Posted on March 04 2022
Valentino is an iconic Italian high-end luxury fashion brand, creating clothing, footwear and accessories for both men and women. Like any designer label and popular brand, fake cheap copies are made and supplied either at a fraction of the price to undercut the solid workmanship or pretend to be the real deal, charge the same full amount as a genuine product and make an absolute fortune in profits.
So this is why we are giving you this information. If you want to guarantee that you are purchasing the real thing, we are here to guide you on the best things to look for and how to spot fake Valentino trainers.
The Valentino Rockrunner
The Rockrunner is a classic sneaker shape that Valentino has nailed and is obviously popular with their target audience as they stock and supply them in a range of colourways for any taste to enjoy. We are going to explain how to spot fake Valentino trainers using the example of the Rockrunner sneaker style.
When it comes to many fakes, a lot of the time a good way to inspect the authenticity of an item or garment is to check the stitching. The stitching can sure be a telltale sign and a sure giveaway to the legitimacy of a designer piece.
So firstly take a close look at the item in question. The stitching on a real Rockrunner pair of trainers should be fairly curved along the side of the shoe and there will be more quality in the overall look and feel of the stitching.
On a fake pair, the stitching could look more obvious and not as seamlessly done. Take a look at the angles the curves in the stitching also - a real Valentino Rockrunner will be lovely and controlled with smooth curves, whilst a replica pair would show to be usually more angular.
Next take a look at the label on the front of the tongue on the sneakers, in particular the text on it. Analyse and notice the way in which the text sits on the tag. On a real pair of trainers, you should see the font sitting against the side and touching both edges of the grey outer edge of the label, with the white border then surrounding the grey part.
With a fake Valentino Rockrunner pair, the font might not look quite right, at first glance the overall appearance of them might seem legit. However, the font size can often be a good giveaway, usually, it can sit too small on the label and not completely fill it as it would on a genuine pair. Remember if there is a small gap of grey before and after the ‘V’ and ‘O’ then you will know that it is a fake you are dealing with.
The Toe Box
The toe box is the area that surrounds the front of a shoe, it protects and covers the toes. Again look at the stitching together of the leather and suede pieces. It can be another way to detect and offer you that authenticity guarantee. In this case, the fabric and stitching should be quite an angled curve on the toe box, whereas a fake pair might dip down suddenly without a soft smooth angle to the edge by the sole.
The studs on the back of the Rockrunner sneakers can be another indicator although sometimes a harder spot without comparing a real vs fake pair side by side. The studded line should have just the right amount of white after the last stud and the space between each stud should be spaced out perfectly even.
For that authenticity guarantee and your peace of mind, a brand new legitimate pair of Valentino trainers should still come with a box and the box should be intact.
Make sure you do your research and know what the box should look like for the real version of the trainers you are purchasing as this is where fakes can cut corners and you can catch them out.
Other Things To Keep an Eye Out For
To round up what we have learnt from this article if you do not have a legitimate sample to compare from and look at physically in person make sure you do your research. Look up as many photos of the real thing, especially the exact item you intend on buying.
Take note of the exact colours and compare from photographs online, make sure you look at a range of photographs to gauge the exact colours in different lightings so you can know what it looks like in real life.
When you are looking out for clues when you come to view a fake pair in reality, there are a few things you can look for that will apply to any Valentino style trainer or any brand of trainer for that matter. The exact colours are one that cannot exactly be replicated on every part of an item. So look at things like the sole, the tongue, the laces, the stitching, the lining, the box and the colours of the box. Also the style of font on the box and trainers themselves, including the size of the writing.
Is there any branding missing on the inside lining, as with high-end designer fashion brands, every detail counts? They do not cut corners when it comes to quality, the fine details are always there.
Another factor to consider is the weight of the item if you can always get the chance to hold the trainers in your hands, this can be applied to any product you suspect to be fake. A designer product will have a good weight to it, whereas their fake counterparts will often feel light and cheap in your hands. Always trust your instincts, if you suspect something to be fake then it probably is.