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How to spot fake

Nike Air Vapormax 1

in 26 steps

Created 2017-09-25
Modified 2018-03-31
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26 point

1. Profile

Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Vapormax with this detailed 26 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.

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7. Vapormax Logo

The side of the retail box will have a silver foiled Vapormax logo debossed into it. Check that the typeface used is correct, make sure the foiling is sharp with straight edges. Note how the silver foil reflects rainbow colours when it catches the light. The box will also have tiny varnished dots, note how they catch the light, they will look like tiny bumps and not just be flat.

9. Paper Wrapping

Nike Air Vapormax's are wrapped in paper that has a Vapormax logo pattern printed on it. Check that the print is solid with crisp edges. Make sure the typeface used is correct.

18. Sockliners

Nike Air Vapormax's come with high quality molded sockliners that provide added comfort and breathability. Look for the small triangular cuts one the edge of the sockliner at the outstep where your toes would be. The underside of the sockliner will have a size range debossed into it, in this case size 10-11.

23. Midfoot Join

Nike Air Vapormax's have a unique Air unit that is made up of a standalone outsole that is not encased in foam. Take note of the gap in the Air unit structure at the midfoot arch.


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