How to spot fake Air Jordan 1

Legit check guides for all Air Jordan 1s. Study our guides and learn what to look for to know if your Jordan 1s are fake or real. Pick a colorway!

3 quickest ways to spot fake Air Jordan 1

1. Tongue Label

Fake Air Jordan 1s:

  • The “NIKE” inscription on the fake shoes looks too thin.
  • The “SWOOSH” print on the fake shoes also appears thinner.
  • The “QUALITY” text on the fake pair looks too thin and slightly smaller.
  • The “SWOOSH ®” text on the fake pair is stitched too thinly, with the letter “W” being smaller than the rest.
  • The “VOTRE GARANTIE DE QUALITY.” line of text on the fake Hyper Royal 1s looks too small and has crooked letters, whereas the real shoes have thicker and properly positioned letters.
  • The “CHINE” text on the fake shoes looks too thick, while the inscription on the legit shoes appears thinner.

2. Hourglass Shape


  • The authentic item exhibits pronounced curves and a narrow middle, creating an hourglass shape.


  • On the fake item, there are less distinct curves, resulting in a wider and less curvy/narrow shape.

3. Toe Box

Fake Dark Mocha 1s:

  • The fake Dark Mocha 1s have a toe box that is noticeably bigger than the legit shoe’s toe box.
  • In fact, the fake pair’s toe box looks over-inflated and too bulky.
  • On the other hand, the authentic Dark Mochas have a thinner and “deflated” toe box, which is thinner than the fake one.

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