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How to spot fake

Nike Air Max Zero

in 27 steps

Created 2016-09-20
Modified 2017-08-03
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27 point

1. Profile

Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Max Zero's with this detailed 27 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.

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6. Date Code

Most, not all, Nike retail boxes feature a date code stamped inside the box.

11. Tag Logo

The reverse side of the clear tag will have an Air Max Zero logo on it. Make sure the typeface used is correct, makes sure the logo printing is clear and sharp. Take note how the center of the clear tag has an embossed rectangle with rounded corners.

17. Air Logo

Nike Air Max Zero's will have an Air logo debossed into the side molding. Make sure the typeface used is correct, note how the A and I are joined. Make sure the edges of the logo are rounded. Also check that the wing like side panel that the logo sits on has a slightly beveled edge.

25. Outsole Pattern

Nike Air Max Zero's have a distinctive sole pattern, always make sure they are high quality and not worn out if the shoes are new. Take note of the small round bumps in the middle of each block of the tread pattern.


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