How To Spot Fact From Fake

How To Spot Fact From Fake

The sneaker market is, unfortunately, full of fakes. There are so many different shoes out there that many people may have a difficult time identifying whether or not the shoes they are purchasing are the real deal or a good dupe.

This can be especially annoying to deal with if you spend a lot of money purchasing a limited edition or speciality shoe, only to find out later down the line that it is simply a copycat of the real deal.

It has become increasingly difficult to spot fact from fake and many people will now intentionally scam others out of their money by selling them duplicates of highly sought-after sneakers, leaving the buyer out of pocket with a pair of shoes that are likely poor quality as well as being a knockoff.

To ensure you don’t fall victim to the scam, there are many different ways you can try to identify fake sneakers which you can use before purchasing a pair of shoes to help protect yourself.

The best way to make sure the shoes you are purchasing are real is to always buy from a reputable and verified seller. Many resellers hold themselves to exceptional standards and will happily verify and confirm the authenticity of shoes.

It is best to avoid purchasing shoes from random individuals online who have no way to prove the authenticity of the sneaker, especially if they are selling an extremely limited or exclusive style of shoe.

If faced with a pair of shoes in person, there are many checks you can do to ensure the shoes you are purchasing are authentic.

One way is to closely examine the packaging. Most premium sneakers come in specific, high-quality packaging that has several key details and identifiers.

By closely examining the box and other packaging you may be able to pick up on small details which may be wrong, such as mismatched serial or product codes, misspelt words or inaccurate descriptions.

You should also pay very close attention to the details of the shoe itself. Examine the branding and logos as well as the stitching and even the inside and sole of the shoe.

An authentic shoe will be well made, neat and have little to no imperfections, whereas a duplicate or fake may look messy or unfinished, with glue marks or uneven stitching as well as wrong logos.

If buying from a legitimate seller, they should have no issues with you doing your checks on the shoe before buying them.

If the seller seems irritated or annoyed that you are examining the sneakers before purchasing, it may be a sign that they aren’t selling the real deal and don’t want you to look too closely before handing over the cash.

Another way to determine if they are real or not is to compare the serial number or product code.

You can find legitimate, authentic codes for shoes online and compare this to the code on the shoe you are buying. This is a sure way to ensure that the shoes are real as any fakes will not have a verified serial number.


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