Air Jordan 11 Gym Red & Midnight Navy: Which Is Real Or Fake | A Tale Of Confusion

This article was birthed out of my frustration with the lack of common sense some of us display at times.  But i don’t want to sound arrogant and condescending because people ask questions because they are genuinely looking for answers. A few days ago, an individual in a sneaker group posted a picture of the Air Jordan 11 Gym Red, which was being sold on a website that had full size runs of the shoes. But here is the catch, the site claimed the shoes came in an unmarked Jordan box, in other words,

they are legitimate sneakers but were obtained through some secret channel we can’t disclose hence the unmarked box

Well, ladies and gentlemen you can choose to believe this deception if you want but in your own heart, you know these are fake. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand that, this is common sense. And every year, it never fails, we run into the same problem- people wanting to get the shoes super early and all for what? The vanity of man, the feeling of being validated and acknowledged by the masses. Hopefully what you’ll see in the paragraphs below will deter you from purchasing shoes from these so called “CONNECTS”.

  • The first thing I want to say is that I blame sneaker blogs for throwing people into confusion ( me included). In our quest to be the first one to have ” the information” on upcoming sneakers, we are willing to post pictures of shoes from illegitimate websites. And  people trust the websites because they are coming from a “trusted” sneaker blog and that’s how the trouble begins
    This is a pair of fake clot vapormax that was featured on several high profile websites. Someone will probably see these on eBay and buy them thinking they are buying authentic pairs


  • This new breed of  replica sellers has understood the entire sneaker game,  so what they do is pin their   almost perfect replicas against their competitors lower quality replicas- and basically claim that their sneakers are the authentic ones ( the word authentic is used very loosely). What they are trying to say is that “our fakes are manufactured with OEM materials”. But you wouldn’t buy it if they worded it that way so they use the word “authentic ” or “Real” , check out the pictures below
notice how next to the supposedly Real pair, there is the name of the site that is selling it. Now think about it for a minute, Jordan Brand hasn’t even released the official pictures and somehow this site claims to have the finished product, and is willing to throw you into confusion with this comparison.
You can clearly see the material differences but nonetheless both shoes are FAKE. One is just better than the other, don’t be deceived by the word REAL
Again, I don’t see any differences here to be honest beside the Jumpmen, but why would you want to take a chance on these shoes if Jordan Brand hasn’t even released the official pictures and packaging yet
The fakes have definitely evolved but they are still FAKE both pairs are fake
this is very comical, they even go as far as showing you differences in the box. A counterfeiter exposing another counterfeiter; isn’t this a contradiction.

My objective is to keep you from losing your hard earned money; please understand that I’m not worried about anyone selling fakes, if you want to sell replicas , go right ahead. But at least be honest about what you’re selling and tell your buyers what they are.

Some may ask: how do you know all this? I’ll give you my background so you can understand why I do what I do.



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  • In many cases both fakes are by the same company, one is just their lower quality or A-AAA, while the other is their 1:1 offering so as to add to further confusion they’re not even really calling out other sellers. In some cases they are but this is pretty tricky.

    There is something else at play here the article doesn’t cover. Jordan brand squeezed out resellers with higher prices and larger production runs so 1:1 fakes are very attractive now, more so than in the past to a lot of the individuals that sell fakes. They buy in bulk so even at under retail they’re still making a profit. Some are bold enough to tell their “audience” exactly what sites they got them from with the understanding or maybe not, that many will still hit them up with the popular question… “can I just order through you?”

    Socially we promote the wrong values and where Hypebeast was once a negative term you have some of the largest and most established YouTubers and other “influencers” using this term with great pride. Some of them used to rock fakes and still do. You add all these ingredients together and they are sending a very damaging message to today’s youth and what do kids do? Emulate adult behavior. Show me a misguided child and I’ll show you how they are nothing more than a product of their environment and the things they are exposed to.

    I saw one picture the other day on one of these individuals instagram feed and what almost all comments failed to point out was that none of the shoes being worn, held to the ear “calling their plugs” and held in the other hand, 3 shoes in particular had been released yet. No one caught that not even the boost guys connected to Adidas haven’t received these shoes yet, yet here was an individual with a pair on his feet and two other highly coveted fake kicks in either hand, one of those also not released yet.

    Some of these individuals have been on a power trip for awhile though and will stop at nothing to seem like they are so connected to these brands that they receive the kicks not weeks but months before the official release. Anything for likes and power.