Jordan 1 SBB: Authentic or $150 Fake? (2024 GUIDE)

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Last Updated on April 23, 2024 by Ch David

Use this expert guidance to authenticate your Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard. Join us, and let’s legit check Shattered Backboard 1s.

This guide works for all released: 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0.

However: We’ve also got a SBB 3.0 individual guide!

How to tell fake Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard

1. Interior tongue

  • Authentic:
    1. Text on the interior label, including “TRADEMARKS”, “GUARANTEE”, “SWOOSH ®”, “VOTRE”, “QUALITE”, “MADE IN CHINA”, and “FABRIQUE EN CHINE” is well-proportioned and appropriately thick.
    2. Letters in each word are consistently shaped and properly aligned, with no slanting or crookedness.
    3. Registered trademark symbol “®” adjacent to “SWOOSH” is appropriately thick.
  • Fake:
    1. “TRADEMARKS” and “GUARANTEE” text appears thin, slanted, and crooked, with inconsistency in letter sizes.
    2. Registered trademark symbol “®” next to “SWOOSH” appears too thin on multiple instances.
    3. “VOTRE” and “QUALITE” text also appear thin and slanted, with improperly shaped letters.
    4. Words “MADE IN CHINA” and “FABRIQUE EN CHINE” are printed with thin letters.
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2. Hourglass shape

This silhouette is specific to all authentic Jordan 1s.

  • Authentic:
    • Hourglass shape: thicker at the top and bottom, with a noticeable narrowing in the middle.
  • Fake:
    • Lack the distinctive hourglass shape, appearing bulkier on all sides.
    • This gives them a less defined look compared to authentic pairs.

Closer look:

  • Authentic: Sneakers have a noticeable curvy shape on both bottom and topsides.
  • Fake: More tube-like, lacking distinctive curves.

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

  • Authentic:
    1. The “AIR” text has thicker letters, with the bottom right leg of the letter “R” appropriately long.
    2. “JORDAN” text has well-proportioned letters, neither too thin nor too thick.
    3. The “TM” text is visibly thicker.
  • Fake:
    1. Letters in the “AIR” text appear too thin, with the “R” having a shorter bottom right leg.
    2. The letters “J”, “O”, and “N” in the “JORDAN” text are too thin, while the rest are too thick.
    3. The “TM” text looks too thin.

4. Wings

  • Authentic: Wings are properly positioned with consistent spacing between each wing.
  • Fake: Wings are placed too far from each other due to excessive space between each wing.

5. Swoosh

5.1. Size

  • Authentic:
    • Swoosh logo is placed higher on the sneakers, resulting in a longer distance from the Swoosh to the midsole.
  • Fake:
    • Swoosh logo appears bigger and is positioned closer to the midsole.

5.2. Shape

  • Authentic: Swoosh appears more curvaceous and the top tip of the Swoosh has a distinct curve.
  • Fake: Swoosh logo is less curvy compared to the authentic sneakers’ logo.

6. Toe box

6.1. Perforations

  • Authentic: Perforations on the toe box are smaller and less wide.
  • Fake: The toe box perforations are too wide and appear larger than those on the authentic sneakers.

6.2. Shape

  • Authentic: Toe box is thicker and moderately inflated.
  • Fake: Toe box is too thin and inadequately inflated.

7. Rear patch

  • Authentic: Rear patch is boxier and proportionate.
  • Fake: Patch appears too tall and wide.

8. Sole

  • Authentic: Stars are defined and sharp (applies to unworn pairs only).
  • Fake: Stars on the soles are less defined and appear curvier.

9. Stitching

  • Authentic: Stitching is placed closer to the Nike Swoosh logo.
  • Fake: Cross-stitching is placed a bit too far away from the Nike Swoosh logo.

This can vary with low-end quality replicas.

What does SBB mean in Jordan 1s?

SBB means “Shattered Backboard” in Jordan 1s, and it refers to the orange/white/black colorway.

There are 4 SBB Colorways:

That’s all you need to know about the background of the Shattered Backboard “SBB” colorway.

Authenticity Checklist

Here are the top nine indicators. Use the when you’re short on time:

  1. Inspect the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text. Fake AJ1 SBB sneakers often have incorrectly positioned and unevenly weighted text.
  2. Examine the rear side of the AJ1 SBB. Replicas typically lack the hourglass shape seen in authentic shoes.
  3. Check the Air Jordan logo’s lettering. Fake Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboards often have thin and wide letters.
  4. Look at the spacing between the wings on the Air Jordan classic logo. Fake shoes commonly have excessive space between each wing.
  5. Inspect the Nike Swoosh logo on the side. Counterfeit Air Jordan 1 sneakers often feature a larger and less curved Nike Swoosh compared to authentic AJ1 SBB pairs.
  6. Verify the toe box. Fake Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboards usually have wider perforations and an over-inflated appearance.
  7. Examine the rear patch where the two Nike Swoosh logos meet on the rear side. Fake shoes tend to have a larger patch in terms of height and width.
  8. Check the stars on the soles. Fake Air Jordan 1 SBB pairs often have curvier and bulkier stars compared to retail versions.
  9. Inspect the cross-stitching on the side of the shoes. Fake SBB AJ1s typically have stitching placed too close to the Swoosh.

Expert Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard Authentication

If you require assistance in authenticating your Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard:

  • Provide us with high-quality photographs of your Jordans.
  • We will promptly furnish you with the results, typically within 24 to 48 hours.
  • These results will be accompanied by a comprehensive report.

This ends our guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard SBB.

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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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