How To Spot Fake Off-White Air Max 97 Elemental Rose (Serena Williams)

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Off-White Serena Queen Air Max 97
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If you want to know how to spot the fake Off-White Air Max 97 Elemental Rose sneakers, you found here the right place.

Since the popularity of the Off-White Air Max 97 Serena Queen sneakers is really big, we’re here today with the most complete guide on how to legit check the Off-White Air Max 97 Serena Queen sneakers.

We’ve managed to put all of the things together into this article that contains ten of the most reliable spots to look at when checking the authenticity of the Off-White Air Max 97 Serena Queen sneakers.

One last thing worth mentioning before we start is that we will refer to these sneakers just by OW AM97 Serena or Elemental Rose.

Without any further ado, let’s jump into the guide.

How to spot fake Off-White Air Max 97 Elemental Rose Serena Queen

We consider that the most reliable spot to look at when legit checking the Off-White Air Max 97 Serena Queen 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.

Step 1: Check the medial text on your sneakers

As for the first step of the real vs fake Off-White Air Max 97 Serena Queen 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 AM97 Serena Queen pair.

  • The left shoe

First of all, let’s start with the left shoe’s medial text, and then we will move on to the right shoe.

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As you can see in the pictures above, the fake “Off-White” text looks too thick, and the retail pair has this text thinner.

Then, the “TM” text is this time too thin, but not only, as it is too big in height too, on the fake Off-White Air Max 97 Serena Queen pair.

Going a little lower from the first line of the medial text, we’ve got the “AIR MAX 97” text, and the flaw there is that the quotation marks (“…”) are too long on the fake Off-White Air Max 97 Serena Queen Pair.

On the third line of the medial text, the “USA” text is also too thin, but not only, because it is placed crookedly as it covers too much of the transparent site.

Lastly for the left shoe, the “c. 1997” text. First of all, you can see how the authentic pair has a small-key letter “c”, and the fake pair has a capital letter “C”.

This is a big mistake that replica manufacturers make, and the authentic pairs must have the “c.” with a small-key.

The last flaw on the “c. 1997” text is that the “1997” numbers are too thick on the fake pair, and on the other hand, the legit Off-White Air Max 97 Elemental Rose pair has the “1997” print thinner.

  • The right shoe

Now that you had a look at the real vs fake Off-White Air Max 97 Elemental Rose images for the left shoe’s medial text, let’s have a look at the right shoe’s medial text as well.

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In the fake vs real OW AM97 Elemental Rose image above, we have highlighted how the “TM” text at the top appears to be too small and too thin on the fake Air Max 97’s, how and on the legit ones, the “TM” text is thicker and bigger.

Then, if you look at the quotations marks (” “) in tune “AIR MAX 97” text, you can notice how the fake Off-White AM97 Elemental Rose sneakers have their marks looking smaller and less defined than the ones on the authentic shoes.

Next up, take a quick look at the “Beaverton” text. You can easily notice how the fake Air Max 97’s has the letter “B” looking thinner than the letter “B” on the authentic 97’s.

Moving next to the “Beaverton” text, you can see how the comma symbol (“,”) on the replica OW AM97 Serena Williams sneakers is too thin compared to the character on the legit shoes.

Lastly, looking at the “USA” text on the fake Air Max 97’s, you can notice how it appears to be too thick, while the “USA” text on the authentic Off-White AM97’s appears to be thinner.

Step 2: Inspect the “AIR” text on the midsole of your OW AM97 Serena Williams

As for the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Off-White Air Max 97 Serena Willimas sneakers, we are going to look at the “AIR” text printed on the midsole.

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As you can see in the fake vs real Off-White Air Max 97 Elemental Rose picture above, the fake shoes have the “AIR” text placed differently than the legit text.

By that, we mean that the fake “AIR” text is crooked and it isn’t placed as straight as the legit text.

Step 3: Verify the Nike Swoosh Logo on your shoes

Let’s go a bit above the midsole “AIR” text, and let’s analyze the real vs fake OW Air Max 97 Serena Willimans Nike Swoosh logo too.

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In the real vs fake Off-White Air Max 97 Elemental Rose image above, we have pointed out how the replica Off-White Air Max 97 Serena Williams have their Nike Swoosh logo placed too high compared to the retail Swoosh.

On the other hand, the authentic Off-White AM97 Serena Williams Elemental Rose sneakers have their Nike Swoosh logo placed noticeably lower on the transparent part of the sneakers.

Step 4: Real vs fake OW AM97 Serena Williams pull tab length

As for the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake OW AM97 Serena Williams sneakers, we are going to move on the rear side of the shoes, and inspect the length of the pull tab.

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The main flaw on the counterfeit Off-White Air Max 97 Serena Williams sneakers’ pull tab is that the fake pull tabs are most of the time too long, and the authentic ones are shorter.

