I just shared a projection post on the Jordan 13 Black Royal, see link below
In this post I’ll quickly show you how to identify the fake Air Jordan 13 black hyper royal. I have an authentic pair on hand for a side by side comparison. Before we get into the actual comparison, we first have to go through the preliminaries:
1. Smell the shoes
One of the dead giveaway is the smell/odor of the glue uses to construct the replicas. If the glue smell is really strong to the point of irritating your nostrils, then you’ve probably being dealt a counterfeit
2.Proof of Purchase
Ask for a proof of purchase. Receipt must include details such as provenance, time of purchase, date and any other relevant information. If a seller is reluctant to provide that, I will strongly urge to refrain from following through with the purchase.
Now let’s look at some of the flaws I spotted ( fake pair sizes : 9.5,10 real pair: 9,9.5 and 10)
The gap between the panel overlay and the midsole is smaller on the authentic pair ( see yellow circle). The color is supposed to be hyper royal, and if you look at the real pair, it’s hyper royal ( it’s almost like blue and purple together, see yellow arrow). The side picture shows you how much thicker heel tab is on the fake air jordan 13 black hyper royal pair ( see yellow square).
I added this picture to zero in on the heel tab ( you can clearly see that both fake pairs have a thicker liner via the side picture). And again see how the blue color on the midsole of the real pair has a purple tone to it.
Update: 12/19 I picked up a pair in size 10 and if you look at the picture above you’ll see that my observation was confirmed, see picture above ( the color is indeed purplish blue, the gap between the overlay and the midsole is smaller on the real pair, and the gap between pods on the outsole is wider on the real pair, see yellow line)
The gap between the throat line tab and the first set of perforations is wider on the authentic pair.
The area around the jumpman is round on the authentic pair but almost oval with a lemon like shape on the fake pair. And the jumpman and material within the area are quite different on the counterfeit pair in contrast to the legitimate one. The arrow also shows you the differences in the colors ( purplish blue on the real pair).
No comments needed on this picture, you can clearly spot the differences.
The back tab extends further down on the authentic pair ( see yellow line). The 3M overlay is almost adjacent to the midsole on the authentic pair ( see yellow circle). Once again you can see that the contrast between the purplish blue color on the authentic pair and the blue color on the fakes ( see red rectangle). The inclination of the medial side ankle liner is steeper on the real pair ( see slanted yellow line). The suede material has a rougher surface on the authentic pair, the gap between the pods on the outsole is wider on the real pair ( see yellow dash).
The grey color on the label of the authentic pair is lighter/pale( abalone) in comparison to the more dense gray on the fake label. The “9.5” is slightly wider on the authentic pair’s label. The font on the text on the MSRP sticker is bolder on the fake box label.
On this particular fake pair, they completely messed up the color code of the shoe, see yellow rectangle.
The fake pair was produced at a very early date, see yellow rectangle. The fake pair has the wrong upc code ( the size 10 upc code ought to be the same)
There you have it guys, I’ll add more pictures once I get ahold of the shoe.
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