How To Spot Fake Air Jordan 1 Shadow (Newer Releases)

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Air Jordan 1 Shadow Real Vs Fake Guide
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If you want to learn how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Shadow, then you are in the best place to do so.

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

With each step of this real vs fake AJ1 Shadow legit check guide, we are going to link fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Shadow images in order for you to easily understand each way on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Shadow.

To put it shortly, the most reliable way to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Shadow is to check the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text, as the replica Air Jordan 1 manufacturers never manage to fix the flaws in terms of different font-weights and text positioning.

With all of this being said, let’s begin the proper fake vs real AJ1 Shadow guide in order to get you to know how to spot fake AJ1 Shadow shoes.

How to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Shadow

Step 1: Fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Shadow interior tongue label

Just as we’ve previously mentioned, we consider the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text as the most reliable sign of authenticity when speaking of the Air Jordan 1 Shadow (and not only the Shadow colourway).

Since we consider this as the most reliable sign of authenticity, this is why we are starting the fake vs real AJ1 Shadow guide with the tongue label.

First of all, let’s have a quick look at the reference fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Shadow image in order to easily visualise and understand the flaws on the fake Air Jordan 1s.

AJ1 Shadow fake vs real

In the fake vs real AIr Jordan 1 Shadow image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their text improperly font-weighted and positioned.

First of all, looking at the first “SWOOSH ®” text, you can see how the fake shoes have their text wavily positioned, as some of the letters are placed higher than the other, and on top of that, they are all crooked.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 1 Shadow sneakers have their “SWOOSH ®” text placed perfectly, with each letter placed at the same level.

Then, looking at the “SWOOSH” text, you can see how the fake shoes have their letters looking too thin, small and boxy, and at the same time, the fake shoes also have their letter “W” looking bigger than the rest of the letters.

The legitimate Air Jordan 1 Shadow has its “SWOOSH” text placed correctly, with all of the letters on the same level, and with no different font-weights, since all of the letters have the same thickness.

Moving on to the “VOTRE” text, you can see how the fake shoes have their text crookedly positioned, being slanted, boxier, and thicker than the legit shoes’ text, while the authentic shoes have their text looking flawless.

On the same line, you can see how the fake shoes also have their “QUALITE” flawed, just the same as the “VOTRE” text.

Lastly, looking back at the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Shadow image above, you can see how the fake shoes have their “SWOOSH ®” text looking too thick compared to the authentic shoes’ text.

Step 2: Real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Shadow hourglass shape

As for the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Shadow sneakers, we are going to look at the back of the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Shadow sneakers.

First of all, let’s analyze together the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Shadow comparison image.

air jordan 1 shadow fake vs eral

By hourglass shape, we mean that the legit Air Jordan 1 sneakers must look curvy on the upper and lower sides of the shoes fro the back, and in the middle, they must look narrow.

The fake shoes commonly have their shape looking straight, less curvy, and more like a tube when compared to the authentic sneakers’ shape.

In the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Shadow image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have a less bumpy shape than the authentic shoes’ shape.

On the other hand, the authentic Shadow 1s have their shape looking bumpier and curvier than the fake shoes’ shape, which is, once again, looking more like a tube instead of being bumpy.

To understand this better, let’s have a look at the fake vs real Shadow AJ1 comparison below.

fake vs real air jordan 1 shadow

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Shadow image above, we drew a cover around the authentic and the fake Shadow 1s, in order to show you how the fake shoes do not curvy as much as the authentic shoes do.

Step 3: Analyze the Air Jordan logo’s lettering on your Shadow AJ1

Moving on to the third step of the guide on how to spot fake AJ1 Shadow, we will go on the side of the shoes, and check out the Air Jordan logo’s “AIR JORDAN” text.

air jordan 1 shadow real vs fake

The fake Shadow 1s have their letters improperly font-weighted, and you can notice this by looking a few times from the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Shadow pairs in the image linked above.

In order to give you help noticing this, we’ll put it shortly: if you look at the “AIR” text, you can see how the fake shoes have their text looking too thick, especially on the left side of the letter “A”.

Then, the first two letters in the “JORDAN” text on the fake shoes appear to be too thin, and the rest of the letters left in this text are too thick.

On the other hand, all of the letters on the legit Air Jordan 1 Shadow shoes have the same font-weight, unlike the fake shoes in which the font-weight of the letters differs a lot.

The little “TM” text also has a font-weight flaw, as the fake shoes have their text looking too thick and too big when compared to the authentic shoes.

