As anyone who has ever tried to buy a pair of limited edition sneakers knows, it can be difficult to spot a fake. With the release of the Jordan 1 High OG Taxi, counterfeiters have been busy trying to produce knockoffs that look identical to the real thing. However, there are a few ways to quickly spot a fake pair. In this post, I’ll show you how to spot the Fake air Jordan 1 High OG Taxi. But I do want to add that the nuances spotted do not really affect the overall quality of the shoe. This is probably one of the best pair of replicas I’ve seen in a long time.
First, let’s go through 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.
Fake air Jordan 1 High OG Taxi: Stitching On Panels
As you can see from the image above, the double stitching is a lot tighter ( closer ) on the real pair, and slightly more spaced out on the fakes.
Ankle Collar/ Heel Liner
The ankle collar and heel liner ( more padded) are much wider on the legitimate pair, see yellow lines, arrows and box.
It might be a little hard to notice but the perforations are slightly bigger on the fake pair.
As you can see on the picture above, the tip of the toe appears too rounded on the fake pair ( see yellow arrows). It supposed to be slanted. And moreover, the leather material is bumpy ( but that can happen on real pairs as well).
The markings on the midsole are slightly more subtle on the authentic pair than they are on the fake.
On the fake Air Jordan 1 High OG Taxi pair, you can clearly see that the yellow stitching is nowhere to be seen. That’s a very key detail to zero in on.
The tongue label is much wider with bigger letters on the authentic pair, see red lines and focus on the letterings.
The “Die Cut Sockliner” print is more subtle on the legitimate pair than it is on the fakes.
The insoles appear to be orange/yellow on the real pair and bright yellow on the fakes, the variation is subtle but noticeable.
Both insoles feature the “dreamcell” component but the authentic pair has a mark on the back that is missing on the fakes. Moreover the replica pair is slightly darker and more rugged.
There you have it folks, this post was derived from a video I watched on Youtube courtesy of Santana Kicks. This is probably one of the best pair of fake Jordan 1’s I’ve seen in a while. I’ll update the post as soon as a the fakes get an upgrade. You can check out our other real vs fake comparisons via the Legit Check page.
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