How To Spot Fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer (Real Vs Fake Guide)
The best way to spot a fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer is by looking at the text on the side of the shoes. Fake Speed Trainers always have their text misplaced and also too thin or too thick. That’s something never to be seen on the authentic shoes!
We know that learning how to spot the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer becomes harder and harder as the fakes get better.
That is exactly why we’ve made this complete legit check guide on how to check the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer from the real pair.
There are many replicas of the Balenciaga Speed Trainer and it is important for you to know how to spot fake Speed Trainer pairs.
In fact, we have sorted it out in just seven simple steps to look at when checking the fake vs real Balenciaga Speed Trainer.
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Without any further ado, let’s see how to check fake vs real Balenciaga Speed Trainer.
How to spot the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer
Before we start the guide on how to spot fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer sneakers, we would like to inform you that the strongest tell we recommend you look at first, is the “BALENCIAGA” text that can be found on the side of the sneakers.
Also, another important mention is that these flaws that we are about to show you apply to all of the Balenciaga Speed Trainer colourways.
Step 1: Make sure you check the “BALENCIAGA” Side Text
The first thing we would look at when it comes to the Speed Trainer model is the “BALENCIAGA” text on the side of the Speed Trainer.
The new “BALENCIAGA” font
Since Balenciaga changed the font on their sneakers, here’s a comparison with the newest font they use.
The main flaw on the Balenciaga Speed Trainer is that the fake font is higher (taller) and thinner than the authentic one.
As you can see in the picture above, the new Balenciaga font has the problem specified above; the replica Balenciaga Speed trainer looks too thin.
Besides, the replica “BALENCIAGA” text looks like it is too curved and arched, while the legit Balenciaga Speed Trainer “BALENCIAGA” text looks straighter than the fake.
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The old “BALENCIAGA” font
The Balenciaga Speed Trainer is not a very complex sneaker model, but we’ve managed to find enough spots for the fake vs real Balenciaga Speed Trainer comparison.
Let’s see the real vs fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer comparison pictures:
In this real vs fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer comparison, we’d like to point out the fact that the text on the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer is not straight, sinking towards the letter “C”.
Overall the text on the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer has different font and spacing, especially the highlighted letters.
The fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer pair has the text a tiny bit smaller than the legit one, but this may be harder to spot.
Also, the text may be too thick on some fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs, and also, the spacing is, again, too dense on the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer pair.
Some replica Balenciaga Speed Trainer has the letters “C” and G” bigger than the real Speed Trainer pairs. This is not going to happen on an authentic Balenciaga Speed Trainer pair.
As you can see in the picture above, the two replica Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs have the “C” and the “G” looking too big than the rest of the letters.
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Step 2: Look at the heel bump of the Balenciaga Speed Trainer
This is an important thing on the authentic Balenciaga Speed Trainer and fake manufacturers still don’t manage to get this fixed. Let’s see the real vs fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer pictures:
The counterfeit Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs are missing the heel bump due to having a weaker structure.
As you can see, the retail Balenciaga Speed Trainer pair is a bit curvy above the midsole, on the rear side, and at the heel.
Then, the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer isn’t as curved as the legit one. The counterfeit Speed Trainer is less curved and this is an important factor in our real vs fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer comparison.
In fact, we recommend you check this too since it is important.
Step 3: Verify the “BALENCIAGA” heel text
Again, we are about to start with the newest font used by Balenciaga for the “BALENCIAGA” heel text. Let’s see the real vs fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer comparison pictures:
The new Balenciaga font:
First, you can notice how the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer heel “BALENCIAGA” text seems to be less fit deep into the sneakers.
The old Balenciaga font:
In the example below, it can clearly be observed that the text on the fake Speed Trainer isn’t engraved deeply enough, has too much spacing between the letters and has these small marks.
Let’s say that’s just a bad pair of fake Balenciaga Speed Trainers with poor quality control.
On another pair of fakes, what I’ve noticed is that spacing is still an issue and if you look at letters like “B” or “G” you’ll see that the font is different as well – on the replicas, “B” isn’t wide enough, “G” is too slim.