As it is noticeable in the fake vs real AJ1 Shadow image above, the legit shoes have their “TM” text thinner and smaller than the text seen on the fake Shadow 1s.

Moving on to the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Shadow sneakers, we are going to check out the real vs fake AJ1 Shadow pairs for the wings on the classic Air Jordan logo placed on the side of the shoes.

AJ1 Shadow real vs fake

What you can see in the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Shadow image above is that the fake shoes have their wings placed too far away from each other.

By that, we mean that the fake shoes’ wings have too much distance between each other.

The wings seen on the authentic Air Jordan 1 Shadow have the same amount of space between each other.

Step 5: Check the toe box of your AJ1 Shadow

As for the fifth method of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Shadow sneakers, we are going to have a look at the toe box of the real vs fake AJ1 Shadow pairs.

The perforations on the toe box

Now we will begin by inspecting the perforations on the toe box of the fake vs real AJ1 Shadows, and then, we will inspect the inflation level of the toe box on both the real vs fake AJ1 Shadows.

real vs fake AJ1 Shadow

In the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Shadow image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their toe box’s perforations looking too small and also improperly spaced between.

The authentic Air Jordan 1 Shadow shoes have their perforation holes looking bigger than the fake shoes’ perforations.

The fake shoes’ problem with the spacing is also given by the size of the holes, and so, since the holes are too small on the fake shoes, there is more distance between the holes on the fake shoes.

The holes being bigger on the authentic AJ1 Shadows, the amount of space between the holes is smaller on the legit shoes than the amount of space between the holes on the fake shoes.

The inflation level of the toe box

Now, let’s also have a look at the inflation level seen on the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Shadow sneakers.

fake vs real AJ1 Shadow

In the real vs fake AJ1 Shadow image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their toe box looking over-inflated when compared to the toe box of the authentic AJ1 shoes.

On the other hand, the authentic Shadow 1s have their toe box looking thinner and deflated when compared to the fake shoes.

Moving on to the sixth way on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Shadow shoes, we are going to have a look at the fake vs real AJ1 Shadow pairs for the Nike Swoosh logo placed on the side of the shoes.

how to spot fake AJ1 Shadow

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Shadow image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their logo placed too low on the shoes.

This is easier visible with the help of the lines we drew for both the fake vs real AJ1 Shadow, so you can see how the fake shoes have the line drew above the Swoosh looking longer than the line drew above the legit Swoosh.

With this being said, since the line above the fake Swoosh is longer than the one above the legit Swoosh, this makes the fake shoes’ logo being placed too low on the shoes.

Step 7: Examine the patch on the back of your Shadow AJ1

As for the seventh step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Shadow, you’ll have to flip the shoes to the back once again and check out the patch where the two Swooshes go in.

legit check AJ1 Shadow

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Shadow image above, we’ve placed the hand-emoji pointers so as to show you how the patch on the fake shoes is too tall and too little wide.

The original Air Jordan 1 Shadow sneakers have their patch smaller in height and larger in width than the patch seen on the fake shoes.

Step 8: Analyze the cross-stitching on the side of your Shadow Air Jordan 1

Moving on to the eighth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Shadow sneakers, we are going to have a quick look at the cross-stitching on the side of the shoes.

real vs fake air jordan 1 shadow

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Shadow image above, we have pointed out how the shoes have their sharp lines improperly looking when compared to the authentic shoes.

The lines seen on the authentic AJ1 Shadow shoes appear to be more defined, they are not curved, and they are straight and sharp.

On the other hand, the fake shoes have their cross-stitching looking curvy and bumpier than the legit shoes’ stitching.

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

The 8 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 8 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real Air Jordan 1 Shadow.

  1. Check the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text. The fake AJ1 Shadow sneakers are most common to have improperly positioned and font-weighted text
  2. Analyze your shoes on the back, and look out for the hourglass shape. Mostly, the replica AJ1 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 have their letters looking too thin and too wide
  4. 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
  5. Look at the toe box of your AJ1 Shadow. The counterfeit Air Jordan 1 Bred Toe sneakers commonly have their toe box’s perforation holes looking too wide, and the overall look of the toe box is too thick, looking over-inflated
  6. Verify the Nike Swoosh logo, because the fake shoes usually have their logo placed too low on the side of the shoes
  7. Inspect the patch on the rear side of the shoes, because the fake shoes most of the time have their patch looking too big and wide
  8. Examine the cross-stitching on the side of your AJ1 Shadow. The fake shoes commonly have their stitching looking curvy, and on the legit AJ1 Shadow pairs, the stitching is supposed to be straight and sharp

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

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