How to Identify Fake Nike Air Pippen Sneakers

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How can you tell if the pair of Nike Air Pippen 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: Tongue Logo
New Nike Air Pippen's feature a logo button on the tongue. Check the quality of the clear button and the printing of the logo, making sure the printed logo is sharp and clear. Also check that the stitching on the tongue is evenly spaced, tight and neat with no loose ends.

Step 5: Air Unit
New Air Pippen's have a Phylon midsole with a 360 Max Air unit for maximum impact protection, check the construction of the Air unit and that they are clear  with no marks or paint on them.

Step 6: Heel Stitching
High quality stitching can be hard to replicate. Check carefully that the stitching on the heel of the Pippen's is tight, straight, evenly spaced and cleanly finished. Also check that the Air unit bubble is clear and has no paint marks.

Step 7: Heel Logo
A Pippen logo is both carefully and immaculately stitched, embroidered, glued or printed onto the heel of most new Air Pippens. This is also an opportunity to get a close up look at the quality of any stitching on the heel itself, making sure it is evenly spaced, tight and has no loose ends.

Step 8: Sole 
Nike Air Pippen sole patterns are distinctive, always make sure they are high quality and not worn out if the shoes are new.

Step 9: Sole Air Unit
Nike Air Pippen's feature an Air logo inside the Air unit, which is located under the heel. Make sure that the Air unit is clear and does not have any paint or marks on it. Make sure the printing quality of the word Air is sharp and clear.


Step 10: Download our App
We hope that this guide helps to educate you when identifying genuine Nike Air Pippen sneakers. To prevent you from falling victim to counterfeit goods, always ask the seller to use the youVerify app prior to purchase.

youVerify - Smarter Selling, Safer Shopping. 

youVerify is a smartphone app that helps online sellers verify themselves and their products, which in turn allows online buyers to shop with more confidence - Smarter Selling, Safer Shopping.
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