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How to spot fake

Nike Roshe One Red

in 28 steps

Created 2015-07-16
Modified 2015-09-20
© goVerify,Inc.


28 point

1. Profile

Learn how to spot fake Nike Roshe Ones with this detailed 28 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.

6. Side Profile

The side profile of the Nike Roshe One is a good indication of quality of the midsole. The shoe should sit flat on the surface and only curve up slightly at the heel and tip of the toebox.

16. Tongue

Nike Roshe Ones have a soft mesh tongue with rounded top corners for comfort, make sure the stitching that joins the woven strip down the center of the tongue is tight, neat and evenly spaced. The stitch line should follow the edge of this woven strip perfectly. Also check that the woven strip folds back under itself at the bottom end. This is a good opportunity to check that the stitch line along the top of the tongue follows the edge of the piping evenly.

28. Outsole Detail

Nike Roshe Ones have a fine texture on the outsole for added surface grip. Also look for the small spherical dots in the center of each square of the stepping stone pattern.


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