Step 5: Look at the stitching on the pull tab

As for the fifth step of the guide on how to legit check Off-White Serena Williams Air Max 97 sneakers, we are going to look at the pull tab of the real vs fake OW Am97 Serena Williams sneakers.

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In the fake vs real Off-White AM97 Elemental Rose image above, we have pointed out how the fake OW AM97 sneakers have their stitching on the pull tab looking less dense and thick than the stitching on the legit shoes.

Step 6: Check the tag on the tongue of your shoes

For the sixth step of the guide on how to spot fake Off-White AM97 Serena Williams sneakers, we are going to look at the tongue tag of the real vs fake OW AM97 Elemental Rose shoes.

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As you can see in the real vs fake Off-White Air Max 97 Elemental Rose pictures above, the counterfeit OW AM97 OG pair has the Nike Swoosh logo too close to the letter “N” in the word “NIKE”, and the legit pair has more distance between them.

Step 7: Look at the green tab of your sneakers

Moving back to the side of the real vs fake OW Air Max 97 Serena Williams sneakers, we are going to look at the neon green tab.

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In the real vs fake Off-White Air Max 97 Elemental Rose image above, you can see how the fake Air Max 97 Off-White sneakers have their green tab looking too small, too thin and its corners are sharp and square.

On the other hand, the legit Air Max 97’s have their green tab longer and bigger, and its corners are curvy, unlike the fake Off-White shoes which are exactly the opposite.

Step 8: Fake vs real Off-White AM97 Serena Williams sole bubble Swoosh

As for the eighth step of the guide on how to spot fake Off-White Air Max 97 Serena Williams Elemental Rose sneakers, we are going to see the fake vs real OW AM97 Serena Williams sneakers on the bottom side.

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The replica Off-White Air Max 97 Elemental Rose pair has the Nike Swoosh logo looking too small on the green bubble, and the authentic Swoosh is bigger as it goes more to the edges of the orange bubble.

Besides, you can also notice how the fake Off-White Air Max 97’s have their Swoosh on the bubble misplaced, as it isn’t located in the middle of the bubble. On the other hand, the authentic Swoosh is placed in the middle of the bubble.

Step 9: Authenticate the insole print of your Air Max 97’s

For the ninth step of the guide on how to spot fake Off-White Air Max 97 Elemental Rose sneakers, we are going to check out the printing on the insole of the fake vs real OW AM97 Serena Williams shoes.

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In the fake vs real Off-White Air Max 97 Serena Williams image above, we have pointed out how the fake Air Max 97’s have their text looking too big compared to the text on the authentic OW Air Max 97’s.

Step 10: Check the size tag of your shoes

As for the tenth step of our real vs fake Off-White Air Max 97 Elemental Rose Serena Williams legit check guide, let’s look at the size tag.

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Most of the time, the fake “VT” text on the top right corner of the size tag is placed either too far or too close from the right edge of the size tag. Besides, the fake Air Max 97’s also have this text looking too thin.

Then, in you look at the “AJ4585-600”, the “MADE IN VIETNAM”, and the “FABRIQUE AU VIETNAM” texts, you can also notice how the fake Air Max 97’s have these three printed texts looking too thin compared to the text on the legit shoes.

How can I spot fake Off-White Air Max 97 OG sneakers in 60 seconds?

The ten fake vs real OW Air Max 97 Elemental Rose 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 Air Max 97’s.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your OW AM97 Elemental Rose sneakers. Below are the top 8 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of Off-White Air Max 97 Serena Williams or the real deal.

  1. Check the medial text. Usually, the fake pairs have the “TM” text too thick, and the “c. 1997” has a capital “c” letter instead of a small key
  2. Verify the midsole “AIR” text. Most of the time, the fake Off-White Air Max 97 pairs have the “AIR” text crooked and placed less straight than needed
  3. Inspect the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of your sneakers. Usually, the fake Swooshes are too arched and they are placed too high or too low on the transparent area
  4. Analyze the length of the pull tab. Usually, the fake pull tabs are too long
  5. Check the stitching on the pull tab. Most of the time, the fake pull tabs have poorer stitching
  6. Verify the tongue tag of your sneakers. The fake Off-White Air Max 97 pairs have the Nike Swoosh logo placed too close to the letter “N” in the word “NIKE
  7. Analyze the orange tab. Usually, the fake green stitching above and over the orange tab is less dense than the stitching on the legit pair
  8. Look at the sole Nike Swoosh logo. The fake pairs have the Swoosh looking too small into the orange bubble
  9. Check the insole on your sneakers. Mainly, the fake “THE TEN” text is too big, too thick, and/or it has too much space between the letters
  10. Verify the size tag of your shoes. Usually, the fake “VT” text is placed too far or too close to the right edge of the size tag, and the “MADE IN CHINA” text, the one above and the one below it, look too thick or too thin on the fake pairs

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If you need help with the authentication of your Off-White Air Max 97 Elemental Rose sneakers, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your OW AM 97 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 Max 97 Elemental Rose guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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