How To Spot & Identify The Fake Air Jordan 13 Del Sol

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It’s no secret that counterfeit goods are a big business, and sneakerheads are often the target of counterfeiters looking to make a quick buck. With so many fake Air Jordan 13 Del Sol sneakers on the market, it can be difficult to tell the real thing from a fake. In this post, I’ll show you how to spot and identify a fake Jordan 13 Del Sol. So whether you’re buying sneakers online or in-store, make sure you know how to protect yourself from fakes! The areas of our focus will be the ankle liner, the jumpman logos, panel overlays, the outsole, stitching, leather cut, the box and much more. 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.

Ankle Liner/ Heel Tab

real vs fake air jordan 13 del sol ankle liner

Zero in on the ankle liner and tab highlighted with the red circles and arrows. They are much thicker on the authentic pair. Also check out the poor craftsmanship on the lace hole of the fake pair, see red square.


real vs fake air jordan 13 del sol backview

The spacing between the lateral panel overlay and the edge of the midsole is much wider on the fake pair. Moreover heel underlay’s leather has more roughness to it on the authentic pair. It’s much smoother on the fakes. The red line shows you that there is a a gap between the heel tab and leopard eye on the real pair. I would also like to mention the fact that the heel tab and liner have more padding on the legitimate pair, see red arrow.

Medial Side

real vs fake air jordan 13 del sol medial side

The red arrows clearly highlight how much thicker the heel liner is on the authentic pair. Also notice the slight difference on the panels underlay ( slightly smoother on the fake pair).

Tongue/ Eyestay

real vs fake air jordan 13 del sol tongue and extension

The jumpman logo of the fake pair looks awful. The red arrows show you how the leather has rough edges on the fake pair but smoother ones on the real pair. The edges are uneven on the replicas. Also look at the line that separates the tongue from its extension, it is slanted on the fakes but form a semi circle on the legitimate pair( see red rectangle).


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The hologram has a darker shade on the real pair. The jumpman logo on the fake is a bit blurry ( see red square). The carbon fiber shank looks awful on the fakes ( see yellow circles).

Inside Label

real vs fake air jordan 13 del sol inside label

The font of the letters and numbers is bolder on the fake pair’s label.

Box Label

real vs fake air jordan 13 del sol box label

The Fake Air Jordan 13 Del Sol box label has different shade of grey, see red arrow pointing down ( the grey is almost greenish on the fake label). The font of the letters and numbers is bolder on the fake pair, the jumpman as well. And you’ll notice that this time around, the authentic pair doesn’t have the MSRP tear up sticker. That’s because Nike told all retailers to rip the sticker since the price was bumped to $200. The fake pair still has the $190 suggested retail price, that should also be another tip for you.

There you have it folks, I hope you will be able to legit check the  Air Jordan 13 Del Sol. I’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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