Nike X Off-White Air Force 1 White ComplexCon Real Vs Fake Guide

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If you are trying to learn how to spot fake Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon sneakers, then you are in the right place to do so.

The ComplexCon Nike x Off-White Air Force 1s in white are an exclusive pair that was released at ComplexCon (yep, pretty obvious), and the shine in style.

And so, since they are this nice, yet so limited, we are here to teach you what to look for in order to spot the fake Off-White Virgil Abloh Complexcon Air Force 1s.

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To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 Complexcon Exclusive is to look at the medial text on each shoe, since the replica ComplexCon AF1s never have their text correctly font-weighted and space between its charcaters, while the genuine shoes are always flawless.

How to spot fake Nike x Off-White ComplexCon Air Force 1

Step 1: Real vs fake Off-White ComplexCon Air Force 1 medial text

Just as how we’ve previously mentioned, we consider the medial text on each shoe as the most reliable way on how to spot fake ComplexCon OW Air Force 1s.

That is because the counterfeit Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon shoes never have their text properly detailed, while the authentic shoes were all made with care, being flawless.

Left shoe medial text real vs fake OW AF1 ComplexCon comparison

Because we want to keep this organized, we are going to start with the real vs fake OW AF1 ComplexCon shoes for their medial text on the left shoe, and then, for the right shoes’ text.

So as to visualise the flaws on the fake shoes’ medial text, we are going to have a bit of help from the real vs fake OW AF1 ComplexCon image below.

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In the image with the fake vs real Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon sneakers above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their text badly detailed.

Starting with the “TM” text on the first line of text, you can see how the replica Off-White AF1 ComplexCon shoes have their inscription too thin and too narrow.

Looking at the authentic shoes’ “TM” text, you can see how their text looks thicker, boxier and wider than the replica pair’s text.

Within the same line, we have the word “NIKE” which is too thin and yet again too narrow on the fake shoes, and on the authentic pair, it is thicker and wider.

Skipping one line of text, we have the word “Beaverton”, which looks too thin on the fake Nike x OW Air Force 1 ComplexCon shoes.

Looking at the legit Nike x Off-White AF1 ComplexCon shoes, you can see how their “Beaverton” text looks yet again thicker.

Lastly, the fake Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon shoes have their “c. 1982” print also being too thin and too narrow and stretched out in height, while the legit shoes have their text thicker and wider, being more aired than the fake pair’s text.

Right shoe medial text real vs fake OW AF1 ComplexCon comparison

Now that you know what to look for on the left shoe of your Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon, let’s have a look at the real vs fake OW AF1 CC comparison image with the right shoes’ medial text.

The flaws are pretty much the same as the ones from the left shoe’s text, but having a visual comparison of the real vs fake Off-White AF1 CC shoes on the right shoe as well would be easier for authenticating these.

real vs fake off-white air force 1 complexcon

In the image with the real vs fake Off-White Air Force 1 CC White shoes above, we have pointed out only one flaw that can be visible in three sides of the shoes.

Beginning at the top of the medial text, you can see how the “TM” text is once again flawed on the fake shoes, as it looks too thin and too narrow – the same as the fake shoes’ medial text on the left pair.

Looking at the genuine shoes, you can see how their “TM” text looks thicker and wider, unlike the fake pair’s text which is exactly the opposite.

Then, on the second last line of text, we have the word “Oregon”, and looking at the letter “g”, you can see how the fake shoes have their text too thick, and how the authentic shoes have their text thinner.

The last flaw on the fake shoes can be observed still on the last line of text, which is on the “USA” text, where the replica OW AF1 CC shoes have their text too thick, and once again, the authentic shoes having their text thinner.

Step 2: Check the size tag inside your OW AF1 ComplexCon

Proceeding to the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon shoes, we are going to have a look at the size tag inside the Air Forces.

Just as always, let’s first have a look at the reference real vs fake Off-White AF1 ComplexCon image below, and right after that, we’ll make clear each flaw on the fake pair’s size tag.

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In the image with the real vs fake Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their inscriptions at the bad thickness.

Starting with the style-code’s text for the Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon shoes, which is “AO4927-100“, you can see how the fake pair has its text too thick.

Looking at the legit shoes, we have observed how the style-code’s text looks thinner than the fake OW AF1 CC pair’s text.

Then, the two lines of text which state that the shoes were made in Vietnam also look too thick on the fake shoes, and on the genuine ones, they look thinner.

