THE Expert Guide: Jordan 1 Lost & Found (Real vs Fake)

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Ch David
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Last Updated on April 23, 2024 by Ch David

The Lost And Found Jordan 1s are what people also call the reimagined Chicago Jordan 1s – they’re basically the Chicagos of 2022.

Today, we’ll teach you how to spot fakes.

How to tell if Jordan 1 Lost & Found are fake

You can tell if Air Jordan 1 Lost & Found are fake by checking if the inside of the tongue presents crooked letters. Fake pairs always do o!

1. Interior tongue label

  • The fake Jordan 1s have their “SWOOSH” text too stretched, as it is too tall, so to speak.
  • The “SWOOSH” text is also too thick.
  • In the middle of the red label, you’ll notice the “SWOOSH ®” text – it’s the only text in that line. That text is too narrow on the fake pair, while the real pair’s text is wider.
  • The “MADE IN CHINA” and the “FABRIQUE EN CHINE” prints on the fake Air Jordan 1 Lost And Found are too thin.

If you look at the authentic pair, you can see how the same two lines of text appear to be thicker than the fake ones.

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2. Size tag

  • The fake pair has its “DZ5485-612” text looking too thin. Notice the best on the fake number “8”.
  • The fake pair’s “BR” text is too small and also too thin.

DZ5485-612 represents the style-code for the Air Jordan 1 Lost And Found.

It’s a unique number for this model.

3. Hourglass shape

  • The authentic pair must look like an hourglass.
  • The fake pair’s shape is more “tubular”. It is almost straight from top to bottom, without any narrowing.

If you look closely, you can notice how the authentic pair has a wider opening at the bottom and at the top, and how it narrows down in the middle, which makes it look like an hourglass.

4. Distressting

You can see the distressing all around the authentic pair, especially on the black leather parts.

  • The issue with 99% of the fake Lost And Found Jordan 1s is that their leather doesn’t have the distressing as accentuated as the real shoes.
  • Hence, the fake Air Jordan 1 pair looks like it has less distressing than the real pair.

On the real Lost And Found Air Jordan 1s you can see how there are multiple small white dots which imitate the distressing effect.

The fake pair has a few of these too, but the pattern is bigger than the real pair’s.

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. Air Jordan logo

  • The fake Air Jordan 1s have the wings in the logo placed too close to each other.
  • Also, the fake wings are too thick, and they come out of the shoes more than they should.

Looking at the genuine Air Jordan 1 Lost & Found, you can observe how the wings are exactly the opposite of the fake pair.

The real wings have more space in between each other, and they’re also thinner than the fake wings.

6. Perforations

  • The fake pair has larger holes on the toe box.

The authentic holes are supposed to be smaller and narrower than the fake ones. See in this picture how the real pair checks this test perfectly.

7. Toe box

  • The fake pair’s toe box is too small, and how the real one is higher.
  • The white and red parts on the toe box are lower and shorter than the real ones.

In fact, the authentic ones are higher and bigger.

8. Receipt

This image with the authentic Air Jordan 1 Lost And Found pair shows you what the authentic receipt should look like.

Keep in mind that, in the worst-case scenario, fake shoes can also come with a swapped authentic receipt.

That’s why we recommend that you don’t rely on this step.

Is Jordan 1 Lost And Found made in China?

Yes, Jordan 1 Lost And Found are made in China. Every authentic pair states this on the interior tongue label, size tag, and box.

Note that most fake Air Jordan Lost & Found pairs are also made in China, though in different factories, of course.

Shortlist: Tell fake Jordan 1 Lost & Found in 30 seconds

  1. Check the interior tongue label of the shoes.
  2. Verify the size tag inside the shoes.
  3. Closely look at the hourglass shape from the back.
  4. Analyze the distressing level on your shoes.

So, should you be too busy to go through the very detailed comparison of real vs Air Jordan 1 Lost & Found, then just briefly here is a recap of our legit check guide.

In other words, we have exclusively summarized the top 4 ways to tell which is authentic from which is a fake version of this that shoe type.

However, we must say; our picture comparison is one to help you tremendously, as each of the flaws has been extensively illustrated.

Let our experts handle it

This is one of the best services we offer. As we’ve mentioned at the onset of this legit check guide, our real vs fake Air Jordan 1 comparison is out here to be free forever.

And we have made it so detailed, in such a way that you should not be finding it hard to have issues understanding it.

However, if for any reason, after going through this legit check guide, you are still having elements of doubt within yourself, then you can reach out to us.

We would be happy to offer a helping hand to legit check your pair of Air Jordan 1 Lost & Found!

It’s a simple process after all; all you need to do is to send us a picture of the pair you want to confirm its authenticity, and we would reach back to you within 24 to 48 hours, and sometimes, even faster than this stipulated time.

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Thank you for reading this,

Ch Daniel and Ch David

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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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