Swoosh

photo credit: @mateiolteanu25 Note: even though pictures below are for the Red release, the guide still applies to the White and the Blue release. Look out for the placement of the swoosh, especially on the…

“AIR” Text

Note: even though pictures below are for the Red release, the guide still applies to the White and the Blue release. Notice how the “AIR” text should be floating, whereas on the fakes its’ placement…

Pattern

Note: even though pictures below are for the Red release, the guide still applies to the White and the Blue release. Here’s something I’ve found on the black pattern found on the ankle holder: while…

Size Tag

Because it’s not a very complex size tag, there’s not much to be found here. 1 – “F” is extra spaced on the authentic size tag, while on the fake one has the spacing right…

Box

The texture of these boxes is visibly different, with the authentic one showing vertical lines. Furthermore, text varies a tad bit on fakes, if you look for instance at the distance between the first quotation marks and…

Packaging

The extra shoelaces should come packed as pictured on the left side, in the box. If they come in bags, you’re looking at a fake pair.

Code Stamp

The code stamp on the back of the shoe should be covered by the white leather part of the shoe.  So what about this pair? Even though the code stamp is not partly covered by…

Rear Details

The back panel with the “NIKE” inscription has a different texture and colour, being less defined. Letters are slightly slimmer on fakes. Furthermore, the sponge surrounding this panel is distressed on the authentic pair.

Swoosh

Current versions of the fake don’t manage to get the Nike Swoosh right, making it too fat at the highlighted tip. Here’s a closer comparison: Also notice how, on the authentic pair, the swoosh goes…

Text

Notice how the text on fakes is too bold. If you find it hard to notice, pay attention to the “e” character in “Beaverton”. Another consequence of this flaw would be “L”, “A” and “Z”…

Size Tag

Also, the highlighted circle on the fakes is an instant red flag. Regarding the other highlight, I’ve seen both QTY and QT on authentic pairs, so don’t rely on that. Regarding the date texts like…