I wrote a projection post on the Off White Jordan 5 Sail this morning, you can read it by visiting the link below
I also wanted to warn you about the fake Off White Air Jordan 5 Fire Red Sail that has already hit the market. Since I don’t have an actual legitimate pair on hands, I opted to take a screenshot of an authentic pair I saw on youtuber foamersimpson channel. These are just preventing measures to avoid being taken advantage of. Before I point out the flaws I found, here are some of preliminary steps you can take
1. Smell the shoes
One of the dead giveaway is the smell/odor of the glue uses to patch up the shoe. If the glue smell is really strong to the point of irritating your nostrils, then you’ve probably being dealt a fake pair.
2.Proof of Purchase
Ask for a receipt to check out the provenance of the shoe you’re receiving. There are only 100-110 stores that are receiving this shoe, click here for the list. That means if you’re buying this shoe from a third party seller, his/her receipt better be an original one and it must be from the one of the retailers in the list provided.
Now here are some of the differences I spotted
The midsole of the fake pair has a darker yellow in contrast to the lighter yellow on the authentic pair.
I would encourage you to stay away from any seller whose pair inside label has the same production date as the one in the picture above.
UPDATE: I watched a video on youtube via Trutru vs Fufu and here is a rundown of some of the most important things you are to look for
You can clearly see that if you zero in on the tongue’s liner, there appears to be blue pen marks on the fake pair ( that’s due to the poor crafstmanship). I’ll encourage to check that area on any shoe you purchase to make sure it’s mark less.
You can see that there is white paint outlining the air chamber of the fake pair, see red arrows
(1) The air chamber of the fake pair has white paint around its edges.
(1) You can see that the heel area of the sole of the fake pair has a darker shade of yellow ( see the contrast by zeroing in on the red and green circle)
The zip tie has a darker shade of yellow on the fake pair, it’s pretty obvious see picture above.
Now let’s checkout the black light test result:
The shark teeth glow on the Fake Off White Air Jordan 5pair when exposed to the black light.
The zip tie glows on the authentic pair when exposed to the black light, but doesn’t glow on the fakes.
There you have it folks, I hope this helps
You can check our Legit check page for the other comparisons that we’ve done.
Product Information/ Where To Buy
- Release Date:10-29-2020
- Style Code:DH8565-100
- Color:Sail/Fire Red-Muslin-Black
You can buy the shoes now on eBay from our featured sellers, CLICK HERE
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