Off-White VaporMax White Legit Check: Real Vs Fake

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Last Updated on January 11, 2024 by Ch David

Looking to learn how to spot fake Off-White VaporMax in White?

Join us, and let’s learn the 7 ways to tell if your Off-White VaporMax White are fake or real.

We’ll look at some helpful real vs fake Off-White VaporMax images and then explain what original pairs should look like.

Now the colorway you need? See these guides:

  • Off-White VaporMax OG
  • Off-White VaporMax Black

Now, let’s stick with the White colorway.

How to tell if Off-White VaporMax are fake

You can spot fake Nike x Off-White VaporMax (White) by checking the medial text. A fake pair should have thicker inscriptions than the authentic.

However, all authentic Nike Air VaporMax are 100% flawless.

1. Medial text

1.1. Left shoe

  • Authentic:
    1. “TM” text is fully visible and below the suede stitching.
    2. Text appears thicker and well-positioned.
    3. “c. 2017” is correctly formatted and straight.
  • Fake:
    1. “TM” text is partially covered by suede stitching.
    2. Text appears noticeably thinner.
    3. “c. 2017” text is misaligned and may have inconsistent spacing or incorrect letter casing.

Be cautious of the placement and quality of the medial text.

Errors in these details are good indicators of a fake pair.

1.2. Right shoe

  • Authentic:
    1. “Off-White TM” text is of the correct thickness.
    2. Letter “B” in “Beaverton” is well-shaped and consistent in size with other letters.
  • Fake:
    1. “Off-White TM” text is noticeably thicker than it should be.
    2. Letter “B” in “Beaverton” appears oversized and oddly shaped at the top.

Finding it too hard? Reach out to our Nike x Off-White experts:

2. Swoosh

2.1. Stitching

  • Authentic: Stitching around the Nike Swoosh logo is even and well-spaced.
  • Fake: Stitching is too dense, making it appear thicker than it should be.

2.2. Placement

  • Authentic: The Nike Swoosh logo is placed closer to the midsole.
  • Fake: The Swoosh logo is positioned too high, resulting in a larger gap between the logo and the midsole.

3. “AIR”

  • Authentic: The “AIR” text is positioned closer to the midsole, in line with the brand’s original design.
  • Fake: The “AIR” text is placed noticeably higher from the midsole, deviating from the authentic design.

4. Laces

  • Authentic: The laces are threaded through the lace holes cleanly and directly, without any looping. They appear well-aligned and properly placed.
  • Fake: The laces in the counterfeit shoes appear disorganized, with sides switched and looped through the lace holes, giving them a messy look.

This particular tell may not be reliable if the seller has relaced the shoes carelessly, especially if other aspects of the shoes seem authentic.

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. Toe box

Moving a little lower from the laces, let’s have a look at the fake vs real Vapormax OW White toe box and its height.

  • Authentic: The toe box on the authentic Vapormax Off-White sneakers appears less curvy and maintains a more natural shape.
  • Fake: In contrast, the toe box on the fake Off-White Vapormax White sneakers is noticeably more arched and curvier than it should be.

6. Orange tab

  • Authentic: The orange tab is the right size with square corners.
  • Fake: Often too short or long, with rounded corners.

7. Size tag

  • Authentic: The text, especially “MADE IN CHINA” and “FABRIQUE EN CHINE,” is appropriately thick.
  • Fake: Text often appears too thick or too thin. In the example, these texts are too thin.

Shortlist: Authenticate your Off-White Vapormax (White)

  1. Examine the medial text. Counterfeits often display overly thick text, oversized and distorted quotation marks, or commas that are rounded rather than square.
  2. Study the Nike Swoosh logo. On many fake versions, the stitching doesn’t properly follow the contour of the Swoosh as seen on authentic pairs.
  3. Check the “AIR” text on the side to ensure it’s not positioned too low or too high.
  4. Observe the sneaker laces. Fakes typically alternate the lace looping pattern hole by hole, a deviation from authentic shoes.
  5. Assess the toe box. Fake Vapormax Off-White White sneakers often feature a toe box that’s too elevated.
  6. Analyze the orange tab. Counterfeit tabs might be incorrectly sized in width or height and sometimes have rounded corners, which genuine shoes don’t exhibit.
  7. Inspect the shoe’s size tag, ensuring the text isn’t spaced too far apart and that its thickness is neither too slender nor too bold.

For convenience, we’ve crafted a swift 60-second authentication guide.

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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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