The Air Jordan 1 OG fearless will release in about 3 days from today and I wrote projection post on it a few days ago, see link below
This shoe is without a question a target for the replica industry and today I was able to do a side by side comparison between a legitimate and a fake one. The fake pair was a size 8.5 and the authentic ones used in this post were between a size 9-10 for accuracy purposes. ( keep that in mind as you read the presentation). This is just a preventive method to avoid counterfeits ( my goal is to always prevent the problem before it occurs).
The mid section swoosh logo is almost bubbly and made with a cheap material; patent leather is indeed glossy but the fake pair swoosh logo features a plastic like material. The logo is smaller on the fake pair than it is on the authentic one and its shape is awful ( zero in on the red arrows).
This picture is to reinforce what I said in the paragraph above.
The little curved area of the toe box has more depth on the authentic pair ( see yellow line, you’ll see how shallow it is on the fake pair). And the forefoot strap is adjacent to the curved area on the authentic pair ( see horizontal arrow).
The edge of the heel overlay is not rugged and rough on the authentic pair ( the edge is so adjacent to the swoosh that they share the same border on the authentic pair). On the fake one, you can see how uneven the edge is ( see red secant line)
You see how rough and rugged the edge of the heel overlay is on the fake pair ( it appears to have white leather debris on it indicating poor crafstmanship) see red lines and yellow arrow
You ‘ll also notice how the Nike Air logo isn’t properly centered within the rectangular white tab ( the gap between the swoosh logo, the “Air” text and the edge of the tab is wider on the fake- see yellow line). And the Nike text is thinner on the fake as swell ( see yellow square)
The gap between the logo and the area in which it is enclosed is wider on the fake; the letters of the “Nike” text are slightly wider on the authentic pair. You’ll also notice how the outsole of the fake pair is rose/red while the outsole of the authentic one is almost blood red
This is a better picture that those the contrast between the logos of both pairs; the way the letters were carved on the logo of the fake pair shows the poor craftsmanship. And once again you’ll see the differences in the colors of both shoes.
The wings logo appears a bit too bright and bold on the fake pair, the metallic gold used is more subtle on the authentic pair. Additionally, the feathers on the wings logo are more compacted on the fake pair.
The “Fear” wording on the authentic pair doesn’t have any white dots on it; if you look at the fake pair’s insole, the “Fear” text appears to be covered with little white dots. And the font of the letters on the insoles is bolder on the authentic pair.
The box is obviously wrong and I’m sure bootleggers are going to update that very soon. In the meantime, lean on the information above.
There you have it folks, I’ll be updating the slides once additional pictures.
UPDATE 11/1/2019 A NEW BATCH OF THE FAKE PAIRS IS OUT AND I QUICKLY SPOTTED SOME FLAWS ON IT -SEE PICS BELOW
The “FEAR” text appears almost pale white on the fake pair and off white on the authentic one. Not only that but the shape/font of the letters in the “Fear” wording is wobbly/unsteady ( you’ll spot it yourself). Also the bids of the hang tag are silver on the fake pair and silver/black on the real pair
The “FEAR” text again appears wider on the fake pair.
Once again with the new pair, the letters on the insole are bolder and more refined and neat on the authentic pair.
I’m going to continue to edit this post as time progresses
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
WHERE TO BUY AUTHENTIC PAIRS
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