How To Spot The Fake Off-White Nike Air Force 1 Black

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You are in the right place if you wish to know how to see the fake vs real Off-White Nike Air Force 1 Black sneakers.

In fact, we are here today to teach you how to spot fake Nike Air Force 1 Black x Off-White sneakers in eight simple steps with our ultimate guide.

Also, we would like to mention that we are going to refer at the Nike Air Force 1 Black x Off-White sneakers to just OW AF1 Black.

Now that you’ve got the main idea of what we are about to talk about today, let’s get to the seven steps on how to spot fake Off-White Air Force 1 Black.

How to spot fake Off-White Air Force 1 Black

First of all, we’d like to mention that we consider the medial text on both the left and the right shoes being the most reliable spot in order to check the authenticity of an Off-White Air Force 1 Black pair since replica Off-White manufacturers never manage to get this text right.

Step 1: Authenticate the medial text on your OW AF1 Black

As we’ve said previously, we consider this one of the best spots to mark on your real vs fake OW AF1 Black checklist. We are now going to analyze the medial text on both the left and the right shoes, starting with the left shoe.

  • The left shoe

Let’s see the reference real vs fake OW AF1 Black pictures in order to spot the mistakes on the fake Off-White AF1 Black pair.

Air Force 1 Off White

As you can see in the real vs fake OW AF1 Black pictures above, we have spotted a few mistakes on the replica pair.

First, the “c.” printed text is too thin on the fake Off-White Air Force 1 Black pair. This text, on the authentic pair, is thicker.

Also, the word “NIKE” and the word “USA” are printed as they are too visible on the fake OW AF1 Black pair. The legit pair has these two prints looking less opaque.

  • The right shoe

Now that we took a quick look at the left shoe, let’s also analyze the flaws on the fake right shoe too.

OW AF1 Legit Check

First, the same problem on the “c.” text is visible here too. But, besides the size of this text, we’ve spotted the fact that the fake pair has the dot in the “c.” print round, and it must be a square, just as the authentic ones.

Then, the “USA” text is almost invisible by how it has been placed, and because of its opacity, on the fake pair. The legit OW AF1 Black pair has its “USA” text more visible.

Step 2: Verify the Nike Swoosh logo on your OW AF1 Black sneakers

Now that you know how to legit check these shoes by looking at the medial text, let’s get you to know how to authenticate the Nike Swoosh logo.

We will first look at the form of the Nike Swoosh logo, then we are going to look at the stitching of the logo.

  • The form of the Swoosh
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As you can see in the fake vs real OW AF1 Black image above, the fake OW AF1 Black pair has its Swoosh looking too thin at the top tip of it. The legit Swoosh is more massive and thicker at the top tip of it.

Also, you can easily notice how the fake Swoosh is too arched, angled, and curvy, while the legit Swoosh is less angled.

  • The stitching of the Swoosh

Now it is the time to proceed to the stitching on the fake vs real OW AF1 Black Nike Swoosh logos.

Air Force 1 Off White

As you can in the fake vs real OW AF1 Black image above, the Swoosh is “sustained” by these stitches all around the logo.

Now, on the fake Off-White Air Force 1 Black pair, the placement of the Swoosh determines the stitches to be placed more to the left side of the shoe.

In order to spot this, you can take as a point of referring, the black leather line next to the Swoosh.

The fake Swoosh is placed almost to the left edge of this line, and the authentic Swoosh is placed more to the right of it.

Step 3: Check the “AIR” text on your Off-White Air Force 1 Black

Now, let’s move a bit on the midsole, and analyze the “AIR” text that’s on the rear side of it.

First of all, let’s have a look at the reference real vs fake OW AF1 Black image in order to spot the flaws on the fake AF1’s easier.

AIR text legit check

The main flaw on the counterfeit Off-White Air Force 1 Black pairs is that the “AIR” text is less visible, as the opacity is lower than it should be, and it makes the “AIR” text look more like a grey instead of pure white.

Besides the opacity of the “AIR” text, you can easily spot how the fake text seems less thick than the authentic one.

Step 4: Verify the code stamp on the heel of the sneakers

For the fourth step of the real vs fake Air Force 1 Black x Off-White, you’ll have to flip your sneakers to the rear heel side of them.

In order to help you see the flaws on the fake AF1’s, we are going to link the fake vs real OW AF1 Black image from the rear side right below.

Code Stamp OW AF1

We’ve managed to spot a few mistakes on the fake Off-White Air Force 1 Black sneakers, and we are going to explain them to you.

First of all, looking at the fake vs real OW AF1 Black image above, you can see how the number “1” in the area where it says “HO18” is different, and that’s because the fake character is longer and thinner than the legit one.

