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How to spot fake

Nike Air Max 1 Atmos

in 30 steps

Created 2017-04-03
Modified 2017-08-03
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30 point

1. Profile

Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Max 1 Atmos with this detailed 30 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.

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5. Date Code

Most, not all, Nike retail boxes feature a date code stamped inside the box.

10. Laces

Nike Air Max 1 Atmos have high quality flat woven laces, make sure the weave in the laces is tight and even. Check that the lace tips are perfectly sealed in tight clear plastic. Also take this opportunity to check the half moon stitch pattern just below the tongue, make sure the stitching is tight and neat with no loose ends.

19. Heel Logo

Air Max 1 Atmos have a Nike Air logo on the heel, check the quality of the reproduction. The embroidered stitching should be tight, neat and even with no loose ends. Make sure the N and the Swoosh do not touch, make sure the typeface used is correct. Tip: Note the embroidery pattern of the "R" in Air, how the short angled leg of the R runs over the rest of the letter.

29. Outsole

Nike Air Max 1 Atmos have a distinctive sole pattern, always make sure they are high quality and not worn out if the shoes are new. Take note of the small round bumps in the middle of each block of the forefoot tread pattern. Tip: The pack release (which includes the Atmos Air Jordan 3's) will have a translucent outsole with Jumpman logo at the forefoot.


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