Fake Vs Real A Cold Wall Nike Air Force 1 – How To Spot Fake ACW AF1

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You are in the right place if you wish to know how to spot the fake vs real A Cold Wall Air Force 1 sneakers.

In fact, we are here today to teach you how to spot fake Air Force 1 x ACW sneakers in eight simple steps with our ultimate guide.

With each step of this fake vs real Air Force 1 ACW legit check guide, we are going to link real vs fake AF1 a Cold Wall images in order for you to easily visualise and understand the flaws on the fake AF1s.

The fastest way to spot fake A Cold Wall Air Force 1 sneakers is to check the size tag inside each shoe because the quality of the fake shoes never compares to the retail sneakers’ quality. Most of the time, the fake shoes will have their inscriptions on the size tag improperly font-weighted

How to spot fake A Cold Wall Nike Air Force 1

Step 1: Real vs fake A Cold Wall Air Force 1 size tag

As we’ve previously mentioned, we consider the size tag as the most reliable sign of authenticity when speaking of the ACW AF1 sneakers, and this is why we are starting this guide on how to spot fake ACW AF1 sneakers with the size tag.

First of all, let’s throw a quick look at the real vs fake ACW Air Force 1 image below, in order to see the differences between the replica and the real deal ACW AF1s.

acw af1 real vs fake

In the real vs fake ACW Air Force 1 image above, we have pointed out four main flaws visible on the fake shoes.

First of all, if you look at the top right corner of the size tag, you can see how the fae shoes have their “VF” text looking too thick, while the text on the authentic Air Force 1 x ACW sneakers is thinner.

Then, looking on the middle-right side of the size tag is too thick as well, on the fake shoes, while on the retail ACW Air Force 1s, the text is thinner.

Going to the middle side of the size tag, in the middle, you can see how the fake shoes have their product ID code looking too boxy and thin.

On the other hand, the authentic A Cold Wall AF1s have their product ID code looking bigger and thicker.

Lastly, looking at the “MADE IN CHINA” and at the “FABRIQUE EN CHINE” two lines of text, you can see how the fake shoes have their text on the fake shoe looking too thick.

The authentic A Cold Wall Air Force 1s have their two lines of text looking thinner than the ones on fake shoes.

Step 2: Fake vs real ACW Air Force 1 rear details

As for the second step of the guide on how to spot fake A Cold Wall Air Force 1 sneakers, you’ll have to flip your shoes to the back and check out the details.

air force 1 a cold wall real vs fake

In the real vs fake Air Force 1 A Cold Wall image above, we have pointed out a few main flaws visible on the fae shoes.

First of all, by looking at the “NIKE” text, you can notice how the fake shoes have their letters looking too thin, while on the legit shoes, they are thicker.

Besides, the fake shoes also have their letters in the “NIKE” text connected with extra threads, while on the retail shoes, the letters are not connected.

Then, looking at the “AIR” text, you can see in the real vs fake AF1 ACW image above how the fake shoes have their letters “A” and “I” looking too thin, and how the letter “R” is too thick.

On the other hand, the retail Air Force 1 x A Cold Wall sneakers have their letters at the same font-weight.

Also, if you look at the shoes on the grey side, you can see how the fake shoes have their material looking distressed, and looking like it it is made out of a different material than the material used for the legit shoes.

Step 3: Check the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of your A Cold Wall Air Force 1 sneaker

Moving on to the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Force 1 x A Cold Wall, we are going to have a look at the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of the shoes.

First of all, let’s have a look at the reference real vs fake ACW Air Force 1 image below.

fake vs real acw af1

In the real vs fake Air Force 1 x A Cold Wall image above, you can see how the fake shoes have their Nike Swoosh logo looking too thick and wide, while the logo on the legit shoes is thinner and narrower.

Not only that, but the fake shoes also have their Swoosh looking too thin, while the legit shoes have their stitching on the logo thicker.

At the top tip of the Swoosh, the fake shoes also have their logo looking too little curvy, while the logo on the legit shoes is curvier.

Step 4: Inspect the lettering on the tongue

Moving on to the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Force 1 x A Cold Wall shoes, we are going on the upper side of the shoes in order to check out the text on the tongue.

real vs fak acw af1

In the real vs fake ACW Air Force 1 image above, we have pointed out how the shoes have their “ACW” text looking too thin, while the text on the retail shoes is thicker.

