Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Force 1's with this detailed 28 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 with a barcode scanner app, the exact product including size should be correct.
The rubber outsole will have an Air logo embossed into the rubber. Check that the quality of the lettering is good with straight edges. Tip: Check the shoe colourway by doing a Google search for the model number. Make sure this Air logo on the outsole is the correct colour.
The metal lace tag has an AF1 engraved into it, make sure the quality of engraving is high, with sharp neat edges and straight lines. Also check that the holes which the laces pass through have rounded edges to avoid damaging the laces.
If you remove the sockliners and check underneath there should be a size indication embossed into the material, usually it is described as a range of 2 sizes. Also look out for a small bump along the edge of the material, near the base of the big toe.