The Nike x Travis Scott collaboration gave the sneaker community many awesome sneakers that are really limited and also really loved – many of these being Air Jordans.
If that wasn’t enough Nike, Travis Scott and Fragment united and built the Jordan 1 Low and the High-Top version, which we are here to let you know how to authenticate.
As cool as they are, the Fragment x Travis Scott Air Jordan 1 High are replicated a lot, and when you want to buy one of those pairs, it is important to know whether you’re buying a fake or the real deal.
Speaking of which, this guide is going to tell you everything you need to know in order to tell real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Fragment.
We are going to hop inside the shoes, as well as on the outside and on the packaging of these – our goal is to teach you how to legit check each corner of these shoes.
How to tell fake Travis Scott Fragment Air Jordan 1 High
The best way to spot fake Fragment Travis Scott Jordans is to look at the interior tongue label. Fake pairs always have their text too wavy and thick, while the real ones are flawless.
The differences are always spottable, even to the less trained eyes!
1. Interior tongue label
Fast answer: Fake Travis Scott Fragment Jordans have their tongue label’s text wavy and thick.
The fake pair’s inscriptions are too thick, and thus, how close the letters and the symbols are placed to each other.
The fake pair’s text is wavy — the lines of text are not straight.
Some of the letters are placed lower than the others, and some are bigger and placed higher than others.
Most noticeable if you look at the “TRADEMARK” and at the “NIKE.LE” inscriptions.
There you can see how the fake pair has some letters bigger than the others.
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2. Size tag
Fast answer: Remember that the fake Travis Scott Fragment 1s have their text too thin in most cases.
2.1. The “DH3227-105” code
The fake pair’s style-code inscription looks too thin.
The letters, the dash (“-“) and the numbers are too narrow.
As for the real Travis Scott x Fragment Air Jordan 1 High, you can see how the “DH3227-105” print is thicker and bulkier than the fake pair’s inscription.
2.2. The UPC code’s text
The fake pair has these three letters looking too thick.
The real ones are thinner — this goes for the numbers as well.
2.3. Country of manufacturing
All of the authentic Travis Scott x Fragment Air Jordan 1 Retro High pairs were manufactured in China. This is proven when you look at the bottom left corner of the size tag, where you can see the “MADE IN CHINA” text.
Looking at the fake pair’s “MADE IN CHINA” text, you can notice how these words look too thin and too small.
All of the “MADE IN CHINA” prints look thicker and bigger on the authentic shies.
2.4. The “EUR” inscription
The fake pair has its “EUR” text looking way too thin.
The real Travis Scott x Fragment 1s have this text thicker and defined better than the fake text.
These three letters stand for the size of the shoes expressed in European sizes.
3. Footbed stitching
Fast answer: The fake Jordan 1s will always have too much stitching, while the real pairs are supposed to be less dense.
The fake pair has too much stitching density.
Meaning? The fake pair has too many threads that are placed too close to each other.
If you look at the real pair’s footbed, you can notice how there are fewer stitches and how they have more empty space in between, unlike the crowded area on the fake shoes.
The fake Air Jordan 1 x Travis Scott x Fragment’s stitching on the footbed is too long and too thin, as the threads are too long and narrow.
The genuine Travis Scott AJ1 High Fragment have their threads shorter and boxier and thicker.
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Fast answer: Fake Travis Scott Fragment Jordan 1 pairs always have their text way thicker than it is supposed to be.
The fake pair has thinner text.
This flaw can be the most noticeable if you look at the “642-TRAVIS-HIROSHI” text and at the “OS283F-8-99” text, where the characters are too narrow on the fake pair.
Important notice: all of the characters on the midsole’s text of an authentic Travis Scott x Fragment Air Jordan 1 High pair must have the same thickness.
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.
The fake pair’s holes are too tiny and too narrow.
All of the holes on the fake shoes are too small and how they cover too little of the blue leather on the toe box.
The real Travis Scott x Fragment 1s have their holes larger since they cover more surface of the blue leather on the toe box.
All of the real pairs should have their holes large, but keep in mind that if they are larger than the authentic ones highlighted above, then you’re most likely looking at a fake pair.
6. Toe box
The fake pair’s toe box is too little curvy.
That implies that the fake toe box’s front tip is too close to the ground.
The genuine Travis Scott x Fragment High 1s have their toe box looking curvier – this fact is indeed proven if you look at how the real toe box is further away from the ground than the fake one.
7. Rear logos
The fake Fragment Travis Scott Jordan 1 pair have their logo fit too little deep into the leather, while the real pair’s logo is stamped deeper into the leather.
The fake pair’s Fragment Design logo is too thin. This applies to both the circle and to the two claps of thunder.