Then, the asterisk star next to the “ACW” text is also too thin on the fake shoes, while on the authentic ones, it is thicker.

At the same time, the unfinished rectangle below the “ACW*” text is also too thin on the fake shoes, while on the authentic shoes, it is thicker.

Step 5: Look at the ACW logo on the side of the shoes

Going to the fifth way on how to spot fake A Cold Wall Air Force 1 sneakers, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake A Cold Wall AF1 image in order to see the A Cold Wall logo’s appearance between the legit and the fake sneakers.

acw af1 fake vs real

In the real vs fake Nike x A Cold Wal Air Force 1 image above, we have shown you how the fake shoes have their “ACW*” text looking too thick, while the text on the legit shoes is thinner.

Step 6: Check the metal plates below the laces of your A Cold Wall Air Force 1

Moving on to the sixth step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Force 1 x ACW sneakers, you’ll have to check out your shows from a top-down view angle.

First of all, let’s check the usual real vs fake A Cold Wall Air Force 1 image in order to spot the differences in an easier manner.

how to spot fake af1 acw

In the real vs fake ACW AF1 image above, we have pointed out how the replica Air Force 1s have their “ACW*” text looking too thin, as it is fit too little deep into the plates.

On the other hand, the retail A Cold Wall Nike Air Force 1s have their “ACW*” text on the metal plates looking thicker than the fake shoes’ text.

Besides, if you look at the unfinished rectangle below te “ACW” text, you can also notice how the fake shoes have their part of the logo looking too thin as well, while on the legit shoes, it is thicker (being as thick as the “ACW*” text).

Step 7: Fake vs real A Cold Wall Air Force 1 perforation on the toe box

As for the seventh and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Force 1 x A Cold Wall sneakers, we are going to check out the perforation holes on the toe box of the real vs fake ACW Air Force 1s.

a cold wall air force 1 fake vs real

As you can see in the fake vs real Air Force 1 ACW image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their toe box’s perforations looking wider than the perforation holes on the legit shoes.

Step 8: Look at the stitching on the midsole of your ACW Air Force 1

Proceeding to the eighth step of the guide on how to spot fake ACW Air Force 1 sneakers, we are going to flip the shoes to the side once again, and check out the stitching on the midsole.

In order to understand everything properly, we are first going to have a look at the real vs fake ACW Air Force 1 image.

how to spot fake a cold wall af1

In the fake vs real A Cold Wall Air Force 1 image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their stitching on the midsole looking too short and thick when compared to the legit shoes.

On the other hand, the authentic sneakers have their stitching on the midsole looking longer and thinner than the fake shoes’ stitching.

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

There are situations where you may be unable to go through each detailed step explained above when you need to authenticate your ACW Air Force 1 sneakers.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 8 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Nike x ACW manufactured Air Force 1.

  1. Check the size tag of your A Cold Wall Air Force 1s. Mostly, the fake shoes have their text on the size tag looking too thick
  2. Inspect the details on the rear side of the sneakers. Most of the time, the counterfeit A Cold Wall Air Force 1s have their text on the back of the shoes improperly font-weighted
  3. Analyze the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of your ACW Air Force 1s. Usually, the fake shoes have their log looking too wide, and its stitching is too thin. On top of that, some of the Nike Swoosh logos on the fake shoes are also too little curvy
  4. Check the text on the tongue of your shoes. Most of the time, the fake shoes have their text on the tongue looking too thin
  5. Look at the “ACW*” logo on the side of your shoes. Usually, the replica Air Force 1 x A Cold Wall shoes have their logo looking too thick
  6. Verify the “ACW*” logo on the metal plates at the bottom of the laces on your ACW Air Force 1s. Most of the time, the fake sneakers will have their text on the metal plates looking too thin
  7. Check the perforations on the toe box of your shoes. The fake ACW Air Force 1s commonly have their perforation holes on the toe box looking too wide
  8. Inspect the stitching on the midsole. Usually, the counterfeit Air Force 1 x ACW sneakers have their stitching on the midsole looking too short and thick

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That brings us to the end of our real vs fake ACW Air Force 1 legit check guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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