How To Spot Fake “Utopia” Air Force 1 Travis Scott

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

Just because the color of the Utopia Cactus Jack logo is right, doesn’t mean the authentication test stops there. Find out the numerous ways to tell fake Air Force 1s

Upon the release of the “UTOPIA” album, famous rapper Travis Scott collaborated with Nike once again with an iconic pair of shoes.

In this guide, we’ll teach you everything about legit checking the Travis Scott Air Force 1 Utopia.

We’ll add reference real vs fake images for you to compare your shoes and set the verdict.

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For now, let’s focus on the UTOPIA Air Force 1s.

How to tell if Utopia Air Force 1s are real

You can tell if Travis Scott Air Force 1s are real if they have a black “Utopia Cactus Jack” logo, as fakes tend to have a brown logo. However, that doesn’t mean your pair is 100% authentic just because of the logo’s color.

Let’s check out the other methods to legit check these Air Force 1s.

1. Logos

  • Authentic “Utopia Cactus Jack” logos must be black.
  • The logo is brown on most fakes at the moment.
  • Even the best fakes tend to have a brown logo instead of black, one since this is a recent release

Brown logos are an instant call-out for a fake.

However, black logos don’t always indicate an authentic pair. As time goes by and replicas improve, I’m sure this will be updated.

Stay tuned for further updates, and make sure to read the next steps in the guide.


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2. Swoosh

  • The stitching is too thick on the fake Swoosh.
  • The threads are also too short and boxy.
  • Less stitching density can be seen on the fake Utopia Air Force 1’s Swoosh.

See how the authentic pair has thinner, longer, threads and a higher density of stitches.

Helpfulness: The stitching on the patch below the laces is too thin on the fake shoes.

The authentic Travis Scott Air Force 1s have thicker and more solid stitches below the laces.

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.

3. Back

  • The “A I R” text is too thin on the fake Utopia Air Force 1s.
  • The stitching that goes all around the “NIKE A I R” patch is too thick
  • The same patch’s stitching is also too short and less dense than on the authentic pair.
  • Note how the two vertical stitching lines are too thick on the fake Travis Scotts.
  • The vertical stitches generally look bigger on counterfeit examples.

4. Perforations

  • The perforations are too big on the fake shoes.
  • Note how they’re also too far away from the leather panel at the top.
  • The authentic pair has smaller holes that are close to the top side’s leather panel.

5. Box label

  • The “AIR FORCE 1 ’07” text on the fake label is too thin.
  • The “WHITE/WHITE BLANK/BLANK” print is too thin as well.

That’s it. You’ve just learned how to spot fake Travis Scott Air Force1 “UTOPIA!”

Shortlist: Know if yours are real

  1. See if the Utopia Cactus Jack logo is black. If it is brown or any other color, that is a fake pair.
  2. Verify the stitching on the Swoosh. Fakes tend to have thicker, boxier, and less dense stitching.
  3. Check the “A I R” text and the stitches on the back. Fake Travis Scott Air Force 1s tend to have thinner logos and threads.
  4. Analyze the size and placement of the toe box’s perforations. A fake pair has larger holes that are placed too far away from the leather panel above.
  5. Inspect the box’s label. Thin inscriptions always indicate a counterfeit box!

At times, you may now be able to go through the detailed 5 steps on how to spot fake Utopia Air Force 1s.

This is why we’ve prepared the list above. Whenever you’re in a rush, check this list and carefully anaylze the shoes you’re legit checking.

Alternatively, feel free to read this guide (and the shortlist) in our Legit Check App.

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Expert Air Force 1 Utopia authentication

If you need help verifying the authenticity of your Travis Scott “UTOPIA” Air Force 1s, know that we’re here to support you.

Just send us clear pictures of your shoes, and we’ll get back to you within 24 to 48 hours with our findings.

You’ll receive a detailed report from us explaining the reasons behind our judgment on whether your sneakers are authentic or not.

This marks the end of our guide on spotting fake Air Force 1s. We will keep refining and updating this content as newer and more precise comparisons become available.

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.

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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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