. Check the rear side’s details. The authentic boots must be shaped a bit like an hourglass
  7. Authenticate the laces of your Timbs. In most cases, the replica Timberlands have their laces too thin and too little bulky

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Thank you for reading this,

Ch Daniel and Ch David

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