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How to spot fake

Nike Kobe 9 High

in 22 steps

Created 2015-05-19
Modified 2015-05-25
© goVerify,Inc.


22 point

1. Profile

Learn how to spot fake Nike Kobe 9 High EXT's with this detailed 22 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 (even a photo of one) with a barcode scanner app, the exact product including size should be correct.

9. Protection Tape

New Kobe 9 High's will have a clear protective tape over the silver support wings.

17. Lunarlon Insert Logos

Look for the Lunarlon and Kobe logos embossed into the Lunarlon inserts, check that the embossing is clean and sharp. Check that the typefaces used are correct.

22. Midsole Code

Kobe Bryant asked the Kobe 9 High's designers to "keep people guessing", the secret code stamped in fine dots into the midsole on the instep and outstep sides represent the Kobe code. One side says Masterpiece, the other Veni Vidi Vici.


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