Off-White Air Max 97 Menta Authenticity Check Guide

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If you are here to learn how to spot fake Off-White Air Max 97 Menta sneakers, you are in the right place.

We have prepared this guide on how to check the real vs fake Off-White Air Max 97 Menta 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 Max 97 Menta sneakers in the simple form of OW AM 97 Menta sneakers.

Now that you know what we’re talking about, let’s get you to the proper real vs fake Off-White Air Max 97 Menta sneakers.

How to spot fake Off-White Air Max 97 Menta

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 Max 97 Menta pair since replica Off-White manufacturers never manage to get this text right.

Step 1: Check the medial text on your Off-White Air Max 97 Menta

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

  • The left shoe

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.

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First of all, “c. 1997” text is too small and it seems to be crookedly positioned, and the authentic pair has this text bigger, thicker and straight positioned.

Then, the “USA” text seems to be too thick and too wide on the fake pair, and on the authentic pair, this text seems thinner and smaller, as it isn’t as wide as the fake one.

Lastly, the “TM” text is too thin on the fake pair, and this is obviously visible with the naked eye.

  • The right shoe
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You can notice how the counterfeit “TM” text seems a lot smaller than the printed text on the legit pair, and not only.

Then, the comma (,) next to the word “Beavertown” is too small and thin on the fake pair, and the authentic pair is exactly the opposite.

Going a bit to the right, the fake “USA” text is too thick on the fake pair, and on the authentic pair, it is thinner.

Also, “c. 1997” has the same problem, as it is too thick on the fake pair and thinner on the legit pair.

Step 2: Inspect the “AIR” text on the midsole of your sneakers

As for the second step of the real vs fake Off-White Air Max 97 Menta guide, we’re going to quickly analyze the “AIR” midsole text.

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The main flaw with the fake “AIR” text is that it is obviously placed crooked, and too angled to the left on the fake pair.

On the other hand, the authentic Off-White Air Max 97 Menta has the “AIR” text placed straight.

Step 3: Verify the Nike Swoosh logo on the OW Air Max 97 Menta

Now that you know how to check the medial text and the “AIR” text, it’s time for us to move on to the Swoosh.

fake vs real off white menta

As you can see in the pictures below, the main flaw on the fake Off-White Air Max 97 Menta Nike Swoosh logo is that the symbol is placed too high on the transparent side.

Besides the placement, you can notice how the curvings of the fake pair’s Swoosh are too wide on the fake pair, and it makes the fake pair Swoosh looking more curved.

Step 4: Analyze the length of the pull tab on the rear side

For the fourth step of the real vs fake Off-White Air Max 97 Menta legit check guide, you’ll have to flip your sneakers to the rear side.

fake vs real off white air max 97 menta

Mainly, the problem with the replica Off-White Air Max 97 Menta pull tab is that pull tab is too short or too long.

In our case, the fake Off-White Air Max 97 Menta pair has its pull tab looking too long on the fake pair, and on the authentic pair, the pull tab is shorter.

Step 5: Inspect the stitching on the pull tab

Because we left off at the pull tab, let’s also get a closer look at it, and analyze the real vs fake OW Air Max 97 Menta pull tab stitching.

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The fake Off-White Air Max 97 Menta pair has the stitching on its pull tab looking less visible than the stitching on the legit pair.

By that, we mean that the authentic Off-White Air Max 97 Menta pair has its pull tab stitching looking more obvious and noticeable than the stitching on the fake pair.

Step 6: Authenticate the tongue tag of your sneakers

Let’s move on to the tongue tag of the sneakers and let’s analyze the elements in there, on both the real vs fake Off-White Air Max 97 Menta.

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Usually, the fake Nike Swoosh is too close to the “NIKE” text, and on the authentic pair, there is more distance between these two.

The fake Off-White Air Max 97 Menta pair has the “™” text looking too small as it is not as visible as the authentic ones.

Lastly, the “R” characters are too small in the word “SPORTSWEAR” on the fake tongue tag, and on the other hand, the authentic tongue tag has these bigger and larger.

Step 7: Check the Nike Swoosh sole logo on your sneakers

For the seventh step of the real vs fake Off-White Air Max 97 Menta sneakers, you’ll have to flip your shoes to the rear side and analyze the Nike Swoosh logo.

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Since this is a simple sole pattern, we are going to analyze only the grey Nike Swoosh logo on the white bubble.

Basically, the replica Off-White Air Max 97 Menta pair has the Nike Swoosh logo looking too small on the white bubble, and the authentic Swoosh is bigger as it goes more to the edges of the white bubble.

Step 8: Analyze the insole on your OW Air Max 97 Menta

For the eighth step of the legit check guide, we will have to go inside the sneakers and check if it looks right or not.

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Most of the time, the fake Off-White Air Max 97 Menta pairs have the “THE TEN” text written on the insole looking thicker than it has to look, just as the one on the legit pair.

Step 9: Inspect the size tag on your sneakers

As for the ninth step of our real vs fake Off-White Air Max 97 Menta legit check guide, let’s look at the size tag.

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Most of the time, the fake size tags have the “VT” text looking less defined on the fake pairs, as it looks more like a xerox copy print, and the authentic pairs have this text clearly visible.

The Nike Swoosh logo in the middle of the size tag is also less defined on the fake pair, and the same rule from the “VT” text applies here too.

Lastly, the “MADE IN VIETNAM” text is a lot thinner than it has to be on the fake pair, and the authentic pairs have this text a lot thicker.

Step 10: Check the white tab on your sneakers

As for the tenth and the last step of our real vs fake Off-White Air Max 97 Menta legit check guide, we’re going to quickly analyze the white tab.

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It is really visible how the fake pair has round corners and the authentic pair has sharp corners.

The authentic Off-White Air Max 97 Menta pairs must have the white tab with sharp corners, and never rounded corners.

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

The ten fake vs real OW Air Max 97 Menta 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 Mentas.

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

  1. Check the medial text. Most of the time, the “TM” text is too small, the “USA” text is too thick, and the “c. 1997” text is crookedly positioned or it is too thick
  2. Verify the “AIR” text. Usually, the fake “AIR” text is wrongly placed, as it is crooked
  3. Inspect the Nike Swoosh logo on your sneakers. The fake Swooshes are too curvy and arched, and they are placed too high on the transparent side
  4. Analyze the length of the pull tab. Mainly, the fake pull tabs are too long, and the authentic ones are shorter
  5. Check the stitching on the pull tab. Usually, the fake pull tabs have the stitching on them looking less noticeable
  6. Authenticate the tongue tag on your sneakers. Most of the time, the fake Swoosh is too close to the letter “N” in the word “NIKE, the “TM” text is thinner, and the letters “R” in the word “SPORTSWEAR” are too small
  7. Verify the Nike Swoosh logo on the sole bubble. Mainly, the fake Swooshe is too small into the bubble
  8. Analyze the insole. Most of the time, the fake insoles have their “THE TEN” text looking thicker than it has to
  9. Verify the size tag. Mostly, the fake pairs have the “VT” text looking less thick than it has to and less defined. The defining problem applies to the Nike Swoosh logo in the middle of the size tag too. Also, the fake “MADE IN CHINA” text is usually a lot thinner than it has to be
  10. Check the white tab on your sneakers. Mainly, the fake white tab has curvy instead of sharp corners

Where can I get my Off-White Air Max 97 Menta authenticated? The OW AM 97 Menta authentication service

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

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

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