Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha Real Vs Fake Guide – How To Spot Fake AJ1 Dark Mocha

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If you are trying to learn how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha sneakers, then you are in the right place to do so.

The Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1s are another colourway of the most famous Air Jordan shoes, combining the suede and the leather, looking like the Nike x Travis Scott Air Jordan 1s.

The Air Jordan 1 Dark Mochas present three colours which give them a beautiful look with the transition from brown to white and black.

Just by reading this real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha guide, you are going to easily learn how to spot fake Dark Mocha AJ1 pairs in just a few simple steps to follow.

So as to make the Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha authentication job easier, we are going to link fake vs real Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1 image throughout the guide.

With the help of there reference real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha images attached to every step of our guide, we assure you that you will easily learn how to spot fake Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1 pairs.

To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha pairs is to look at the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text as every fake AJ1 Dark Mocha pair has its words on the label crooked and at the wrong thickness, and the authentic pairs never leak quality when it comes to this label’s inscriptions.

Now that you know what we are going to talk about, let’s jump right into the guide on how to spot fake Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1s.

How to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha

Step 1: Fake vs real Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1 interior tongue label

Just as we’ve previously mentioned, we consider the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text as the most reliable sing of authenticity when it comes to the Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha shoes.

In fact, we are starting the real vs fake Dark Mocha 1 guide with the tongue label because it is the best spot to look at so to 100% determine the authenticity of a Dark Mocha AJ1 pair.

The authentic Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1s must have their inscriptions on the interior tongue label at the same thickness and placement and to never leak any quality.

First things first, let’s have a look at the reference real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha image linked below, and after that, we are going to explain the flaws on the fake pair’s label.

brown air jordan 1 real vs fake guide

In the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha image linked above, we have pointed out a few flaws visible on the fake pair’s label, and now we are going to start explaining each one individually.

First of all, looking at the top-right corner f the label, we have the “SWOOSH” inscription, on the very first line of text.

The word “SWOOSH” printed at the top-right corner of the fake pair’s Tonge label appears to be too thick, and not only that, but also too wavily positioned.

When we say that the text is wavily positioned, we mean that the fake pair has its letters at different sizes, because for example, in the “SWOOSH” text, the first letters are too small, and the last three letters are too big.

On the other hand, the authentic Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1s have their “SWOOSH” text at the same thickness for every letter.

On top of that, the authentic pair also has all of its letters at the same size and shape so as not to wave, unlike the fake pair’s text.

Up next, looking at the “GUARANTEE” text, we have pointed out in the real vs fake Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1 image above how the fake pair has its text at different font-weights when compared to the legit pair’s text.

Generally speaking, in the fake example highlighted above, all of the letters are thicker than the legit pair’s text, but we are mentioning it every time because each word has another flaw, besides the thickness.

So, the fake pair has its “GUARANTEE” text even varying in font-weights, as the letter “R” is too thin, while the rest of the letters are actually too thick.

Yet again, on the legitimate Dark Mocha 1s have all of their letters in the “GUARANTEE” text at the same thickness as well.

Moving lower on the tongue label, we have the “MARQUES” text which is too thick on the fake pair, and besides, the first two letters are also waving, and once again, the authentic Dark Mochas have all of their letters properly detailed.

In the lower side of the interior tongue label, we have the “SWOOSH ®” text which is a tad bit too thick on the fake pair, and thinner on the legit pair.

For the “SWOOSH ®” text too, the fake Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1s have their letters and the registered trademark symbol wavily positioned, and once again, the legit sneakers have their text correctly positioned.

Lastly, we are going to look at the two lines of text which indicate the country of manufacturing the shoes, and that is the “MADE IN CHINA” and the “FABRIQUE EN CHINE” words.

In the image with the fake vs real Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1s highlighted above, we have shown you how the fake pair has its two lines of text looking too thick, but also too big.

The authentic Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha sneakers have their two lines of text at a lower font-weight, as they are thinner than the fake pair’s text, and also looking smaller than the text on the fake pair’s label.

With all of this being said for the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha pairs, let’s move onto the next method.

Step 2: Real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha hourglass shape

The hourglass shape is yet another essential spot to check when you want to authenticate Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha sneakers, as the fake pairs don’t always replicate this detail properly.

Literally the same as how the heading states, this step is about a hourglass shape, and that is because the authentic shoes must look like an hourglass from the rear side.

When you are holding the authentic Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1s from the rear side, you are going to see how they are curvy at the top and at the bottom, and how they are also narrowing into the middle of the shoes.

The problem with the fake shoes is that in some cases, they don’t replicate this shape properly.

And so, let’s see this with the help of the reference fake vs real AJ1 Dark Mocha image linked below.

real vs fake dark mocha air jordan 1

In the image with the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha shoes above, we have pointed out how the original Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha pair has its shape correctly defined.

Correctly defined means that the shoes are curvy and bumpy at the top and at the bottom, and that they have a narrowing in the middle of the shoes, therefore looking like an hourglass.

On the replica pair, you can see how it looks almost like a tube as it is straight, instead of being curvy, just like the legit shoes.

