Fake Vs Real Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC (Blue) Guide

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You are in the right place if you wish to know how to spot the fake vs real Off-White x Nike Air Jordan 1 UNC sneakers.

In fact, we are here today to teach you how to spot fake Off-White x Nike Air Jordan 1 UNC sneakers in sixteen simple steps with our ultimate guide.

Now that you’ve got the main idea of what we are about to talk about today, let’s get to the seven five on how to spot fake Off-White x Nike Air Jordan 1 UNC sneakers.

How to spot fake Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC

We would like to mention the fact that the #1 thing you should look at when legit checking the OW Air Jordan 1 University Blue is the structure and the shape of these shoes most of the time.

The counterfeit pairs will have an overinflated toe box, while the legit sneakers have a slimmer toe box.

At the same time, be careful with a pair that has the toe box too slim either. That’s why we recommend you stay in tune with us and follow the whole guide on how to spot the fake Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC.

Step 1: Analyze the text smudge’s print

As for the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC sneakers, you’ll have to check out the medial text on both the left and the right shoes.

The left shoe’s medial text

First, we will check the medial text on the real vs fake OW Air Jordan 1 UNC’s medial text, and then we will move to the right shoe’s medial text and inspect the flaws on the fake shoes.

legit check ow aj1 unc

Most of the time, the replica Off-White Air Jordan 1 University Blue sneakers will have their medial text on the left shoe looking a lot thicker than it has to be, which is visible in the real vs fake OW AJ1 UNC image above.

In any case, pay close attention to the kerning of the letters. We recommend you to refer to our to pictures of authentic Off-White Air Jordan 1 Blue medial text examples in order to know whether you are looking at real or fake pairs of Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC.

The right shoe’s medial text

Now that you know how to spot fake Off-White AJ1 UNC by inspecting the medial text on the left shoe, let’s get you to know how to see the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 OW Blue by checking the right shoe as well.

how to spot fake offwhite jordan 1

The text on the authentic Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC sneakers has to have the right amount of smudging. By smudging, we talk about those lines that go up and down, giving the pair of sneakers the “deconstructed look”.

Most of the time, the replica Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC’s will have their medial text on the right shoe looking either too thick, or it may have its lines too little or too exaggerated smudged compared to the retail Off-White AJ1 UNC pairs.

Step 2: Inspect the perforations around the Off-White Jordan 1 sneakers

Now, for the second step of the fake vs real Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC legit check guide, we are going to look at the perforations met on the rearer side of the sneakers, around the Nike Swoosh logo.

Air Jordan logo perforations

Let’s first have a quick look at the Off-White AJ1 UNC real vs fake images around the Air Jordan logo on the upper side of the sneakers.

Then, on the inferior side, next to the laces of these shoes, and last but not least, the middle perforations, in order to give you a better idea, and then we are going to explain it better.

how to spot fake ow aj1 unc

On the counterfeit OW Air Jordan 1 UNC, the perforations will be too shallow, revealing low-qual factory equipment.

At the same time, they can look like they’ve been made with a knife, thus having a vertical shape instead of a nice, round one.

The misaligned holes are also a very important factor of the real vs fake OW AJ1 UNC legit check guide since replica manufacturers don’t manage to fix this flaw by paying less attention to the small areas of the sneakers, and more to the others. That’s why you have to be more careful.

There is also a possibility in which the holes are not as dense as they have to be, and they supposedly have too much space between perforations, but there are too few of them.

Lace holes perforations

Moving a bit lower on the sneakers, you’ll have to check the perforations around the last three lace holes on the Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC sneakers.

As you may be used to already, we are first going to analyze the real vs fake Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC image and then we’ll proceed to explaining the flaws on the fake shoes.

legit check ow aj1 unc

The main flaw, visible in the real vs fake OW AJ1 UNC image above, is that the perforations around the third lace holes is that there is a really smaller density of the holes themselves, compared to the authentic OW AJ1 University Blue pair, which has a lot more holes around the laces.

