How To Spot Fake Air Force 1 Para-Noise (G-Dragon)

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

If you’re trying to learn how to spot fake Nike Air Force 1 x G-Dragon, this is the guide you’re looking for.

This tutorial will teach you everything about legit checking this Air Force 1 model.

Legit check all Peaceminusone Air Force 1 colorways with this guide:

These shoes have a long name, so we’ll refer to them in a couple of different ways.

Remember, they’re all the same shoes:

  • Air Force 1 Peaceminusone
  • Air Force 1 x G-Dragon
  • Air Force 1 Para-Noise

Now that everything’s being cleared out, let’s learn how to tell fakes.

How to tell fake Air Force 1 Para-Noise

To tell if your G-Dragon Air Force 1 Para-Noise are fake, look at the size tag. Fakes never have the correct font for their letters and numbers, while all authentic shoes have the same font.

Let’s check it out.

1. Size tag

  • The fake style-code print “DD3223-100” is really small, boxy and thick.
  • The “UPC” text and numbers are too thick on the fake pair.
  • The “MADE IN VIETNAM” prints are too thin on the fake Air Forces.

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2. Back

  • The edges of the “NIKE” letters are wavy on the fake pair.
  • The “A I R” logo is too thin on the fake Air Force 1s.
  • The vertical stitching (see the hand emoji) is too thick on the fake pair.

3. Peeaceminusone logo

  • The “PEACE / MINUSONE” text is too thin when compared to the genuine shoes.

The real Peaceminusone logo is thicker and more visible, rather than the fake pair’s thin text.

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.

4. Holes

These little holes can be found below the Nike Swoosh logo.

  • The fake holes are too big, wide, and fit too little deep inside the leather.

The authentic holes are deeper and look thinner than the fake.

5. Toe box

  • The toe box is too curvy in front of the fake.
  • See how the fake toe box also looks “deflated” compared to the authentic, bulky toe box.

6. Midsole

  • The stitches are too long and too thin.

The authentic AF1 Peaceminusone pair has its stitches smaller and thicker.

7. Tongue

  • The black stitches overlap the yellow ones on the fake pair.
  • The fake threads do not fit deep enough into the leather.

The authentic Air Force 1 G-Dragon shoes don’t have these many extra hanging threads.

8. Extra tag

  • The “NIKE, 1998.” is too thin on the fake Air Force 1s.

9. Box

  • The “AIR FORCE 1 ’07 / PARANOISE” is too thick.
  • The style-code print “DD3223 100” is too thick as well.

Shortlist: Authenticate your Air Force 1s

  1. Size Tag Examination: Scrutinize the text on the size tag. Counterfeit pairs frequently display a font-weight that deviates from the original Peaceminusone AF1.
  2. Rear Sneaker View: Observe the sneakers from the back. Imitation Para-Noise 2.0 Air Force 1s often feature a “NIKE AIR” text that’s too thick, and the Nike Swoosh logo might appear excessively curvy.
  3. Interior Inscription Check: Examine the inscription on the shoe’s interior side. Replicas of G-Dragon Air Force 1s typically have overly thin text.
  4. Side Holes Analysis: Pay attention to the two holes on the shoe’s side. Fake Peaceminusone AF1s usually have holes that aren’t deep enough in the leather and are either oversized or undersized.
  5. Toe Box Inspection: Assess the toe box’s appearance. Counterfeit Para-Noise 2.0 models often have a toe box that appears slightly inflated and too curvy.
  6. Midsole Stitching Review: Study the stitching on the midsole. Fake G-Dragon AF1s tend to feature stitches that are too thin and elongated.
  7. Tongue Badge Examination: Review the badge on the shoe’s external tongue side. Replica Air Force 1s commonly exhibit the Peaceminusone reverse sunflower logo with excessive threading.
  8. Peaceminusone Label Check: Ensure the “NIKE, 1998.” on the additional Peaceminusone label isn’t too slender.
  9. Box Label Inspection: Lastly, inspect the label on the shoebox. Text on the labels of imitation pairs often appears too thin.

By focusing on these key areas, you can better determine the authenticity of your G-Dragon Air Force 1 sneakers.

At times, following every step for authenticating your G-Dragon Air Force 1 sneakers might be challenging.

For such moments, we presented a swift 60-second guide to verify your kicks.

Expert G-Dragon Air Force 1 authentication

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This concludes our guide on distinguishing genuine from counterfeit G-Dragon Para-Noise 2.0 Air Force 1s.

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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.
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