How To Spot Fake Air Jordan 1 Low – General Colourway Guide

Ch David
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Wondering how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Low? Afraid of scammers and fake sneakers?

If you are looking to learn how to authenticate Air Jordan 1 Low sneakers, we’ve got your covered.

In this fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Low legit check guide, we are going to teach you how to spot fake AJ1 Low sneakers in just a few simple steps to follow.

Along with each step of our guide on how to authenticate Air Jordan 1 Low sneaker, we are going to link reference real vs fake AJ1 Low images so that each step will be clear and easy to understand.

The fastest way to pot a fake Air Jordan 1 Low pair is to check the size tag inside each shoe, as the fake AJ1 Lows never have their inscriptions on the size tag correctly printed because they always have font-weight flaws when compared to the quality of the authentic shoes.

What we’d also like to mention is that this guide applies to every colourway of the Air Jordan 1 Low sneakers, as this guide is a general colourway guideline.

Now that you know what this is about, let’s move on to the proper Air Jordan 1 Low legit check guide, in order to know how to easily spot the fake Air Jordan 1 Low pairs.

How to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Low

Step 1: Real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Low size tag

The size tag is the go-to factor of authenticity when speaking of the air Jordan 1 Lows, as we’ve also mentioned previously. Therefore, this is why we are starting the AJ1 Low legit check guide with the size tag.

Now, as promised at the top of our guide on how to authenticate Air Jordan 1 Low sneakers, we are first going to have a look at the reference real vs fake AJ1 Low image, and then, we’ll explain the flaws on the fake shoes.

authenticity check aj1 low

In the image with the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Low pairs above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their text improperly font-weighted, as the main flaw.

First of all, looking at the produdct+colourway ID code in the top-right corner of the size tag, below the thick black tine, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their text improperly font-weighted.

By that, we mean that the fake shoes’ text is thicker than what the text on the authentic Low Air Jordan 1s looks like.

At the same time, the fake shoes also have their text looking boxier than the text found on the legit shoes.

Speaking of the authentic Air Jordan 1 Lows, they have their product and colourway ID code looking thinner than the one on the fake shoes.

The product/colourway ID code will always differ from a model to another, but also from a colourway to another.

Therefore, each colourway of the Air Jordan 1 Low has a different ID code on the top right- corner of the size tag.

Moving on in the left side of the size tag, we have pointed out in the fake vs real AJ1 Low image above how the fake shoes have their text using a different font from the one used on the text on the authentic shoes.

In fact, the fake shoes have their whole text on the left side of the size tag at a different font-weight as well, as the fake shoes have their text too thick.

On the other hand, the rows of text on the left side of the authentic Air Jordan 1 Low sneakers’ size tag look thinner than the rows of text on the fake AJ1 Low pair.

On the bottom side of the size tag, where it says the country of where the shoes were manufactured, which in most cases it is either China or Vietnam (don’t worry, the size tags look the same for both China and Vietnam), the fakes hoes have their text looking too thin.

On the other hand, the authentic shoes have their country of manufacturing text looking thicker than the one on the fake shoes.

Lastly, looking at the bottom of the size tag, we have the last line of text with the link that leads towards Nike’s website.

The counterfeit shoes have their last line of text on the size tag looking too thin as well when compared to the text found on the authentic shoes’ size tag.

Step 2: Check your Air Jordan 1 Low for the details on the rear side

Proceeding to the second way on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Low shoes, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake AJ1 Low pairs from the rear side in order to check the authenticity of the Air Jordan 1 Low sneakers properly.

The releases with the logo placed on the lower side of the shoes

First, we are going to check out the Air Jordan 1 Low pairs which have their logo placed on the lower side of the patch, and then, the ones with the logo placed on the upper side.

As you may be used to already, we are first going to have a look at the reference real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Low image below, and then, we’ll proceed to explain the flaws on the fake shoes

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In the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Low image above, we have pointed out how the stitching all around the patch of the shoes on the bottom side is too short and thick.

On the other hand, the same patch on the bottom side of the legit shoes has its stitching looking longer and thinner than the stitching on the fake shoes’ patch.

