Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Max 1's with this detailed 11 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.
Nike retail boxes feature a label on one side detailing barcode, style name, size, color, country of manufacture and a style number. The style number is usually 9 digits long, the first 6 digits represent the style and the last 3 digits represent the colourway. Check that this style number matches the one located inside the shoe and on the sales receipt. Tip 1: Do a Google image search for "Nike"+"style number" to check the colourway. Tip 2: scan the barcode with a barcode scanner app, the exact product including size should be correct.
The sole of Nike Air Max's are made from rubber that is flexible and should not appear plastic. Flexibility of the sole can be demonstrated by bending the shoe.
Most Air Max 1's come with sockliners, remove the sockliners and look underneath. Check that the sockliners have a Swoosh logo as well as size range debossed into the rubber. The size indicated should be the same as the size on the box label and label inside the shoe.