If you are here to learn how to spot fake Off-White Air Force 1 sneakers, you are in the right place.
We have prepared this guide on how to check the real vs fake Off-White Air Force 1 sneakers with just ten simple spots to look at for it to be easier when you authenticate these sneakers.
It is worth mentioning that we are going to refer to the Off-White Air Force 1 OG sneakers in the simple form of the “OW AF1 OG” sneakers.
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Now that you know what we’re talking about, let’s get you to the proper fake vs real Off-White Air Force 1 sneakers.
First of all, we’d like to mention that we consider the medial text on both the left and the right shoes being the most reliable spot in order to check the authenticity of an Off-White Air Force 1 pair since replica Off-White manufacturers never manage to get this text right.
As we said previously, we consider the medial text being one of the most reliable signs of a fake OW AF1 OG White pair of sneakers.
We are going to analyze both the left and the right shoes and the text on these, but first, we are going to start with the left shoe.
Let’s have a look at the image with the fake vs real Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 OG sneakers below, and after that, we’ll explain the flaws on the fake shoes, as well as the details found on the genuine shoes.
Looking at the fake vs real OW AF1 OG image above, you can see how the fake Off-White Air Force 1 OG White sneakers have the “c. 1982” text looking too thick and big, and the authentic pair is smaller.
Then, the “TM” text is too big too, on the fake Off-White Air Force 1 OG White pair. Besides the size, the fake “TM” text is too visible, as the authentic “TM” text has a lower opacity.
Lastly, for the white shoe, the fake “USA” text has the letter “U” less covered than the authentic one. The letter “U” has to be covered more by the Swoosh, just as the legit OW AF1 OG pair.
Now it is the time to look at the real vs fake Off-White Air Force 1 OG sneakers on the right shoe. First, we’ll have a quick look at the image with the shoes, and then, we’ll explain the situation on the shoes.
In the real vs fake Off-White AF1 OG image above, we have pointed out a few major flaws in the medial text.
First of all, the “Off” print is too boxy and it has a different shape than the “Off” text at the top of the authentic OW AF1’s medial text on the right shoe.
Then, the “TM” text is a common flaw for the Nike x Off-White “THE TEN” sneakers.
Here, you can easily notice how the fake sneakers have their “TM” text looking taller, less boxy and more leaning to the left than the positioning and the shape of the authentic OW AF1’s “TM” text.
Moving to the “Beaverton” print, you can see how the shape of the letter “B” on the fake OW AF1 OG sneakers is way bigger and different than the authentic “B”. In fact, the fake Off-White AF1’s “B” is too big at the top of it.
Then, the “c. 1982” text on the last line of text on the medial text of the right sneaker, you can easily see how the “c.” text is way more rounded and curvy than the authentic “c.” print. Besides, the fake “c. 1982” also seems to be too thin.
Lastly, for the medial text on the right OW AF1 shoe’s medial text, you can see how the “USA” print on the rightest side is a lot thicker than the “USA” text on the authentic Off-White Air Force 1.
Now that you know how to check the medial text on your Off-White Air Force 1 OG sneakers, let’s also get you to know how to authenticate the Swoosh.
We will start with the form of the Swoosh, then with the size of the Swoosh logo of the fake vs real Off-White AF1 OG White shoes.
The main flaw of the fake Off-White Air Force 1 OG is that, at the tip of it, it is too arched. The legit Swoosh is less curvy at the top tip of it, which is easily visible in the fake vs real OW AF1 OG image above.
Let’s move on to the Swoosh stitching of the fake vs real Air Force 1 Off-White OG.
The real OW AF1 OG has its stitching that comes from the Swoosh making contact with the two parallel lines of stitching on the shoe.
On the other hand, the fake OW AF1 OG pairs miss this detail on the sneakers, and the stitching from the Swoosh does not make contact with these two little parallel lines of stitching.
Let’s also proceed to the midsole of these sneakers and analyze the fake vs real Off-White Air Force 1 OG “AIR” text.
The “AIR” text is one of the signatures found on pretty much every shoe in the collaboration of Nike x Off-White, since it’s one of the small details that Virgil Abloh likes to add on his designed Nike x OW shoes.
Just as always, let’s quickly look at the image with the fake vs real Off-White Nike Air Force 1 OG sneakers below.
As you can see in the pictures above, the fake Off-White Air Force 1 OG pair has the “AIR” text looking less opaque and visible than the authentic one. The legit “AIR” text is more visible than the fake one.
