7 Ways To Tell Fake Travis Scott Air Max 1

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

The Nike x Travis Scott collaboration is one of the most notorious ones in the sneaker industry.

And then, the Cactus Jack Air Max 1s is yet another pair that amazed people with the classic reverse-Swoosh that’s seen on Travis’ sneakers, just like on his famous Air Jordan 1s.

In this guide, we’re going to teach you how to tell fake Air Max 1 x Travis Scott.

By the end of this read, you’ll know how to differentiate the real Nike from the fake.

Note: Do not confuse the Travis Scott Air Max 1 with the Travis Scott Air Max 270.

They are two different pairs. For now, we’ll focus on the Air Max 1s.

How to spot fake Air Max 1 Travis Scott

To spot fake Travis Scott Air Max 1, look at the size tag and at the stitching all over the shoes. The size tag is always flawed on fakes because the text is often too thick.

The stitching is also inconsistent on fakes, whereas the consistency is always the same on the real pairs.

However, this is just the short answer.

Keep reading for the detailed comparisons and explanations.

1. Size tag

  • The “SZ” text in the top-right corner of the size tag is too thin on the fake.
  • The code above the “MADE IN CHINA” text is too small on the fake Air Max 1s.

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2. Back

  • The fake Travis Scott Air Max 1s have their stitching looking too thin.
  • The threads are also too short on the fake.

The genuine stitching is thicker and the threads are longer on the fake pair.

3. Toe box

  • The threads are too thin and short on the fake Travis Scott Air Max 1s.

The authentic Air Max 1s have their threads thicker and longer than the one on the fake pair.

4. Suede

  • The fake toe box is not high enough, as it is too small.

The real pair is quite the opposite: it is inflated more, as it has a bulkier and thicker look than the look of the toe box.

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.

5. Insole

  • The “®” registered trademark print is placed too far away from the “NIKE” text on the fake pair.

The real “®” is so close to the “NIKE” text that they almost make contact.

6. Tongue

  • The stitches are too thin and long on the replica.

7. Box

  • The “NIKE AIR MAX 1 / CJ” is too thick on the fake pair.

The very same inscription on the real pair’s label glued to the box is thinner.

Shortlist: Quickly authenticate your pair

  1. Inspect the size tag of the shoes.
  2. Look at the stitching on the back.
  3. Analyze the stitches on the toe box of the shoes.
  4. Have a look at the inflation level of the toe box as well.
  5. Check the printing on the insoles.
  6. Verify the stitching on the tongue.
  7. Look at the text on the box’s label.

Short on time? Above you can find a recap of the whole guide.

We’ve condensed the top 7 indicators to differentiate real Travis Scott Air Max 1s from counterfeits.

Find them above and use them when on the go.

Expert Travis Scott Air Max 1 authentication

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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About the Author

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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