Timberland Legit Check: How To Spot FAKE Boots

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Last Updated on May 16, 2024 by Ch David

Want to learn how to spot fake Timberland boots? Welcome to the ultimate guide.

We are here to teach you what to look for to spot fake Timbs.

How to tell if your Timberland boots are real

To know if your Timberland boots are real, look at the inscription on the interior side. Fakes never have their letters, numbers and symbols at the right thickness.

1. Interior text

  • The “M” is too thick on the fake boots.
  • The replica Timbs have their “GENUINE LEATHER UPPER” text looking too thin.
  • All of the lines of text on the lower side of the interior inscription are too thin on the fake boots.
  • The word “LININGS” has its “LININ” print too thick. The “G” and “S” are thinner.
  • That makes the letters “G” and “S” even thinner than the rest of the letters.

Finding it too hard? Reach out to our Timbs experts:

2. Suede

Upon touch, the suede on an authentic pair should leave dark traces.

Sometimes, even replica boots leave traces, but they are never as accentuated as they should be.

  • The fake shoes indeed leave a few traces – that’s where we’ve placed the hand-emoji pointers.
  • The authentic shoes also have the suede effect in the same places as the replica boots.
  • Looking at the genuine pair, you can see how there is a tremendous difference.

Have a look at this authentic example:

  • Here is another authentic Timberland boot pair that has its suede splitting as it should.
  • The shoes have lots of dark traces.

3. Logo

  • Fake shoes commonly have their Timberland logo fit too deep into the suede leather, therefore looking too thick.
  • Generally, the fake tree is thicker than what it should be on the genuine shoes.

The genuine Timberland tree logo fits less deeply into the suede, and it is also thinner than the fake pair’s logo.

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.

Hence, we recommend that you always look at the tree, as it is the best factor for the logo.

4. Stitching

  • The fake boots have their threads on the lines looking too small.
  • Almost every thread on the fake pair’s stitching is too narrow, boxy and short.

Let’s zoom in:

  • This is the same image that we’ve linked previously.
  • A closer look might help in seeing how the fake shoes have their stitches too short and small.

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.

5. Toe box

  • The fake boots have their toe box too little.
  • The genuine toe box is supposed to have this sort of an over-inflated look.
  • The real toe box is thick and curvy at the front.

On the fake Timbs, you can see how their toe box is less angled than the real one.

6. Back

  • The fake shoes have their shape too bulky and “fat”.
  • The authentic Timberland shoes have their shape looking a bit like an hourglass.
  • Next, the stitching looks shorter and thicker than the authentic shoes’ stitching.

Fun fact! The same hourglass shape is also visible on any Air Jordan 1 High.

7. Laces

  • The fake boots have their laces looking too thin.
  • The legit Timbs have their laces looking thicker and bulkier than the fake.

Shortlist: Authenticate your Timberland boots

  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, 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

When you need to prove the authenticity of your Timbs, you will need to complete each of the seven real vs. phoney stages listed above, which will take time.

This is the reason we came up with this simple, 60-second method of verifying your boots.

The top 7 clues to tell if you have a fake pair of trainers or the real deal are listed below.

Expert Timberland authentication

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  • Send us a few pictures of your shoes.
  • Our team will get back to you in less than 48 hours.
  • You will get a fully-detailed report for why your boots are real or fake.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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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.
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