Jordan 1 Volt Gold Real Vs Fake: Legit Check Guide

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Ch David
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Last Updated on November 10, 2023 by Ch David

In this legit check guide, we’ll speak about the Air Jordan 1 Volt Gold.

Join us and find out what are the 13 ways to authenticate these Jordans.

It’s easy!

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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 Volt Gold

The quickest method to identify fake Jordan 1 Volt Gold is to examine the label on the exterior side of the tongue.

Fake shoes typically have text with incorrect thickness and shape.

1. Tongue

  1. “SWOOSH ®” Text (Upper Side of Tag):
    • Authentic: Clear and not faded.
    • Fake: Appears faded due to low-quality materials.
  2. “NIKE.LE” Inscription:
    • Authentic: Thinner and wider.
    • Fake: Too thick and too boxy.
  3. “SWOOSH” Text (Same Line):
    • Authentic: Thinner and wider.
    • Fake: Too thick and too boxy.
  4. “SWOOSH ®” Text (Next Line):
    • Authentic: Thinner and wider.
    • Fake: Too thick and too boxy.
    • Authentic: Wider and not too boxy.
    • Fake: Too boxy.
  6. Two Lines of Stitching (Bottom of Label):
    • Authentic: Thinner and not too small.
    • Fake: Too thick and too small.

Here’s another authentic label for reference:

2. Shape

All authentic Nike x Air Jordan 1 models have this hourglass shape.

Let’s see what it is.

  • Authentic:
    • Bulge on the yellow and volt/green sides.
    • Hourglass shape, well-accentuated and curvy.
  • Fake:
    • Hourglass shape is less accentuated and not as curvy as the authentic pair.

On a closer look…

The hourglass shape will only be visible when the shoes are not worn.

3. Toe box

  • Authentic:
    • Thin and not bulky toe box.
    • Black leather side is not over-inflated.
  • Fake:
    • Thicker and over-inflated toe box.
    • Overall bulkier appearance compared to the authentic pair.

4. Size tag

  • Authentic:
    1. Thicker and more defined style-code text (“55088-118”).
    2. Thicker “UPC” text and numbers.
    3. Thicker “MADE IN CHINA” text on the size tag.
  • Fake:
    1. Thin style-code text.
    2. Thin “UPC” text and numbers.
    3. Thin “MADE IN CHINA” text on the size tag.

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. Logo

  • Authentic:
    • Thinner “AIR JORDAN” text.
    • Thicker “TM” text.
  • Fake:
    • Thicker “AIR JORDAN” text.
    • Thin “TM” text.

6. Wings

  • Authentic:
    • Even spacing between all wings.
  • Fake:
    • Improperly positioned wings with too much space between them.

7. Swoosh

  • Authentic: Stitches on the Swoosh are thicker and more noticeable.
  • Fake: Stitches on the Swoosh are improperly stamped and too thin.

8. Stitching

  • Authentic:
    • Stitching is placed a bit further away from the Nike Swoosh logo.
    • Stitching is thicker.
  • Fake:
    • Stitching is placed too close to the Swoosh.
    • Stitching is too thin.

9. Perforations

  • Authentic: Holes are smaller and narrower.
  • Fake: Holes are wider.

10. Midsole

As with any other Air Jordan 1, there are long stitches on the midsole of the Volt Gold.

  • Authentic:
    • Stitches are thicker and boxier.
    • Stitching is generally smaller.
  • Fake:
    • Stitches are thinner and longer.

11. Sole

  • Authentic:
    • Stars are well-defined and textured.
    • Fit deeper into the sole.
    • More obvious and noticeable.
  • Fake:
    • Stars are too little defined and textured.
    • Less noticeable.

12. Rear patch

  • Authentic:
    • Patch on the back is bigger.
    • Well-proportioned.
  • Fake:
    • Patch on the back is too small.
    • Appears flattened and disproportionate.

13. Box label

  • Authentic:
    • “AIR JORDAN 1” main text and “cm” inscription are thicker and well-defined.
    • Half-a-size print (e.g., “45”) is closer to the size of the shoes’ text.
  • Fake:
    • “AIR JORDAN 1” main text and “cm” inscription are too thin.
    • Half-a-size print (e.g., “42”) is placed too far away from the size of the shoes’ text.

Shortlist: Legit check your Jordan 1 Volt Gold

You can quickly authenticate them by focusing on these top 13 indicators:

  1. Tongue Label: Examine the label on the exterior side of the tongue. Authentic pairs have text with the correct thickness and shape, while fake ones often have inaccuracies.
  2. Hourglass Shape: Look at the hourglass shape from the rear side of the shoes. Fake Air Jordan 1 Volt Gold pairs tend to have a straighter shape.
  3. Toe Box: Verify the toe box’s shape. Fake AJ1 Volt Gold pairs may have an over-inflated appearance.
  4. Size Tag: Check the size tag inside the sneakers. Fake shoes often have text that is either too thin or too thick.
  5. Air Jordan TM Logo: Examine the “Air Jordan TM” text in the classic Air Jordan 1 logo. Fake AJ1 pairs may have text with the wrong thickness.
  6. Space Between Wings: Inspect the space between the wings in the classic Air Jordan 1 logo. Fake pairs may have wings that are too close together or too far apart.
  7. Nike Swoosh Logo: Analyze the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of the shoes. Fake pairs may have a logo that is too small and thick.
  8. Corner Stitching: Examine the corner stitching on the side of the shoes. Fake pairs may have stitching that is too thin and placed too close to the Nike Swoosh logo.
  9. Toe Box Perforations: Look at the toe box and its perforations. Fake pairs may have holes that are too small and narrow.
  10. Midsole Stitching: Check the stitching on the midsole of the shoes. Fake Air Jordan 1 Volt Gold shoes may have stitches that are too thin and too long.
  11. Sole Stars: Authenticate the stars on the sole of your shoes. Fake pairs may have stars that are less textured and detailed.
  12. Back Patch: Verify the patch on the back of the shoes where the Nike Swoosh logos meet. Fake pairs may have a patch that looks too boxy.
  13. Box Label: Examine the label on the box for any thickness or text-misplacing flaws.

Expert Jordan 1 Volt Gold authentication

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  • Simply provide us with high-quality pictures of your Jordans
  • We will analyze them, delivering results within 24 to 48 hours.
  • You will also receive a detailed report explaining why we believe your sneakers are either authentic or fake.

This concludes our legit check guide for the Volt Gold 1s.

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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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