Moving a bit to the right, you can notice how the dash (“-“) character between “MNSBSK” and “131” is too thin and too long too, o the fake OW AF1 Black.

Then, going on the second line of text, the hashtags seem to be too thin on the fake OW AF1 Black pair.

In fact, you may have noticed us repeating that the fake print is too thin, and that is because this the main problem with the fake OW AF1 Black pairs.

Step 5: Look at the orange tab on your OW AF1 Black sneakers

As you may have noticed, there is a little orange tab on the Swoosh of the OW AF1 Black sneakers.

Yes, we found quite a few flaws on the fake orange tab, even though it may seem like a simple thing.

Air Force 1 Real Vs Fake

First, the fake orange tab has its corners looking round, instead of the authentic corners, which they are sharp. All of these flaws are visible in the real vs fake OW AF1 Black image above.

There is some black stitching above the orange tab, which is stitched into the Swoosh, and on the fake OW AF1 Black pair, you’ll easily notice how there are extra threads hanging and covering the orange tab.

Besides, the main problem with the fake orange tab is that it is too long. The legit orange tab has smaller dimensions.

Step 6: Inspect the tongue tag of the OW AF1 Black

Now, let’s move a bit to the tongue of the Off-White Air Force 1 Black sneakers, and analyze the little tag that’s at the top of it on both the real vs fake OW AF1 Black shoes.

Air Force 1 Nike Real Vs Fake

As you can see, the fake tongue tag has the “NIKE TM” text placed weirdly too high on the tag. The legit text is placed a lot lower.

Along with the placement, the fake OW AF1 Black pair has it’s “NIKE” text looking crooked on the fake tongue tag.

Step 7: Authenticate the insoles of your OW AF1 Black sneakers

It is the time in which we have to go inside the sneakers, and analyze the simple insoles on both the real vs fake OW AF1 Black sneakers.

Off White Legit Check

The main flaw on the replica Off-White Air Force 1 Black sneakers’ insole is that the “THE TEN” text is looking too small, while the legit “THE TEN” text is bigger.

Step 8: Verify the size tag on your OW AF1 Black sneakers

Because we left off inside the sneakers, let’s also analyze the little size tag inside the real vs fake OW AF1 Black shoes.

Real Vs Fake Off White

Since this is a simple size tag, we’ve managed to spot one major flaw on the fake Off-White Air Force 1 Black size tag, easily visible in the real vs fake OW AF1 Black image above.

Basically, the fake “MADE IN CHINA” text, and the one below and the one above it, is too thick.

On the other hand, the authentic OW Air Force 1 Black pair has the “MADE IN CHINA” text thinner than the fake one.

Also, you can notice how, above the “MADE IN CHINA” text, the “AO4606-001” text, the authentic OW AF1 Black pair has the letter “O” in the word “AO”, while on the fake pair, instead of an “O”, there is a zero (0), so it turns out like “A0” instead of “AO”.

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

The eight fake vs real OW Air Force 1 Black 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 OW AF1 Black.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your OW AF1 Black sneakers. Below are the top 8 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of Off-White Air Force 1 Black or the real deal.

  1. Inspect the medial text. Mainly, the fake medial text is too thin, or the opacity of the text is too much, as the medial text gets too visible on the fake pair. Besides, look out at the “c.” text so the dot won’t be round. It has to be a square
  2. Check the Swoosh on your OW AF1 Black sneakers. The fake Swooshes are too thin at the top of them, and they are too curvy. Also, the sustaining stitching is too long on the fake pairs
  3. Analyze the “AIR text” on the midsole. Most of the time, the fake pairs have this “AIR” text looking less opaque than the legit one, as it is grey instead of white
  4. Verify the rear heel code stamp. Usually, the fake code stamp printed text looks too thin, and the letters are not following the right pattern
  5. Inspect the orange tab on your OW AF1 Black sneakers. The fake orange tabs usually have curvy corners, instead of being sharp. Watch out for any black extra threads hanging above the orange tab
  6. Look at the tongue tag of the OW AF1 Black sneakers. Most of the time, the fake “NIKE” text is placed weirdly too high on the tongue tag, while the legit “NIKE” text is placed lower
  7. Verify the “THE TEN” text on the insoles of your OW Air Force 1 sneakers. The fake “THE TEN” text is too big on the fake pairs
  8. Authenticate the size tag. Usually, the fake “MADE IN CHINA” text is too thick, and on the “AO4606-001” text, the letter “O” is a zero (0), and it has to be an “O”.

Where can I get my Off-White Air Force 1 Black authenticated? The OW AF1 Black authentication service

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

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

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