These perforations around the last three lace holes of the Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC sneakers are one of the most important spots to check in order to see the fake OW Air Jordan 1 UNC pairs.

Suede panel perforations

The last area in which we will look at its perforations around the real. vs fake Off-White AJ1 UNC will be the middle side, and to be more precise, on the suede panel.

real vs fake ow aj1 blue

The main flaw on the counterfeit Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC’s suede panel perforations is that there can be met the four flaws we’ve mentioned above.

More likely, the fake Off-White AJ1 University Blue pairs will have either too deep or less deep holes than the ones met on the authentic Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC pairs.

Step 3: Verify the heel pattern of the OW AJ1 University Blue

As for the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC sneakers, we are going to move on to the rear side of the shoes and inspect the pattern of the elements in the area.

fake vs real ow aj1 unc

This pattern will vary between authentic OW Air Jordan 1 UNC pairs. On the counterfeit pairs, it seems that the pattern of the sneakers on the rear side is always constant.

On legit OW AJ1 UNC pairs, the pattern is significantly more defined and more “dense” than the elements on the replica Off-White sneakers, and these shapes occur more often.

The orientation of these shapes does not matter, because we’ve seen authentic OW Air Jordan 1 University Blue pairs with random or “mathematically-generated” prints.

On the other hand, the counterfeit OW Air Jordan 1 UNC sneakers do tend, however, to have more mathematically generated prints.

This pattern appears to be less engraved and more constant every time on the fake OW Air Jordan 1 sneakers, and you’ll see this pattern of the print pretty much always on the fake Jordans.

Step 4: Look at the stitching on the footbed of the OW Air Jordan 1 UNC

As for the fourth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC sneakers, we are going to look out for the quality of the stitching on the footbed.

In order to access the footbed area of your Off-White AJ1 Blue sneakers, you’ll have to take out the insoles.

legit check ow aj1 blue

Usually, the fake Off-White Air Jordan 1 University Blue sneakers’ footbed has more white stitching than the authentic one. The real footbed must have white, black, and blue stitching.

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.

Step 5: Check the shape of the OW Air Jordan 1 UNC sneakers

We have mentioned it above, but we’d like to say it again in order for the idea to be easy to get and clear: the shape of the Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC sneakers is another one of the best ways to spot the fake OW AJ1 UNC.

That’s why we are starting this guide on how to spot fake OW Air Jordan 1 UNC sneakers with this step.

real vs fake ow aj1 unc

In the real vs fake OW Air Jordan 1 University Blue image above we have pointed out how, on the fake sneakers, the toe box looks more massive than the toe box of the legit OW AJ1 sneakers, due to the over-inflated look of the fake sneakers.

The authentic Off-White AJ1 sneakers will never look as big as the fake Jordan 1’s on the toe box area.

Step 6: Analyze the Nike Swoosh logo’s attachment

Moving to the Nike Swoosh logo on the Off-White Air Jordan 1 Blue, we are going to analyze the logo from the rear side and see the flaws on the fake Off-White Air Jordan 1 using the image linked below, and then, as always, the explaining.

In the real vs fake OW Air Jordan 1 UNC image above, it is visible how the counterfeit Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC sneakers, the orange stitching that’s on the Swoosh logo most of the time too tight as it makes the Swoosh get crooked on the rear side.

The authentic OW Air Jordan 1 UNC sneakers will never have their orange stitching on the Swoosh as tight as the fake stitching.

This will be visible all of the time because the authentic Swoosh will not be crooked on the rear side, unlike the replicas which are crooked due to the tightness of the orange stitching.

Because we previously inspected the orange stitching on the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of the real vs fake OW AJ1 UNC sneakers, for the seventh step of the guide on how to spot fake OW Air Jordan 1 Blue, we will inspect the orange stitching below the Swoosh logo.

legit check ow aj1 unc

On the fake Off-White AJ1 UNC sneakers, it is obvious in the real vs fake OW AJ1 UNC image above how the orange stitching below the Swoosh logo, and at the same time, even the one on the Nike Swoosh logo, they are both a lot thicker than they have to be on the legit sneakers, which are thinner.

