Step 1: Shoe Box
New Nikes are boxed in a strong shoe box usually featuring the logo on the lid and side. Colour and style of box varies according to style and year. Check the box carefully for any errors in brand logos, alignment, spelling and overall finish quality. Remember real shoe boxes can accompany fake shoes.
Step 2: Box Label
Nike retail boxes feature a label on one side detailing style name, size, colour, country of manufacture and a style number. The style number is usually 9 digits long, check that it matches the style number located on the label located inside the shoe.
Step 3: Inside Label
Inside label details vary depending on year, country of manufacture and style. Check the style number, usually 9 digits, matches that found on the box. Check that the tail of the Q in FABRIQUE starts inside the circle. Check for any spelling errors and that the stitching is straight and neat.
Step 4: Tongue
The tongue of the Nike Air Max Hyperposite is a combination of breathable mesh with embossed glued panels. Check that the quality of the glued panel joins are perfect. The tongue is also very rigid with a slight curved shape. Check that the embossed ribs on the flat panels stand out well.
Step 5: Tongue Logo
New Air Max Hyperposites feature a glued on Hyperposite logo on the tongue, check the quality of the debossing and that the colour of the Hyperposite word matches the colourway of the shoe. This is also an opportunity to check the close up quality of the glued panel over the mesh.
Step 6: Side Mesh
Nike Air Max Hyperposites have cut outs on the side midfoot to expose mesh for enhanced ventilation of your foot. Again there is no stitching and the glued panels should be neat and perfectly finished.
Step 7: Insole Logo
Air Max Hyperposites have an insole with icons for their main features, Breathability and Containment.
Step 8: Air Unit
The Max Air Zoom unit runs the full length of the shoe offering maximum impact protection and comfort. Check the construction of the unit as well as the joins of the midsole to the upper. There should be no glue or paint on the Air unit.
Step 9: Sole
Nike Air Max Hyperposite sole patterns are distinctive, always make sure they are high quality and not worn out if the shoes are new.
Step 10: Sole Logo
Nike Air Max Hyperposites have a logo under each sole. The logo is made of a different material to the rest of the sole. Make sure the pattern that runs across the sole is continued when it runs through this logo.
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