How To Spot Fake Air Jodan 1 Shattered Backboard – Fake VS Real AJ1 SBB (All Releases)

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

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

The spots to check in this guide apply to all of the Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard releases, including the Satin Shattered Backbaords.

To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard sneakers is to verify the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text. The fake sneakers never have their text in tune with the legit ones, because there are always flaws in terms of positioning and font-weight.

How to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard (SBB)

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

For the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 SBB sneakers, we are going to check out the real vs fake AJ1 SBB shoes for the interior tongue label, since we consider this as the #1 sign of authenticity.

First of all, we are going to have a quick look at the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 SBB image in order to easily visualise and understand the differences between the fake vs real AJ1 SBB shoes.

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In the real vs fake AJ1 SBB image above, we have pointed out how, first of all, the “TRADEMARKS” text appears to be too thin on the fake sneakers, and not only that but also slanted and crooked.

By slanted and crooked, we mean that the fake shoes have their text improperly shaped, as some of the letters are bigger than the other.

Then, looking at the “GUARANTEE” text, it is visible how the same flaws from the “TRADEMARKS” word apply here too – the fake shoes have their text looking too thin and slanted.

Moving on to the “SWOOSH ®” text, you can see how the registered trademark “®” symbol appears to be too thin on the fake shoes, and how it is thicker on the legit Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboards.

Looking on the lower side of the interior label on both the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboards, you can see how the fake shoes have their “VOTRE” text looking too thin.

On the same line with the “VOTRE” text, you can see how the fake shoes also have their “QUALITE” text looking slanted and how its letters are shaped improperly.

Proceeding to the second “SWOOSH ®” text, the fake shoes have their letters looking stretched out, as they are too tall and thin compared to the legit sneakers’ letters.

Not only that, but on the fake Shattered Backboard AJ1’s, the “®” symbol is also too thin, once again.

At the same time, if you look at the “MADE IN CHINA” / “FABRIQUE EN CHINE” printings, you’ll notice how the fake shoes have these two lines of text looking too thin as well.

Step 2: Fake vs real Air Jordan 1 SBB hourglass shape

Proceeding to the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 SBB sneakers, we are going to move to the back of the real vs fake AJ1 SBB sneakers, and we will check the hourglass shape.

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The authentic Air Jordan 1 sneakers must look like an hourglass from the rear side, and the most part of the replica AJ1 SBB sneakers miss the shape of the shoes from the back.

As it is visible in the real vs fake AJ1 SBB image above, the authentic sneakers are thicker on the bottom and the upper side of the shoes, and in the middle, they have a narrowing on both the left and the right shoes, which gives them the authentic hourglass shape.

Then, looking at the fake AJ1 SBB, you can see how they are bulkier on all sides of the shoes, which makes them not get the hourglass shape, as they look less defined than the legit sneakers in the real vs fake AJ1 SBBe above.

Let’s have a look at another Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard fake vs real image in order for you to easily understand this.

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In the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard image above, we drew lines around the shape of the fake vs real AJ1 SBB sneakers in order to see how the legit shoes curve way more than the fake shoes.

Looking at the legit shoes, you can see how they appear to be curvy on the bottom and topsides, and then, looking at the fake shoes, you can see how they look less bumpy, as they seem closer to a tube shape.

Step 3: Verify the Air Jordan logo’s lettering on the side of your shoes

Moving on to the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard sneakers, we are going to analyze the real vs fake AJ1 SBB shoes for the lettering on the classic Air Jordan logo on the side of the shoes.

As you may be used to already, we are first going to check out the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 SBB image in order to easily notice the difference between the fake vs real AJ1 SBB pairs.

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In the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard image above, we have pointed out three main flaws visible on the fake SBB’s.

First of all, looking at the letters in the “AIR” text, you can see how the fake Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard shoes have their letters looking too thin compared to the authentic AJ1’s.

Not only that, but the letter “R” also has its bottom right leg looking too short compared to the legit sneakers’ leg.

Then, moving on to the “JORDAN” text, you can see how the fake shoes have their letters “J”, “O” and “N” looking too thin compared to the retail shoes, and how the rest of the letters appear to be too thick on the fake shoes.

Lastly, looking at the “TM” text, it is easily noticeable in the real vs fake AJ1 SBB image above how the fake shoes have their letters looking too thin compared to the authentic shoes’.

Step 4: Look at the wings on the classic Air Jordan logo on your SBB AJ1

Since at the previous step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 SBB shoes we were talking about the lettering of the Air Jordan logo, now we are going to remain at talking about the classic Air Jordan logo, but this time we’re going to check the real vs fake AJ1 SBB shoes for the wings.

how to spot fake aj1 sbb

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard image above, we have pointed out how the fake sneakers have their wings improperly positioned.

On the fake sneakers, that’s because the wings are placed too far away from each other, due to the fact that there is too much space between each wing.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard shoes will always have the same amount of space between each wing.

Moving on to the fifth step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard SBB sneakers, we are going to analyze the real vs fake AJ1 Shattered Backboard pairs for the Nike Swoosh logo on the side.

