Nike Kobe 9 High KRM

Learn how to spot fakes with a 26 step guide

Created 2015-05-26 ©goVerify, Inc.

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1. Profile

Learn how to spot fake Nike Kobe 9 High KRM's with this detailed 26 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.

8. Ankle Molding

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.

10. Protection Tape

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

21. Insert Logos

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.

Retail Box
Box Label
Box Top Logo
Box Date Code
Heel Stitching
Ankle Molding
Heel Logo
Protection Tape
Side Material
Lace Logo
Lace Tips
Flywire Laces
Tongue Logo
Tongue Stitching
Inside Label
Instep Code
Outstep Code
Lunarlon Insert
Insert Logos
Insert Size
Insole Stitching
Sole Pattern
Sole Logo
Sole Detail

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