Last Updated on November 10, 2023 by
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Nike VaporMax Cactus Plant Flea Market?
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How to spot fake VaporMax CPFM
To spot fake CPFM VaporMax, start with the medial text: the “JUST DO IT” inscription.
Fakes never have that text at the right font-weight.
1. Medial text
Let’s take each shoe one by one.
Authentic: Letter “D”: Less thick, larger, and placed further from the sockliner. Fake: Letter “D”: Too thick, smaller, and placed too close to the sockliner. 1.2. Left
Authentic: Letter “U”: Less curvy and round. Letter “T”: Horizontal stick has a slight curve on the top left corner. Fake: Letter “U”: Too arched on the interior, appearing excessively curvy. Letter “T”: Horizontal stick is too curvy on the bottom right corner and less curvy on the top left corner. 2. Tongue
Authentic: Swoosh: Right edge is significantly arched. “nike” text: Dot over the “i” is larger and precisely positioned above the stick of the letter. Fake: Swoosh: Right edge is not as arched as on the authentic pair. “nike” text: Dot over the “i” is too small and misplaced, drifting too close to the letter “k”. 3. Swoosh
By “Swoosh”, we’re referring to the
Nike green logo.
Authentic: Swoosh Color: Presents a light/bright green shade. Scotch Appearance: Displays natural-looking wrinkles. Fake: Swoosh Color: Exhibits a darker green shade. Scotch Appearance: Looks too “perfect” with wrinkles appearing hand-made and unnatural.
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.
Authentic: Midsole Bubbles: Appear filled and less opaque, providing limited visibility through them. Fake: Midsole Bubbles: Highly transparent, allowing clear visibility through the sole. 5. Sockliner
Authentic: Sockliner Stitching: Displays a higher density of stitches, making them less noticeable at first glance. Fake: Sockliner Stitching: Has more visible and obvious stitching with fewer stitches overall, indicating lower quality. 5.2. Color
Authentic: Sockliner Color: Appears more as a grey or translucent black, not entirely opaque. Fake: Sockliner Color: Displays a pure, opaque black, diverging from the authentic’s dark grey/translucent black appearance. 6. Shape
Authentic: Heel Shape: More straight, not overly curved. Toe Box: Appears flatter and less curvy, without excessive creases. Fake: Heel Shape: Noticeably bumpy and excessively curved. Toe Box: Presents as too creased, bulky, and curvy. 7. Toe box
Authentic: Toe Box: Displays creased and wrinkled appearance on the black scotch middle line. Fake: Toe Box: Stitches appear flat without the authentic bumpy and creased texture. 8. Laces
Authentic: Laces: Thicker due to more material used for stitching. Fake: Laces: Noticeably thinner, with less material used in their construction. 9. Back
Here you’ll find the
CPFM Smiley Face logo.
Authentic: Smiley Face Logo: Displays a darker color. Fake: Smiley Face Logo: Appears too bright, leaning towards an orange hue. 10. VAPORMAX
On the midsole, you’ll find the classic
Air VaporMax logo.
Authentic: “VAPORMAX” Text: Properly sized; notably, the letter “R” appears wider. Fake: “VAPORMAX” Text: Too small; the letter “R” is noticeably narrower than on the authentic pair. 11. Insole
Authentic: Insole Lettering: The bottom part of the letter “L” aligns where the orange and white circles unite. Fake: Insole Lettering: The letter “L” is positioned lower than it should be, stretching out too long and placed below the orange area. 11.2. Right
Authentic: Insole Lettering: The legs of the letter “R” are straight and properly aligned. Fake: Insole Lettering: The legs of the letter “R” are not straight; they are angled to the left and right, lacking proper alignment. 12. Size tag
Authentic: Size Tag Text Placement: Text is well-centered with adequate spacing from the right edge of the tag. Text Thickness: The “MADE IN CHINA” text and surrounding text have a thicker appearance. Fake: Size Tag Text Placement: Text is improperly aligned, placed too close to the right edge of the tag. Text Thickness: The “MADE IN CHINA” text and surrounding text appear too thin. 13. Box
13.1. Side text
Authentic: Nike Swoosh Logo: Less curvy and arched in the pointed-out area. Text Attributes: The letter “h” in “sunshine” is properly sized and the text appears straight. Fake: Nike Swoosh Logo: Too arched and curvy in the pointed-out area. Text Attributes: The letter “h” in “sunshine” is too small, and the text appears excessively italicized. 13.2. Glued label
Authentic: The box label includes both “WMNS” and “MENS” tags. Fake: The box label is missing the “WMNS” and “MENS” tags. 14. Packaging
This is about the “JUST DO IT.” Paper inside the box.
Authentic: The box label has a creamy-white background color, and the smiley faces appear darker. Fake: The box label’s color is overly concentrated, with the smiley faces looking too shiny, and the background appearing too brown.
By paying attention to these details, you can determine whether you have a genuine pair of CPFM Vapormax sneakers or if they are counterfeit.
As outlined in the 14-step guide:
Check the medial text on both shoes. Inspect the tongue tag for differences in the Swoosh logo. Verify the color of the Swoosh. Examine the opacity of the midsole. Analyze the stitching on the sockliner. Inspect the overall shape of the sneakers. Check the stitching on the toe box. Verify the thickness of the laces. Examine the smiley face on the rear heel. Look at the “VAPORMAX” rear midsole text. Authenticate the insoles. Inspect the size tag. Analyze the box side text and the Swoosh on the box. Check the packaging plastic paper. Expert CPFM VaporMax authentication
If you have any concerns about the authenticity of your CPFM VaporMax:
Simply provide us with high-quality images of your shoes. We will carefully examine them to determine whether they are genuine or fake. Expect to receive the results along with a detailed report within 24 to 48 hours.
That concludes our guide on how to distinguish between real and fake Cactus Plant Flea Market Vapormax.
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