Also, you can see how on the fake OW AJ1 sneakers, the stitching below the Swoosh logo is looking a lot smaller than it has to be on the authentic sneakers.

So, the legit OW Air Jordan 1 pairs have their stitching below the Swoosh logo looking longer and bigger than the fake stitching.

With all of this information said above, it might be a little confusing right now, and we totally understand it. So, let’s recap:

Stitching that’s too tight: smaller area occupied by these threads

Stitching that’s too loose: bigger area occupied by these threads.

To be sure, simply have an overview look and see if the swoosh is too tightly attached or not. Depending on the case, check whether this orange stitching occupies an area that’s too large/too little.

Step 8: Inspect the “85” text flap

Moving on from the Nike Swoosh logo, for the eighth step of the guide on how to spot fake OW Air Jordan 1 UNC, we are going to look at the little flap next to the Air Jordan logo on both the real vs fake OW AJ1 UNC sneakers.

Opening it, you will notice that there is a print with saying “85”, which stands for “1985”. Let’s see the real vs fake Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC comparison pictures, and then tell the differences:

real vs fake ow aj1 unc

First of all, the quotation marks (” “) on the replica Air Jordan 1 Off-White are a lot thinner than the ones met on the legit pair, and not only that, but you can easily notice how the lines themselves are misplaced.

Moving to the numbers, you can spot out how the highlighted number “8” is also thinner than the one met on the authentic Off-White Air Jordan 1 pair.

Not only that, but even the number “5” on the fake pair is a lot thicker on the bottom side than the one on the authentic Off-White Air Jordan 1.

Lastly, for the little flap that has the “85” printed text, we have highlighted the two holes on the most left side of the flap, as you may have seen.

The flaw met on the replica Air Jordan 1 UNC Off-White pair is that the two holes on the flap are less defined and they even look smaller than the holes on the authentic Off-White Air Jordan 1 pair.

As for the ninth step of the Off-White AJ1 UNC fake vs real guide, we are going to inspect the placement of the Nike Swoosh logo on both the real vs fake OW AJ1 UNC pairs.

how to spot fake jordan 1 off white

Most of the time, on the counterfeit Off-White AJ1 UNC, the Nike Swoosh logo can be placed too high.

That’s visible if you look at the distance between the midsole and the logo itself on the bottom side of the shoes, especially on the front.

The space between the bottom of the swoosh and the sole varies on authentic Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC pairs as well but not so much so that it’s ever very high, as on the counterfeit Off-White AJ1 pairs.

Step 10: Check the placement of the “AIR” text on the midsole of the OW AJ1 UNC

For the tenth step of the guide on how to spot fake Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC sneakers, we are going to check out the placement of the “AIR” text on the side of the shoes.

ow air jordan 1 real vs fake

On the legit Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC sneakers, the “AIR” text has to be perfectly centred on the middle of the midsole, and that’s a factor which the replica Off-White x Nike manufacturers never really manage to get right, flawing their sneakers’ “AIR” text.

On the other hand, the replica Off-White Air Jordan 1 University Blue sneakers have their “AIR” text placed either too high or too low on the midsole of the Jordans.

In the case above, you can see how the fake Off-White sneakers have their “AIR” text placed too low on the midsole, while the legit sneakers have their text placed correctly in the middle of the midsole.

Step 11: Verify the rear panel’s stitching

As for the eleventh step of the fake vs real Off-White AJ1 UNC legit check guide, we are going again a bit over the Nike Swoosh logo, and we are going to analyze the quality of the stitching on the rear panel near the edge of the Swoosh.

how to see fake off white shoes

The main problem on the counterfeit Off-White Air Jordan 1 Blue pairs is that the stitching on the rear panels is sitting too close to the edge of the sneakers.

