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Fake Air Jordan 1 High Obsidian University blue Spotted- Quick Ways To Identify It

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The Air Jordan 1 high obsidian is releasing this coming Saturday and I actually wrote a projection post on it a few days ago, see link below

Air Jordan 1 High Obsidian University Blue | How Many Pairs Made & Should You Cop To Flip?

While writing the post, i discovered that the shoe was a hot commodity ( meaning it has a high resale value), and when that’s the case, it becomes a target for bootleggers. Fake pairs have already flooded the market and I was able to collect a few pictures to help you identify them; since the shoe isn’t officially out, it was hard to gather enough pictures to do a side by side comparison. And honestly, these new breeds of fakes are so good that the cosmetic flaws are almost unidentifiable. So the guide that I provide isn’t supposed to be the ultimate standard for busting fakes, it’s just to provide a bit of help.

Real Vs Fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian University blue 1

One of the things that bootleggers struggle with when it comes to the Jordan 1 High silhouette is the height; you can clearly see from the picture above that the fake pair isn’t as high as the authentic one ( mind you the real pair is a size 10.5 and the fake one a size 12). The gap between the heel strap and the heel liner is smaller on the fake pair. I also noticed that the color of the heel overlay is of a lighter blue on the authentic pair.

Real Vs Fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian University blue

Again you can see that the authentic pair is of a lighter shade of blue than the fake one.

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The wings logo appears more compacted on the fake pair and the craftsmanship on lettering is very poor.

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The label on the fake pair is snow white ( but off white on the authentic label) and you can clearly see the contrast between the letters/numbers on both labels when you zero in on their shapes.

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The RFID logo on the fake pair is just printed on and has no chip underneath it. If you look at the picture I inserted on the left side , You’ll see a little bump ( and that indicates the presence of a unique chip under the label that helps in identifying its provenance). The fake label doesn’t have that bump, the RFID is just printed on there. You can also verify it by peeling back the label and observe the antenna & chip concealed underneath.

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This is the comparison between the fake and real pair of the Bred 4. The “Nike Air” logo on the fake pair is glossy, fuller and brighter

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You can clearly see that the “Nike Air ” logo is going to peel off as soon as the wearer puts his foot in the shoe. It’s made of a cheap material that is not indelible.

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Stay away from anyone selling a pair with the production date featured in the picture above.

There you have it folks, this is just a preventive guide, I’ll add more pictures and update the post once I get access to better images.

In the meantime, you can buy authentic pairs via StockX or the featured eBay sellers in the listings below

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My Name is Tayib Salami and I'm the founder of Housakicks. The platform is part of a Network made up of 2 websites ( Housakicks.com and Tayibs.com) operated by Tayib Salami who creates content that delivers Eternal Value to the sneaker community and mankind in general . I have spent a lot of time writing projections on sneakers as far as the retail market is concerned. I also educate my audience on ways to identify fake/ replica sneakers. Thenetwork covers a variety of sneaker related topics
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