I wrote a post a few days ago about the scarcity of the Air Jordan 1 Panda, so you know bootleggers were definitely going to target it. I was able to grab a legitimate pair yesterday via DTLR in size 6.5 and proceeded to do a side by side comparison with its fake counterpart ( the replica pair is a size 10 though). Here are the quick ways to bust the fakes.
The authentic pair features a soft tumbled leather material as you can see in the picture above ( you can see the winkles on it). The fake pair is built with some sort of hard and rough material hence the lack of wrinkles.
The Nike Air logo on the insole is going to come off on the fake pair as soon as the wearer puts the shoe on ( and that’s because the ink used for it is not indelible). See pictures below for additional help
You can clearly see how the patterns on the mid section of the outsole are different between pairs ( the fake pair outsole features a lot of secant lines while the authentic pair features a boomerang like pattern).
The only differences to be noted here are the font of the letters; I also want to mention the fact that the fake label is missing the suggested retail price sticker.
So far the pairs that I’ve come across feature a QR code on the label. But Nike has been a bit inconsistent so I don’t want to make a final call on this SO STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER UPDATES.
PS: The Real VS Fake posts require a lot of time to write because replica/counterfeits are getting better and spotting their flaws is a meticulous task. I understand that some of you may still be unsure about the authenticity of your sneakers, this is why I’m providing the video below to give additional help. Be sure to watch it in its entirety and don’t forget to subscribe to my website. Your support is greatly appreciated
There you have it folks, as soon as I come across additional nuances, I’ll update the post. You can purchase legitimate pairs from the featured eBay sellers in the listings below
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