How To Spot Fake Jordan 1 Court Purple (All Releases)

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

You can spot fake Jordan 1 Court Purple by checking the interior tongue label. However, there are 8 other spots that we’ll detail in this guide. Let’s find out what they are!

If you are here because you want to learn how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Court Purple, then you are sure in the best place to do so.

With each step, we’ll add reference real vs fake images to help you distinguish between the original and the counterfeit.

Note: This guide works for all releases of the Court Purple 1s.

  • Court Purple 1.0 (2018).
  • Court Purple 2.0 (2020).
  • Court Purple 3.0 (2021).

Whether you have the first or the last release, feel free to legit check your Air Jordans with our guide.

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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 tell if Jordan 1 Court Purple are fake

You can tell if Jordan 1 Court Purple are fake if the text on the label inside the tongue is slanted too thick. However, you should look in 8 other places to ensure your pair is real.

Time to analyze them!

1. Interior tongue

  • The “TRADEMARKS” text is too thick on the fake shoes.
  • The same inscription is slanted on the replica Jordan 1s.
    • Meaning: the text looks crooked, as some of the letters are placed higher than others.
    • Authentic sneakers have their letters placed at the same level.
  • The “GUARANTEE” text is too thick and improperly shaped.
  • The letter “E” in “GUARANTEE” is too thick on the fake Court Purple 1s.
  • Both “SWOOSH ®” inscriptions are too thick.
  • Also, both “®” symbols have the letter “R” misplaced: they are not in the middle of the circle.
  • The”VOTRE” and “QUALITE” prints are too boxy and thick on the fake Jordan 1 Court Purples.
  • The “QUALITE” text is also slanted. Some of the letters are bigger than the rest.
  • In the “MADE IN CHINA” text, the fake letter “A” in the “CHINA” text is filled.
  • The authentic Jordans have their “A” in “CHINA” empty, being thinner than the fake.
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2. Hourglass shape

The authentic Air Jordan 1 Court Purple must look like an hourglass from the rear side:

  • The real shoes are thicker on the bottom and the upper side of the shoes.
  • In the middle, they have a narrowing on both the left and the right shoes.
  • This gives them an authentic hourglass shape ⏳.

Now, as for the fake shoes:

  • They are bulkier on all sides of the shoes.
  • Hence, they don’t have an hourglass shape.
  • Instead, look less defined than the legit Jordan 1s.

Let’s take a look at another comparison to easily understand this.

  • The legit Court Purples have their shape looking bumpier than the fake.
  • See how the fake pair has this “tubular” shape instead of a bumpy hourglass.

Note: This is not a reliable step when the sneakers are being worn.

If the shape is not visible while the sneakers are on foot, there is nothing to worry about.

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.

3. Logo text

  • The “AIR” text is too thick on the fake Jordan 1 Court Purple.
  • The “J” in “JORDAN” is thinner and bigger than the rest of the letters.
  • The “O” in “JORDAN” is too wide and thin on the fake Jordans.
  • The “TM” text is too big and thin as well on the fake Jordan 1s.

4. Logo wings

  • The wings are placed too far away from each other on the fake shoes.
  • The real wings are placed closer to each other.

On the real Jordan 1s, all of the wings have the same amount of space between each wing.

5. Toe box

5.1. Perforations

  • The holes on the fake shoes are too big.
  • The perforations are also wider than the real ones.

5.2. Shape

  • The toe box looks too thin and too little inflated.

Authentic Court Purples have their toe box looking thicker and more inflated than the fake.

6. Swoosh

6.1. Shape

  • The top of the Nike Swoosh logo at the top looks too little curvy on the fake.
  • The Swoosh’s tip looks less sharp than the legit logo.
  • The fake shoes have their Swoosh a bit thicker than the authentic.

6.2. Placement

air jordan 1 court purple fake vs real
  • The Swoosh is placed too low on the fake Jordan 1s.

The legit logo isp landed higher, as it is further away from the midsole.

6.3. Curvature

  • The fake shoes have their Swoosh looking less curvy than the authentic.

7. Cross stitching

  • The fake sneakers have their cross-stitching placed too close to the Swoosh logo.
  • The authentic shoes have the corner of the cross-stitching placed further away from the logo.

The real logo has more distance between the stitching and the Swoosh than the fake sneakers.

8. Rear patch

  • The fake shoes have their patch where the Swooshes meet looking too big in height.
  • The authentic patch is smaller and shorter than the fake.

9. Sole

  • The fake shoes have their stars on the soles looking less defined.
  • The stars are curvier compared to the authentic ones.

Note: This applies only to unworn pairs. As soon as the soles start to get worn, the stars are going to be less and less visible.

Hence, we don’t consider this a reliable sign of authenticity in all of the cases.

Shortlist: Authenticate your Court Purple Jordan 1s

  1. Interior Tongue Label: Examine the label with multiple lines of text. Counterfeit AJ1 Court Purple sneakers often have text that’s misplaced and with incorrect font-weight.
  2. Rear Shape: Observe the AJ1 Court Purple from the back. Many replicas lack the distinct hourglass shape found in genuine pairs.
  3. Air Jordan Logo Lettering: Assess the logo’s letters. Counterfeit models usually feature letters that appear both too thin and too broad.
  4. Logo Wing Spacing: Inspect the gap between the wings on the Air Jordan logo. Fake AJ1 Court Purples tend to have excessive space between the wings.
  5. Toe Box: Pay close attention to the shoe’s toe box. Imitations often exhibit perforations that are too wide, and the toe box’s shape can be overly large/thick or too slender.
  6. Nike Swoosh Logo: Check the details of the Swoosh. Fakes frequently present a Swoosh that’s less curvaceous, not as pointed (at the top), and undersized.
  7. Side Cross-Stitching: Look at the cross-stitching along the side. Counterfeit Court Purple AJ1s usually place their stitching too near to the Swoosh.
  8. Rear Patch: Examine the patch where both Swooshes converge (from the outer and inner sides). Fake versions often have a patch that’s overly tall and narrow compared to authentic pairs.
  9. Sole Stars: Review the stars on the AJ1 Court Purple soles. Many fake pairs have stars that are less distinct and appear too chunky when compared to genuine Air Jordan 1 Court Purple pairs.

While the 9 comprehensive steps mentioned earlier might not be convenient if you’re pressed for time or making an online purchase of sneakers,

We’ve crafted a rapid 60-second guide to authenticate your sneakers.

Above are the top 9 signs to check if you’re dealing with an authentic Air Jordan 1 Court Purple or a replica.

What is the color code for Court Purple Jordan 1?

ModelStyle CodeColor Code (Hex)
Jordan 1 Court Purple 1.0 (2018)555088-501#2A1B59
Jordan 1 Court Purple 2.0 (2020)555088-500#302751
Jordan 1 Court Purple 3.0 (2021)CD0461-151#594D87

This question really depends on what model you need.

To make this easier, we made this small table telling you all the identification codes you may need for your Court Purple Jordan 1s:

  • Style code.
  • Color code.

Expert Jordan 1 Court Purple authentication

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  • Send us clear photos of your Air Jordan 1 Court Purple.
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This wraps up our guide on distinguishing genuine from fake Air Jordan 1 Court Purple.

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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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