Travis Scott Air Max 270: Original Vs Fake (2024)

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

Need to legit check your Travis Scott Air Max 270 React? Also known as the Cactus Trails 270s.

We’ll help you do it yourself with this guide.

Join us, and let’s study the 6 ways to spot fake Travis Scott’s Air Max 270s.

Relevant guide: Travis Scott Air Max 1.

How to spot fake Air Max 270 Cactus Trails

The fastest method for spotting fake Travis Scott Air Max 270 is by examining the size tag.

Fake pairs typically exhibit inaccuracies in the printing, including improper kerning and font-weight.

1. Size tag

  • Authentic:
    • Thicker “CT2864-200” style-code with distinct font.
  • Fake:
    • Thinner “CT2864-200” print, different font..
    • Thicker text lines for country of manufacturing on size tag’s lower-left side.

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2. Swoosh

This is Nike‘s logo all over the shoes.

2.1. Back

  • Authentic: Nike Swoosh on Cactus Jack 270 is thicker and more defined.
  • Fake: Swoosh on Travis Scott 270 is less defined and somewhat thinner.

2.2. Front

  • Authentic:
    • Properly positioned Swoosh in the middle of the suede, equidistant from upper and lower edges.
    • Swoosh appears thicker, curvier, and correctly sized.
  • Fake:
    • Swoosh is positioned too low and improperly.
    • Smaller, thinner, and less curvy Swoosh observed.

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

3. Tongue

  • Authentic: Swoosh on tongue’s plastic badge is thinner and more curvaceous.
  • Fake: Tongue’s plastic badge features a thicker and less curvy Swoosh logo.

4. Toe box

  • Authentic: Toe box appears thinner, smaller, and less inflated.
  • Fake: Toe box looks thicker and over-inflated compared to authentic pairs.

5. Midsole

  • Authentic: “nikereact” text appears in appropriate thickness.
  • Fake: “nikereact” text, especially “react”, is excessively thick.

6. Pull tab

  • Authentic:
    1. Lines above text are appropriately thin.
    2. “C” in “Cactus” is thinner and less curvy.
    3. “t” in “Cactus” appears thin.
    4. Stitching on suede patch’s edge is dense and robust.
  • Fake:
    1. Three lines above text are too thick.
    2. First “C” in “Cactus” is excessively thick and curvy.
    3. Letter “t” in “Cactus” is too thick.
    4. Stitching on the edge of the suede patch is less dense and thin.

Shortlist: Verify on the go

This list should help you legit check your Air Maxes when on the go.

Use it whenever you don’t have enough time to go through the detailed guide.

  1. Check the size tag of your shoes. Most often, replica sneakers have improperly font-weighted text on the size tag.
  2. Verify the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of the shoes. Fake sneakers tend to have Swooshes that are too thin, improperly placed, and sized compared to authentic pairs.
  3. Look at the Nike Swoosh logo on the blue plastic tongue badge. Counterfeit pairs often have Swooshes that appear too thick and less curvy than the authentic sneakers’ logo.
  4. Analyze the toe box area of your shoes. Counterfeit Nike Air Max 270 React x Travis Scott shoes typically have a toe box that looks overly thick and over-inflated compared to authentic pairs.
  5. Inspect the “nikereact” text on the midsole of your shoes. While the “react” text on legit pairs is thicker than the “nike” text, fake shoes also tend to have their “react” text looking thicker than it should.
  6. Examine the details on the rear side of your Travis Scott 270s. In most cases, fake shoes have text that appears too thick and too curvy, and the stitching on the brown suede patch commonly has stitches that are too short and thin on counterfeit shoes.

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That concludes our guide on how to spot fake vs real Cactus Trails Air Max 270.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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