How To Spot Fake Nike Air Force 1 Louis Vuitton

Written by
Ch David
Real Vs Fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1
Need to have your item authenticated by EXPERTS?
Get help NOW
100,000+ customers
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

The most relevant spot fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 is to look at the medial text on each shoe. Fake LV AF1 always have their text too thin and with too much space in between the letters. That’s not to be seen on the real shoes!

The notorious fashion designer Virgil Abloh left behind one of the most wanted sneakers by the community, and these are the Louis Vuitton Air Force 1.

In the past, we’ve seen Nike x Virgil Abloh’s collaboration with the classic Air Force Ones, for which you can see legit check guides here. Though, the LV AF1 collab goes to the next level.

The Louis Vuitton Air Forces give you everything you may want from a pair of shoes: streetwear and luxury at the same time.

This guide applies to all colourways of these shoes.

While these are a gem, there’s also a lot of stuff to look at in order to know whether you have fake or real Louis Vuitton Air Force Ones. Today, we’re going to teach you everything about legit checking these shoes.

How to tell if Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 is fake

You can spot fake Louis Vuitton Air Forces by checking the medial text on the profile side of each shoe. Fake pairs always have inscriptions at a different thickness compared to the real ones.

We’re talking about Louis Vuitton, so you know that authentic shoes always have only the highest quality materials and the highest attention to each and every little detail.

1. Medial text

Summary: Fake LV AF1 pairs always have very thin (or excessively thick) inscriptions.

We’re going to split this step into two parts: the left shoe and the right shoe’s medial text, compared on both the fake vs real Louis Vuitton Air Force 1.

1.1. Left shoe

  • The wrong font is used on the fake shoes.
  • The fake pair’s text is as thin as it looks completely different font from the real Louis Vuitton AF1 sneakers.

Not to be seen on the real shoes!

1.2. Right shoe

  • The fake pair’s text is too thick.

In this case, the genuine pair’s text must be thinner than the one seen on the fake pair.

2. Interior tongue label

Summary: Fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 shoes have super thick text.

  • The fake pair’s “US” inscription is too thick.
  • The same also applies to the “MADE IN ITALY” text.

You’ll never see the text on the real shoes as thick and as big as the one seen on the fake Louis Vuitton Air Forces from the image above.

3. “AIR” text

Summary: Fake “AIR” prints always have the quote symbols looking too thin.

  • The quotation (” “) symbols are too thin on the fake pair.
  • At the same time, the quotes are also too long on fake shoes.

You can notice how the real pair’s quotes are thicker, shorter, and generally boxier than the fake ones.

4. Rear details

Summary: Look out for any big text and thick stitches.

By ‘rear details’, we’re talking about the “LOUIS VUITTON ® PARIS” text and basically all of the stitches on the back of the shoes.

  • The “LOUIS VUITTON® PARIS” text looks too big on the fake shoes.
  • At the same time, the letters are too thin.
  • The stitches on the vertical patch are too thick and they come out of the shoes too much on the fake pair.

Notice how the authentic pair’s inscriptions are smaller and thicker, having a boxier look than the fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1’s text.

The real pair’s threads are thinner and they fit deeper and better into the vertical patch.

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

5. Exterior tongue label

  • The stitches at the top of the label are thicker than the real ones, which are thinner.
  • The “LOUIS VUITTON” and the “AIR” prints are too thin, and they’re not fit as deeply as the real ones.

Therefore, the authentic pair’s text is engraved, while the fake one is just printed.

6. Laces

  • The fake pair’s “LACET” text is too thin, and also how the letters are too crooked.

On the other hand, the real pair’s “LACET” text looks thicker and the letters are properly, straightly aligned on the stitches.

7. Swoosh

  • The fake pair’s stitching all over the Nike Swoosh logo is too short.
  • In fact, all of the threads around the fake pair’s Swoosh are too small.

The real pair is, as you may expect, the opposite – the genuine Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 presents stitches that are way longer than the fake ones.

8. Toe box

  • The fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 pair has a toe box which is way smaller than the real one.
  • Look at how the fake blue leather is smaller than the white leather on the real shoes.

The authentic Nike Air Force 1 must have a bulky look for the toe box, and in this case of a replica, the thick look is missing.

9. LV Monogram

  • The fake pair’s flowers are engraved too little deep into the leather.
  • Hence, they look thinner than they should.

On the other hand, you can notice how the genuine Louis Vuitton Air Force 1’s monogram flowers are engraved deeper into the leather, hence having a thicker look than the fake.

10. Insole

  • The fake pair’s horizon leg of the letter “L” in the “LV” logo looks too thick.

To be fair, this is harder to notice, but the same leg on the letter “L” of the authentic pair’s “LV” logo is thinner.

11. Box label

  • The fake box is totally incorrect — it’s the wrong model.
  • The fake box is actually taken from the Nike x Off-White collaboration, but regardless of Virgil Abloh’s implication in these shoes, that is not the correct box format.

If your pair’s box looks anything different than the authentic one portrayed above, then you’re 100% looking at a fake box of the Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1.

Authentic LV AF1 boxes must come from Louis Vuitton, not from Nike x Off-White.

Shortlist: Tell fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 in 30 seconds

  1. Verify the medial text on both the left and the right shoes.
  2. Check the interior tongue’s label.
  3. Analyze the “AIR” text on the midsole of your LV AF1.
  4. Inspect the text and the stitching on the back of the shoes.

So, should you be too busy to go through the very detailed comparison of real vs fake Nike x Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 sneakers, then just briefly here is a recap of our legit check guide.

Though, find just above, the 4 best steps to know the real vs fake Louis Vuitton AF1, in only 30 seconds.

Expert Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 authentication

This is one of the best services we offer. As we’ve mentioned at the onset of this legit check guide, our real vs fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 comparison is out here to be free forever.

And we have made it so detailed, in such a way that you should not be finding it hard to have issues understanding it.

However, if for any reason, after going through this legit check guide, you are still having elements of doubt within yourself, then you can reach out to us.

We would be happy to offer a helping hand to legit check your pair of LV AF1!

It’s a simple process after all; all you need to do is to send us a picture of the pair you want to confirm its authenticity, and we would reach back to you within 24 to 48 hours, and sometimes, even faster than this stipulated time.

Need our opinion on your item’s authenticity? It’s a service we provide.

Get a fully-detailed report for why you have a real or fake item. Takes less than 48 hours!

Alternatively, use our free resources: written guides and video tutorials.

Thank you for reading this,

Ch Daniel and Ch David

80+ Safest Places to Buy Items Online From

Want to avoid scams for your next sneaker, watch, designer item or bag? Enter your email address and we'll send the FREE guide over.

About the Author

David is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch. David's experience: 5+ years of creating educational content in the fashion industry. 6+ years of authenticating luxury items. Currently, David is the Head Editor of the LCBC Library, where 1,000,000+ words have been published, in free guides, for over 1,000 items.
Read more about the Author →