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.
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, usually 9 digits, matches that found on the box.
The trademarked Nike swoosh is both carefully and immaculately stitched, glued or printed onto most pairs of Sky Hi's. When inspecting, ensure it is not glued, printed or stitched to a poor standard.
Women’s Dunk Sky Hi's normally feature a label with the Nike logo on the tongue. Check the quality of the embroidery and that the shape of the tongue is correct.
Dunk Sky Hi's normally feature a label stitched into the back of the tongue, check the embroidery quality and that the stitching in neat and even. The top corners of the tongue should be rounded.
Inside Dunk Sky Hi's if you remove the insole you can see the Nike Zoom Air unit on top of the hidden wedge. You might also be able to see the size of the shoe embossed into the sole.
High quality stitching can be hard to replicate. Check carefully that the stitching on the heel of the Sky Hi's is tight, straight, evenly spaced and cleanly finished.
Nike Dunk Sky Hi sole patterns are distinctive, always make sure they are high quality and not worn out if the shoes are new.
A Nike logo often features on the sole of Dunks. Check that the positions of the registered trademark circled R's match those shown. Also check the size and shape of the letters and the Swoosh.