Last but not least, a lot of fakes don’t have this text centered. Ideally, the stitching’s extension should touch the logo somewhere between “N” and “C” – highlighted below.
As we said above, you can notice how the middle stitching on the replica pair of the Balenciaga Speed Trainer isn’t coming to the middle of the “BALENCIAGA” text.
Again, ideally, it is for the stitching to touch the logo between “N” and “C” or close by.
Step 4: Look out for the structure of the Balenciaga sneakers
Because the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs use thinner materials, they have a weaker structure with a looser build.
We drew the outline of the sneakers with yellow lines so that it will be easier for you to notice the differences.
Above, we’ve linked the picture without the line. As said previously, the replica Balenciaga Speed Trainer structure/shape is different since it is less curved and detailed.
Let’s also see the pictures with the lines that will help you see this better on the fake vs real Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs:
Also, you can see another fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer example below too:
In this fake vs real Balenciaga Speed Trainer comparison, you can easily notice how the fake Speed Trainer pair is banana-shaped.
By that, we mean that the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer looks like a banana because the bottom and the upper parts of the rear side are too curvy and the middle part is also even more curved.
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Step 5: Fake vs real Balenciaga Speed Trainer insole
Going inside the Balenciaga Speed Trainer, we can see the insole. Here is the picture with the real vs fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer comparison, and below are the flaws that we found on the replica insole.
First of all, the “B”, “E” and the “G” in the word “BALENCIAGA” are different as they look too thick and big on the fake pair, while the legit Balenciaga Speed Trainer has these letters looking thinner.
Then, the print is definitely sharper on the authentic Balenciaga Speed Trainer, while the fake pair has the letters looking too round on their corners. This may be the most visible on the “B” character.
There is too much space on the text that indicates the size on the replica Balenciaga Speed Trainer Pair.
If you take a look at the real vs fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs, you can see how there is less space between “4” and “5” on the legit pair, and then, on the replica Speed Trainer pair, there is a lot more space between “4” and “3”.
Also, the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer has the “43” insole text that indicates the size looking too thick and big, while the legit “45” seems to be thinner.
Step 6: Analyze the stitching on your Balenciaga Speed Trainer pair
As for the sixth step of our real vs fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer guide, we’ve prepared the middle stitching.
Let’s take a look at the real vs fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer comparison pictures:
The central stitching goes deeper on the authentic Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs, and the lateral stitchings are of better quality visibility.
Moving to the replica Balenciaga Speed Trainer pair, you can easily notice how the stitching isn’t deep enough and the quality is worse too.
Step 7: Authenticate the sole “BALENCIAGA” text of the Speed Trainer
Now let’s flip the shoe to the other side and check the “BALENCIAGA” logo text on the sole.
This is an easily visible flaw in the replica Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs.
Basically, the “BALENCIAGA” text on the fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer is thinner than on the authentic one.
How can I spot fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs in seconds?
The seven fake vs real Balenciaga Speed Trainer steps outlined above are well detailed and will be time-demanding to perform each authentication step when you need to confirm the originality of your Speed Trainer shoes.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60-second solution to authenticating your Balenciaga Speed Trainer sneakers. Below are the top 7 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of Balenciaga Speed Trainers or the real deal.
- Look at the “BALENCIAGA” text. Fakes have this text looking too thin or too thick sometimes.
- Scan the heel bump of your Speed Trainer pair. Mainly, fakes are less curved than the legit Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs.
- Inspect the “BALENCIAGA” heel text. Usually, the fake pairs have this text less deep into the material of the heel.
- Check the shape of your Balenciaga Speed Trainer pair. The fake pairs are not bumpy enough, as they have a weaker structure.
- Verify the “BALENCIAGA” text on your Speed Trainer insole. Fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs have the text inside too thick or with too much space between the letters.
- Analyze the stitching on your Speed Trainer pair. The replica Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs have less deep stitching on the central rear side of the shoes.
- Check the “BALENCIAGA” sole text. The fake soles have this text too thin.
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This brings us to the end of our guide on how to spot fake Balenciaga Speed Trainer pairs. Thank you for reading our guide and stay tuned in order to see our next guides on how to legit check high-end items!
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