The Fake Air Jordan 5 Green Bean Is Already Out, Here’s How To Quickly Spot It

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Jordan Brand has been cranking out fresh sneakers for over three decades, and with that comes a boatload of fakes. One of the latest pairs to be copied is the Air Jordan 5 Green Bean. Released originally  in 2006, counterfeiters have wasted no time getting their hands on the design and creating knock-offs. Luckily, we’re here to help you spot the fake from the real so you can spend your hard-earned money on something you know is 100% legit. Here’s how to quickly spot the Fake Air Jordan 5 Green Bean. First, we always need to go through our preliminary steps, they’re vital.

. 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.

Shape/ Air Unit

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When it comes to the Air Jordan 5, one of the quickest ways to spot fake pairs is the shape and height. As you can see, the replica pair’s heel counter is not only very steep but also lacks in curves. The shoe is also not very high in comparison to the fake pair. Let’s also mention another critical flaw, the air unit. First, it isn’t wide enough and the gab between the screen and the edge of the midsole is too short on the fakes ( see yellow dash). Also a closer loo at the netting shows you how bigger the slits are on the fakes.

Shark Teeth

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The paint job on the shark teeth is very sloppy on the fake pair ( see red arrows). The midsole is a bit too foggy on the fake pair as well. The red square shows you how the texture of the leather is more vibrant on the authentic pair. On the replica, it is really flat.


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The Fake pair is a bit narrower than the real one; moreover the jumpman logo is placed too low on the replica pair ( see red line). And the heel liner is too deep on the fakes ( the whole back structure is awful), the picture clearly shows it.


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The stitching on the fake pair’s foot bed is a bit too loose, look at the spacing between the stitches.


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The Jumpman logo will easily peel off as soon as the wearer steps foot in the shoe , that’s because the ink used of poor quality.

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This is the supporting evidence. The picture is from a fake pair of the Jordan 4 Oreo, you see how easily the logo peels off


Lace lock

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One of the components of the lace locks is supposed to be green, on the fake pair, it is grey ( see red circles).


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The boxes aren’t the same, that’s pretty obvious.

There you have it folks, I hope you will be able to quickly spot the Fake Air Jordan 5 Green Bean with these quick tips.  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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I’ve also added a quick video in which I teach you how to authenticate your own sneakers, see video below


You can check out our other real vs fake comparisons via the Legit Check page. If you need additional help, feel free to reach out  by emailing me at or fill out the form below

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