Learn how to spot fake Nike Kobe 9 High KRM's with this detailed 26 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.
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.
Nike Kobe 9 High KRM's have a high collar for maximum support. Take note of the rounded bulges on the collar, this is the dynamic proprioceptive collar technology that allows for full freedom of movement without sacrificing ankle stability and support, for a high top that plays like a low top. Check that the stitching along the snake skin panel is tight, neat, evenly spaced and follows the shape of the panel perfectly.
New Kobe 9 High KRM's will have a clear protective tape over the silver support wings.
Look for the Kobe logos embossed into the Lunarlon inserts, check that the embossing is clean and sharp. Check that the typeface used is correct.