How To Spot Fake Air Force 1 Cactus Jack Sneakers – Real Vs Fake AF1 Fossil Guide

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You are in the right place if you wish to know how to spot the fake vs real Air Force 1 Cactus Jack sneakers.

In fact, we are here today to teach you how to spot fake Air Force 1 Cactus Jack sneakers in fourteen simple steps with our ultimate guide.

Also, we would like to mention that we are going to refer at the Air Force 1 Cactus Jack sneakers to just AF1 CJ.

Now that you’ve got the main idea of what we are about to talk about today, let’s get to the six steps on how to spot fake Air Force 1 CJ shoes.

How to spot fake Air Force 1 CJ Cactus Jack sneakers

First of all, we would like to mention that the pattern of these sneakers is at the moment one of the most reliable spots to look at when you want to see the fake vs real Air Force 1 Cactus Jack sneakers.

Besides the pattern, we are here with many other spots to look at in order for your Air Force 1 Cactus Jack legit checking to be easier.

Step 1: Fake vs real AF1 Travis Scott pattern

As we’ve said previously, we consider the pattern being one of the most reliable spots to look at when legit checking the Air Force 1 Cactus Jack sneakers.

In fact, we are firstly going to analyze the pattern on the exterior side of the sneakers, then we’ll move to the interior part.

  • The exterior side

Starting off with the most left pointer in this picture above, you can easily notice how the fake Air Force 1’s have a nuance of blue that’s a lot darker than the one on the legit shoes.

Then, the leather pater where the shoelaces are is looking different on the fake pair too.

The legit colour is a dark cyan, and the fake shoes have the colour of a vanished olive green instead.

Even more, you can notice how the fake Cactus Jack AF1 sneakers have a darker orange, and how the authentic orange is lighter.

Lastly in the picture above, the fake Air Force 1 CJ shoes also have the letter “C” looking a lot thicker and less arched and angled than the legit “C”.

  • The interior side

Now let’s also have a look at the interior side of the pattern on the Air Force 1 Cactus Jack sneakers.

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You can easily notice in the picture above how the fake pointer on the most right side of the image shows the text is a dark brown instead of red. In fact, the legit text is coloured red, and the fake text is too dark.

Then, it is visible how the fake camo coloured Swoosh has a nuance that’s a lot lighter than it has to look like.

Lastly here, the white paint area (over the green side) is looking too bright and light too, and the legit AF1 Cactus Jack sneakers have a less opaque white paint.

We have linked below another comparison for the camouflage Nike Swoosh logo that shows you some major flaws on the fake AF1 CJ shoes.

fake vs real air force 1 cactus jack

In the image above, you can easily spot how the fake Nike Swoosh camouflaged logo is looking a lot darker than it has to look like.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Force 1 Cactus Jack sneakers have the camouflaged Swoosh logo brighter.

Step 2: Verify the rear strap of the AF1 CJ

As for the second step of the real vs fake Air Force 1 Cactus Jack sneakers legit check guide, we are going to look at another important factor, and that is the rear heel side strap.

real vs fake af1 travis scott

The counterfeit Air Force 1 Cactus Jack manufacturers didn’t manage yet to fix this flaw, and we’d like to mention again the fact that this is a major factor of the guide.

You can spot without any effort the fact that the fake AF1 Cactus Jack sneakers have the strap placed a lot higher than the strap on the authentic shoes.

Besides the placement, the fake Air Force 1 CJ sneakers also seem to have the rear heel strap thinner and smaller than the authentic one.

Step 3: Real vs fake shoelace AF1 Cactus Jack covers

Now let’s move on to the front side of the sneakers and let’s analyze the blue parts that cover the shoelaces.

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As you can see in the Air Force 1 Cactus Jack fake vs real images above, the fake AF1’s have these half blue and half black covers over the shoelaces looking less sustained and structured.

What we mean is that the fake AF1 Cactus Jack shoes have the shoelaces’ covers looking a lot looser than the authentic covers.

Step 4: Inspect the tongue tag of your AF1 CJ

Now let’s move on a bit higher to the tongue area of the Air Force 1 Cactus Jack sneakers and let’s analyze the real vs fake AF1 Cj tongue tag.

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Since this is a simple tongue tag, we are not going to talk too much here, but there’s one flaw in this area too.

The main flaw on the tongue tag is that the letter “R” in the word “AIR” is weirdly structured and it has the bottom right leg less arched and angled too much out of a sudden, while the legit leg of the letter “R” goes smoother.

Besides, the whole “AIR FORCE 1” text on the fake AF1 Cactus Jack tongue tag looks thinner than it has to be, and the authentic text is thicker.

Step 5: Real vs fake Air Force 1 Cactus Jack box label

This is a flaw that most of the time, the replica Air Force 1 Cactus Jack manufacturers don’t pay enough attention, and it turns out bad.

fake vs real af1 cactus jack

In the picture above we have shown you the fact that the fake box label says “TRAVIS SCOTT” instead of “CACTUS JACK”, and besides, there is no slash (“/”) between the “AIR FORCE 1” and the supposed to be “CACTUS JACK” text on the fake box label.

Step 6: Authenticate the size tag of your sneakers

As for the sixth and the last step of the real vs fake Air Force 1 Cactus Jack sneakers legit check guide, we are going to analyze the size tag of these shoes.

It is visible in the image above how the fake Cactus Jack Air Force 1 sneaker has the “US” text at the top left corner of the size tag different, and that’s because the letter “U” is thinner than it has to be on the left side of it, and thicker on the right side.

Besides, the letter “S” is also too thick on the fake size tag, and the legit Air Force 1 Cactus Jack sneakers have the “S” thinner.

Also, the text that indicates where the shoes have been made is usually too thick on the fake Air Force 1 Cactus Jack shoes, just as in the example above. On the other hand, the legit text is thinner.

How can I spot fake Air Force 1 Cactus Jack sneakers in 60 seconds?

The 6 fake vs real Air Force 1 Cactus Jack 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 AF1’s.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your Air Force 1 Travis Scott sneakers. Below are the top 6 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of AF1 CJ or the real deal.

  1. Verify the pattern of your sneakers. Most of the time, the replica AF1 Cactus Jack manufacturers will make the colours look a lot darker, and the letter “C” is usually less curvy and too thick. Also, the camo Nike Swoosh logo can be either too bright or too dark on the fake sneakers
  2. Inspect the rear heel strap of your sneakers. Mostly, the fake AF1 Cactus Jack shoes will have the strap placed too high and it will look too thin and too small
  3. Check the shoelaces covers. Usually, the fake covers look loose and less structured, and the authentic covers are obviously more stable
  4. Analyze the tongue tag of your sneakers. Watch out for any deformed and out of shape letters, and most of the time, that is the letter “R” having a leg that’s not arched enough. At the same time, the “AIR FORCE 1” text can be too thin too
  5. Verify the box label of your sneakers. Sometimes, the fake AF1 Cactus Jack sneakers will have the “TRAVIS SCOTT” inscription, and that is a big mistake. A legit box label will always say “CACTUS JACK”
  6. Check the size tag so the “US” text won’t is too thick. Also, the text that indicates where the shoes have been made is usually too thick

Where can I get my Air Force 1 Cactus Jack authenticated? The AF1 CJ authentication service

If you need help with the authentication of your Air Force 1 Cactus Jack sneakers, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Air Force 1 CJ 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 Air Force 1 Cactus Jack guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David