How To Spot Fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1

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

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 spot fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1

The most relevant way right now to 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!

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.

Bear in mind that this tutorial applies to all of the Nike x Louis Vuitton AF1 colourways. Regardless of the colours that we’re going to compare in this tutorial, all of the legit pairs should have the same details.

Step 1: Medial text comparison for the fake vs real Louis Vuitton Air Force 1

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. Left shoe comparison – how to spot fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1

Let’s begin with the left shoe, and then we’re also going to compare the fake vs real LV Air Force 1 for the right shoe.

How To Spot Real Vs Fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1

The image with the fake vs real Louis Vuitton Virgil Abloh Air Force 1 pair above shows you a blatant flaw – the wrong font is used on the fake shoes.

In fact, the fake pair’s text is as thin as it looks like it’s a completely different font from the real Louis Vuitton AF1 sneakers. Not to be seen on the real shoes!

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2. Right shoe comparison – how to spot fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1

Now’s the time to also look at the fake vs real Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 sneakers for the right shoes as well.

Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 Fake Vs Real Medial Text

The fake vs real Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 image above shows you how the fake pair’s text is too thick.

Yes, this time it’s the opposite of the fake left shoe’s text. In this case, the genuine pair’s text must be thinner than the one seen on the fake pair.

Step 2: How to spot fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 – interior tongue

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

The text which is printed on the interior side of the tongue’s label can also tell whether you have fake or real Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 on the spot.

With this being a detail on the interior side of the shoes, it’s common for the replica Louis Vuitton AF1 sneakers to have it wrongly detailed. This spot is always on point on all real pairs.

How To Spot Fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 Tongue Labels

The Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 authentication image above shows you how 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.

Step 3: Check the “AIR” text on the side of the sneakers

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

The third way on how to tell fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1s leads us to the exterior profile sides of the shoes, where you can see the quoted AIR text and the other AIR text, which is a classic for these sneakers.

For this tell, we’re going to focus on the quoted “AIR” text on the fake vs real Louis Vuitton AF1.

Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 Fake Vs Real Guide

The Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 authenticity check image above shows you how the quotation symbols are too thin on the fake pair.

At the same time, the quotes are also too long on the fake shoes.

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

Step 4: Have a look at the rear side of the LV Air Force 1

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

The fourth step leads us to yet another one of the best authenticity tellers for the Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 – the details on the back of the shoes.

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

How To Authenticate Louis Vuitton Air Force 1

The comparison image of the authentic vs replica Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 shoes above displays two flaws in the fake LV AF1.

First of all, the “LOUIS VUITTON® PARIS” text looks too big on the fake shoes. At the same time, the letters are too thin.

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.

Then, talking about the stitches on the vertical patch, you can see how the fake pair’s threads are too thick and how they come out of the shoes too much.

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

The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways to authenticate this item.

The next few steps are still reliable signs of authenticity but are for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the steps we’ve explained above to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.

Step 5: Exterior tongue label – real vs fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1

The fifth step of the guide on how to spot fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 sneakers takes us back to the tongue, but this time on the exterior side.

Fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1

The image with the real vs replica Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 above shows you how the stitches at the top of the label are thicker than the real ones, which are thinner.

Then, the “LOUIS VUITTON” and the “AIR” prints are too thin, and they’re not fit as deep as the real ones.

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

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Step 6: Look at the shoelaces of your Louis Vuitton AF1

Proceeding to the sixth method on how to spot fake vs real Louis Vuitton Air Force 1, we’re now going to talk about the print on the shoelaces.

Similarly to the “SHOELACES” text on the Off-White Air Force 1, Virgil Abloh added the “LACET” text to the Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1s.

Fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1

In the image with the fake vs real Nike x Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 added above, you can observe how 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.

Step 7: Swoosh stitching – spot fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1

The seventh method on how to tell fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 sneakers leads us to the notorious Nike Swoosh logo.

Just like on the Nike x Off-WHite Air Force 1, the Swoosh of the LV AF1 also has a lot of stitches all around the logo, giving it the classic ‘deconstructed’ look that Virgil Abloh wanted for the AF1.

How To Legit Check Louis Vuitton Air Force 1

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.

Step 8: Toe box inflation level comparison

Moving forward to the eighth step on how to tell fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 sneakers, we’re now going to look at how thick the front of the shoe is – better known as the toe box.

Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 Real Vs Fake Toe Box

The fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 pair in the image above 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 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.

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Step 9: Louis Vuitton Monogram pattern comparison

The main thing which stands out on the Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 from the rest of the Nike Air Force 1s is the pattern of the classic LV Monogram which is all over the shoes.

Yes, even this one is flawed on the counterfeit Louis Vuitton AF1.

Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 Legit Check Guide

The image with the fake vs real Air Force 1 Louis Vuitton image above shows you how 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.

Step 10: Check the insole on the Louis Vuitton Air Force 1

For the tenth method on how to spot real vs fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 sneakers, we’re going to hop inside the shoes and look at the “LV” logo printed on the insole.

How To Spot Real Vs Fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1

The image with the fake vs real Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 sneakers above points out how the fake pair’s horizon leg of the letter “L” in the “LV” logo looks too thick.

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

Step 11: See how the box of your shoes looks like

For the eleventh and the last step of the guide on how to tell real vs fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1, we’re goin to talk about the box.

How To Spot Fake LV AF1

The image with the fake vs real Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 box above shows you how the fake box is completely off.

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.

How can I spot fake Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 in 60 seconds?

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.

In other words, we have exclusively summarized the top 10 ways to tell which is authentic from which is a fake version of this that shoe type.

However, we must say; our picture comparison is one to help you tremendously, as each of the flaws has been extensively illustrated.

Though, find just below, the 4 best steps to know the real vs fake Louis Vuitton AF1, in only 60 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.

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Ch David is the co-founder and CEO of Legit Check By Ch. Ch David is in charge of the Legit Check By Ch Library of real vs fake authentication guides, where hundreds (soon thousands!) of free guides on how to authenticate various items are published under his supervision.
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