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How to spot fake nike air force 1's

How can you tell if the Nike Air Force 1's that you are about to buy online are fake? Follow these 9 simple steps to verify the authenticity of your purchase.

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New Nikes are boxed in a strong shoe box usually featuring the logo on the lid and side. Color and style of box varies according to style and year.

New Nikes are boxed in a strong shoe box usually featuring the logo on the lid and side. Color and style of box varies according to style and year.

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.

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 matches that found on the box. Check that the tail of the Q in FABRIQUE starts inside the circle.

Inside label details vary depending on year, country of manufacture and style. Check the style number matches that found on the box. Check that the tail of the Q in FABRIQUE starts inside the circle.

Some Air Force's come with an authenticity card, hidden in the dots is a shoe image which can only be seen at certain angles.

Some Air Force's come with an authenticity card, hidden in the dots is a shoe image which can only be seen at certain angles.

The trademarked Nike swoosh is both carefully and immaculately stitched, glued or printed onto most pairs of Nike Air Force 1 shoes.

The trademarked Nike swoosh is both carefully and immaculately stitched, glued or printed onto most pairs of Nike Air Force 1 shoes.

A Nike Air logo normally features on the insole. The logo may have worn away on some used shoes. Some limited edition styles may feature a different logo.

A Nike Air logo normally features on the insole. The logo may have worn away on some used shoes. Some limited edition styles may feature a different logo.

The sole of Nike Air Force's are made from rubber that is flexible and should not appear plastic. The seller should demonstrate this to you by flexing the soles.

The sole of Nike Air Force's are made from rubber that is flexible and should not appear plastic. The seller should demonstrate this to you by flexing the soles.

Nike Air Force's have a distinctive sole pattern, always make sure they are high quality and not worn out if the shoes are new.

Nike Air Force's have a distinctive sole pattern, always make sure they are high quality and not worn out if the shoes are new.

Nike uses various logos on the sole but most common is the trademark Nike and Swoosh. Check that the positions of the registered circled R's match those shown.

Nike uses various logos on the sole but most common is the trademark Nike and Swoosh. Check that the positions of the registered circled R's match those shown.

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