Jordan 1 A Ma Manieré Legit Check: Real Vs Fake (2024)

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

Have a pair of Air Jordan 1 Ma Manieré? Not sure if they’re legit?

This guide will help you decide once and for all.

Compare your A Ma Manierè 1s to our real vs fake images (in 10 steps).

Let’s see how to legit check these Jordan 1s.

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This image portrays an infographic guide that applies to 90% of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High colourways. Continue reading for a fully detailed guide!

How to spot fake Jordan 1 A Ma Manieré

You can spot fake A Ma Manieré Air Jordan 1s by checking the size tag inside each shoe.

Fakes always show inconsistent font weights in their text, whereas authentic ones have uniformity.

Authentic Nike x Jordan labels are always flawless in comparison to fake size tags.

1. Size tag

1. Style-code: DO7907-100

  • Authentic: Style-code text “DO7097-100” is thicker and more solid.
  • Fake: Style-code text “DO7097-100” appears too thin.

2. UPC number

  • Authentic: UPC code starts with “UPC 00195” and the “UPC” text is thinner with uniform font-weight.
  • Fake: “UPC” text appears too thick, particularly noticeable in the letters “P” and “C”.

3. Country of manufacturing

  • Authentic: “MADE IN CHINA” text, displayed in multiple languages, is thicker.
  • Fake: “MADE IN CHINA” text is at a lower font-weight, appearing thinner than on authentic pairs.
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2. Hourglass shape

Authentic A Ma Maniere Air Jordan 1s should have an hourglass-like back shape:

  • Curving at the top and bottom
  • Narrowing in the middle, resembling an hourglass shape ⌛
  • Authentic: Has prominent curves at the top and bottom and are narrower at the middle’s brown patch.
  • Fake: Lacks these pronounced curves and aren’t as narrow at the brown patch area.

Let’s take a deeper look:

Hopefully, this provides better insight.

Use the green lines to notice the real vs fake shapes.

3. Insole

  • Authentic:
    • The “AIR JORDAN TM” text is thinner with fewer stitches.
    • The black zig-zag stitches around the insole’s badge are thicker.
  • Fake:
    • The “AIR JORDAN TM” text appears too thick due to more white stitches.
    • The black zig-zag stitches are too thin.

4. Logo text

  • Authentic: The “AIR JORDAN” inscription is thinner.
  • Fake: The “AIR JORDAN” inscription appears too thick.

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

5. Toe box

  • Authentic: The perforations in the toe box are narrower and thinner.
  • Fake: The holes in the toe box are too wide and appear to be set too deep into the shoes.

6. Flap

Open the flap with the Air Jordan logo to reveal this quote:

Learning’s a gift, even when pain is your teacher.

Michael Jordan
  • Authentic: The text inside the flap is thinner.
  • Fake: The text inside the flap appears significantly thicker than the text on the genuine pair.

7. Toe box

  • Authentic: The toe box appears thicker and bulkier.
  • Fake: The toe box is too flat compared to the authentic pair.

8. Swoosh

The Swoosh is Nike’s logo — brown on the A Ma Maniere, on each side of the shoes.

  • Authentic: The Swoosh is properly attached to the leather, fully glued without any parts coming out.
  • Fake: The Swoosh is improperly glued, with parts coming out from the shoe’s surface.

9. Tongue

  • Authentic: The “A Ma Maniere” inscription is thinner with thicker and shorter (boxier) white stitching.
  • Fake: The inscription “A Ma Maniere” is too thick, accompanied by thinner and longer white stitching.

10. Rear patch

  • Authentic: The patch is shorter.
  • Fake: The patch appears too tall.

Shortlist: Legit check on the go

  1. Check the size tag inside your Air Jordan 1s.
  2. Look for the hourglass shape on the back of the shoes.
  3. Check the insoles for their badge.
  4. Look at the text on the Air Jordan logo.
  5. Inspect the depth of the perforations on the toe box.
  6. Verify the text on the flaps (inside the Air Jordan logos).
  7. Have a look at the toe box‘s inflation level.
  8. Inspect the Nike Swoosh logo‘s placement.
  9. Check the text on the tongue‘s badge.
  10. Look at the patch on the back of the shoes.

If you’re short on time, here’s a quick recap of the guide.

For a more detailed comparison, our full guide with pictures is a valuable resource.

Expert Jordan 1 A Ma Manieré authentication

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We’re here to help you with your Air Jordan 1 A Ma Maniere legit check:

  • Just send us a picture of your pair
  • We’ll provide a response within 24 to 48 hours
  • (Often even faster)

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David is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch. David's experience: 5+ years of creating educational content in the fashion industry. 6+ years of authenticating luxury items. Currently, David is the Head Editor of the LCBC Library, where 1,000,000+ words have been published, in free guides, for over 1,000 items.
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