8. Air Jordan logo text
The fake pair has its “AIR JORDAN” text looking too thick and with its letters too wide.
The real Travis Scott 1s have the same text thinner and with the letters being thinner.
9. Air Jordan logo wings
The fake pair’s wings are placed too close to each other, as there’s too little empty space between them.
Looking at the real pair’s wings, it is visible how the wings are placed further away from each other since there’s less space in-between the real wings than on the fake ones.
10. Corner stitching
The fake pair has its corner stitching placed too far away from the reverse Nike Swoosh logo.
There is too much empty space in-between the stitching and the reverse Swoosh.
Looking at the authentic pair’s stitching, you can observe how it is placed as close to the reverse Swoosh as it makes contact with the logo, unlike the fake pair which has empty space between the stitching and the logo.
The stitching on the fake shoes is also improperly weighted, as it is too thick.
This flaw can be seen on pretty much every thread on the fake shoes.
The real Travis Scott x Fragment Air Jordan 1s have their threads thinner and slimmer than the fake ones.
11. Midsole stitching
The fake shoes have stitches too thin and too long.
Looking at the real pair’s stitching, you can see how the threads look thicker and shorter than the fake pair’s stitching.
The real pair’s stitching on the midsole looks boxier than the fake pair’s.
12. Exterior tongue label
The fake pair’s registered trademark “®” symbols are too thick and too big on the fake shoes.
On the other hand, the real Travis Scott x Fragment Air Jordan 1s have their registered trademark “®” symbols looking thinner and smaller than the fake ones.
The fake pair has its registered trademark “®” symbol improperly defined.
In fact, the fake pair’s letter “R” is too big inside that circle, and the overall look of the circle is too big and too thin.
The real insole has the same “®” symbol with its letter “R” looking smaller, and the real pair’s circle looks smaller and thicker than the fake one.
14. Rear patch
The fake pair has its patch too tall.
Looking at the real pair’s patch, you can observe how it looks boxier and less tall when compared to the fake one.
15. Box label
The fake pair’s “AIR JORDAN 1 HIGH” text looks too wide, and how the real pair’s text is narrower.
Looking at the “USA” text, you can see how the fake pair’s inscription is too thin.
16. Blue leather
We’ve ranked this the last step because this may differ when you try to compare your pair to this guide, and light discrepancies can affect this step which at the end of the day, it isn’t as reliable as the rest of the authenticity factors that we previously spoke about.
The fake pair has a paler shade of blue than the real ones.
Looking at the real shoes, it is noticeable how the blue leather looks darker than the fake one which is too light.
Shortlist: Tell fake Travis Scott Fragments High
Inspect the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text. Mostly, the fake pairs have their text too thick and wavily positioned on the label
Check the size tag inside your Air Jordan 1 x Travis Scott x Fragment. The fake pairs tend to have their text there at the wrong thickness
Remember to check the footbed. The fake pairs tend to have their footbed’s stitches way too consistent and too thin and long
See the text that’s printed on the midsole of your shoes. Mostly, the fake pairs have their text too thin
Look at the perforations on the toe box of your shoes. Mostly, the fake Cactus Jack x Fragment Air Jordan 1 shoes have holes too narrow or way too wide
Inspect the toe box’s inflation level and be sure that the toe box isn’t too far away from the ground nor too close to the ground
Check the Cactus Jack and the fragment Design logos on the back, since the fake pairs usually have the logos too thin and stamped too little deep into the leather
Look at the Air Jordan logo’s text. Most of the fake Travis Scott Air Jordan 1 High Fragment pairs have text too thick and too wide
Inspect the wings within the same Air Jordan logo. In most cases, you are going to see the fake pairs having their wings improperly spaced between
Check the reverse Nike Swoosh logo and the corner stitching. The fake pairs usually have their stitching placed too far away from the logo and their threads too thick
See the stitching on the midsole. The fake pairs usually have their threads too thin and too long there as well
Authenticate the Nike Air tongue label. Usually, the fake pairs have their registered trademark “®” symbols badly defined
Analyze the text that’s written on the insole of your shoes, since the fake Travis Scott 1s tend to have their “®” symbol improperly detailed there too
Look at the patch on the back of the shoes and make sure that it isn’t too tall nor too boxy
Authenticate the text written on the box’s label and be sure that the characters there have the right font-weight
Inspect the shade of the blue leather, as the fake pairs tend to have their blue leather shaded too pale
So, should you be too busy to go through the very detailed comparison of real vs fake Travis Scott x Fragment AJ1 High Top Sneakers, then just briefly here is a recap of our legit check guide.
In other words, we have exclusively summarized the top 16 ways to tell which is authentic from which is a fake version of this shoe type.
However, we must say that our picture comparison is one to help you tremendously, as each of the flaws has been extensively illustrated.
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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.