New Nikes are boxed in a strong shoe box usually featuring the logo on the lid and side. Colour and style of box varies according to style and year. Remember real shoe boxes can accompany fake shoes.
Nike retail boxes feature a label on one side detailing style name, size, colour, country of manufacture and a style number. The style number is usually 9 digits long.
Inside label details vary depending on year, country of manufacture and style. Check the style number, usually 9 digits, matches that found on the box.
A logo features on the insole. It is usually, but not always, the Nike Swoosh with the word "Air" underneath, without any registered "R's". Check that the logo has not worn away if the shoe is new.
Nike Foamposite 1's feature a logo button on the tongue. Check the quality of the button and the printing of the logo. Also check that the stitching on the tongue is even, tight and high quality.
The one piece Foamposite upper provides high stability and comfort and will not show any stitching at major joins. Check the quality of the glued join between the Foamposite upper and sole.
New Foamposites 1's will feature a logo on the heel. Make sure the quality and finish of the embroidery is high with no loose ends.
Nike Foamposite 1's sole patterns are distinctive, always make sure they are high quality and not worn out if the shoes are new.
Foamposite 1 midsole's feature the unique Nike Zoom unit for maximum impact recovery, the Zoom Air logo will be embossed into the sole near the toe tip.
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