Are these Pumas REAL?
Posted 09 January 2008 - 03:52 AM
Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:16 AM
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...
Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:22 AM
and yea, looks like the gold has rubbed off. it happens over the years.
Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:25 AM
Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:27 AM
Ahhh, not much on ebay gets by the PumaTalkers...LOL
Posted 09 January 2008 - 07:14 AM
Posted 09 January 2008 - 08:16 AM
Posted 10 January 2008 - 01:49 AM
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...
Posted 10 January 2008 - 06:38 AM
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.
Posted 10 January 2008 - 07:03 AM
LOL Casio !
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.
Posted 11 January 2008 - 02:24 AM
Hope that helps.
Posted 11 January 2008 - 05:24 AM
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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