How To Tell If Gucci Sneakers Are Fake

Written by fiona miller
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The Gucci label has become synonymous with luxury and high fashion. Seen on celebrities and other people of high status, Gucci has become highly desired and therefore faked quite often. If you're an educated consumer, you'll know how to spot fake Gucci sneakers.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Touch the shoes and try them on, if you can. Loose stitching in the shoes or shoddy manufacturing such as the sides of the shoes separating or fake leather anywhere on the shoe are a dead give away for fakes.

  2. 2

    Look at the bottom of the shoes. If there is a red Gucci label embedded in the shoe, the shoes are fake. A Gucci label should have two interlocking Gs facing one another, with the one on the left reading forward and the one on the right reading backwardd.

  3. 3

    Ask the seller for a reference number, which should be located inside the shoe. Write down the number and contact Gucci at 1-877-482-2430. The agent should be able to tell you whether or not that model or number has ever been manufactured.

  4. 4

    Inspect the dust bag, or the bag the shoes come in. It should be brown satin with the Gucci label on it, which should have two Gs facing one another, one reading forward, the other backward.

  5. 5

    Be wary of sellers from Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa if you're purchasing online. Although these locations don't always guarantee a fake, a large number of replicas are made in these areas of the world.

  6. 6

    Ask to see pictures from every angle if you're purchasing the product online. If the seller has a picture copied directly from the Gucci website, this should send up a red flag.

  7. 7

    Consider the price. New Gucci sneakers are usually £260 and up. There would be no reason for someone to sell even used sneakers for less than £97. If you see sneakers for less than £65, they are most likely fakes, unless they are in extremely poor condition.

  8. 8

    Look at the box the shoes are in. If they say "Made in Italy" under "Gucci" (on the box), it is a fake.

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