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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now that we took a quick look at the left shoe, let’s also analyze the flaws on the fake right shoe too.
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.
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.
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.
Now it is the time to proceed to the stitching on the fake vs real OW AF1 Black Nike Swoosh logos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Because we left off inside the sneakers, let’s also analyze the little size tag inside the real vs fake OW AF1 Black shoes.
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”.
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.
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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Ch Daniel and Ch David