Tongue

Authentic tongue is angularly shaped while the fake one is round

Sole Details

One of the major go-to checks for the fakes on the market right now, the dots on the sole are visibly bigger on the fakes

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 right shoe – fakes usually have it too low by … Continue readingSwoosh

“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 is too close to the sole. I could also point … Continue reading“AIR” Text

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 the pattern goes vertically on the authentic pair, reps have … Continue readingPattern

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 (?!?) 2 – This “QB” text is sitting close to … Continue readingSize Tag

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 the N Looking at the label, fakes have this extra … Continue readingBox

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 the white panel, you can still see it touching it … Continue readingCode Stamp

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.