Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit Racers with this detailed 25 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.
Most, not all, Nike retail boxes feature a date code stamped inside the box.
The Nike Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit Racer has a Swoosh printed onto the Flyknit upper. Make sure the printing is solid and sharp. Notice how the Swoosh is printed through the woven Flyknit mesh so that the entire weave is soaked in the ink, in other words the printed Swoosh does not just sit out the outside of the fabric. You will see this by looking through the gaps in the Flyknit mesh and seeing that the ink is also on the inside of the holes.
Nike Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit Racers will have a logo patch fused onto the tongue, make sure there is no excess glue showing around the edges. Check that the typeface used is correct, the K and E of Nike are joined. Make sure the corners of the patch are slightly rounded. Note how the texture of the Flyknit upper actually shows through the logo patch.
Nike Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit Racers will have a large Swoosh logo molded into the soft midsole. Make sure the logo has clean straight edges. Tip: Can you see the tiny pin head size dots in the corners of the holding shape around the Swoosh.