First of all, we are going to talk about the size of the Swoosh on the fake vs real AJ1 Shattered Backboard sneakers, and then, we will talk about the curving of the logos.

aj1 shattered backboard fake vs real

In the Air Jordan 1 SBB fake vs real image above, we drew a green lien to point out the distance between the authentic sneakers’ Swoosh and the midsole, and a red line for the fake shoes’ distance.

Looking at the legit Air Jordan 1’s, you can notice how they have their Swoosh logo placed high on the sneakers, as the line from the Swoosh to the midsole is longer.

On the other hand, the fake shoes have their Swoosh logo looking a bit bigger, as it is placed closer to the midsole of the shoes.

With that being said for the size and placement of the real vs fake SBB Air Jordan 1’s Nike Swoosh logo, we are now going to analyze the curve of the logos as well.

how to spot fake aj1 shattered backboard

In the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard 3.0 image above, we have pointed out how the fake sneakers have their Swoosh logo looking too little curvy compared to the authentic sneakers’ logo.

On the other hand, looking at the curving and at the top tip of the authentic sneakers’ Nike Swoosh logo, you can see how they have their Swoosh looking curvier than the fake shoes’ logo.

Step 6: Check the toe box of your AJ1 SBB

As for the sixth step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard sneakers, we are going to check out the real vs fake AJ1 SBB sneakers for the toe box.

The toe box’s perforations

First, we’ll check out the perforations on the toe box, and then, we will inspect the weight of the toe box on both the AJ1 SBB fake vs real pairs.

aj1 shattered backboard real vs fake

In the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard image above, we have pointed out how the fakes hoes have their perforations on the toe box looking too wide.

On the other hand, the legit Shattered Backboard AJ1’s have their holes on the toe box looking less wide and big compared to the fake shoes’ holes.

The toe box’s weight

Now, we will check out the weight of the toe box of the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboards.

fake vs real aj1 sbb

In the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 SBB image above, we have pointed out how the fake AJ1 sneakers have their toe box looking too thin and too little inflated.

On the other hand, the authentic Shattered Backboard Air Jordan 1’s have their toe box looking thicker and more inflated than the fake shoes’ toe box.

At the same time, the toe box of the authentic AJ1 SBB does not look over-inflated, as the fake shoes in the previous fake vs real AJ1 SBB comparison.

Step 7: Look at the rear patch where the Swooshes meet

For the seventh step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard sneakers, we are going to check out the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard shoes for the rear patch, where the Swooshes meet.

real vs fake aj1 sbb

In the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their rear side’s patch looking bigger than it is supposed to be.

In fact, the authentic sneakers have their rear patch looking boxier than the fake shoes’ patch.

The counterfeit Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard sneakers have their patch looking too tall and also too wide compared to the authentic shoes’ patch.

Step 8: Examine the stars on the soles of your Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard

Up next, for the eighth step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard sneakers, we will check out the real vs fake AJ1 SBB shoes for the stars on the soles.

fake vs real aj1 sbb

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 SBB image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their stars on the soles looking less defined and looking curvier compared to the authentic sneakers’ stars on the soles.

Of course, this spot applies only to the unworn pairs, because as soon as the soles start to get wear, the stars are going to be less and less visible, and so, we don’t consider this a reliable sign of authenticity in all of the cases.

Step 9: Fake vs real Air Jordan 1 SBB cross-stitching

As for the ninth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard (SBB) sneakers, we are going to analyze the real vs fake SBB AJ1 pairs for the cross-stitching near the Nike Swoosh logo.

how to spot fake aj1 sbb

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 SBB image above, we have pointed out how the replica shoes have their cross-stitching placed a bit too far away from the Nike Swoosh logo.

On the other hand, the retail AJ1 SBB shoes have their stitching placed closer to the Nike Swoosh logo.

Keep in mind that some low-end quality replica Air Jordan 1 SBB pairs can also have their stitching placed too far away from the Nike Swoosh logo as well.

How can I spot fake Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard 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 Shattered Backboard.

  1. Check the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text. The fake AJ1 SBB sneakers are most common to have improperly positioned and font-weighted text
  2. Analyze the AJ1 SBB from the rear side. Mostly, the replica AJ1 SBB sneakers don’t look like an hourglass shape, as the authentic shoes do
  3. Verify the Air Jordan logo’s lettering. Most of the time, the fake Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard have their letters looking too thin and too wide
  4. Look at the spacing between the wings on the Air Jordan classic logo. The fake shoes commonly have too much space between each wing
  5. Inspect the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of your shoes. Mostly, the fake Air Jordan 1 sneakers have their Nike Swoosh logo looking too big and too little curvy compared to the authentic AJ1 SBB pairs
  6. Verify the toe box of your Air Jordan 1’s. Most of the time, the fake Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard sneakers have their toe box’s perforations looking too wide, and the overall weight of the toe box is commonly too thick, looking over-inflated on the fake shoes
  7. Examine the patch on the rear side, where the two Nike Swoosh logos meet. Usually, the fake shoes have their patch looking too big in height and width
  8. Make sure you verify the stars on the soles of your Air Jordan 1’s. Most of the time, the fake Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboards have their stars on the soles looking too curvy and bulky compared to the retail Air Jordan 1 SBB pairs
  9. Examine the cross-stitching on the side of the shoes. The fake SBB AJ1’s mostly have their stitching placed too close to the Swoosh

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

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