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How to spot fake

Nike Air Pippen 1

in 18 steps

Created 2015-05-25
Modified 2015-05-25
© goVerify,Inc.


18 point

1. Profile

Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Pippen's with this detailed 18 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.

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.

7. Tongue Logo

Nike Air Pippen's feature a logo button on the tongue. Check the quality of the clear button and the printing of the logo, making sure the printed logo is sharp and clear. Also check that the stitching on the tongue is evenly spaced, tight and neat with no loose ends.

14. Heel Swoosh Logo

Air Pippen's should feature a swoosh molded into the midsole near the heel. Check that the material of the Swoosh is different to the midsole and make sure it does not have any paint marks on it.


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