I'm sure some of my readers have already come across this guide. However, for those who haven't, this is for you! This article was originally written by youVerify, a service that helps online sellers verify themselves and their products, which in turn allows online buyers to shop with more confidence.
How can you tell if the pair of Nike Air Foamposite 1 sneakers that you are about to buy online are genuine? Follow these 10 simple steps to verify the authenticity of your purchase. Always ask the seller to use the youVerify app prior to purchase. It's Smarter Selling & Safer Shopping.
Step 1: Shoe Box
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. Check the box carefully for any errors in brand logos, alignment, spelling and overall finish quality. Remember real shoe boxes can accompany fake shoes.
Step 2: Box Label
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, check that it matches the style number located on the label located inside the shoe.
Step 3: Inside Label
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. Check that the tail of the Q in FABRIQUE starts inside the circle. Check for any spelling errors and that the stitching is straight and neat.
Step 4: Insole Logo
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.
Step 5: Tongue Logo
Nike Foamposite 1's feature a logo button on the tongue. Check the quality of the clear button and the printing of the logo. Also check that the stitching on the tongue is even, tight and high quality. The breathable tongue fabric should show as a mesh pattern.
Step 6: Heel Stitching
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 making sure no glue marks show.
Step 7: Heel Logo
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. If the logo is printed onto the heel make sure the quality of the printing is high with no rough edges.
Step 8: Sole
Nike Foamposite 1's sole patterns are distinctive, always make sure they are high quality and not worn out if the shoes are new.
Step 9: Zoom Air Logo
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. Check that the edges of the embossed letters are sharp and high quality.
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