Then, looking at the classic Air Jordan logo, you can see in the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Low image above how the fake shoes have their letters in the “AIR JORDAN” text looking too thin.

On the other hand, the stitching which crafts the “AIR JORDAN” text on the legit Low Air Jordan 1s is thicker and more defined than the one on the fake shoes.

At the same time, the fake shoes also have their letters in the “AIR” text looking a bit boxier than the ones on the legit shoes.

Still, on the fake shoes, you can see how specifically the letter “O” in the “JORDAN” text is too small when compared to the rest of the letters.

By that, we mean that the letter “O” in the “JORDAN” text is floating on the fakes shoes, while on the legit shoes, all of the letters have the same size and font-weight.

Looking at the letters “A” and “N” in the “JORDAN” text in the fake vs real AJ1 Low image above, you can also see how the fake shoes have these two letters looking too thin, and how on the legit shoes, they are thicker.

Lastly, going to the wings in the Air Jordan classic logo, you can see how they are too thin on the fake shoes’ logo, and how the wings on the authentic shoes’ logo are thicker.

Before we go to the releases with the logo placed on the upper side of the shoes, let’s also have a look at another comparison of the real vs fake AJ1 Low shoes with the logo placed on the lower side.

For this comparison, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Low Paris sneakers for reference.

air jordan 1 low real vs fake

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Low Paris image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their patch where the Nike Swoosh logos meet together looking too short and too wide.

On the other hand, the patch on the authentic AJ1 Low Paris shoes is taller, while the fake shoes have their patch too short.

Then, looking at the stitching on the patch of where the Air Jordan logo is positioned, you can see in the fake vs real Paris Air Jordan 1 Low image above how the fake shoes have their stitching looking too short and thin.

The authentic Air Jordan 1 Low Paris shoes have their stitching on the patch looking longer and thicker than the one on the fake shoes’ patch.

Up next, looking at the “AIR JORDAN” text, you can see in the real vs fake Paris Air Jordan 1 Low image above how the fake shoes have their letters embossed too deep into the patch, and how they are also improperly spaced between.

On the other hand, the letters on the authentic shoes’ logo are embossed less deep into the patch, and they also have the same amount of space between.

Lastly, looking at the wings on the fake Air Jordan 1 Low Paris’ logo, you can see how they are also too thick because they are embossed too deep into the shoes, while the legit shoes have their wings thinner because they are embossed less deep into the shoes.

The releases with the logo placed on the upper side of the shoes

Now, let’s also have a look at how the shoes which have their Air Jordan logo positioned on the upper side of the shoes look like on both the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Low shoes.

For reference to this comparison, we have used the Air Jordan 1 Low Chicago real vs fake sneakers.

fake vs real air jordan 1 low

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Low Chicago image above, we have pointed out how the fakes hoes have their “AIR JORDAN” text looking too thin.

Then, looking at the “TM” text, we have pointed out how the fakes hoes have their text looking too thick.

Speaking of the wings on the classic Air Jordan logo, we have pointed out in the real vs fake AJ1 Low Chicago image above how the fakes shoes have their wings placed too far away from each other.

On the other hand, the authentic shoes have their wings looking thicker than the ones on the fake shoes.

Then, looking at the stitching from all around the patch of where ethe Air Jordan Logo is as well, we have pointed out in the fake vs real AJ1 Low Chicago image above how the fake shoes have their stitching improperly shaped.

By that, we mean that the fake Chicago AJ1 Low pair has its stitching angled too much, less dense, too thick and long when compared to the authentic shoes, which are exactly the opposite, having their stitching less angled, denser, thinner and shorter than the stitching on the fake shoes.

With this being said for the rear details on the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Low sneakers, let’s move on to the third step of the guide on how to spot fake AJ1 Low sneakers.

Going to the third method on how to authenticate Air Jordan 1 Low sneaker, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Low for the Nike Swoosh logo on the side.

The Air Jordan 1 Low general Nike Swoosh comparison

First of all, we are going to have a look at a comparison that applies to all of the colourways of the Air Jordan 1 Low sneakers, and then, we will look at the Chicago AJ1 Low shoes individually, since they have a different pattern for their logo.

how to spot fake aj1 low

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Low image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their stitching on the Nike Swoosh logo improperly shaped.

