Last Updated on August 2, 2022 by Ch David
If you are a big fan of the Nike Vapormax sneakers and the famous Off-White label, then you would be interested in their collaboration which saw the creation of the Nike x Off-White Vapormax OG.
We have created this ultimate guide to the Fake vs Real Off-White Vapormax OG comparison embedded with images to help you differentiate between the real sneakers and a fake pair.
This legit check guide will take you through the steps you can take to differentiate a fake from the real Off-White Vapormax OG.
We consider that the most reliable spot to look at when legit checking the Off-White Nike Vapormax sneakers is the medial text on both the left and the right shoes. Replica manufacturers don’t manage to get the print right, as they usually make their pairs have this medial text looking either too thick or sometimes too thin.
As for the first step of the real vs fake Off-White Vapormax guide, we are going to quickly analyze the medial text because we consider it is one of the most reliable signs of a fake OW Vapormax pair.
Before we begin explaining the flaws of the fake OW Vapormax sneakers, let’s have a quick look at the reference real vs fake Off-White Vapromax image.
Looking at the real vs fake Off-White Vapormax OG image above, the problem with the fake OW Vapormax OG sneakers is that the “TM” text is invisible on the fake pair.
Indeed, it isn’t very opaque, but you can still see it clearly on the authentic pair, and on the fake Vapormax pair, you can’t even see it.
Then, the “Beaverton, Oregon USA” text is thinner than it has to be, and the authentic OW Vapormax OG sneakers have this text a lot thicker than the text on the fake pairs.
Lastly here, the same problem applies to the “c. 2017” text: the fake text is too thin.
Watch out for the space between the “c” and the “.” dot next to it, because sometimes (just as in this case), there is too much distance between the characters on the fake sneakers.
Also, the shoes must always have a small-key letter for the “c. 2017” text, and sometimes, the fake shoes can also have a capital “C” letter which is an instant callout.
Now it is the time for us to move on to the right shoe’s medial text on the fake vs real Vapormax OW OG sneakers.
This time, the fake Vapormax pair’s “TM” text is there, but the problem with it is that it is still less opaque than needed.
If you look at the authentic pair, you can easily notice the “TM” text, but meanwhile, the fake text seems like it is about to vanish and disappear.
Then, the letter “B” in the word “Beaverton” is too big and it is, at the same time, less opaque than it has to be on the fake Vapormax Off-White shoes.
On the other hand, the authentic shoes have the letter “B” looking smaller and also more opaque.
Lastly for the medial text, the “c. 2017” text appears to be too wide and, again, less visible than it has to look like, and the authentic text is smaller and more visible.
For the second step of the real vs fake Vapormax OW sneakers legit check guide, we are going to look at the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of the sneakers.
First, we are going to analyze the stitching of the Swoosh, and then the thickness of it on both the fake vs real Off-White Vapormax sneakers.
It is visible in the Off-White Vapormax real vs fake picture above how the fake OW Vapormax OG sneakers have the rear side of the Swoosh flawed on the stitching.
That is because the fake OW Vapormax OG pair has some extra threads hanging at the rear side of the Nike Swoosh logo which they shouldn’t be there, and on the authentic shoes, you won’t meet these there.
Now let’s move on to the thickness of the real vs fake Vapormax Off-White Swoosh.
You can easily notice in the real vs fake Off-White Vapormax above how the fake OW Vapormax OG Swoosh is looking too thick and chunky, and then, the legit Swoosh is slimmer and thinner.
Besides, you can notice how the fake Swoosh is looking sort of curved on the middle side of it, and the authentic one is straight and sharp.
Now let’s move on to the third step of the real vs fake Vapormax Off-White sneakers and let’s analyze the “AIR” text on the side of the shoes.
As you may be used to already, we are first going to check out the real vs fake OW Vapormax image.
You can easily notice how the fake Off-White Vapormax shoes’ “AIR” text is placed a lot higher from the midsole, while the authentic shoes have the “AIR” text closer to the midsole.
Not only that, but the fake OW Vapormax OG sneakers also have the “AIR” text on the side of the midsole looking less opaque, just as the medial text. On the other hand, the legit “AIR” text seems to be more opaque and visible.
For the fourth step of the authenticity check process, we are going to look at the lace on the fake vs real Off-White Vapormax.
Basically, we call this step “lace loops” because we are talking about the way that the laces have been put into the lace holes of the Vapormaxes.
In the fake vs real Off-White Vapormax above we have highlighted the top and the bottom sides of the laces on the fake shoes because it is visible how these go wildly placed in.
By that, we mean that the fake laces have their sides switched when these were placed into the lace holes and they look like they are looped.
On the other hand, the authentic Vapormax Off-White OG sneakers have their laces placed into the lace holes without looping and they look just right.
Keep in mind that this tell couldn’t apply anymore if the seller relaced his shoes without paying attention to the laces, because, at the same time, the other spots can look all right.
Moving to the sole of the fake vs real OW Vapormax OG, let’s have a quick look at how opaque these sneakers are in the light.
As you can see in the real vs fake Off-White Vapormax image above, the main problem with the fake OW Vapormax OG sneakers is that the sole is too opaque.
The authentic OW Vapormax sole must have a colour of solid black, while instead, the fake Vapormax OG sneakers have a purple transparent tinted sole.
Now let’s go a little bit higher above the Swoosh and let’s quickly analyze the fake vs real Off-White Vapormax orange tab.
One of the most common flaws on the replica Off-White x Nike sneakers orange tab is that these usually have rounded corners, which is obviously visible in the real vs fake Off-White Vapormax image above.
The authentic OW Vapormax OG sneakers must have straight and sharp corners for the orange tab, and instead, the fake shoes have round corners.
Besides the corners of the OW Vapormax OG orange tab, you can also notice how the fake orange tab is too short in height, and how the legit orange tab is longer in height.
Let’s move on inside the real vs fake OW Vapormax OG sneakers and analyze the size tag from inside the fake vs real Off-White Vapormax shoes.
Looking at the real vs fake OW Vapormax OG image above, you can see how the differences between the fake vs real OW Vapormax sneakers are quite easily noticeable.
Most of the time, the fake Off-White Vapormax OG sneakers will have the inside size tag’s text looking too thick or too thin.
Usually, we look at the “MADE IN CHINA” and the “FABRIQUE EN CHINE” texts’ thickness.
In the example above, the fake two texts mentioned above look too thin, and the legit size tag has these elements looking a lot thicker than the fake ones.
The seven fake vs real Off-White Vapormax 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 Vapormax sneakers.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your Off-White Vapormax OG sneakers. Below are the top 7 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of Off-White Vapormax or the real deal.
If you need help with the authentication of your Off-White Vapormax, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your sneakers 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 real vs fake Off-White Vapormax OG guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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