How To Spot Fake OW AF1 OG – Real Vs Fake Off-White Air Force 1

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If you are here to learn how to spot fake Off-White Air Force 1 sneakers, you are in the right place.

We have prepared this guide on how to check the real vs fake Off-White Air Force 1 sneakers with just ten simple spots to look at for it to be easier when you authenticate these sneakers.

It is worth mentioning that we are going to refer to the Off-White Air Force 1 OG sneakers in the simple form of OW AF1 OG sneakers.

Now that you know what we’re talking about, let’s get you to the proper real vs fake Off-White Air Force 1 sneakers.

How to spot fake Off-White Air Force 1 sneakers

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 pair since replica Off-White manufacturers never manage to get this text right.

Step 1: Check the medial text on your Off-White Air Force 1 sneakers

As we said previously, we consider the medial text being one of the most reliable signs of a fake OW AF1 OG White pair of sneakers.

We are going to analyze both the left and the right shoes and the text on these, but first, we are going to start with the left shoe.

  • The left shoe
OW AF1 Legit Check

The fake Off-White Air Force 1 OG White sneakers have the “c. 1982” text looking too thick and big, and the authentic pair is smaller.

Then, the “TM” text is too big too, on the fake Off-White Air Force 1 OG White pair. Besides the size, the fake “TM” text is too visible, as the authentic “TM” text has a lower opacity.

Lastly, for the white shoe, the fake “USA” text has the letter “U” less covered than the authentic one. The letter “U” has to be covered more by the Swoosh, just as the legit OW AF1 OG pair.

  • The right shoe

Now it is the time to look at the real vs fake right shoes.

Legit Check AF1 OW OG

As you can see, the main problem with the fake OW AF1 OG is that the fake “c.” text has a capital letter for the “C”, instead of being a small “c”.

Step 2: Verify the Swoosh on your OW AF1 OG

Now that you know how to check the medial text on your Off-White Air Force 1 Volt sneakers, let’s also get you to know how to authenticate the Swoosh.

We will start with the form of the Swoosh, then with the size of the Swoosh logo.

  • Swoosh form
Legit Check Off White

The main flaw of the fake Off-White Air Force 1 OG is that, at the tip of it, it is too arched. The legit Swoosh is less curvy at the top tip of it.

  • Swoosh stitching

Let’s move on to the Swoosh stitching of the real vs fake Air Force 1 Off-White OG.

Real Vs Fake Off White Nike AF1

The real OW AF1 OG has its stitching that comes from the Swoosh making contact with the two parallel lines of stitching on the shoe.

On the other hand, the fake OW AF1 OG pairs miss this detail on the sneakers, and the stitching from the Swoosh does not make contact with these two little parallel lines of stitching.

Step 3: Look at the “AIR” text on the midsole of your OW AF1 OG

Let’s also proceed to the midsole of these sneakers and analyze the real vs fake Off-White Air Force 1 OG “AIR” text.

Real Vs Fake Off White Air Force 1 OG

As you can see in the pictures above, the fake Off-White Air Force 1 OG pair has the “AIR” text looking less opaque and visible than the authentic one. The legit “AIR” text is more visible than the fake one.

Step 4: Inspect the rear heel code stamp on your OW AF1 OG

For this step, you’ll have to flip your sneakers to the rear side of them and analyze the code stamp on the heel.

OW AF1 Legit Check OG

As you can see, we’ve spotted three main mistakes on the fake Off-White Air Force 1 OG pair.

The fake Off-White Air Force 1 OG pair has the whole text too narrowed and stretched out. Essentially, the replica sneakers have this text looking too small.

The “9” character is too far away from the hashtag (#) next to it. On the authentic pair, there is less distance between these two, and they are closer to each other.

The fake “K – 5” text has too much distance between the two characters. In fact, the dash (-) is different from the fake pair, and it also looks too small.

Also, the character “5” from the first line of text, is too thin on the replica sneakers, and on the authentic ones, it is thicker.

