Welcome to another edition of the Legit Check! Today we’ll be discussing how to spot the Fake Air Jordan 1 Black Toe. I came across a thorough video via Jacob Marcellus on Youtube that shows most of the flaws on the shoes and wanted to share my findings. . For this comparison, we’ll focus on the toe, the back tongue, the insoles and box. So grab your shoes and let’s get started!
But first, let’s go through our preliminary steps.
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.
Toe Area: Real Vs Fake Air Jordan 1 Low Black Toe
The black leather overlay is glossier on the authentic pair than it is on the fake, see yellow rectangle. The yellow arrows highlight how the toe is a lot bulkier on the fake than it is on the legitimate pair. And if you zero in on the red arrows, you’ll notice how the stitches are more subtle on the authentic pair but really noticeable on the fakes.
The red color isn’t of the same shade between both pairs, it is a lot vibrant on the legitimate pair, see yellow circles. The spacing between the elements of the wings logo is wider on the fake pair, especially if you zero in on the basketball, see yellow square. The edges of the heel tab have fringes on the real pair ( you can see how the leather material is rough around the edges), see yellow rectangle. And finally the red arrow shows you how the midsole pattern is subtle on the real pair but noticeable on the fakes.
Tongue: Fake Jordan 1 Low black toe
The tongue tab is wider on the real pair, see yellow line. And the small yellow dash shows you how the gap of the tongue liner is slightly wider on the authentic pair. The yellow arrow shows you how the “Nike” text is of a larger font on the fake Jordan 1 Low black Toe pair. The opening through which the laces go through on the extension of the tongue is not only wider but the craftsmanship is pretty poor on the fakes, see yellow circle.
If anything, just pull the insoles out and you’ll notice the differences immediately. The fake insole has different references on the back and appears more rugged than the real insole, see yellow circle. No comments are really needed here, the nuances are obvious.
The fake box appears ashy with white lines on it, see yellow circles. The ” Nike” text not only comes in a different shade of red between both pairs, but its font is larger on the fake box as well, see yellow arrows.
There you have it folks, hopefully you’ll be able to spot the Fake Air Jordan 1 Low Black Toe with these tips. I’ll update the post as soon I come across more detailed tips to look for, stay tuned and check the post regularly. You can check out our other real vs fake comparisons via the Legit Check page.
Where To Buy Legit Pairs
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