How to Spot Fake Nike Cortez's

by goVerify .it

The iconic Nike Cortez is back. Look out for fakes when shopping online, here are some tips.


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Cortez's are famous for their narrow EVA midsole, take note of how much narrower the midsole is that the shoe upper when viewed from the heel.

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Cortez's have high quality flat woven laces, make sure the weave is tight and even. Check that the lace tips are sealed in a tight plastic cap with no loose threads.

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Make sure there is no excess glue showing and no lifting along the join line between the EVA midsole and herringbone outsole.

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