Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Max 97's with this detailed 18 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.
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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.
Air Max 97's will feature a logo on the tongue. Make sure this logo is carefully and immaculately stitched, glued, printed or embroidered onto the tongue. This is also an opportunity to check the stitching around the tongue, make sure it is neat and even.
Air Max 97's feature a logo button in the outsole at the heel. Check the quality of the printing of the swoosh as well as the production of the button itself.