How To Spot Fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian – Fake Vs Real AJ1 Obsidian

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If you are here because you want to learn how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian sneakers, then you are sure in the best place to do so.

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

With each step of this guide on how to spot fake AJ1 Obsidian sneakers, we will link real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian images so that you’d easily spot the flaws on the counterfeit AJ1’s.

How to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian

To put it shortly, the most rapid way to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian is to look at the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text, because the quality of the fake shoes never gets to on the level of the authentic AJ1 Obsidian pairs. Most commonly, the fake shoes have their text improperly positioned and font-weighted

Step 1: Real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian interior tongue label

As we’ve previously mentioned, we consider the interior tongue label as the most reliable sing of authenticity when speaking of the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Obsidian Blue pairs.

With this being said, now you know that in this fake vs real AJ1 Obsidian guide we are ranking the tells/steps by the importance of them, and by which you should check first.

fake vs real aj1 obsidian

In the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian image above, you can see that we’ve spotted a few flaws on the fake Jordans. Don’t worry, we’ll get into explaining them now.

First of all, looking back at the real vs fake AJ1 Obsidian image above, you can see how the fake shoes have their “TRADEMARKS” text looking too thick and improperly positioned on the fake shoes.

The positioning flaw on the fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidians is that the letters look slanted – by that, we mean that some of the letters are placed higher and lower than they are supposed to be.

Then, looking at the “SWOOSH” text which we’ve first pointed out, you can see how the fake Obsidian AJ1s have the same flaws: the fake text is too thick and slanted.

Up next, looking at the “QUALITE” printing in the fake vs real AJ1 Obsidian image above, you can see how the fake shoes have their text crookedly positioned, as the letters are slanted and they look too stretched up.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 1 Obsidian pair has its letters placed properly, with no imperfections.

Lastly, looking at the “SWOOSH ®” text, it is visible in the AJ1 Obsidian fake vs real image above how the fake shoes have their text improperly kerned between the letters, as there are different amounts of space between the letters.

The authentic Air Jordan 1 Obsidian shoes have the same amount of space between each letter.

Not only that, but the fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidians also have their letters slanted and thicker than the legit shoes’ letters.

Step 2: Fake vs real AJ1 Obsidian hourglass shape

As for the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian sneakers, we are going to analyze the real vs fake AJ1 Obsidian shoes from the rear side.

The hourglass shape is another important factor of authenticity when speaking of any colourway of the Air Jordan 1 sneakers, as it is a blatant flaw commonly seen on the fake shoes.

As you can see in the fake vs real Obsidian Air Jordan 1 image above, the authentic sneakers have a curvier than the fake shoes, especially at the bottom and the upper edge of the leather material.

On the other hand, since these are good replicas in terms of the hourglass shape, you can see how they are also curvy, but not as much as the legit shoes.

The thing is that the fake shoes are curved only on the exterior (right) side of the shoes. On the left side, they are not as curvy as they have to be.

The authentic Air Jordan 1’s are curved on both the interior and exterior sides of the shoes, and it is all visible in the fake vs real AJ1 Obsidian image above.

If this is not so clear, that’s perfectly fine. In fact, we are going to have a look at the same real vs fake AJ1 Obsidian image as from above, but this time with some training wheels.

The main flaw with the fake shoes is that they are often looking like a tube, being way more straight than they are supposed to be.

Once again, looking at the legit shoes in the real vs fake AJ1 Obsidian image above, you can see how they are curvier and bumpier than how the fake shoes are.

Step 3: Look at the toe box of your Air Jordan 1 Obsidian

Moving on to the fifth step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian sneakers, we are going to analyze the real vs fake AJ1 Obsidian shoes for the toe box, which is yet another important factor of authenticity.

The toe box’s perforations

First of all, we are going to analyze the placement of the perforations on the toe box of the fake vs real AJ1 Obsidian sneakers, and then, we are going to proceed to the weight of the toe box.

aj1 obsidian real vs fake

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Obsidian image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their toe box’s perforations looking smaller and less wide than the authentic shoes’ perforation holes.

On the other hand, the authentic shoes have their perforations looking bigger and wider than the fake shoes’ holes.

Keep in mind that the fake shoes can also have their perforations looking too big and too wide since this is a flaw commonly seen on the fake shoes as well.

The toe box’s weight

Now that you know how to legit check Air Jordan 1 Obsidian shoes by the toe box’s perforations, let’s also have a look at the weight of the toe box as well, on both the real vs fake AJ1 Obsidians.

real vs fake aj1 obsidian

In the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their toe box looking too thick and over-inflated compared to the authentic shoes.

On the other hand, if you take a quick look at the legit shoes, you can see how they have a thinner, slimmer and a deflated look compared to the replica Obsidian AJ1’s toe box.

Step 4: Check the Air Jordan logo’s lettering

Moving on to the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian sneakers, we are going to have a look at the classic Air Jordan logo as well.

As we’ve mentioned at the top of this guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian, we are now going to check out the fake vs real AJ1 Obsidian image with the Air Jodan classic logo’s lettering so as to easily spot the flaws on the fake shoes.

how to spot fake air jordan 1 obsidian

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 image above, we have pointed out three main visible flaws on the fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian shoes.

First of all, looking at the “AIR” text, you can see how the replica AJ1 Obsidians have their letter “A” looking too thick, while the legit shoes have their letter looking thinner.

Besides, the letters “I” and “R” in the fake shoes’ Air Jordan classic logo appear to be too thin compared to the retail shoes’ letters.

