Step 1: Shoe Box
New Nikes are boxed in a strong shoe box usually featuring the logo on the lid and side. Color 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: Shoe 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: Authenticity Card
Some Air Force's come with an authenticity card, hidden in the dots is a shoe image which can only be seen at certain angles.
Step 5: Nike Swoosh
The trademarked Nike swoosh is both carefully and immaculately stitched, glued or printed onto most pairs of Nike Air Force 1 shoes. When inspecting the photo, ensure it is not glued, printed or stitched to a poor standard. Be aware that some limited edition styles may not have a swoosh on the side.
Step 6: Insole Logo
A Nike Air logo normally features on the insole. The logo may have worn away on some used shoes. Some limited edition styles may feature a different logo.
Step 7: Flexible Sole
The sole of Nike Air Force's are made from rubber that is flexible and should not appear plastic. The seller should demonstrate this to you by flexing the soles.
Step 8: Sole
Nike Air Force's have a distinctive sole pattern, always make sure they are high quality and not worn out if the shoes are new.
Step 9: Sole Logo
Nike uses various logos on the sole but most common is the trademark Nike and Swoosh. Check that the positions of the registered circled R's match those shown.
Step 10: Download our App
We hope that this guide helps to educate you when identifying genuine Nike Air Force 1 sneakers. To prevent you from falling victim to counterfeit goods, always ask the seller to use the youVerify app prior to purchase.
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