Social media outlets erupted with images of the Off white air jordan 1 in early April; the shoes were birthed out of a joint work between Off-White CEO Virgil Abloh and Jordan Brand. Limited releases like these are the perfect targets for the replica factories. Knowing that demand for the sneakers is going to be high, it was only a matter of time until fake pairs appeared. This morning during one of my routine patrol, I came across a few sellers on taobao with replicas. The problem is that the replicas have now evolved and are so close to the original product; so the untrained eye can’t really spot them. And to be honest, even after spending so much time doing comparisons between fakes and authentic shoes, I still have a hard time identifying some of these fakes. Unless you have both the authentic and the fake pair next to you, it is a nightmare to tell which is real.
Since the Off white Air jordan 1 haven’t dropped yet, I can’t confidently do a comparison, so what I decided to do was just to show you pictures of the fakes. Hopefully with a little bit of common sense and sound judgement, you will be able to avoid any sellers with fakes in stock.
I’ll definitely do a thorough comparison once the shoes officially release.