How To Identify The Fake Nike SB Dunk Low Chicago: The Ultimate Guide

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I was on the hunt for a trustworthy video to learn how to spot the fake Nike SB Dunk Low Chicago and finally came across one of the best legit guides through Youtube. As a huge resell market exists for this shoe, which could be worth up to $400+ as of now, it was refreshing to finally come across a video with an authoritative source confirming the tips and tricks necessary to spot the fakes. Here are quick things you can do to legit check your own pair.

Smell the shoes ( only if you’ve already made the purchase)

One of the dead giveaway is the smell/odor of the glue uses to construct the replicas. If the glue smell is really strong to the point of irritating your nostrils, then you’ve probably being dealt a counterfeit

Proof of Purchase

Ask for a proof of purchase. Receipt must include details such as provenance, time of purchase, date and any other relevant information. If a seller is reluctant to provide that, I will strongly urge to refrain from following through with the purchase.

Back: Fake Nike SB Dunk Low Chicago

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The “Nike” text is placed in a center position on the fake pair, but on the real pair, it is about 2/3 from the bottom of the heel tab ( see yellow and green lines). Also the gap between the the heel tab and the top edge of the heel overlay is wider on the real pair ( see green lines).

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More on the back side, the yellow lines show you how the spacing between the heel overlay and the midsole is wider on the authentic pair.

Tongue

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The Nike text is almost cut in half on the fake pair’s tongue tab. And the tab is much wider on the real pair, see green rectangle. If you also zero in on the entire branding on the tab, it is much wider on the authentic pair. And finally the gap between the bottom of the tab and the where the laces start is wider on the replica pair ( see red line). And let me also add hat the red color of the tab is a bit more faded on the fakes.

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Zero in on the tab on the back of the tongue, it is of a darker shade of red on the authentic pair, and the markings ( letters) on it are more legible and of a bigger font on the authentic pair.

Insoles

REAL VS FAKE SB DUNK LOW PRO CHICAGO insole

There are a few things to zero in on when it comes to the insoles. Firstly, the the authentic pair is of a darker shade of red. Secondly, The “Nike” branding is of a bolder font on the real pair ( which makes the letters slightly bigger). If you also look closely at the forefoot area, you’ll notice two gaps on the authentic pair, they are nowhere to be found on the fake pair’s insole.

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On the back of the insole, you’ll also see that the fake Nike SB dunk low Chicago is missing the markings pointed on the authentic pair ( see yellow circle). Also the yellow arrow show you that the fakes have extra ridges on the padding at the forefoot ( see yellow arrows). And the insoles are also of a different shade of grey.

Foot Bed

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The fake pair has some sort of stamping on its foot bed while the real pair does not.

Outsole Under Black Light

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When submitted to the black light, the area pointed out on the outsole glows on the authentic pair but does not glow on the fakes.

Fake Nike SB Dunk Low Chicago: Box

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The fake pair’s box comes in a smaller box and obviously it is of a different shade of purple.

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The box label edges are much wider on the authentic pair ( see yellow arrows). The upc codes are supposed to be the same since both pairs are size 10.5’s but you can clearly see that the numbers do not match. And the letters have a bolder font on the fake pair as well.

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The fake box has a grey inside while the authentic pair is brown. The tissue paper is bolder brown lines on the fake pair, see arrows.

There you have it folks, hopefully you’ll be able to spot any fake Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Chicago with these tips.  I leaned on Chris Aponte’ video for this post. And I believe this is certainly the ultimate guide to bust these newer breed of fakes. You can also watch the entire video for additional tips I might have failed to mention.

You can check out our other real vs fake comparisons via the Legit Check page.

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