The hashtag (#) character is skinnier on the fake Off-White Air Force 1 pairs, and on the authentic ones, it is thicker.

Step 5: Check the orange tab on your Off-White Air Force 1 OG

Now, let’s go a bit above the Swoosh on the side of the sneakers, and let’s analyze the orange tab of your Off-White Air Force 1 Volt shoes.

Fake vs real Off White Sneakers

The fake orange tab is too much of a square, and the authentic ones have to look like a rectangle.

The little white line that goes in the rear side of the green stitching is too visible on the fake sneakers. The authentic one is more subtle, and it is less visible.

Also, you can notice how, on the fake Off-White Air Force 1 OG pair, the green stitches above and over the orange tab are too thick, and the authentic green stitches are thinner.

Step 6: Authenticate the tongue tag on your pair of sneakers

As for the sixth step of our real vs fake OW Air Force 1 legit check guide, let’s meet the tongue tag for a bit, and let’s analyze the flaws on the replica pair.

Off White Shoes Air Force 1

As you can see in the real vs fake Off-White Air Force 1 OG pictures above, the fake pair Swoosh the pretty weirdly arched at the exterior part, as it isn’t even looking round, and the authentic Swoosh, at the curve of it, it is looking as it should be: round.

Step 7: Check the insoles of your Off-White Air Force 1 OG

As for the seventh step of our real vs fake OW Air Force 1 OG legit check guide, let’s jump inside the sneakers for a bit and analyze the flaws on the replica pair.

Fake Vs Real Off White Shoes

The fake pair has the insole “THE TEN” text looking too big and thick, and the legit pair has the “THE TEN” text looking less thick.

Also, the same problem with the thickness applies for Off-White’s “X” logo too.

Step 8: Analyze the size tag of your sneakers

As for the eight and the last step of our real vs fake Off-White Air Force 1 OG legit check guide, let’s look at the size tag.

Real Vs Fake Off White Sneakers

Since this is a simple size tag, we’ve got one main flaw on the replica Off-White Air Force 1 OG pair. Again, it is the thickness of the text.

The fake OW Air Force 1 OG pair has the “MADE IN CHINA” text, and the one below, looking too thick, while the legit pair that indicates where the sneakers have been manufactured in, looks a lot thinner.

Also, the “SZ” text is too thick on the fake pair, and on the other hand, the authentic Off-White Air Force 1 OG pair has the “SZ ” text looking a lot thinner than the fake one.

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

The eight fake vs real OW Air Force 1 OG 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 OG’s.

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

  1. Verify the medial text on your OW AF1 OG sneakers. Mainly, the fake text is either too thin, too thick, or the letter “c” in the “c.” text is a capital letter, instead of being the small “c”
  2. Check the Swoosh on your sneakers. Most of the time, the fake pairs have the Swoosh looking too curvy. Besides, the real OW AF1 OG has its stitching that comes from the Swoosh making contact with the two parallel lines of stitching on the shoe
  3. Analyze the “AIR” text. Usually, the fake “AIR” text is less opaque than the legit one, and it makes the fake pair having this text less visible
  4. Inspect the rear heel code stamp. Usually, the fake code stamps printed on the rear heel side, are either too thin or the characters have too much space between them
  5. Verify the orange tab on your sneakers. Usually, the fake tab looks like a rectangle, instead of a boxy square. Also, the green stitches are too thick on the fake pairs
  6. Check the tongue tag on your Off-White Air Force 1 OG sneakers. Generally, the fake OW AF1 OG pairs have the Swoosh on the tongue looking crooked and curving too much out of a sudden, while the authentic tongue tag Swoosh curves more gently and smoother
  7. Analyze the insoles of your OW Air Force 1 OG shoes. Usually, the “THE TEN” text is too big and too thick on the fake pairs. The same thickness problem applies even for the “X” Off-White logo printed on the insoles
  8. Check the size tag. Most of the time, the “SZ” and the “MADE IN CHINA” texts are looking too thick on the fake pairs, and the authentic ones have the texts on the size tag looking thinner

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

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

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

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