The Fake Air Jordan 5 Raging Bull has been out for several weeks and today I’ll quickly show you how to spot and identify it. I shared a projection on the number of legitimate pairs that could be produced about 24 hours ago, see link below
This is a shoe that is obviously highly targeted by the replica industry because of the high demand for this colorway. The fakes I came across are probably part of the early batch so I’m sure once the bootleggers read this post, they will update the current inventory they have. Before I show you the actual flaws between the legitimate and the replica pair, let’s first go through our preliminary steps.
1. 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
2.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.
Be sure to check out part 2 of this comparison
Now let’s check out the flaws.
The netting holes are much bigger and but not as wide on the fake pair in comparison to the narrower and wider holes on the real pair. Moreover the plastic material used on the fake is clearer but harder in comparison to the softer material on the authentic pair.
The outsole is of a lighter blue shade on the authentic pair. On the fakes the blue shade is more pronounced. And the hole on the outsole is more 3D on the authentic pair ( see yellow circle).
- The tongue of the fake pair is dull in comparison to the more shiny tongue on the legitimate pair
- The bumps of the real pair are more exaggerated
- the fake air jordan 5 raging bull has a shorter tongue
- the jumpman logo does not look the same between both pairs
The difference is quite obvious in the picture above, the “Air Jordan ” text is upside down on the fakes.
The outsole of the real pair is more translucent and clearer ( I’ve already mentioned it in another picture).
The ink used on the jumpman logo of the real pair is almost indelible. As soon as someone wears the fake pair, its jumpman is going to easily come off ( that’s because the ink used on it is cheap).
If anything the first thing that you ought to do when buying the Raging Bull 5 from a third party marketplace seller is ask to see a picture of the box. The fake pair has the wrong box and label. You can zero in on the arrows and see all the flaws.
There you have it folks, so far these are the only notable nuances that were spotted. I’m sure that in weeks to come, better fakes are going to pop up, so I’ll be sure to update the post.
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