On the other hand, the authentic Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC’s stitching is placed less to the edges.

Step 12: Look at the height of the shoes from the rear side

For the twelvth step of the Off-White AJ1 UNC fake vs real guide, you’ll have to inspect the height of the shoes from the rear angle.

Most of the time, the replica shoes will have different heights from the left to the right shoe.

how to spot fake off white aj1

We have used the green dots in order for it to be easily visible how the fake Off-White Air Jordan 1’s height is flawed, as the left shoe is a tiny bit smaller than the right shoe.

The authentic Off-White Air Jordan 1 Blue pairs will always have the same height on both the left and the right shoes.

Step 13: Verify the insoles of your Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC

As for the thirteenth step of the fake vs real Off-White AJ1 Blue guide, we are going to go inside the sneakers and analyze the insoles.

The insoles are the material placed between the edges of the sneakers and your feet. That’s why they are called insoles.

First of all, we are going to analyze the printed text on the insole, and then the pyramids.

There are differences in text print from the real vs fake Off-White AJ1 UNC’s insole, with the most blatant ones being either the fact that the text is too bold on the fakes (most visible on the “R” in the AIR text) or the fact that the letter R in the “®” character is not printed properly, while the authentic pairs have their letters printed correctly.

Insole pyramids

Now that we have analyzed the print, we are going to move a little bit higher on the insoles to the side with its pyramids and learn how to spot fake OW AJ1 UNC sneakers by checking the pyramids.

fake vs real off white jordan

As you can see, if you go a bit higher from the “NIKE AIR” printed text that we’ve analyzed before, there are some triangle-shaped elements which we call “pyramids”, and yes, most of the time these are flawed too on the fake Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC pairs.

Usually, the counterfeit Off-White AJ1 Blue pairs will have these pyramids looking a lot taller and higher than the ones on the legit OW AJ1 Blue pairs.

This might be hard to tell without using our reference real vs fake OW AJ1 Blue images, and that’s why we recommend you to refer to our guide’s images every time you have to check the authenticity of one of these shoes.

Step 14: Verify the “SHOELACES” print

As for the foureenth step of the fake vs real Off-White Air Jordan 1 Blue legit check guide, we are going to analyze together the quality of the printing on the “SHOELACES” text on both the fake vs real OW AJ1 UNC.

real vs fake shoelaces off white

Most of the time, on the replica “SHOELACES” print, you’ll see the fact that the letters are a lot thicker than the laces on the authentic pairs.

In fact, this flaw can be visible on the replica Off-White laces’ letters “S” and “L” because they are often a lot thicker than the authentic letters, but beware because the rest of the letters can have different font-weights too.

Keep in mind that fake pairs will have this text fade away very quickly, while the authentic shoelaces’ print will last a lot longer than the fake ones.

Some of the fake Off-White laces have their “SHOELACES” text placed too far away from the aglet and this slightly visible here, but since these are the best fakes, it’s not that easily visible.

In order to see this flaw easier on the fake Off-White lace, we recommend you to refer to our authentic Off-White laces in order to legit check the print easier.

Step 15: Check the details on the soles of your Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC sneakers

As for the fifteenth step of the fake vs real OW AJ1 Chicago, we are going to flip these shoes upside down and analyze the way that their soles look like.

For instance, let’s analyze the real vs fake OW AJ1 UNC images to understand this better.

how to spot fake off white sneakers

The pattern of the materials found on the cream midsole is obviously more pronounced (or sometimes even different) on the counterfeit OW Air Jordan 1 UNC pairs, and that can be easily seen, especially if you use our real vs fake OW AJ1 UNC pictures on the side.

Step 16: Analyze the box label of the Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC sneakers

As for the sixteenth step of the guide on how to spot fake OW AJ1 UNC shoes, we are going to inspect the way that the box of these sneakers looks like on both the real vs fake OW Air Jordan 1 UNC.

