Jordan 1 Pine Green REAL vs FAKE: Legit Check Guide

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Ch David
Air Jordan 1 Pine Green Real Vs Fake
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Last Updated on June 7, 2024 by Ch David

In this guide, we’ll cover the real vs fake Jordan 1 Pine Green.

Both releases can be legit check with this guide. This means you can authenticate both Jordans:

  • Pine Green 1.0
  • Pine Green 2.0

How to spot fake Jordan 1 Pine Green

Quickly identify counterfeit Air Jordan 1 Pine Green by scrutinizing the tongue label’s text alignment and font weigh. Real Nike x Air Jordans have precise text positioning.

1. Interior tongue

  • Authentic:
    1. The “SWOOSH ®” text on the interior tongue labels is well-defined and thick.
    2. The second “SWOOSH” text is boxy and narrow.
    3. The “QUALITE” text maintains standard proportions, neither too tall nor stretched.
    4. Proper font weighting and appropriate kerning (letter spacing) are observed in all textual elements.
  • Fake:
    1. The “SWOOSH ®” text appears noticeably too thin.
    2. The second “SWOOSH” text looks too thin and wide.
    3. The “QUALITE” text appears thinner and visibly stretched taller.
    4. Text elements, like the second “SWOOSH ®”, are improperly font-weighted and poorly kerned, often with letters too close together or unevenly spaced.
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2. Hourglass shape

  • Authentic:
    • Have a clear “hourglass” shape: wider at top/bottom, narrow in the middle.
    • Keep this shape even when not worn.
  • Fake:
    • May be somewhat curvy, but not as distinct.
    • Tend to look more straight and tubular, missing the hourglass shape.

Let’s see a more detailed picture:

  • Authentic:
    • Exhibits a notably curvier contour, as seen in comparison images.
  • Fake:
    • Tends to showcase a straighter, more tubular form, lacking the genuine shoes’ curvature.

3. Air Jordan logo

  • Authentic:
    • Feature the “AIR JORDAN” text with a specific, standardized font-weight.
  • Fake:
    • Display noticeably thicker “AIR JORDAN” text, deviating from the authentic font-weight.

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.

4. Wings

  • Authentic:
    • Ensure consistently even spacing between each wing of the Air Jordan logo, barring the extremely rare factory flaw.
  • Fake:
    • Often exhibit improper spacing between the wings, typically with too much space evident.

5. Toe box

5.1. Perforations

  • Authentic:
    • Feature perforations that are notably bigger and wider, adhering to a standard size.
  • Fake:
    • May present perforations that are either too small and narrow or, contrastingly, too big and wide.

5.2. Shape

  • Authentic:
    • Present a toe box with a standardized, balanced thickness and size.
  • Fake:
    • Frequently showcase an “over-inflated” toe box, meaning it appears too thick, big, and massive in comparison to authentic pairs.

6. Rear patch

  • Authentic:
    • Display a patch that is proportionately longer in height and shorter in width.
  • Fake:
    • Often have a patch that appears too boxy, being notably too short in height and excessively long in width.

7. Swoosh

  • Authentic:
    • Exhibit a Swoosh logo with a specific, pronounced curvature.
  • Fake:
    • May display a Swoosh that is less curvy or deviates from the authentic design.

8. Stitching

  • Authentic:
    • Maintain a clear distance between the cross-stitching and the Swoosh, ensuring they never make contact.
  • Fake:
    • Often exhibit cross-stitching positioned too close to the Swoosh, sometimes even touching.

Authenticity Checklist

Quick 60-Second Authenticity Checklist for Air Jordan 1 Pine Green:

  1. Check the interior tongue label for text alignment and font-weight, a common area of discrepancy in fakes.
  2. Examine the shoe’s rear side for the signature hourglass shape; counterfeits often lack this defining feature.
  3. Verify the Air Jordan logo’s lettering for proper thickness and spacing.
  4. Inspect the placement of the wings in the logo; fake pairs may have wings too close together.
  5. Examine the toe box perforations; fakes may show narrow or wide perforations and an over-inflated look.
  6. Look at the patch on the back; fake patches tend to be oversized.
  7. Analyze the Nike Swoosh logo; fakes may have a curvier Swoosh.
  8. Authenticate the side stitching; fake shoes often have it too close to the Nike Swoosh logo.

Expert Jordan 1 Pine Green Authentication

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  • Simply provide us with high-quality pictures of your Air Jordan 1 Pine Green.
  • Expect results within 24 to 48 hours…
  • Aong with a detailed report explaining why we believe your sneakers are either authentic or fake.

That concludes our comprehensive guide for authenticating Air Jordan 1 Pine Green 1.0 and 2.0.

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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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