Speaking of which, the same “MADE IN VIETNAM” and “FABRIQUE EN VIETNAM” lines of text on the fake Off-White Air Force 1s have their letters slanted and badly spaced in-between, as there are different amounts of spacing between the letters.

The authentic Off-White Air Force 1 White pair has its same two lines of text with the letters properly aligned straightly, and also with the same amount of space in-between the characters.

Lastly, we’ve pointed out in the fake vs real Off-White AF1 ComplexCon image above how the fake pair has its “UPC” text and the numbers being too thin and printed in a worse-quality manner on the fabric of the size tag, as you can see the pixels in the “UPC” text on the fake pair, if you look closely.

Looking at the legit Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 White shoes, you can see how their “UPC” text and the numbers are thicker and printed properly, as no pixel can be that visible individually, unlike the fake pair’ text.

Step 3: Inspect the details on the back of the Off-White AF1s

For the third method on how to spot fake Off-White Air Force 1 White shoes, we are going to have a look at the details on the rear side of the fake vs real OW AF1 ComplexCon Exclusive pairs.

So, flipping the shoes to the rear side, let’s compare them to the real vs fake Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon image from below.

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In the image with the real vs fake Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon shoes above, we’ve spotted three main flaws on the fake pair’s back.

Observing the “NIKE” text logo at the top of the shoes, you can see how the fake OW AF1s have their text really thick, as it bulges too much on the interior side of the leather, since the effect of that text makes the letters look like they were printed behind the leather.

Looking at the genuine shoes’ text, you can see how their “NIKE” inscription looks thinner and so, less massive than the fake OW AF1 ComplexCon pair’s text.

The same flaw applies to the “A I R” text that’s printed below the “NIKE” text and the Swoosh logo, where the fake pair has the “A I R” inscription being too thick and bulged out too much.

Yet again, the authentic shoes have their “A I R” text looking thinner and less bulky when compared to the fake Air Force 1 pair’s text.

The third and the last flaw on the fake pair’s rear side is about the stitching on the left and on the right side of the patch which holds the details that we’ve previously analyzed.

So, going more into detail, you can see in the real vs fake Off-White AF1 ComplexCon image above how the replica pair has its stitching really thick, and how the authentic pair has its threads thinner.

Since the fake pair’s stitches are too thick, they have this more of a bulky look when compared to the legit pair’s flatter look for the stitches.

Step 4: Look at the two holes on the side of your Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon

As for the fourth way on how to check if your OW Air Force 1 ComplexCon is fake or real, we are going to move the real vs fake OW AF1 CC pairs to their profile side.

Below the Nike Swoosh logo and above the midsole, there are these two holes, and we are going to analyze their placement on the real vs fake Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon Exclusive pairs.

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In the image with the fake vs real Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon Exclusive shoes above, you can see how the fake pair has its holes misplaced.

Before we get to talk about the placement of the holes, you can se how the replica pair’s holes look deeper, thicker and bulkier than the authentic pair’s hols, which are smaller and less noticeable.

Now, talking about the placement of the holes, you can see how the fake pair has its left side’s hole placed too close to the Nike Swoosh logo, but also placed too far away from the midsole and too close to the back of the shoes.

On the other hand, the authentic Nike x Off-White AF1 ComplexCon shoes have their hole on the left side placed closer to the midsole and further away Nike Swoosh logo, and also from the back of the shoes.

Talking about the right side’s hole, you can see how the counterfeit-manufactured Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon shoes have their hole also placed a bit too close to the Nike Swoosh logo.

This time as well, you can see how the hole on the right side of the legitimate OW AF1s is placed further away from the Nike Swoosh logo, unlike the fake pair’s hole.

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Step 5: Verify the “AIR” text on the midsole of the sneakers

Moving to the fifth method on how to spot fake Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon Exclusive pairs, we are now going to move on to the lower side of the shoes.

Precisely, and as the heading states, we will go ahead and check the “AIR” text on the fake vs real Off-White ComplexCon AF1 pairs.

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In the image with the highlighted fake vs real Off-White ComplexCon Air Force 1 shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its text too thin.

It is true that it may be a bit harder to notice at first, but if you look for a few seconds at the image, you will notice how the fake shoes have their “AIR” text to othin.

On the other hand, the authentic pair has its “AIR” text looking thicker, bulkier and more defined when compared to the fake pair’s text.

