How to Spot Fake Oakleys
These are some general rules in spotting fake Oakley sunglasses. If you’re trying to find model-specific guidance, please scroll to the rock bottom of this text and inspect the link.
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Check the worth
The price of Oakley is $100-$500+, so if you’re seeing new Oakleys are selling for $20-$30, they’re 99% knock off Oakleys. It is possible to find out fake Oakley sunglasses on sites like eBay or the Oakley Forum Exchanges, but you’ll want to try to do your homework before buying a pair of cheap fake Oakley sunglasses.
Check the spelling
It is a simple one, but does anyone think Oakley would spell their own name wrong? Whether its “Oakly”, “Oakely”, “Oakey” etc., the lower end fakes often have misspellings within the title. It is usually a dead giveaway to show around and run!
Check they exist
This term is employed by fake Oakleys collectors to explain the terrible fake Oakley sunglasses that never even existed! A fast Google search will tell you if Oakley ever made the model you’re close to buying.
Look up the SKU
Often Oakleys have a Serial or SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) number on the within of the arm stems. These numbers usually start with OO on new pairs, followed by alphanumeric codes, like OO9999-99. On older and vintage couples, the SKU/Serial number may be a sign of numbers separated by a hyphen like 99-999.
Beware the sticker
Beware of large stickers on your lenses. Polarized Authentic Oakleys may accompany a little P sticker on one glass, but there are rarely other stickers on the lenses. Those lenses are Oakley’s pride and joy – they don’t want to mess with them. Generally, the legitimate labels will only inform you about the glasses information, usually differentiating them from standard ones.
Inspect the ear socks
Usually, on fake Oakleys, the ear socks are thinner and should slide on and off very quickly. They are made by cheap plastic. Additionally, you’ll notice a niche between the frame and the ear socks due to the misaligned parts. On fake Oakley sunglasses, it’s not uncommon for the ear socks to be poorly cut and not fit for the structure.
Notice the dimensions
Fake Oakleys could also be smaller than real ones. Not surprising that the people trying to scam you and they would like to save lots of materials. The fake Oakley’s Straight Jackets (left) are significantly smaller than the authentic pair on the proper. If you’re buying a pair of Oakley, which are much lower than you previously remembered, this might be the reason.
Never made by Oakley
It might sound pretty basic, but not everyone knows the entire line-up of Oakley. They see a pair of sunglasses and they just like them. They see it’s the Oakley logo, and assume it’s real. Oakley has some pretty exciting sunglasses styles. You can run a picture, then search and see what comes up. If they don’t crop up on any legitimate sites, they’re fakes.