Being that Jordans sneakers are so popular, many foreign companies manufacture fake Jordans as a way to make quick money. As a buyer, you want to know that your not falling victim to a fake. Being informed can save you from making a bad purchase as well as prevent a huge headache. Luckily for you, there are several different ways of checking for fake Jordans and we are here to teach you how to do just that with 3 different methods explained below.
There are four different tricks you should know about to check for fake Jordans that involves looking at the shoe box.
What you are looking for here is that the Jordans come packaged in a sturdy box. There are several things that you need to check for in regards to this:
Similar to the shoes themselves, the boxes vary in color and style depending on the year and type of Jordans. You may want to run a Google image search to see what the box should look like.
If you are unfamiliar with the Jumpman logo, Google the image and make sure the logo on the box looks exactly the same.
All Air Jordan boxes will have an official manufacturing sticker on the side. Check for the accurate style name of the shoe, the shoe size, color combination and country of manufacture. You should also check the following:
All Jordans have a style number listed on the outside manufacturing sticker.
Tip: The style number is usually listed right below the country of manufacture on the sticker.
There are several different tricks to check for fake Jordans that involve checking the shoe construction.
Locate the small tag on the inside of the shoe. All of the information listed on the manufacturing sticker should also be on this tag. Make sure the information is exactly the same as what’s on the box sticker, especially the style number.
Jordans have a very specific label under the tongue. Lift up the tongue and check out the underside. You should see the words “greatest player ever” embroidered there. The embroidery should be white, easy to read and look professional.
Trick #3 – Check the proportions of the Jumpman logo.
Double check the details on the logo located on the back of the shoes (or sometimes on the tongue). The logo should appear crisp and uncompromised. Look at the hands, basketball and feet to ensure everything looks properly proportioned. Nothing should look blurry or smudged.
The spaces between the shoelace tabs should be even. All of the shoelace tabs will be the same size and shape. Make sure they are all attached firmly, with the same amount of tension. Fake Jordans will often have some shoelace tabs that are looser than others.
Check out the following tricks sellers use to trick you into buying fake Jordans.
Many of these shoes are limited edition and sell out quickly, so there is no motivation for a seller to drop the price below retail value. It is very rare to find Jordans for under $100. If the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.
If you’re looking at a pair online that are listed just as “Authentic” you should be suspicious. Don’t buy Air Jordan shoes that are advertised as “custom,” “sample,” or “variant.” This indicates that Nike did not commission them. If you’re looking at Jordans online and no style number is included, email the seller to inquire about it.
Fake Jordans are often sold in boxes that list details which don’t match the shoes themselves. Real boxes will feature correct colorway descriptions and all style numbers should match. If the shoes you’re considering don’t come with a box at all, purchasing them is not recommended.
When buying shoes online, make sure multiple pictures are posted and you can clearly see the detail in each one. If a photo of the interior tag with the style number isn’t included, email the seller to request one. Stock photos of shoes are usually a red flag. The descriptions should be clear, not vague.