Step 6: Examine the toe box of the Off-White AF1 ComplexCon sneakers

As for the sixth method on how to spot fake Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon shoes, we are going to have a look at the two pairs from the profile side, but this time, from a zoomed-out angle, with the help of the fake vs real OW AF1 ComplexCon image below.

complexcon exclusive ow air force 1 real vs fake

In the image with the real vs fake Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon shoes above, we have pointed out how the replica pair has its toe box at the wrong inflation level.

By that, we mean that the fake Off-White AF1s have their toe box looking too thick and a bit too bulky, while the authentic shoes have their toe box thinner.

Not only that, but the very front side of the fake pair’s toe box is also a bit too little curvy, while the authentic shoes have their toe box curvier up to the front side’s tip.

Step 7: Check the orange tab on the side of the OW AF1s

Going to the seventh step on how to see which pair is authentic and which one is a fake, we are going to zoom-in to the orange tab placed on the side of the real vs fake Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon shoes.

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In the image where we’ve highlighted the real vs fake Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its blue stitching at the top of the tab too thin.

On the other hand, the authentic Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCons have their blue stitching thicker than the fake pair’s stitching.

Then, the fake pair has round-edged corners for the orange tab, and that’s something that the authentic pairs don’t have.

In fact, the authentic Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon shoes have their corners for the orange tab sharp, as they are supposed to be squared and boxy, but not curved.

Step 8: Fake vs real Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon “SHOELACES” text

Proceeding to the eighth step of the guide on how to spot fake Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon shoes, we are going to have a look at the “SHOELACES” inscription.

The “SHOELACES” text is obviously printed on the laces, and what we’d like to mention is that even the authentic shoes sometimes have their text crooked or a bit uneven, since the precision on these little laces can’t always be 100% on point, because such small flaws sometimes occur on the authentic shoes too.

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As you can see in the image with the fake vs real Off-White AF1 ComplexCon laces, we’ve pointed out how the fake pair has its “SHOELACES” text at the wrong thickness.

That is because the fake pair’s “SHOELACES” text looks too thick on the right lace (from the point of view of the image above), and because the left lace’s text too thin.

Looking at the authentic shoes’ text, and even though the text is a bit faded out, you can see how the same font-weight applies to both the left and the right side’s text on the shoelaces.

Step 9: Verify the text on the insole of your Nike x Off-White Air Force 1s

For the ninth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake vs real Off-White Air force 1 ComplexCon shoes, we are going to check out the text on the insole of the two pairs.

And, just as always, let’s quickly have a look at the fake vs real Off-White AF1 ComplexCon image below.

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In the image with the real vs fake Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon pairs above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its “NIKE” text and the “X” arrowed Off-White logo looking too thick.

Moving to the authentic pair’s insole, you can see how both the “NIKE” text and the OFf-White logo are thicker and more defined than the fake pair’s text.

How can I spot fake Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon in 60 seconds?

The nine fake vs real OW Air Force 1 ComplexCon 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 AF1 pair.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your OW AF1 ComplexCon sneakers. Below are the top 9 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of Off-White Air Force 1 or the real deal.

  1. Check the medial text on both the left and the right shoes, as the replica pairs commonly have their text at the wrong thickness
  2. Examine the text on the size tag of the shoes, since the replica Nike x Off-White AF1 ComplexCon pairs have their text too thin and badly shaped
  3. Look at the details on the rear side of the ComplexCon OW AF1s, because the fake pairs use to have their text and stitching lines too thick
  4. Inspect the two holes placed on the side of your Off-White ComplexCon Air Force 1s, since the fake pairs usually have their two holes looking too thick and being misplaced
  5. Check the “AIR” text on the midsole of the ComplexCon OW AF1s, because the fake pairs commonly have their inscription too thin
  6. Verify the toe box of the shoes. Mostly, the counterfeit-manufactured Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon pairs have their toe box too bulky and too little curvy up to the front
  7. Look at the orange tab on the side of your shoes, since the fake pairs usually have their blue stitching at the wrong thickness, and the tab’s edges on the fake pairs are usually curvy, instead of being sharp and boxy
  8. Authenticate the “SHOELACES” text on the laces. In most cases, the fake pairs have their text too thick and/or too thin
  9. Check the “NIKE” text and the Off-White arrowed “X” logo on the insole. The replica Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon pairs have their details too thin

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If you need help with the authentication of your Off-White Air Force 1White sneakers, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your OW AF1 ComplexCon 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 ComplexCon White guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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