Another legit check post coming your way, this time we’ll quickly learn how to spot the Fake Air Jordan 12 Cherry. This is one of the classic 12’s of all time and I’m actually considering picking up a pair. I watched a video courtesy of Jacob Marcellus on Youtube that highlights key areas to inspect. Our guide will focus on various features including the back, sides, insole, tongue, outsole and more. So, grab your sneakers, and let’s embark on this journey of authentication.
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.
Back: Real Vs Fake Air Jordan 12 Cherry
This is an area that fakes tend to always miss, if you zero in on the mudguard, the green arrows show you how it is cut slightly higher on the real pair. Also the bumps on the guard are slightly smaller on the legit pair, see yellow circle.
Tongue: Fake Jordan 12 Cherry
The metal eyelets not only have extra ridges on the authentic pair, but they also come in a silver matter color while the fake pair’s metal eyelets are shiny and look cheap, it’s quite obvious.
Outsole: Jordan 12 Cherry Fake
The “23” is barely legible on the fakes, see yellow circle
The carbon fiber grids are dark on the real pair and almost greyish on the fakes. And the grids also have different shapes between both pairs, zero in on it, you’ll notice it.
The Fake box features a Jumpman on its top and front while the real pair features a Nike logo, see yellow circles.
The legit box is much wider than the fake one, see yellow lines.
Black Light Test
When both sneakers are submitted under the black light, you can truly see the differences in the Quality when it comes to stitching. You can clearly see several spots on the fake pair that shows you the sloppy job that was done in producing them. The marks are many and more on the fakes, and you can also see how the “23” is much larger on the real pair, I mentioned it earlier.
There you have it folks, hopefully you’ll be able to spot the Fake Air Jordan 12 Cherry 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.
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