Then, throwing a quick look at the “JORDAN” text, it is visible in the fake vs real AJ1 Obsidian image above how the fake shoes have their letters looking too thick.

At the “JORDAN” text, we’ve pointed out especially at the letter “J”, showing you how the fake shoes have their “J” placed higher than the rest of the letters.

At the same time, the authentic Obsidians have each of the letters in the Air Jordan classic logo placed at the same level, not having one placed either higher or lower than other letters.

Lastly, looking at the “TM” text, you can see how the fake shoes have their text looking too thick compared to the letters visible on the authentic Obsidian 1’s.

The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways on how to authenticate this item.

The tells listed below this point are still reliable signs of authenticity, but for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the top tells we’ve explained above this point to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.

Since at the previous step of the guide on how to spot fake AJ1 Obsidian shoes we were talking about the lettering on the fake vs real AJ1 Obsidian’s logos, we are now going to talk about the wings seen below the text on the Air Jordan classic logo.

how to spot fake aj1 obsidian

By looking at the fake vs real AJ1 Obsidan image above, you can see how the fake shoes have their wings on the logo placed too close to each other.

On the other hand, the authentic Obsidian Air Jordan 1’s have more distance between all of the wings, compared to the fake shoes which have their wings placed too close.

At the same time, keep in mind that some of the fake shoes have their wings placed too far from each other as well.

Step 6: Inspect the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of your Air Jordan 1 Obsidian

Staying on the side of the sneakers, for the sixth step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian shoes, we are going to look at the fake vs real AJ1 Obsidians’ Nike Swoosh logos.

As you may be used to already, we are first going to analyze the real vs fake Obsidian Air Jordan 1 image in order to easily visualise the differences on the sneakers.

aj1 obsidian fake vs real

To help you see this easier, we drew a line above and below the fake vs real AJ1 Obsidians’ Nike Swoosh logo, to point out the differences in the size and placement of the Swooshes.

Looking at the legit Obsidian AJ1’s, you can see how they have their Swoosh logo placed higher, since the upper line is smaller, and the bottom line is bigger than the fake shoes’ lines added by us.

The fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidians have their Nike Swoosh logo placed too low, as it is too far away from the top of the shoes, and too close to the midsole.

Step 7: Verify the rear patch where the Nike Swoosh logos connect

Speaking of the Nike Swoosh logos, for the seventh step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian sneakers we are going to look at the rear side’s patch where the Nike Swoosh logos from the interior and exterior side of the shoes merge.

air jordan 1 obsidian fake vs real

In the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their patch looking too wide compared to the legit shoes’ patch.

On the other hand, the legit shoes have their patch taller and less wide than the fake shoes.

At the same time, it is also visible how the fake shoes have their white stitching at the top of the blue boxy patch looking too thin compared to the weight of the stitching seen on the legit Obsidian 1’s.

Step 8: Real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian sole stars

For the eighth step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian sneakers, we have prepared the soles, where we are going to check out the little stars on both the real vs fake AJ1 Obsidians.

air jordan 1 obsidian real vs fake

In the real vs fake AJ1 Obsidian image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their stars on the sole looking less defined and clear than the authentic shoes’ stars.

The fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidians have their stars on the sole looking curvier and looking less defined as stars compared to the legit Obsidian 1’s stars on the sole.

Step 9: Authenticate the cross-stitching on the side of your Obsidian AJ1

As for the ninth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian sneakers, we are going to look at the real vs fake AJ1 Obsidians’ cross-stitching.

The cross-stitching is the “L” looking stitching on the side of the shoes which crosses above the Nike Swoosh logo.

In the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their stitching on the side of the shoes placed too close to the Nike Swoosh logo.

On the other hand, the authentic Obsidian AJ1’s have their stitching placed further away from the Nike Swoosh logo.

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

The 9 detailed steps outlined above might not be so practical when you are in a hurry or when you want to buy the sneakers online.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 9 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real Air Jordan 1 Obsidian.

  1. Check the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text. The fake AJ1 Obsidian sneakers are most common to have improperly positioned and font-weighted text
  2. Analyze the AJ1 Obsidian from the rear side. Mostly, the replica AJ1 Obsidian sneakers don’t look like an hourglass shape, as the authentic shoes do
  3. Make sure you check the toe box of your shoes. The fake shoes mostly have their perforations looking too wide, and the overall shape and structure of the toe box is either too big/thick or small/thin
  4. Verify the Air Jordan logo’s lettering. Most of the time, the fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian have their letters looking too thin and too wide
  5. Have a quick look at the placement of the wings in the classic Air Jordan logo, because the fake shoes usually have their wings placed too close to each other
  6. Inspect the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of your shoes. The fake AJ1 Obsidian pairs are most common to have their Swosoh placed too close to the top of the shoes
  7. Authenticate the rear patch where the two Swooshes meet (from the exterior and interior sides of the sneakers). The fake shoes have their patch looking too tall and narrow compared to the legit shoes’ patch
  8. Check the stars on the soles of your AJ1 Obsidians. Mostly, the fake Air Jordan 1 Obsidian sneakers have their stars on the sole looking too little defined and too thick compared to the stars seen on the legit Air Jordan 1 Obsidian pairs
  9. Examine the cross-stitching on the side of your shoes. Mostly, the fake shoes have their cross-stitching placed too close to the Swoosh logo

Where can I get my Air Jordan 1 Obsidian authenticated? The Air Jordan 1 authentication service

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All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Air Jordan 1 Obsidian sneakers and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours. The results will also come with a report on why we believe your sneakers are fake or authentic.

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

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