How To Spot & Identify The Fake Air Jordan 11 Cool Grey

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The Fake Air Jordan 11 Cool Grey has been out for several months. And that shouldn’t be a surprise, one of the most counterfeited silhouette in the Jordan line is the 11 model. Several upgraded versions of the fakes have surfaced. In this post I will show you how  to authenticate your pair. The areas I will focus on are the jumpman logo, stitching, the material, the outsole, the box and its label, and more. But prior to showing you the nuances, 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.

Jumpman Logo/ Heel Material

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Suede leather is the material used on the surface. The surface of the fake pair is too smooth, as indicated by the red circles. Pay attention to the shape of the jumper as well as the stitching. The craftsmanship on the real pair is far superior.

Back

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The grey color is lighter on the tab of the legitimate pair, see red square. Not only that but the tab is also wider on the real pair.

Inside Of The Tongue

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The label on the inside of the tongue is larger/wider on the legitimate pair. And the jumpman logo is much smaller on the fakes ( see red circle).

Outsole

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The fake pair’s outsole is more cloudy and doesn’t have the icy blue tint, see red circles and arrows.

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real vs fake air jordan 11 cool grey 3

This is a picture of an updated pair, the shapes of the carbon fiber pattern are of a lighter dark on the real pair and really dark on the fakes.

Inserts

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Usually, authentic pairs feature the text ” Die Cut Sockliner” , but this time around I guess Jordan Brand threw them off by replacing it with the text ” Molded Sockliner”.

On the next slide, I will show you pictures of an upgraded pair, you will see how hard it is to see the differences, they are very abysmal.

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Both pairs are pretty much identical. The only differences are the size of the ball ( slightly bigger on the fakes), and the stitching on the arms ( a bit loose on the replica pair).

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The picture above is from an upgraded pair, the differences are so hard to detect. But a closer inspection shows that the fake pair’s outsole is a bit more translucent than the authentic pair ( see red circles and arrows). You can see the jumpman a bit better on the fakes. Furthermore the jumpman logo on the fake pair appears to have a lot more girth, see red arrows.

Box

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One of the main areas to focus on is the box. The font of the  “9” is much thicker on the fake box label. The fake pair comes in a smaller box and there are lines on it ( see red rectangle).

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There is spacing between the “11” and the Retro” text on the legitimate box but those two are tied together on the fakes, see yellow circle

Black Light Test

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Submit the shoe to the black light, and if the trace dots above show, you certainly know that you’ve been dealt a fake pair.

There you have it folks, I hope you will be able to spot the Fake Air Jordan 11 Cool Grey with these tips. I’ll update the post as soon as I come up with more flaws. In the meantime, do not buy this shoe from anyone unless all things above that I mentioned are cleared.

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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 mistourasal@gmail.com or fill out the form below


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