Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Max Thea's with this detailed 12 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 Nike word on the sole is embossed into the rubber, check that the quality of the embossing has sharp edges. Due to the nature of the rubber used for Air Max Thea's the embossing may appear imperfect.
Air Max Thea's feature a Nike Logo on a fused panel on the tongue. Make sure the logo and words below the logo are sharp and clear. Also check the quality of the fused panel, the center portion appears to have a bubbled area that follows the exact shape of the panel.