How To Spot & Identify The Fake Air Jordan 1 High OG 85 Georgetown

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As the saying goes, “if it’s too good to be true, then it probably is.” This is definitely the case when it comes to spotting fake Air Jordan 1 High OG 85 Georgetown sneakers. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the key ways to identify whether or not a pair of Air Jordan 1 High OG Georgetown is legit. Areas of our focus will be the panels, the wings logo, the toe box, the material, the box, craftsmanship, the lace bags, the foot bed and more. But first, let’s go through our preliminaries

. Smell the shoes ( only if you’ve already made the purchase)

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

.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.

Wings Logo

real vs fake air jordan 1 high georgetown wings logo

The contrast between the two wings logos is clear. The authentic pair’s logo is much wider ( even though both pairs are the same size). The spacing between the elements is slightly bigger on the legit pair’s wings logo. And overall the logo looks sloppy on the fake pair and much cleaner on the authentic pair. I also want you to zero in on the edges of the strap. On the fake pair, the edges are rough ( see red arrows) but smooth on the legit pair.

Side Panel

Real vs Fake Air Jordan 1 High Georgetown side panel

Both pairs are size 12, so they ought to technically have the same features. But You can clearly see that the swoosh logo is not properly lined on the fakes ( it is supposed to be right below the third hole on the eyestay), see red lines. The yellow arrows show you how rough the edges are on the fake pair. The red arrows show you how the gap on the double stitching is much smaller on the fake pair.

Inner Liner

Real vs Fake Air Jordan 1 High Georgetown INNER LINER

You can clearly see from the red circle that the material used on the inner liner isn’t the same between both pairs. The fakes appear to have some sort of heavy canvas with vivid lines.

Inside Of the  Tongue

real vs Fake Air Jordan 1 High OG 85 Georgetown inside tongue

Once again, the material used on the inside of the tongue isn’t the same, and the colors are also different. On the authentic pair, it is of lighter shade.

Toe Box

Fake Air Jordan 1 High OG 85 Georgetown toe box

The perforations on the to box of the Fake Air Jordan 1 High OG 85 Georgetown are not punched in thoroughly. This is a common occurrence with a lot of fake Jordan 1’s.

Hang Tag

Fake Air Jordan 1 High OG 85 Georgetown hang tag

The hang tag has a darker shade on the fake pair, ( you can barely see MJ’s face on the fakes). The yellow circles highlight all the darker spots on the fakes in contrast to the lighter ones on the authentic pair.


Fake Air Jordan 1 High OG 85 Georgetown box 1

It is quite obvious that the fake pair comes in a much smaller box ( mind you both pairs are size 12’s).

Fake Air Jordan 1 High OG 85 Georgetown box 2

The fake box is of a lighter shade of red, zero in on yellow circles.

Fake Air Jordan 1 High OG 85 Georgetown box 3

The yellow arrow shows you the subtle lines on the fake pair’s box.

Lace Bag

Fake Air Jordan 1 High OG 85 Georgetown lace bag

This is also a recurring problem with most Fake 1’s. The lace bag of the fake pair is much bigger, and you can see how the laces fill 2/3 of the bag on the replica pair.

Foot Bed

Fake Air Jordan 1 High OG 85 Georgetown foot bed

No comments needed on the picture above. But it’s important to mention that the fake pair comes with the wrong insole ( blue bottom). It is supposed to be white on the bottom ( and i is much thicker).


real vs fake air jordan 1 high  Georgetown insoles

The Replica pair comes with the wrong insole.


real vs fake air Jordan 1  Georgetown paper

The wrapping paper is translucent on the authentic pair but cloudy on the fakes,

Black Light Test

real vs fake air jordan 1  Georgetown black light

When submitted to the black light, the fake pair shows trace dots on the panels ( see red circle). The stitching on the midsole are supposed to glow, but on the replica pair they don’t.

There you have it folks, I leaned on a video courtesy of Jacob Marcelius via Youtube to do this side by side comparison. Hopefully with these tips, you’ll be able to quickly legit check the Air Jordan 1 Georgetown.

‘ll update the post as soon as a new batch of fakes appears. In the meantime, do not buy this shoe from anyone unless all things above that I mentioned are cleared.

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I’ve also added a quick video in which I teach you how to authenticate your own sneakers, see video below


You can check out our other real vs fake comparisons via the Legit Check page. If you need additional help, feel free to reach out  by emailing me at or fill out the form below

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