Gucci shoes are incredibly expensive, far more expensive than other popular brands like Air Jordan or Yeezys.
But that also means there’s going to be lots of fakes.
People want to make money making knock-off Gucci shoes and they are succeeding.
Gucci products are some of the most common knocked-off products sold, and it’s a problem for people wanting genuine Gucci’s but getting ripped off instead.
I don’t want you getting ripped off and I don’t want your friends and family getting ripped off.
In this article I will teach you how to spot fake Gucci shoes.
1. Check Craftsmanship
The reason Gucci’s are so expensive is not only the brand name but the amount of work that goes into creating their products, especially shoes.
This is good for us because it means if we are looking at shoddy craftsmanship, we are probably dealing with a knock-off.
Basically, Gucci’s are flawless when it comes to quality workmanship. You will be very lucky to find one minor flaw.
And even then I would probably question authenticity. Yes, that’s how rare it is to find something wrong with their shoes.
Real Gucci’s are crafted with attention to detail, seams are stitched together with perfect proportions and you should not be able to see the stitching.
If the shoe appears to be bonded together with glue, the stitching is in a zig-zag formation and there’s no consistency, you are most probably looking at a fake.
2. Shoddy Logos and Colors
Get accustomed to the Gucci logo.
Because guess what?
For some reason, knock-offs can’t seem to get this right.
Often times fake Gucci’s will have too-bright colors, misaligned logos, shoddy stitching, etc.
However, even though they may get the logo and colors right, that doesn’t mean it’s real.
All the other tips in this article still apply because there are some Gucci shoes that look absolutely amazing but they are knock-offs.
3. Check the Outsole
This is something that most people skip because it’s the bottom of the shoe.
But as I mentioned already, Gucci’s are absolutely flawless from start to finish.
It makes complete sense that the outsole is going to be flawless and finished with attention to detail.
The soles of Gucci’s are made with authentic leather.
Fakes tend to overlook this and use synthetic material instead.
They’re trying to look genuine while spending the least amount of money as possible.
4. Check the lining
All Gucci shoes are made with a serial number, it’s one of the easiest ways to know if the shoe is authentic and real.
Check the inside lining for an 8-digit serial number.
Also you can check if the lining is leather and features text saying “Gucci Made in Italy”.
Without these things, the shoe is most likely fake.
5. Check the Bag It Came In
Authentic Gucci stores will give a brown bag with “GG” or “CC” on the side.
On the other hand, fakes come in white or tan paper bag and do not have any of the letters above.
6. Smell the Shoe
Gucci’s feature real leather on the inside and outside.
Smell the leather to see if it’s leather or a different smell.
Also scratch the shoe for vulnerability.
If you can scuff the shoe or mark it with a scratch, it’s most likely a big fat fake.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does a high price tag always mean it’s genuine?
No, not necessarily.
The price does not determine if the shoe is real or not, it could be a tactic the seller is using to make people think they’re getting the real thing.
Does a low price mean it’s fake?
On the other hand, if you’re looking at a low price tag, does that mean it’s fake?
Chances are that it is definitely fake.
The only reason it might not be real is if the seller doesn’t want the shoe anymore and wants a quick sale.
But even then, they will not sell for such a low amount, especially when they paid $500+.
How do I authenticate the serial number?
You can authenticate the serial number by checking the box it came in.
Gucci shoes come in a box that showcases the size and serial number which should match what’s on the shoe.
It is basically a confirmation that it’s real and that’s how you authenticate the serial number.
How many numbers should there be in the serial number?
There will always be 8 numbers.
This first 2 numbers are the size and the other 6 numbers are the serial.
If you see numbers more or less than 8 digits, you’re dealing with a fake.
Is it easy to spot a fake?
No it really is not. That’s why so many people fall in the trap and end up getting ripped off, especially those who don’t know better.
Some knock-offs look near-flawless, so it’s hard to know what’s real and what’s not.
But using the tips and techniques in this article it should make things easier.
Is it bad to wear a fake?
When you look at the stats, 90% of top brands are sold as knocks-offs anyway.
Do you know how much people that is walking round with fake clothing and shoes? A hell of a lot.
So it’s not necessarily bad as long as you know it’s a fake. Most people don’t know how to spot fakes from real anyway.
The Best and Easiest Way to Avoid Getting Ripped Off
The easiest and most effective way of not getting ripped off is to buy from official online stores and official Gucci stores.
Don’t bother with shady vendors from eBay, cheap prices and shady websites.
They are a recipe for disaster.
Of course a Gucci shoe selling for $79 might seem like the deal of a life time, but they are only trying to make a quick buck.
In layman term, a huge fake.
Well that concludes this article.
I hope you learned how to spot fake Gucci shoes.
Please let me know in the comments below if you have any questions or concerns.
Cheers and have a great day.