If you’re looking to get a pair of Air Jordans, then you’re going to want to make sure that you get the real deal, and not a fake. Luckily, there are a couple of easy ways to know whether you’re buying a fake AJ or not.
Authentic vs fake Air Jordan 1’s
If you’re looking to buy Air Jordan 1’s, there are some tell-tale signs to look out for. These tell-tales may help you to avoid getting scammed. The most effective way to get authentic sneakers is to buy them from an official retailer.
One of the most important things to check for is the Nike logo. The real one should be stamped or embossed. It should also be clear and a pointy swoosh.
Another way to tell if your sneakers are fake is to look at the tongue label. The font on the tongue label should be consistent and evenly spaced. There should be no obvious gaps, and the letters should be thin.
Another tell-tale is the heel strap stitching. Authentic Jordan 1s have double stitching through the tag. On a counterfeit, the stitching is only one stitch.
Lastly, make sure the Nike logo is centered on the outsole tab. A good quality replica should have an equally spaced swoosh.
Satin Black Toes
If you’re in the market for an MJ sneaker, you’re not going to want to miss out on this shiny new Air Max 1 ‘Sketch to Shelf’. Aside from the satin-like materials used on the upper, it features a white Air midsole for added cushioning, along with a phantom-like sock liner to provide a better fit and feel. This runner is expected to hit US retailers next week. You can also order the shoe online from a variety of sites, including Nike and TheShoeBase.
It may come as no surprise that the Air Jordan ‘Shattered Backboard’ was the first to sport a satin-like treatment, but it isn’t the only one. Earlier this year, the Jordan ‘Trophy’ made headlines for its sexiest looking upper. The toe box gets an ‘OG Black’ treatment with a hefty dose of paneling that leads to the lace guards. On the heels, satin abounds as well, although it is a bit more subtle in this instance.