Earlier this week, photos of the “Air Jordan 6 Mint Foam” surfaced on social media. The shoes were an instant hit, with people clamoring to get their hands on a pair. Unfortunately, Fake pairs are already on the market and that’s to be expected. In this post, we’ll show you how to spot and identify the fake Air Jordan 6 Mint Foam . The areas we’ll focus on are the heel tab, air unit, perforations, , sockliner, toe box, box label, inside label and more. So if you’re thinking about buying a pair, be sure to read on! Prior to spotting all the nuances, 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.
- (1) The heel tab is supposed to be curvy, as you can see it is only slanted on the fake pair
- (2) The holes on the pod are smaller on the fake pair, that’s a recurring thing with most fake Jordan 6’s
- (3) The heel counter is steep on the fake pair but curvy on the legitimate one
- (4) The air unit is supposed to be of the same width and length, but on the fake it shrinks near its end ( see arrows)
- 5) The perforations on the panels are small and the holes aren’t totally open on the fakes
Another problem area with most fake pairs of the Jordan 6’s is the toe box. The fake pair has a very bumpy toe as you can see from the arrows.
The red arrow shows you how the area around the air pocket is translucent on the authentic pair and semi translucent on the fakes. The yellow arrow shows you how the screen of the air unit is foggy on the fake pair.
The original pair has a transparent sole, whilst the fakes have a semi-translucent sole ( see red rectangles). On the replica pair, the perforations are smaller once again ( see red circles).
The Jumpman logo will peel off as soon as the wearer steps foot in the shoe, because it is made with a cheap ink that isn’t indelible.
The label is missing the RFID chip on its back, you’re supposed to be able to see it, but on this label it is missing. The video below will show you how to retrieve the RFID
If anyone offers to sell you a pair that has a production matching the one in the picture above( 6/29/21-9/2/21), I’ll invite you to decline the offer.
There you have it folks, I hope you will be able to spot the Fake Air Jordan 6 Mint Foam. 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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