Nike X Off-White Air Force 1 MoMa Real Vs Fake Guide (OW AF1 MoMa Black)

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The Nike x Off-White x MoMa Air Force 1 is really a piece of art itself, since basically the collaboration is between Nike’s Air Force 1, with the touch of Virgil Abloh of Off-White, and designated for the Museum Of Modern Art – MoMa.

Most of the pieces of art get replicated, and now that we’re talking about three major names, you have to know that there are replicas on the market even for the Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 MoMa Black shoes.

But don’t even worry, as we are here to tell you what to look for in order to easily spot the fake Off-White MoMa Air Force 1 sneakers, within a few steps of this guide.

Along with every step of our real vs fake Off-White MoMa Air Force 1 legit check guide, we are going to attach images that will highlight both the authentic and the fake shoes.

These images with the fake vs real MoMa Off-White Air force 1 shoes will help you visualise and so, easily understand the differences between the genuine and the replica pairs.

To put it shortly, the fastest and the best way to spot fake OW AF1 MoMa is to look at the medial text on each shoe, as the replica pairs always have their letters, numbers and symbols at the wrong thickness, and the authentic Off-White MoMa Air Force 1s are always properly defined, being flawless.

How to spot fake Off-White Air Force 1 MoMa

Step 1: Fake vs real Off-White MoMa AF1 medial text

Starting the guide with the medial text, we’d like to mention that since this is the best way to spot fake OW AF1 MoMa, we recommend that you never skip checking this, because this step can easily tell you the authenticity of one of these sneakers.

Keep in mind that the tells listed in our fake vs real Off-White MoMa AF1 start from the best and to the least good way on how to spot the fake MoMa OW AF1s, as these are properly ranked, according to our judgement.

Left shoe fake vs real OW AF1 MoMa medial text comparison

In order to make the authentication job easier, we are first going to look at the medial text on the real vs fake Off-White MoMa Air Force 1s on their left shoe, and then, we’ll also look at the right shoe’s text.

And so, first things first, let’s have a look at the image with the real vs fake Off-White MoMa Air Force 1 shoes below, in order to visualise the differences.

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Now that you’ve had a look at the image with the fake vs real Off-White Air Force 1 MoMa shoes above, let’s explain the flaws on the fake shoe.

Beginning on the very first line of text, we have the “TM” inscription that is improperly detailed on the replica shoes.

While it looks pretty good on the fake shoes, you can notice how the fake pair has its “TM” text looking too thin and a bit too big when compared to the real pair’s text.

Speaking of which, the legit Off-White Air Force 1 MoMa shoes have their “TM” text looking thicker, smaller and generally boxier than the fake pair’s “TM” inscription.

Then, skipping two lines of text, we have the word “Beaverton”, where you can see how the replica OW AF1 MoMa shoes have their text too thin and a little bit too wide.

Looking at the authentic Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 MoMa shoes, you can see how their word “Beaverton” looks thinner and a tad bit narrower than the fake pair’s text.

Lastly, we have the “c. 1982” text, which on the fake Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 MoMa shoes, it looks too thick, while on the authentic shoes, it looks thinner.

Still on the “c. 1982” text, you can observe how the dot (“.”) is placed a bit too far away from the letter “c”, and on the authentic shoes, the dot is placed closer to the letter “c”.

Right shoe fake vs real OW AF1 MoMa medial text comparison

Since you know how to spot fake Nike x Off-White AF1 MoMa Black shoes by anlyzing the text on the left shoe, let’s move on to the real vs fake OW AF1 MoMa comparison on the right shoe’s medial text.

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The image with the fake vs real Off-White Air Force 1 MoMa shoes above shows you another set of three flaws on the fake shoes.

Starting from the top of the text, we have the fake pair’s “TM” inscription being too thin, and the legitimate OW AF1 MoMa pair’s “TM” text which is thicker.

Then, on the last line of text, there is the word “Oregon” which appears being too thick on the fake pair, but also with to much space in-between its charcaters.

Looking at the authentic Off-White MoMa Air Force 1’s word “Oregon”, you can see how it looks thinner and how it has its letters placed closer to each other, unlike the fake pair’s letters that are too thick and too far away from each other.

Lastly, one same flaw from the word “Oregon” applies to the word “USA” as well, where the fake pair has its word “USA” with a lot more space between the three letters than what it should be.

On the other hand, the authentic Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 MoMa pair has its word “USA” with less space between its characters, as the letters are placed closer to each other than on the fake pair’s text.

Step 2: Check the midsole’s “AIR” text on your Off-White AF1 MoMa pair

Going to the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Off-White Air Force 1 MoMa shoes, we are going to have a look at the “AIR” inscription on the midsole of the shoes.

The “AIR” text is one of Virgil Abloh’s main signatures on the Nike x Off-White collaboration, along with the medial text that was previously inspected.

Just as how we’ve promised, let’s first have a look at the comparison between the real vs fake Off-White MoMa AF1 shoes below.

