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#1 Lugo

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 03:52 AM

I want them but I thought they were supposed to have a gold logo on them. Help would be appreciated. Thanks.









#2 superpavel

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:16 AM

They look legit to me, just a little worn & beat up. They are old Suede Mids, from circa 2002. Yes, there should be the gold foil Puma logo on the side, but from the look of the last picture, you can see a hint of it there - I imagine it has worn off over time (or when the owner attempted to brush the shoes clean).

For what it's worth, here's a snap of the OG Suede Mids I recently picked up - same black sole, and gold logo.
Hope that helps...




#3 casio

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:22 AM

when they look that real, f#$! it.  if they're cheap and you can't tell, chances are you can get away with it. wink.gif  but yea, scoop em up before i find out where they're coming from and buy em myself.

and yea, looks like the gold has rubbed off.  it happens over the years.


#4 Naister

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:25 AM

yeah I thought about biddin on them. they look on the up and up


#5 superpavel

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:27 AM

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yeah I thought about biddin on them. they look on the up and up


Ahhh, not much on ebay gets by the PumaTalkers...LOL


#6 Naister

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:32 AM

yeah got dat under wraps  cool.gif


#7 Lugo

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 05:00 AM

Thanks.


#8 deagrapa

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 06:51 AM

I would say fakes, look at the sole!




#9 Lugo

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 07:14 AM

I didn't even notice that. Thanks for pointing that out. That **** is weird.


#10 Lugo

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 07:16 AM

But maybe its just the picture.


#11 casio

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 08:16 AM

before you go cry wolf, go have a look at your own heels.  i just checked 3 shoes; 3 of 3 didn't perfectly match one another.  shoes, as far as i know, are assembled completely by hand.  none are going to be perfectly symmetrical.  i'm no professional, but i'd say at worst they could be gray market (real materials, but assembled outside of puma).  but i don't see any hard evidence of that, nor is it believed that low-priced shoes like these are commonly fakes.  though, if i had the will and the know-how, as well as the materials, i'd try.  but after all that work, i'd keep em for myself.


#12 superpavel

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 01:49 AM

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I would say fakes, look at the sole!


I will go examine my Suede Mids & let you know about the back of the soles.
But as Casio said, these are not known to be Pumas that are counterfeited...


#13 casio

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 06:38 AM

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I will go examine my Suede Mids & let you know about the back of the soles.

heh, 5 hours later... "help, my shoe mountain collapsed on me and now i'm stuck!"  can someone help dave?

although the right-side puma etching seems a bit crooked, i'm going to go out on a limb and say the off-setting isn't out of the ordinary.  i'm not a trusted voice in this and don't specialize in fakes and variances, so i would like to hear what some other people have to say.  

oh, and the tag in the second photo seems to have its proper hologram strip which is apparently a big deal for spotting fakes.


#14 superpavel

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 07:03 AM

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heh, 5 hours later... "help, my shoe mountain collapsed on me and now i'm stuck!"  can someone help dave?


LOL Casio biggrin.gif!
I was hoping to snap a qucik picture to post before I left for the office, but ran out of time. Will do after work. However, I did take a close look at the soles on my Suede Mids and the 'Puma' name parts are not perfectly centereed either, just slightly off. So I tend to agree that small imperfections in the shoes Lugo posted don't make them fakes.


#15 superpavel

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 02:24 AM

OK, here's a pic that shows how the back sole area is slightly off centre, just like the red ones.
Hope that helps.




#16 sageone

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 05:24 AM

def look legit to me

general look of the shoe looks like a legit mid

gld printing comes off after a bit on some suedes prob due to jeans rub.

back heel looks legit, its very hard to fake.... on most fakes the back heel looks really dodgy its generally a dead giveaway even when its done well the logo on the back heel gives it away, ive seen a few differet fake mids on sale in malaysia they were very good fakes but just didnt "feel right"

also laces in the pic look like puma fatties which is hard to fake most fakes ive seen dont have puma looking laces.

best thing to look at is the art no and factory code if it was made 90s and after then this should be a giveaway





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