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.
Toe: Real Vs Fake Air Jordan 8 Playoffs
The jumpman logo has smaller ankles torso on the fake pair, see yellow arrows. And the gap between the chenille patch and the tongue liner is much wider on the replica pair, see yellow line. The #23 comes in a much bolder font on the authentic pair, see yellow circle.
Back: Fake Jordan 8 Playoffs
The strap extends a bit further on the legitimate pair, see yellow circle. And the yellow arrow shows you how the ankle liner is slightly much thicker on the real pair.
The “Air Jordan” text is subtle on the fake pair but very pronounced on the authentic pair.
No comments are really needed here, the markings are completely different on the back of the insole between both pairs.
Box: Fake Air Jordan 8 Playoffs
The fake pair comes in a clearly much smaller boxes and if you look at the top of its lid, it is ashy and full of lines, showing the cheaper material used on it.
The lid of the fake pair isn’t as wide as that of the real one, see red lines. And you’ll also notice that the “Nike Air” text is placed much higher on the real pair’s box. The grey color isn’t the same, see red circle and there’s a hole on the fake box that is nowhere to be seen on the real box.
Black Light Test Results
There you have it folks, hopefully you’ll be able to spot the Fake Air Jordan 8 Playoffs 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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