Not only that, but the replica Off-White Air Force 1 OG pair has its “AIR” text looking too thin, and the legit Off-White AF1s have their text thicker.
For this step, you’ll have to flip your sneakers to the rear side of them and analyze the code stamp on the heel.
Now that we’ve mentioned this, let’s flip the real vs fake Off-White Air Force 1s to their rear side, and let’s check their inscriptions on the rear side.
As you can see, we’ve spotted three main mistakes on the fake Off-White Air Force 1 OG pair – now, let us explain them below.
First of all, the fake Off-White Air Force 1 OG pair has the whole text too narrowed and stretched out. Essentially, the replica sneakers have this text looking too small.
Next up, the replica Off-White AF1s have their “9” character is too far away from the hashtag (#) next to it. On the authentic pair, there is less distance between these two, and they are closer to each other.
The fake “K – 5” text has too much distance between the two characters. In fact, the dash (-) is different from the fake pair, and it also looks too small.
Also, the character “5” from the first line of text, is too thin on the replica sneakers, and on the authentic ones, it is thicker.
The hashtag (#) character is skinnier on the fake Off-White Air Force 1 pairs, and on the authentic ones, it is thicker.
Now, let’s go a bit above the Swoosh on the side of the sneakers, and let’s analyze the orange tab of your Off-White Air Force 1 OG shoes.
The orange tab is yet another one of these little spots that can be found on the Nike x Off-White “THE TEN” sneakers, and it is present as well in these real vs fake Off-White Air Force 1 OGs below.
The fake Off-White Air Force 1 OG pair’s orange tab is too much of a rectangle, and the authentic ones have to look like a square, without any curvy or round edge.
The little white line that goes in the rear side of the green stitching is too visible on the fake sneakers. The authentic one is more subtle, and it is less visible.
Also, you can notice how, on the fake Off-White Air Force 1 OG pair, the green stitches above and over the orange tab are too thick, and the authentic green stitches are thinner.
As for the sixth step of our fake vs real OW Air Force 1 legit check guide, let’s meet the tongue tag for a bit, and let’s analyze the flaws on the replica pair.
The badge on the tongue of the Off-White AF1 OGs is pretty simple, as it presets only the Nike text and Swoosh trademarks.
As you may know by now, we’ll first have a look at the fake vs real Off-White Air Force 1s in the image below, and after that, we’ll make it all clear.
As you can see in the real vs fake Off-White Air Force 1 OG pictures above, the fake pair Swoosh the pretty weirdly arched at the exterior part, as it isn’t even looking round, and the authentic Swoosh, at the curve of it, it is looking as it should be: round.
As for the seventh step of our real vs fake OW Air Force 1 OG legit check guide, let’s jump inside the sneakers for a bit and analyze the flaws on the replica pair.
First of all, let’s have a look at the reference fake vs real OW Air Force 1 OG image.
The fake pair has the insole “THE TEN” text looking too big and thick, and the legit pair has the “THE TEN” text looking less thick.
Also, the same problem with the thickness applies for Off-White’s “X” logo too.
As for the eight and the last step of our real vs fake Off-White Air Force 1 OG legit check guide, let’s look at the size tag.
The size tag is the little piece of fabric that can be found inside the fake vs real Nike Off-White Air Force 1 OGs, and as its name states, this piece holds information regarding the size of your OW AF1 OGs.
Since this is a simple size tag, we’ve got one main flaw on the replica Off-White Air Force 1 OG pair, visible in the real vs fake OW AF1 OG image above. Again, it is the thickness of the text.
The fake OW Air Force 1 OG pair has the “MADE IN CHINA” text, and the one below, looking too thick, while the legit pair that indicates where the sneakers have been manufactured in, looks a lot thinner.
Also, the “SZ” text is too thick on the fake pair, and on the other hand, the authentic Off-White Air Force 1 OG pair has the “SZ ” text looking a lot thinner than the fake one.
The eight fake vs real OW Air Force 1 OG steps outlined above are well detailed and it will be time demanding to perform each authentication step when you need to confirm the originality of your OG’s.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your OW AF1 OG sneakers. Below are the top 8 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of Off-White Air Force 1 OG or the real deal.
If you need help with the authentication of your Off-White Air Force 1 OG White sneakers, we’ve got you covered.
All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your OW AF1 OG and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours. The results will also come with a report on why we believe your sneakers are fake or authentic.
That brings us to the end of our fake vs real Off-White Air Force 1 OG White guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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