At the same time, we are not gong to say that the fake pair isn’t curved, because it is indeed, but just a bit, and not like the legit shoes’ shape, which is visible clearly more than the shape of the fake shoes.

If that wasn’t so clear, we’ve got you covered. Right below, we’ve linked another real vs fake Dark Mocha AJ1 image that is more detailed, with four lines that are going to help you see the shape easier.

air jordan 1 dark mocha fake vs real

As you can see in the image with the fake vs real Dark Mocha AJ1 pairs above, the authentic shoes are properly curved, as they bump much more than the fake pair.

Speaking of which, the counterfeit Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha shoes have their shape looking less curvy than the legit shoes’ shape.

Yet again, the fake shoes almost don’t even curve, as they look too straight when compared to the authentic pair.

Please keep in mind that the hourglass shape won’t be visible when the shoes are on foot! The shape can be visible when the shoes are not worn by somebody, and when thy are off-foot.

Now that you know how to spot fake AJ1 Dark Mocha shoes by the hourglass shape as well, let’s see what the third step of the guide has prepared for us.

Step 3: Analyze the toe box and its inflation level on your Dark Mocha AJ1 pair

As for the third method on how to authenticate Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1 shoes, we are going to look at the real vs fake Dark Mocha AJ1 pairs for the inflation level of the toe box.

Some of you may know from our other Air Jordan 1 guides that the toe box of the legitimate AJ1 shoes is not supposed to look too thick, unlike the Nike SB Dunk pairs’ toe box, but the legit Air Jordan 1 pairs musth ave their toe box slim and thin.

First of all, let’s verify the Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha fake vs real image linked below in order to see how the toe box should look like.

air jordan 1 dark mocha authentication guide

The same as what we’ve previously mentioned, the authentic Dark Mochas have their toe box looking thin and “deflated”, and that’s visible in the legit example highlighted in the real vs fake AJ1 Dark Mocha image above.

Speaking of the counterfeit Dark Mocha 1s, you can notice how they have their toe box looking bigger than the legit shoe’ toe box.

In fact, the fake pair’s toe box looks over-inflated, as it is too bulky when looking at it side-by-side with the authentic Dark Mocha’s toe box.

Step 4: Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha real vs fake suede effect

Another one of the top tier tells on how to spot fake Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1 pairs is the suede effect, which is supposed to be seen on the rear side of the shoes.

The authentic pairs must always present the suede effect – that means that when you draw a line with your finger on the suede part of the shoes, the previously touched area must darken and leave a trace.

In most cases, the fake pairs don’t darken and leave traces due to the quality of the material, and even if they do, they are too “weak” as they don’t darken up as much as the legit pair.

Now, let’s look at the reference fake vs real Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1 image linked below in order to see how the suede effect is supposed to be like.

aj1 dark mocha legit check guide

In the image with the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha sneakers above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its suede is just a tiny bit moved, but not as much as the legit pair’s suede.

Mentioning legit, you can see how the authentic Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1s have their suede moving more, as it looks blurry in the area that it wasn’t touched, as well as it looks darker and with traces in the areas that it was touched.

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.

Going to the fifth method on how to spot fake AJ1 Dark Mocha shoes, we are going to look at the fake vs real Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1s for the inscriptions found in the classic AIR JORDAN logo.

So, let’s have a look at the reference fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha image below in order to see how to check the inscriptions on the upper profile side of the two AJ1 pairs.

how to spot fake dark mocah aj1

In the image with the fake vs real Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1 sneakers above, we have pointed out three main visible flaws.

First of all, looking at the “AIR” text, you can see how the counterfeit pair has its letters looking too wide.

On the other hand, the same “AIR” text found on the legit Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1s is narrower and less wide than the fake pair’s text.

Then, looking at the “JORDAN” text found on the replica Dark Mocha AJ1s, you can see how the letters are too wide and also too thick.

Yet again, the legitimate Brown Air Jordan 1s have their letters looking thinner and narrower than the counterfeit pair’s text.

Lastly, looking at the “TM” inscription, the fake pair has its letters looking too thick and too boxy, as the letter “M” is even a bit too hard to read.

The “TM” text on the authentic Air Jordan 1 Brown pair is thinner and it looks more edible than the text on the fake pair.

Step 6: Look at the wings in the classic Air Jordan 1 logo of your Dark Mochas

Since at the previous step we were talking about the classic Air Jordan logo, for the sixth method own how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha pairs, we are going to talk about the wings below the inscriptions from the previous step.

As you may know already, we are first going to look at the reference fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha image below, and after that, we will explain the flaws on the fake pair’s wings.

fake vs real dark mocha 1s

In the image with the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha pairs above, it is visible how the fake pair has its wings with they improper amount of space between.

Basically, the fake wings in the logo have too much space between, and the authentic shoes have less space between, as the wings are placed closer to each other.

What we still need to remind ourselves about the wings is that the authentic Dark Mocha 1s must have the same amount of space between each wing! 

The legit pairs will always match each other when it comes to this detail, unlike the fake AJ1 Dark Mocha pairs.

