Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Max 97 OGs with this detailed 27 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.
Nike Air Max 97 OGs come in a sturdy Nike retail box, take note of the interlocking join construction of the side panel, visible under the fold over section. Make sure the lid and side panels double over back into the box to create structural strength. Note how the top edge of this fold is squared off as opposed to rounded. Check how the lid section that folds back into the box is attached with a small tab.
Nike Air Max 97 OGs come with reflective metallic mudguard stripes, when light hits them at the right angle they will shine quite powerfully
The tongue has a thin strip of leather which creates lace loops. Note how the small square stitch boxes create the lace loops, make sure the stitching is tight and neat, look for the tiny triangular bumps above and below each stitch square. This is also an opportunity to check the laces, Air Max 97 OGs come with high quality tubular laces.
If you remove the sockliners of Air Max 97 OGs and look underneath you will see a Nike logo embossed into the material. You will also see the shoe size, often a range of 2 sizes, also embossed into the sockliner. Make sure the sockliner size matches the shoe size on the box label and shoe label.