First of all, we are going to look at the real vs fake OW Air Jordan 1 UNC comparison image.

off white air jordan 1 lc

In the real vs fake Off-White AJ1 UNC image above, the highlighted extra-label containing the “Suggested Retail: USD $190.00” text information, will not always be there, because it is only attached to US pairs’ box label, so don’t worry if your box is missing this detail.

Some other fake Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC box labels come with a flimsy extra-label. However, the dotted line will not be as dense as the one found on authentic pairs.

retail vs rep ow aj1 unc

However, if the extra-label is there, on the fake Off-White box labels, it must 100% not be glued to the box rather, one should be able to flicker it. The fake Off-White box labels have that area added sometimes but glued to the box.

How can I spot fake Off-White AJ1 UNC 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 Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 16 indicators that can help you determine how to spot fake Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC and whether you have the fake sneakers or the original manufactured ones.

  1. Inspect the structure and shape of your shoes. Most of the time, the fake shoes will have a bulkier toe box
  2. Check the pattern of your shoes on the rear heel side. This pattern will vary between authentic pairs. On fakes, it seems to be constant, and the replica shoes the stitching looks less dense than the authentic ones
  3. Look at the perforations on your OW AJ1 UNC. The perforations made by fake manufacturers will be of lesser quality since the machines they use are not as precise as the one Nike does.
  4. Verify the Swoosh attachment. The swoosh might be crooked, and that is a very blatant callout for a fake, something which should never be on an authentic pair. The blue stitching is also a factor because, on the fake shoes, it may hug the Swoosh too tight and make it look crooked
  5. Analyze the orange stitching on the Swoosh. The orange stitching on the orange tab is significantly thicker on the fakes.
  6. Look at the “85” text flap. The text is significantly thicker on the authentic, very visible on the highlighted 5 in “85”. The quote marks are shorter as well and have different edges
  7. Inspect the median text and the text smudge. The text has to have the right amount of smudging. By smudging, we mean those lines that go up and down, giving the pair of sneakers the “deconstructed look”
  8. Check how the Swoosh is placed. The Swoosh can be placed too high. Also, the space between the bottom of the Swosh and the sole varies on authentic pairs as well but not so much so that it’s ever very high
  9. Verify the placement of the “AIR” text. The “AIR” text should be perfectly centered — sometimes with variance on authentic examples but never a lot of variances
  10. Check the white panel stitching (above the Swoosh on the rear edge). Most of the time, that stitching is sitting too close to the edge on fake OW AJ1 UNC pairs
  11. Analyze the height of the shoes from the rear side. Fakes will often have uneven or misaligned leather panels or heights. Always inspect the shoes from this angle.
  12. Look at the insoles of your OW AJ1 UNC for any inconsistencies on the print, such as thicker or thinner font and for the pyramids’ height. Usually, the fake OW AJ1’s pyramids are too high and too tall
  13. Check the “SHOELACES” print on the laces, as most of the time, it has font-weight problems, looking to thick on the fake OW AJ1 pairs
  14. Inspect the pattern of the midsole. The pattern found on the cream midsole is more pronounced (or sometimes even different) on the counterfeit Air Jordan 1 Off-White pairs
  15. Look at the box label of your OW AJ1 UNC. Different font weights are being used. Most of the time, the fake OW AJ1’s box labels will have thicker prints than the ones on the authentic box labels
  16. Analyze the stitching on the footbed (without the insole). Most of the time, the fake OW AJ1 UNC sneakers will have too much white stitching, while the legit pairs will always have white, black and blue stitching

Where can I get my Off-White Air Jordan 1 UNC authenticated? The OW AJ1 Blue authentication service

If you need help with the authentication of your Off-White AJ1 Blue, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your OW Air Jordan 1 UNC 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 guide on how to spot fake Off-White Air Jordan 1 University Blue (UNC) sneakers. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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