Step 7: Verify the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of your Air Jordan 1 pair

The Nike Swoosh logo is what we are going to look at for the seventh step fo the guide on how to spot fake Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1s, and in order to do that, we are going to move on to the lower profile side of the shoes.

As always, let’s first brief the reference fake vs real Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1 image from below.

The most noticeable detail on the Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1s is the Nike Swoosh logo, since it is the biggest and the main thing you can see on the side of the shoes.

In most cases, the fake Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1s have their Nike Swoosh logo looking a bit too small and a bit thicker than the authentic pairs’ logo.

how to authenticate dark mocha air jordan 1

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha image above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its logo looking too small and too thick.

The thickness on the fake shoes’ Nike Swoosh logo is caused because it comes out of the shoes too much, therefore making it look like the logo is too big, thick and also less sharp than the authentic logo.

On the other and, the legitimate Air Jordan 1 Dark Mochas have their Nike Swoosh logo looking bigger, sharper and more defined than the fake pair’s logo.

Step 8: Look at the toe box perforation holes of your Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha 

For the eighth step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha shoes, we are going to look at the toe box of the sneakers once again, but this time from a top-down angle.

dark mocha air jordan 1 authenticity check guide

In the image with the fake vs real Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1 shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake sneakers have their toe box’s perforation holes looking too small and narrow.

On the other hand, the authentic Dark Mocha 1s have their perforations looking bigger, wider and basically larger than the fake pair’s perforations.

Step 9: Fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha exterior tongue badge

Going to the ninth method on how to spot fake Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1s, we are going to look at the real vs fake Dark Mocha AJ1 pairs for the exterior tongue badge.

The exterior side of the tongue is not as reliable as the interior tongue label, but there is one little tell for the exterior side as well.

how to spot fake aj1 dark mocha

In the image with the fake vs real AJ1 Dark Mocha shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its “AIR” text looking too thick and improperly kerned.

We’ve mentioned the kerning flaw because since the letters are too thick, they are automatically placed too close to each other.

Talking about the legitimate AJ1s, you can see how they have their “AIR” text looking thinner and with less space between the letters, as they look more airy and less crowded than the fake shoes’ text.

Step 10: Real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha rear patch

Moving on to the tenth method on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha shoes, we are going to look at the patch on the rear side.

The patch that we are talking about is the one where the Nike Swoosh logos meet together and basically unite underneath the patch.

air jordan 1 dark mocha real vs fake

In the fake vs real Dark Mocha AJ1 image above, we have pointed out how the fake patch looks too boxy.

On the other hand, the patch found on the legitimate Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha pair looks “taller” and less boxy than the fake pair’s patch.

With this being said for the rear patch, let’s move on to the eleventh and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha sneakers.

Proceeding to the eleventh and the last way on how to spot fake Dark Mocha Air Jordan 1s, we are going to look at the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha pairs for the cross-stitching found on the side of the shoes.

Most of the time, the fake pairs have their cross-stitching placed too close to the Nike Swoosh logo and also at the wrong thickness.

fake vs real dark mocha air jordan 1

In the image with the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its stitching not only looking too thin, but also placed a little bit too close to the logo.

On the other hand, the authentic shoes have their cross-stitching looking thicker than the fake pair’s stitching, and also placed a bit further away from the Nike Swoosh logo.

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

The 11 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 11 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha.

  1. Check the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text. Every Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha replica has its text wavily positioned and at the wrong thickness, and the authentic pairs must always have their inscriptions flawless
  2. Look at the hourglass shape from the rear side of your shoes. The fake Air Jordan 1 Dark Mocha pairs usually have their shape too straight
  3. Verify the toe box of your Air Jordan 1 Dark Mochas. In most cases, the fake AJ1 Dark Mocha pairs have their toe box looking over-inflated
  4. Brief the suede effect on the AJ1 Dark Mocha shoes. The authentic shoes must have their suede moving and leaving traces after being touched, and most of the fake pairs don’t have this effect after touching them
  5. Look at the “Air Jordan TM” text in the classic Air Jordan 1 logo of your shoes. Usually, the fake AJ1 Dark Mocha pairs have their text at the wrong thickness
  6. Inspect the space between the wings in the classic Air Jordan 1 logo of your shoes. Mostly, the fake AJ1 Dark Mocha pairs have their wings either placed too close to each other or too far away from each other
  7. Analyze the Nike Swoosh logo found on the side of your shoes. In most cases, the fake pairs have their logo too small and thick
  8. Look at the toe box and its perforations. Usually, the fake pairs have their holes looking too small and narrow on the toe box
  9. Check the exterior tongue badge of your shoes. The fake AJ1 Dark Mocha pairs commonly have their “AIR” text too thick
  10. Verify the patch on the back of the shoes, where the Nike Swoosh logos meet together. The fake pairs usually have their patch looking too boxy
  11. Examine the cross-stitching on the side of your shoes, as most of the fake pairs have their stitching looking too thin and also placed too close to the Nike Swoosh logo

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

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