How To Spot Fake Air Jordan 1 Hyper Royal (2024)

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Last Updated on April 23, 2024 by Ch David

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How to tell if Jordan 1 Hyper Royal are fake

You can tell if Hyper Royals are real or fake by looking at the interior tongue label. Fakes never get that label right.

1. Interior tongue

  • The fake Air Jordan 1s have their “NIKE” inscription looking too thin.
  • The fake “SWOOSH” print also has a thinner look on the fake shoes.
  • The fake pair’s “QUALITY” text looks too thin and a little bit too small.
  • Next is the “SWOOSH ®” text. On the fake pair, this stitched text looks too thin.
  • The same “SWOOSH” text has the letter “W” smaller than the rest.
  • The fake Hyper Royal 1s have their “VOTRE GARANTIE DE QUALITY.” line of text looking too small.
  • The letters in the words are crooked, while the real shoes have all of their letters thicker and properly positioned.
  • The “CHINE” text looks too thick, while the inscription on the legit shoes looks thinner.
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2. Size tag

  • The style code “555088-402” on the fake pair looks too thin.
  • The “UPC” text and the numbers next to it look too thin on the fake shoes, once again.
  • The “MADE IN CHINA” block of text in the bottom left side of the size tag looks too thin as well on the fake.

3. Hourglass shape

  • Looking at the fake shoes, you can notice how they also have a curvy and narrow shape, but you can see how their shape is not as accentuated as it has to be.

Authentic shoes have a very accentuated and curvy shape on the upper and lower sides of the blue suede, and the middle part of the shoes is narrowed.

If that wasn’t the best explanation, we’ve got you covered with this properly explained fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Hyper Royal comparison image below.

  • The green lines on the sides of the real vs fake Hyper Royal Air Jordan 1s show you how the authentic shoes look like an hourglass, they’re very curved and pretty narrowed in the middle.
  • The fake pair’s shape may be kind of curved and narrowed as well, but it is definitely not defined as much as it should be.

Please keep in mind that this spot may not always be seen when the authentic shoes are on foot, so we recommend giving the verdict to this step only when the shoes are not being worn.

4. Toe box

  • The fake shoes have their toe box inflated too much, as the fake toe box has this bulky look on its blue suede.
  • This flaw can be easily noticed if you look at how high and thick the blue suede on the front side of the shoes is.

On the other hand, the retail Air Jordan 1 Hyper Royal’s toe box looks narrower, as it is slimmer and just flatter than the fake pair’s toe box.

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  • 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. Air Jordan logo text

  • The “AIR JORDAN TM” text is too thin on the fake Hyper Royal Jordan 1s.

Now as for the authentic Air Jordan 1s, you can see how their “AIR JORDAN TM” text looks thicker and bolder on all three words.

6. Air Jordan logo wings

  • The fake pair’s wings are fit too shallow inside the suede.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 1s have their wings fit deeper inside the suede material, unlike the fake pair’s wings.

7. Swoosh

  • The fake pair’s stitching looks too thin.
  • The stitches that outline the logo are too short and they fit too shallowly inside the leather of the Swoosh.

The genuine Hyper Royal 1s have their stitches all around the edge of the logo to fit deeper inside the Swoosh.

They’re also thicker than those seen on the fake pair’s Swoosh.

8. Perforations

  • The replica Jordan 1s have their perforations too tiny and too narrow.
  • To notice the easiest, look at how empty the white leather looks due to the holes being so small.

Looking at the genuine Air Jordan 1s, you can see how their perforations are bigger, more massive and generally bigger than the holes found on the fake Hyper Royal 1s.

9. Rear patch

  • The fake pair’s patch is too narrow, too tall, and too little wide.
  • Also, notice how the overall look of the fake pair’s blue suede is too saturated and how it looks too dark.

On the other hand, the retail Air Jordan 1 Hyper Royal pair’s same patch looks larger and a bit shorter, therefore having a wider look than the fake pair’s patch.

10. Corner stitching

  • The fake pair’s stitching has its corner placed too close to the Nike Swoosh logo.
  • The fake stitching looks too thin as well.

Moving to the authentic pair’s stitching, you can observe how its corner takes place further away from the Nike Swoosh logo.

11. Exterior tongue label

  • The fake pair’s “AIR” text looks too thin.

On the other hand, the retail pair’s “AIR” inscription is thicker and it has a more massive and bulkier look than the fake one.

12. Box

  • The fake pair’s “USA” text and the numbers below look too thin.

On the other hand, the same “USA” text and the numbers below look thicker on the authentic pair’s label glued to the box.

Shortlist for Legit Checking

  1. Inspect the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text; replicas often feature flawed text.
  2. Examine the size tag inside your Air Jordan Hyper Royal sneakers, as fake shoes tend to display thin text.
  3. Observe the hourglass shape from the rear side of your shoes. Fake Air Jordan 1 Hyper Royal pairs typically lack the correct curvature.
  4. Verify the toe box of your Air Jordan 1 Hyper Royal. In many cases, fake AJ1 pairs exhibit an over-inflated appearance.
  5. Study the “Air Jordan TM” text in the classic Air Jordan 1 logo on your shoes. Fake AJ1 pairs frequently have incorrectly sized text.
  6. Inspect the spacing between the wings in the classic Air Jordan 1 logo. Fake AJ1 Hyper Royal pairs often have wings placed too close or too far apart.
  7. Analyze the stitching on the Nike Swoosh logo for thickness; replicas tend to have thicker stitches.
  8. Check the toe box and its perforations. Fake pairs usually have smaller and narrower holes on the toe box.
  9. Verify the patch on the back of the shoes where the Nike Swoosh logos meet. Fake pairs often feature a boxy patch.
  10. Examine the corner stitching on the side of your shoes. Many fake pairs have thin stitching placed too closely to the Nike Swoosh logo.
  11. Confirm the text on the exterior side of the tongue’s badge. The “AIR” text on fake pairs is often too thin.
  12. Inspect the text on the box label. Fake pairs frequently display “USA” text that is too thin.

The comprehensive set of 12 steps detailed above may not be as feasible when you’re pressed for time or aiming to purchase sneakers online.

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With that, we conclude our comprehensive guide on distinguishing genuine Air Jordan 1 Hyper Royal sneakers from fakes. We remain dedicated to updating this article with more refined and contemporary comparisons.

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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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