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As you can see from the image wit the fake vs real Off-White Air Force 1 MoMa shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its “AIR” text at the wrong thickness.

When put side-by-side with the authentic pair’s text, you can see how the replica Off-White AF1 MoMa pair has its “AIR” text looking really thick. On the other hand, the authentic pair’s text looks thinner.

Due to the fake pair’s “AIR” text being too thick, you can see how the text is a bit too big, while the authentic pair’s same inscription looks smaller since it is thinner than the fake pair’s text.

Step 3: Verify the rear side of the Off-White Air Force 1s

Moving forward to the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 MoMa shoes, we are going to have a look at the fake vs real OW AF1 MoMa pairs from the back.

Flipping the real vs fake Off-White MoMa AF1s to the rear side, let’s have a look at the image with the two of these highlighted right below.

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In the image with the fake vs real Off-White MoMa AF1s above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its “NIKE” and the “A I R” text at wrongly replicated.

Beginning wit the “NIKE” text at the top of the shoes, you can see how the replica Off-White MoMa Air Force 1 pair has its word “NIKE” with too little space between the letters, but also being really thick.

Observing the genuine Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 MoMa pair’s “NIKE” text, you can notice how this has more space between all of the letters, but how it is also thinner than the fake pair’s text.

Then, going to the “A I R” text in the lower side of this patch, you can see how the fake OW AF1 MoMa pair has its text too thick, small and too boxy.

Looking at the legitimate Off-White Air Force 1 MoMa shoes, you can see how their “A I R” text looks thinner, bigger and wider. This makes the authentic pair’s text look more aired when compared to the fake pair’s text.

Step 4: Inspect the two holes on the side of the MoMa AF1s

As for the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Nike x Off-White Air Force1 MoMa shoes, we are going to have a look at the two holes on the side of the shoes.

In most cases, the replica pairs have their holes misplaced, so keep in mind that the positioning of these is important.

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In the image with the real vs fake Off-White MoMa AF1s above, we have pointed out how the fake pair’s two holes are misplaced.

That is because both the left and the right holes on the replica pairs are placed too close to the midsole, while the authentic pair has its holes placed higher.

Speaking of which, you can see how the legitimate Nike x Off-White MoMa AF1 pair has its holes placed rather closer to the Nike Swoosh logo, and not to the midsole, unlike the fake pair’s two holes.

The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways on how to authenticate this item.

The tells listed below this point are still reliable signs of authenticity, but for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the top tells we’ve explained above this point to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.

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Step 5: Examine the print on the insole of your Nike x Off-White AF1 MoMa sneakers

For the fifth way on how to spot fake Off-White AF1 MoMa sneakers, we are going to move inside the real vs fake OW AF1 MoMa pairs, and we will check out their text printed on the insole.

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In the image with the fake vs real Off-White Air Force 1 MoMa pairs above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its word “NIKE” to the top of the insole’s print looking too thick.

On the other hand, the authentic Nike x Off-White AF1 MoMa pair has its word “NIKE” thinner than the fake pair’s thicker text.

Step 6: Real vs fake Off-White MoMa AF1 “SHOELACES” text comparison

As for the sixth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Off-White MoMa Air Force 1 shoes, we are going to look at the “SHOELACES” text, that’s yet another well-known signature of Virgil Abloh on his designed shoes.

So, let’s have a look at the fake vs real Off-White Air Force 1 MoMa comparison image below, and after that, we’ll explain the situation the authentic and the fake shoes.

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In the image with the real vs fake Off-White Air Force 1 MoMa shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake pair’s “SHOELACES” text is placed too far away from the aglet.

Looking at the authentic pair’s “SHOELACES” text, you can see how it is closer to the plastic part of the aglet, at the tip of the lace.

How can I spot fake Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 MoMa Black in 60 seconds?

The six fake vs real OW Air Force 1 MoMa 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 pair.

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

  1. Check the medial text on both the left and the right shoes, as the replica pairs commonly have their text at the wrong thickness
  2. Check the “AIR” text on the midsole of the MoMa OW AF1s, because the fake pairs commonly have their inscription too thin
  3. Look at the details on the rear side of the MoMa OW AF1s, because the fake pairs use to have their text and stitching lines too thick
  4. Inspect the two holes placed on the side of your Off-White MoMa Air Force 1s, since the fake pairs usually have their two holes looking too thick and being misplaced
  5. Authenticate the “SHOELACES” text on the laces. In most cases, the fake pairs have their text too thick and/or too thin

Where can I get my Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 authenticated? The Nike x Off-White authentication service

If you need help with the authentication of your Off-White Air Force 1 MoMa sneakers, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your OW AF1 MoMa 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 fake vs real Off-White Air Force 1 MoMa Black guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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Ch David is the co-founder and CEO of Legit Check By Ch. Ch David is in charge of the Legit Check By Ch Library of real vs fake authentication guides, where hundreds (soon thousands!) of free guides on how to authenticate various items are published under his supervision.
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