If you are here because you are a fan of the Back To The Future movie and Nike, then you have most likely seen this collaboration into making the Nike Air MAG Back To The Future, the sneakers seen in the movie (the ones that are self-lacing!).
Today, we are here to teach you how to spot fake Nike Air MAG sneakers in just a few simple steps.
Some say that it is hard to spot the counterfeit produced Nike Air MAG sneakers, but it really is not, since the quality of the fake shoes does not compare to the authentic produced Air MAGs.
That being said, in this real vs fake Nike Air MAG guide, you’ll easily learn how to spot fake Air MAGs.
The quickest way to spot a fake Nike Air MAG sneaker is to check the shape of the Nike Swoosh logo on the side, and the size tag inside the sneakers.
These details are always flawed by the replica Nike manufacturers, and the quality of the fake sneakers never compares to the retail ones.
As we said previously, the Nike Swoosh logo is one of the most reliable signs of authenticity when speaking of the Air MAGs.
In the fake vs real Nike Air MAG image above, we have pointed out three main flaws of the fake shoes.
First of all, looking at the top of the fake Swoosh, you can see how it is too curvy and bulky compared to the Swoosh met on the authentic MAGs.
Then, moving on to the curve of the Swoosh on the interior side, you can easily notice how the fake shoes are too curvy compared to the authentic sneakers, which are less curvy than the fake ones.
Lastly, looking at the curve of the fake Nike Air MAGs on the exterior side of the Swoosh, you can also see how they are too bulky and thick compared to the curving of the authentic sneakers, which have their Swoosh looking less bumpy and thick.
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For the second step, we are going to inspect another top sign of authenticity, which is the size tag.
Due to the fact that the Air MAGs are a rare pair of sneakers, we couldn’t find a picture with the authentic size tag yet.
In the image with the fake Air MAGs above, you can notice how the flaws on the fake size tag are mainly the font weight of the text, which is too low on almost every line of text.
First of all, looking at the “10” text from the US size, you can see how it is too thin.
Moving on, the date which says “08/11/10” also has different font weights and placement flaws.
That’s because the “8” is too thick, and the rest of the numbers are too thin, and the placement flaw is met on the “11” text, where you can notice how there is too much distance between the two number 1’s.
Up next, we have the “417744-001” text, which stands for the serial number of the Air MAGs, where it is visible how the fake Nike Air MAGs have their numbers improperly shaped, sized and font-weighted.
That’s because the number “1” is improperly sized, as it is smaller than the rest of the numbers, and the third number “4” is thicker than the rest of the numbers.
Lastly, the “MADE IN TAIWAN” and the “FABRIQUE EN TAIWAN” text are also too thin.
For the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Nike Air MAG sneakers, we are going to check out the real vs fake Air MAGs for the rear heel text.
First of all, let’s have a quick look at the reference real vs fake Nike Air MAG images in order to spot the flaws on the fake MAGs easier.
In the fake vs real Nike Air MAG image above, we have pointed out how the letters on the fake MAGs have three main flaws.
First of all, the bottom side of the letter “N” has to be round, bumpy, and curvy on the authentic Nike Air MAGs.
Looking at the counterfeit Niek Air MAGs, you can notice how they have the bottom side of the letter “N” looking less curvy and bumpy than the authentic shoes’ letter.
Moving on, we have the letter “M”. On the fake shoes, you can see how the “M” is too thick, as it comes out of the shoes too much, while the authentic sneakers have their “M” thinner, coming out of the shoes less than on the fakes.
Lastly, we have the letter “G”, which has the same flaw as the letter “M” – it comes out too much on the fake Nike Air MAGs because it is too thick.
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For the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Nike Air MAG sneakers, we are going to check out the pattern of the small hole at the top of the fake vs real Nike Air MAG shoes.
In the fake vs real Nike Air MAG image above, we have pointed out how the fake Air MAGs have their small triangle-shaped hole different from the ones met on the authentic shoes because of the difference met on the corners.
On the authentic sneakers, you can notice how the edges of the triangle are less curvy and bumpy than the ones met on the fake Air MAGs.
Now, for the fifth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Back To The Future Air Mags, we are going to check out the lighting of the fake vs real Air MAGs.
In the fake vs real Nike Air MAG image above, we have pointed out how the authentic shoes have better lighting, as they shine more powerful and are more defined than the fake shoes.
Looking at the replica Air MAGs, you can easily notice how they have their lighting poorer in terms of quality, compared to the retail Nike Air MAGs.
The 5 detailed steps outlined above might not be so practical when you are in a hurry or when you want to buy sneakers online.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 5 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real Nike Air MAG Back To The Future.
If you need help with the authentication of your Nike Air MAG we’ve got you covered.
All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Nike Air MAG 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 Nike Air MAG legit check guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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