If you are here to learn how to spot fake Off-White Vapormax White sneakers, you are in the right place.
We have prepared this guide on how to check the real vs fake Off-White Vapormax 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 x Nike Vapormax White sneakers in the simple form of OW Vapormax.
Now that you know what we’re talking about, let’s get you to the proper real vs fake Off-White Vapormax White sneakers.
We consider that the most reliable spot to look at when legit checking the Off-White Nike Vapormax sneakers is the medial text on both the left and the right shoes.
Replica manufacturers don’t manage to get the print right, as they usually make their pairs having this medial text looking either too thick or sometimes too thin.
As for the first step of the real vs fake Off-White Vapormax guide, we are going to quickly analyze the medial text because we consider it is one of the most reliable signs of a fake OW Vapormax pair.
In the picture above, you can see the fak vs real Vapormax OW medial text on the left shoe. Now, let us explain the flaws on the fake shoes.
First of all, the fake “TM” text appears to be covered by the cream-coloured suede part of stitching above it.
On the other hand, the legit Vapormax sneakers have the “TM” text placed below the suede part, and it is fully visible.
Also, the whole text on the fake Off-White Vapormax sneakers seems to be a lot thinner than the text on the legit pair, and this is obviously noticeable.
Lastly, the fake sneakers have the “c. 2017” text seems to be crooked because the number “1” is smaller than the rest of the numbers and it seems to be placed lower, and the text isn’t straightly positioned
Watch out for the space between the “c” and the “.” dot next to it, because sometimes (just as in this case), there is too much distance between the characters on the fake sneakers.
Also, the shoes must always have a small-key letter for the “c. 2017” text, and sometimes, the fake shoes can also have a capital “C” letter which is an instant callout.
Now it is the time for us to move on to the right shoe’s medial text on the Vapormax OW White sneakers.
First of all, you can notice how the fake Vapormax sneakers have the “Off-White TM” text looking a lot thicker than it has to look like.
Then, pay attention to the letter “B” in the word “Beaverton”. This letter seems to be too thick and weirdly shaped at the top edge, making it look a lot bigger than it has to look like.
For the second step of the real vs fake Vapormax OW sneakers legit check guide, we are going to look at the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of the sneakers.
First, we are going to analyze the stitching of the Swoosh, and then the placement of it.
You can notice how the legit Vapromax White sneakers have this stitching above, below and on the Nike Swoosh logo on both the authentic vs replica Vapormax White sneakers.
Usually, the stitching around and on the Swoosh logo is too dense on the fake Vapormax Off-White shoes, and in fact, this makes the stitching look thicker than it has to look like.
This flaw that we’ve mentioned above is the most visible by looking at the highlighted areas of the Nike Swoosh logos on both the fake vs real Off-White Vapormax shoes.
Now let’s move on to the placement of the real vs fake Vapormax Off-White Swoosh.
The problem with the Swoosh placement of the counterfeit Vapormax Off-White sneakers is that the Swoosh logo is placed too high on the sneakers, and this is the most visible by looking at the distance from the logo to the midsole.
In fact, the fake Vapormax Off-White sneakers have too much distance from the midsole to the logo itself, and on the other hand, the legit shoes have a tiny distance from the midsole to the Swoosh logo.
Now let’s move on to the third step of the real vs fake Vapormax Off-White sneakers and let’s analyze the “AIR” text on the side of the shoes.
You can easily notice how the fake Off-White Vapormax shoes’ “AIR” text is placed a lot higher from the midsole, while the authentic shoes have the “AIR” text closer to the midsole.
For the fourth step of the authenticity check process, we are going to look at the laces.
Basically, we call this step “lace loops” because we are talking about the way that the laces have been put into the lace holes of the Vapormaxes.
In the image above we have highlighted the top and the bottom sides of the laces on the fake shoes because it is visible how these go wildly placed in.
By that, we mean that the fake laces have their sides switched when these were placed into the lace holes and they look like they are looped.
On the other hand, the authentic Vapormax Off-White White sneakers have their laces placed into the lace holes without looping and they look just right.
Keep in mind that this tell couldn’t apply anymore if the seller relaced his shoes without paying attention to the laces, because, at the same time, the other spots can look all right.
Moving a little lower from the laces, let’s have a look at the fake vs real Vapormax OW White toe box and its height.
The flaws on the fake Off-White Vapormax White are noticeable in the picture above: the fake Off-White Vapormax White sneaker have the area of the toe box a lot curvier and arched than it has to be.
On the other hand, the authentic Vapormax Off-White sneakers have the toe box looking less curvy.
Now let’s go a little bit higher above the Swoosh and let’s quickly analyze the fake vs real Off-White Vapormax orange tab.
Most of the time, the fake Off-White Vapormax White sneakers will have the orange tab looking shorter than needed.
By that, we mean that either in width or height, the orange tab can be too short or even too long on the fake Vapormax sneakers. In the example above, it is too short in height.
Also, sometimes replica manufacturers manage to make the orange tab with curvy and round corners, and the authentic orange tab will always have square and straight corners.
Let’s move on inside the real vs fake OW Vapormax White sneakers and analyze the size tag from inside these shoes.
Most of the time, the fake Off-White Vapormax White sneakers will have the inside size tag’s text looking too thick or too thin.
Usually, we look at the “MADE IN CHINA” and the “FABRIQUE EN CHINE” texts’ thickness.
In the example above, the fake two texts mentioned above look too thin, and the legit size tag has these elements looking a lot thicker than the fake ones.
The seven fake vs real Off-White Vapormax White 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 Vapormax sneakers.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your Off-White Vapormax White sneakers. Below are the top 7 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of Off-White Vapormax or the real deal.
If you need help with the authentication of your Off-White Vapormax, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your 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 real vs fake Off-White Vapormax guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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