How to spot fake Nike

Learn how to authenticate a pair of Nikes with our professional-made tutorials. Pick a guide for your Nike sneakers (or clothes) and check authenticity in a couple of steps.

3 quickest ways to spot fake Nike

1. Back

Authentic Pair:

  • The real pair must have thicker and smaller threads.

Fake Pair:

  • The stitching on the fake pair is different from the authentic ones.
  • All three lines of white stitching in the middle of the fake pair are too thin and too long.

2. Swoosh

Authentic Sneakers:

  • The frontal Swoosh logo has a smooth, natural curve.
  • The rear side of the Swoosh is placed closely to the sock liner.

Fake Sneakers:

  • The Swoosh logo at the front appears more sharply curved.
  • The Swoosh on the rear side is positioned further away from the sock liner.

3. Size Tag

Authentic Shoes:

  • Correct font used for all lines of text.
  • Style code text “CD4991-700” is appropriately sized and styled.
  • “UPC” text is of the correct thickness and size.
  • “MADE IN VIETNAM” text is the right size and style.

Fake Shoes:

  • Incorrect font used for all lines of text.
  • Style code text “CD4991-700” is too thin and boxy.
  • “UPC” text is too thin, and the numbers are too thick.
  • “MADE IN VIETNAM” text is too small, thick, and boxy.

Nike fake vs real guides for individual items

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