Off-White VaporMax Black: Legit Check Guide (2024)

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Last Updated on January 11, 2024 by Ch David

Assuming you’re a lover of the sneaker industry, you likely want to differentiate between the real vs fake Nike x Off-White Air VaporMax Black.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through nine key steps to authenticate Off-White Vapormax Black.

If this is not what you’re looking for, check out these guides:

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

Let’s dive into the specifics of identifying genuine Vapormax Off-White in black.

How to tell fake Off-White VaporMax Black

You can tell fake Off-White VaporMax in black by checking the medial text. Fake pairs always have font weight and spacing flaws for their inscriptions.

An authentic Nike Air VaporMax pair always stands out from the fake.

Time to check it out!

1. Medial text

1.1. Left shoe

  • The TM text is too square. It looks more like a box on the fake pair.
  • The “NIKE AIR VAPORMAX” text looks too curvy at the edges of the letters.
  • The NIKE AIR text is also too thick on the fake pair.
  • The word Beaverton is too thick on the fake pair.
  • The comma (“,”) next to “Beaverton” is round instead of square.
  • The c. 2017 text is too thick on the fake Off-White VaporMax.

1.2. Right shoe

  • The fake TM text is too small and it looks too boxy.
  • The word VAPORMAX is too thick on the fake pair.
  • The quotation marks are deformed — the first line is thinner than the second one.
  • The comma next to Beaverton is a circle instead of a square.
  • The c. 2017 text is too thick once again.

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

2. Swoosh

2.1. Stitching

  • The stitches are too short and they aren’t as long as they have to be next to the Swoosh.
  • The legit Swoosh has stitching on and around it, and the fake Swoosh has stitching just on it.

2.2. Placement

  • In the back, the fake Swoosh is placed on the grey part.
  • The legit Swoosh is placed perfectly on the side that separates the black and the grey parts.

3. “AIR”

  • The “AIR” text is placed too high on the fake shoes.

The authentic “AIR” text is lower, as it is closer to the midsole.

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.

4. Laces

  • The fake laces have their sides switched.
  • They were placed into the lace holes and they look like they are looped.

Authentic Vapormax Off-White Black have their laces placed into the lace holes without looping.

Note: This tell doesn’t apply anymore if the seller replaced their shoelaces the wrong way.

5. Toe box

  • The fake Off-White Vapormax Black has the toe box a lot curvier and arched than it has to be.

On the other hand, the authentic toe box is less curvy.

6. Orange tab

  • The fake orange tab is too long in width.
  • The corners of the fake tab are square instead of round-edged.

All authentic orange tabs have round-edged corners.

7. Size tag

  • The “US” and “cm” prints are placed a lot higher above the size number.
  • The fake “US UK EUR cm” text is too thin too.

On the legit size tag, there is less space between the country indicator and the size itself.

Shortlist: How to tell fakes in 30 seconds

  1. Medial Text: Often, counterfeit versions have text that’s too thick, misshapen quotation marks, or a comma that’s round rather than square.
  2. Nike Swoosh Logo: On fake versions, the stitching doesn’t align well with the Swoosh, and the genuine Swoosh is always situated between the grey and black areas, especially when viewed from the rear.
  3. Side “AIR” Text: Ensure it’s neither too low nor too high.
  4. Laces: Counterfeit sneakers often have laces looped alternately from one side to the other, a trait not seen on genuine pairs.
  5. Toe Box: Fake Vapormax Off-White Black sneakers might have a toe box that’s noticeably higher.
  6. Orange Tab: Counterfeit versions may have an overly elongated orange tab in terms of width, height, or both, and sometimes with rounded corners – a feature absent in genuine pairs.
  7. Size Tag: Check for correct spacing between the text and ensure the text isn’t too thick or too thin.

If you’re in a rush and can’t go through the detailed seven-step process to verify the authenticity of your Off-White Vapormax Black sneakers, we’ve got a solution for you.

Here’s a concise 60-second guide highlighting the top 7 signs to help you discern between genuine and replica Off-White Vapormax Black.

Expert Off-White VaporMax Black authentication

If you’re uncertain about the authenticity of your Off-White Vapormax Black sneakers, we’re here to assist.

  • Simply send us clear photos of your pair, and our team will provide feedback within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Our analysis will also include a detailed report explaining our assessment on the authenticity of your sneakers.

Thank you for following our guide on distinguishing genuine Off-White Vapormax Black from replicas.

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About the Author

Ch Daniel is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch, one of the world's leading companies in product authentications. Daniel's experience: 8+ years in the luxury industry, 7+ years in the authentication industry, 10+ years of business development. Currently, Daniel is overseeing the development of new products of Legit Check By Ch.
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