• Michel Asperas

How to Legit Check the Nike Off-White Blazer OG

Updated: Apr 3

Legit Check Reference Guide For: Nike Off-White Blazer OG


How to use these legit check posts:

· Compare the pair you want to legit check to the photos in the post. If you have in hand, great! If you are comparing photos, try and get similar angles from the seller.

· Focus on spacing, stitching, materials, placement, and shape. Details are very important to do your best to compare each little detail. Color shades can vary based on lighting of photos, so it may be difficult to compare solely off color.

· Remember that even authentic pairs have slight variations sometimes. Don’t automatically assume a pair may be fake due to the tiniest differences. There are some extremely well-made replicas though. Legit checking can be tough sometimes, but you will have to use your best judgement.

· Always buy from reputable sellers (like us 😊) and make sure you are protected (ex. PayPal invoice).


*These pairs pictured were worn. They were a size 9.5 and 10.5 for size reference.


SIDE ANGLE ONE


When comparing your pair in question, be sure to compare the sizing of the swoosh and its placement overlap on the midsole. Also pay attention to where the stitched lines cross over the panels and where they end.







SIDE ANGLE TWO



Again, make sure to compare your pair in question to the different parts of the shoe. Check to make sure that the orange tab has slightly rounded corners. They should not be sharp corners.







FRONT ANGLE


With the toebox area, be sure to make sure that the shape is similar. Many fakes tend to get the toe box shape wrong. Fakes tend to be either overly bulky or too flat with no natural curves.








BACK ANGLE



This pair here is a bit worn. The upper heel suede should have clean embossed "NIKE" branding. Compare the spacing between the top and bottom of the suede panel area in reference to the "NIKE" stamp.






SIDE ANGLE ONE (pt.2)



Here is a cleaner pair to observe. Really compare the overall shape, stitching, swoosh placement and the proportions of everything.








SIDE ANGLE TWO (pt. 2)



Keep comparing crucial parts to help aid your legit check.










FRONT ANGLE (pt. 2)



Notice the slight spacing between the bottom of the shoe and the box. The midsole will have a slight natural curve up.









BACK ANGLE (pt. 2)


This heel shot on this pair is much cleaner on this pair. Compare the cleanliness and placement of the stitching. Also compare the black text imprinted on the lower heel. Some fakes have other random text. The end part (ex. 10.5#) will differ depending on sizes.







TONGUE & TONGUE TAG


Compare the spacing between the top of the tongue and the red stitching that runs horizontally along the tongue. Also, pay attention to the size and placement of the vertical tongue tag. Make sure that the red Nike logo is crisp and clean and has the two small registered trademark logos.






INNER PANELS


Obviously, make sure the inner panel text actually says the correct words. Make sure to compare the text font and sizing. The text print on the panel should not be 100% crisp and clean. Authentic pairs will have slight imperfections on the outline of the text, due to how the text is stamped onto the leather.






OUTER AND INNER PANEL


Here is a slightly closer shot of the inner panel text. You can better see the slight imperfections that will be seen on the text of authentic pairs.








ZIP TIE


All Nike x Off-White zip ties will be consistent. The entire tag should be an even glossy finish. Many fakes I see have a straight line near the loop that is a distinct glassy to matte finish. This is a big red flag. There should be no difference in finish. Also compare the font and text size.






BOX LABEL



When comparing box labels, it's best to check the font and sizing. Also check the placement of the numbers, colorway, and UPC. Imagine vertical straight lines going through the label and make sure the placements and consistent.






BOX LABEL (pt.2)


Here is another box label for reference.













INNER PANELS (pt. 2)



Notice where the grey suede panels are in the inner panel of the shoe. Look where it is eventually covered up by the over-sized swoosh. Compare the placement with your pair in question. Also, in this photo, you can see the black text on the side of the shoe box, as well as the glossy text on the lid. You can also use those as comparing references.



INSIDE BOX AND LACES


The inside of the box should have the green circular quality control sticker, the dimension text (upper left corner), and the Nike x Off-White packing paper. The extra laces that come with these are white, black, green, and orange. Of course, these can be switched out, but be wary of sellers selling DS pairs with random other colored laces included.




This concludes the legit check reference guide for the Nike Off-White Blazer OG. Always be smart and protect yourself when dealing with expensive pairs! If your gut says fake, trust your instinct and walk away from any uncomfortable deals! Stay Hype!


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