AJ1 CO.JP: How To Spot Fake Jordan 1 CO.JP (2024)

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Last Updated on April 23, 2024 by Ch David

In this guide, we’ll teach you how to tell if your Jordan 1s are fake:

  • Jordan 1 CO.JP Tokyo (Neutral Grey)
  • JORDAN 1 CO.JP Midnight Navy

How to spot fake Air Jordan 1 CO.JP

To spot fake Air Jordan 1 CO.JP, make sure you check the text on the interior and exterior side of the tongue. Fake shoes typically lack precise detailing.

1. Interior tongue

  • Authentic: Distinct, thin font with proper spacing for “2001” and “2020”
  • Fake: Bolder font, “2001” and “2020” too close together
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2. Hourglass shape

Over 99% of the authentic Nike x Air Jordan 1 colorways have this shape.

  • Authentic:
    • Iconic hourglass shape observed from the back
    • Curved contour at both top and bottom
    • Slender profile in the middle
  • Fake:
    • Lack of or inconsistent hourglass shape
    • Absence of a defined curved contour
    • Middle profile may not be slender or well-defined

Let’s take a closer look:

  • Authentic: Distinct hourglass shape, curvy at top and bottom, narrow in the middle.
  • Fake: Lack of consistent hourglass shape, appearing too straight or tube-like, with some curvature visible only on one side.

3. Toe box

  • Authentic: Toe box appears deflated, not overly thick or bulky.
  • Fake: Toe box often appears too thick and bulky, having an over-inflated look.

4. Size tag

  • Authentic:
    • Style-code text is thick and well-defined.
    • “MADE IN CHINA” text is thicker and larger.
  • Fake:
    • Style-code text, specifically “DC,” appears too thin and potentially in a different font.
    • “MADE IN CHINA” text is too thin and boxy.

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 text

  • Authentic: “AIR JORDAN” logo text is thicker.
  • Fake: “AIR JORDAN” logo text is notably thinner.

6. Wings

  • Authentic: Wings in the Air Jordan logo are thicker and positioned higher, with no contact to the surrounding outline.
  • Fake: Wings are too thin and the entire logo is positioned too low, causing it to touch the outline of its patch.

7. Swoosh

  • Authentic: Logo is larger, less bulky, and sharper at the top; Nike Swoosh stitching is thin and deeply set.
  • Fake: Logo appears too small, thick, and bulky; Nike Swoosh stitching is thicker due to being less deeply set.

8. Stitching

  • Authentic: Stitching corners nearly touch the Swoosh, and threads appear thicker and bulkier.
  • Fake: Stitching corners are positioned too high above the Swoosh, and threads appear too thin.

9. Toe box

  • Authentic: Perforations on the toe box are wider and larger.
  • Fake: Perforation holes appear too narrow and small.

10. Insole

  • Authentic: “CO.JP” text on the insole is thick, well-defined, and displays high-quality materials.
  • Fake: “CO.JP” text appears “scrapped,” too thin, and the insole fabric seems to wave through the text.

11. Rear patch

  • Authentic: Patch where the two logos meet appears wider.
  • Fake: Patch looks too narrow and smaller.

12. Exterior tongue

  • Authentic: The “NIKE” and “AIR” inscriptions are thinner.
  • Fake: Both “NIKE” and “AIR” inscriptions appear too thick.

13. Box label

  • Authentic: The “EURO UK cm” text on the box label is thicker and more defined.
  • Fake: The “EURO UK cm” text appears too thin compared to authentic text.

Shortlist of this Guide

Here’s a concise summary of the fastest way to authenticate Air Jordan 1 CO.JP:

  1. Check the label inside the tongue for correct font and thickness.
  2. Inspect the hourglass shape from the back of the shoes.
  3. Verify the toe box for proper inflation.
  4. Examine the size tag for accurate text thickness.
  5. Look at the Air Jordan logo for correct letter thickness.
  6. Verify the wings within the logo.
  7. Examine the Swoosh for thickness and size.
  8. Check the corner stitching near the Nike Swoosh.
  9. Verify the holes on the toe box for width.
  10. Inspect the insole for proper printing.
  11. Analyze the patch on the back of the shoes for width.
  12. Look at the badge on the tongue for text thickness.
  13. Examine the text on the box label for correct thickness.

Expert Jordan 1 CO.JP Authentication

If you require assistance with authenticating your Air Jordan 1 CO.JP:

  • Send us high-quality pictures of your shoes.
  • We will provide you with the results within 24 to 48 hours.
  • The results will also include a report explaining whether your sneakers are genuine or counterfeit.

This is it for now.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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About the Author

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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