In fact, the fake Air Jordan 1 Low shoes have their stitching looking too thin and short on the upper side of the logo, and too thick and long on the bottom side of the logo.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 1 Low shoes have the same stitching weight for their Swoosh all around the logo.

The Air Jordan 1 Low Chicago colourway Nike Swoosh comparison

Now, let’s also have a look at how the Nike Swoosh logo on the Chicago Air Jordan 1 Lows is supposed to look like, with the help of the reference real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Low Chicago image below.

how to authenticate aj1 low

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Low Chicago image above, we have pointed out how the fakes hoes have their Nike Swoosh logo looking too thick and bulky.

On the other hand, the Nike Swoosh logo on the authentic shoes is thinner and less bulky than the one on the fake shoes.

Step 4: Verify the badge on the tongue of your Air Jordan 1 Low

Moving on to the fourth way on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Low sneakers, we will have to flip the shows to a top-down view angle, and check out the Jumpman on the tongue of the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Low pairs.

fake vs real aj1 low

In the Air Jordan 1 Low real vs fake image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their Jumpman looking too thick.

This is the easiest visible by looking at the left arm which has the basketball, where you can see how the fake shoes have their basketball looking too thick and big.

At the same time, by looking at the fingers of the right arm on the fake shoes, you can notice how they have their fingers looking too thick.

Lastly, in the fake vs real Air Jodan 1 Low image above, you can notice how the fake shoes have their Jumpman’s left leg looking too thick and having extra threads.

On the other hand, the Jumpman met on the authentic shoes’ tongue is always supposed to have the same stitching weight, without having any extra threads or different stitching weights.

Step 5: Inspect the cross-stitching on your Air Jordan 1 Low sneakers

Up next, for the fifth and the last step of the guide on how to check the authenticity of an Air Jordan 1 Low pair, we are going to have a look at the Air Jordan 1 Low fake vs real pairs for the cross-stitching.

how to spot fake air jordan 1 low

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Low image above, we have pointed out two main flaws.

First of all, looking at the upper side of the cross-stitching, you can see in the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Low image above how the fake shoes have their stitching at different weights, and also having threads being out place.

By that, we mean that the fake shoes have their stitching improperly weighted and also positioned, as some of the stitches are not in tune with the authentic shoes’ pattern.

On the other hand, all of the stitches on the authentic shoes’ cross-stitching are supposed to have the same weight and positioning, without having any stitch being too thin, too thick or out of place.

Then, the second flaw on the fake shoes is that they have their cross-stitching’s sharp corner already on the Nike Swoosh logo, while the legit shoes have their corner of the stitching glued next to the Swoosh, and not over the Swoosh, unlike the fake shoes.

How can I spot fake Nike Air Jordan 1 Low in 60 seconds?

There are situations where you may be unable to go through each detailed step explained above when you need to authenticate your AJ1 Lows.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 5 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Nike Air Jordan 1 Low manufactured sneakers.

  1. Check the size tag inside your shoes. Mostly, the replica AJ1 Low sneakers have their text on the size tag improperly font-weighted
  2. Verify the shoes from the rear side. Most of the time, the fake shoes have poor quality stitching and improperly font-weighted letters. Also, keep an eye out for the patch of where the Swooshes meet because the fake shoes usually have their patch looking too short and flat
  3. Inspect the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of your shoes. Usually, the replica Air Jordan 1 Low pairs have their Nike Swoosh logo’s stitching improperly weighted
  4. Have a look at your shoes’ tongue’s Jumpman logo. The fake shoes are most commonly found to have their Jumpman’s stitching looking too thick, and also with extra threads hanging around the logo
  5. Analyze the cross-stitching on the side of your shoes. Mostly, the replica Air Jordan 1 Low pairs have their cross-stitching improperly positioned, with threads out of the straight line, and also positioned over the Nike Swoosh logo, which is something you will that the authentic pairs never have, as the legit pairs always have their cross-stitching glued near the Nike Swoosh logo, and not over it

Where can I get my Nike Air Jordan 1 Low authenticated? The Air Jordan legit check service

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That brings us to the end of our fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Low legit check guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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