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How to spot fake

Nike Air Max 90 OG

in 31 steps

Created 2015-05-19
Modified 2015-07-13
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31 point

1. Profile

Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Max 90 OG's with this detailed 31 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.

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4. Box Label

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.

15. Side Stitching

Nike Air Max 90's have high quality stitching, it is very hard to replicate. The side panels are a good place to check panel stitching, make sure the double stitch lines are neat and evenly spaced and make sure the stitch lines follow the edges of each panel evenly. Another detail to note is the join between two halves of the same panel just below the Swoosh, here you will see there is no visible stitch line.

24. Air Unit

Nike Air Max 90's have Air Unit technology for lightweight cushioning and maximum impact protection. Make sure the air "bubble" is clear with no paint marks and of high quality. The support structure within the Air Unit should be clearly visible. Some discoloration over time can occur.

29. Outsole Logo

The sole of Air Max 90's will have a Nike logo, make sure the K and E are joined. Check that the quality of embossing is high, the logo will actually appear to have rounded edges. Also note the small rounded bumps on top of the tread pattern.


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