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How to spot fake

Nike Air Max 2014

in 19 steps

Created 2015-05-24
Modified 2017-07-02
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19 point

1. Profile

Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Max 2014's with this detailed 19 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.

6. Inside Label

Inside label details vary depending on year, country of manufacture and style. Check the style number, usually 9 digits, matches that found on the box. Check that the tail of the Q in FABRIQUE starts inside the circle. Check for any spelling errors and that the glue area is uniform and neat. The shoe's production date will fall between the two dates indicated on the label. Tip: Do a Google image search for "Nike"+"style number" to check the colourway.

8. Air Support

Nike Air Max 2014's have a full length Air Unit for maximum impact protection and smooth transitions through foot strikes. Make sure the air "bubble" is clear and of high quality with no paint marks. The support structure within the Air Unit should be clearly visible. Some discoloration over time can occur.

18. Sockliner Size

If you remove the sockliners and check underneath there should be a size indication debossed into the material, usually it is described as a range of 2 sizes.

19. Side Holes

Nike Air Max 2014's will have 3 small holes through the midfoot upper, make sure you can see right through them. This is also an opportunity to check the quality of the stitching joining the lining to the upper, make sure it is tight, neat and evenly spaced.


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