Last Updated on December 3, 2023 by
Got a pair of
Travis Scott Air Force 1 “Cactus Jack”?
Also known as the “Fossil” Travis Scott Air Forces, today we’ll teach you how to legit check thme.
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Let’s go to the Cactus Jacks for now.
How to spot fake
Cactus Jack Air Force 1
The pattern is currently one of the most reliable aspects to examine when distinguishing between fake and real Air Force 1 Cactus Jack.
Alongside the pattern, we’ll also explore several other aspects to facilitate your Air Force 1 Cactus Jack legit check.
The fake Air Force 1’s have a darker shade of blue compared to the authentic shoes.
The leather pattern around the shoelaces is different on the fake pair.
The fake shoes have a color resembling olive green instead of the authentic dark cyan.
The fake Cactus Jack AF1 sneakers have a darker orange compared to the lighter authentic orange.
The letter “C” on the fake Air Force 1 CJ shoes appears thicker and less arched compared to the authentic “C”.
The authentic Air Force 1’s have a lighter shade of blue.
The leather pattern around the shoelaces matches the authentic design.
The authentic shoes have a dark cyan color.
The authentic Cactus Jack AF1 sneakers have a lighter orange shade.
The letter “C” on the authentic Air Force 1 CJ shoes appears thinner and more arched.
The text on the fake sneaker’s pointer is dark brown instead of red like the authentic.
The camo-colored Swoosh on the fake sneaker is a lighter shade than it should be.
The white paint area on the fake sneaker is too bright and light compared to the less opaque white paint on the authentic.
The text on the legit sneaker’s pointer is colored in red and not dark brown like the fake.
The camo-colored Swoosh on the legit sneaker is darker than the lighter shade on the fake.
The white paint area on the legit sneaker is less bright and opaque compared to the brighter and lighter paint on the fake.
Fake: The fake Nike Swoosh camouflaged logo appears significantly darker than it should be.
Authentic: The authentic Air Force 1 Cactus Jack sneakers have a brighter camouflaged Swoosh logo.
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The camouflaged Swoosh logo on the is darker than it should be.
The strap is thinner and smaller compared to the authentic version.
The positioning of the strap on the authentic is correct.
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.
Fake: The fake have half blue and half black covers over the shoelaces that appear less sustained and structured compared to the authentic version.
Authentic: The shoelace covers on the authentic shoes are tighter and more secure, while the fake ones look looser. 4. Tongue
Fake: The letter “R” in the word “AIR” on the tongue tag is oddly shaped.
Authentic: The letter “R” in the word “AIR” on the tongue tag is properly structured. 5. Box label
Fake: The box label on the fake sneakers incorrectly says “TRAVIS SCOTT” instead of “CACTUS JACK”.
Fake: There is no slash (“/”) between the “AIR FORCE 1” and “CACTUS JACK” text on the fake box label. 6. Size tag
“US” text properly proportioned on size tag
Letter “S” on size tag is thinner
Text indicating shoe origin is thinner
“US” text on size tag has a thinner “U” on the left and thicker on the right
Letter “S” on size tag is too thick
Text indicating shoe origin is thicker
Shortlist: Legit check on the go
Use this list whenever you need to legit check your shoes without having much time:
Verify the pattern: Replicas often have darker colors; the letter “C” is less curvy and too thick. Watch for a camo Nike Swoosh logo that is too bright or too dark.
Inspect the rear heel strap: Fakes often have straps that are positioned too high, appearing too thin and small.
Check the shoelace covers: Fake covers tend to be loose and less structured, while authentic ones are more stable.
Analyze the tongue tag: Look for deformed letters, especially the “R”, and check if the “AIR FORCE 1” text is too thin.
Verify the box label: Fake labels might say “TRAVIS SCOTT” instead of the correct “CACTUS JACK”.
Examine the size tag: Ensure the “US” text isn’t too thick, and that the manufacturing location text isn’t overly bold. Expert Air Force 1 Cactus Jack authentication
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This concludes our guide on spotting real vs fake Air Force 1 Cactus Jack.
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