Jordan 1 Electro Orange: How To Spot Fakes (2024)

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

Need to legit check your Electro Orange Jordan 1s?

This is the expert guide you need.

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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!

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How to spot fake Jordan 1 Electro Orange

In brief, the quickest method to identify fake Air Jordan 1 Electro Orange is by examining the size tag.

Fake pairs often exhibit inconsistent text thickness, revealing their inauthenticity.

1. Size tag

  • Authentic:
    • Style-code text uses correct font and is thicker.
    • “UPC” text and its adjacent numbers are also thicker.
    • “MADE IN CHINA” text is thinner and larger.
  • Fake:
    • Style-code text uses wrong font and is too thin.
    • “UPC” text and its numbers are too thin.
    • “MADE IN CHINA” text is too thick and smaller than the authentic version’s text.

Don’t worry if your size tag doesn’t have the same style-cod as above.

Men’s sizes: 555088-180

Girls’ sizes: 575441-180

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2. Hourglass shape

  • Authentic:
    • Distinct hourglass shape at the back with curvy sides and a noticeable middle narrowing.
  • Fake:
    • Attempts hourglass shape but lacks the smooth, accentuated curves of authentic pairs.

Unclear? This should help:

  • Authentic:
    • Defined hourglass shape with significant curves and narrowing in the middle, noticeable when shoes are off-foot.
  • Fake:
    • Less defined hourglass shape with curves and narrowing not as prominent as on authentic pairs.

2. Toe box

  • Authentic: Toe box is flat, thin, and not lifted too high.
  • Fake: Toe box is significantly lifted, thicker, and bulkier compared to authentic pairs.

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. Logo text

  • Authentic:
    • “AIR JORDAN” text is thinner, and the “TM” inscription is thicker.
  • Fake:
    • “AIR JORDAN” text is too thick, while the “TM” inscription is too thin.

5. Logo wings

  • Authentic: Wings on the sneakers are placed closely, leaving more empty space between each other.
  • Fake: Wings are spaced too far apart, leaving less empty space between each other.

6. Perforations

  • Authentic: Perforations are narrower and smaller.
  • Fake: Perforations are too wide and generally larger than those on authentic pairs.

7. Swoosh

  • Authentic:
    • Stitching on the Nike Swoosh logo is thinner, smaller, and less noticeable.
  • Fake:
    • Threads on the Nike Swoosh logo are too big and thick.

8. Rear patch

  • Authentic: The patch is shorter and wider.
  • Fake: The patch is too tall and too narrow.

9. Tongue

  • Authentic: The “®” characters are bigger and thicker.
  • Fake: The “®” characters are too tiny and thin.

9. Cross-stitching

  • Authentic: Stitching is placed closer to the Nike Swoosh logo.
  • Fake: Stitching is placed too far away from the logo.

11. Box label

  • Authentic: Text appears thinner and slimmer.
  • Fake: Text is noticeably too thick.

Authenticity checklist

When time is of the essence, or you’re shopping for Air Jordan 1 Retro High Electro Orange online…

These 11 quick indicators can help you authenticate your sneakers:

  1. Check the size tag inside your Air Jordan 1 for proper font-weighting, as fake shoes often have incorrect text thickness.
  2. Examine the rear hourglass shape; authentic Air Jordan 1 pairs have a distinct curve, while fakes appear too straight.
  3. Inspect the toe box for inflation; fake AJ1 pairs may have an over-inflated appearance.
  4. Verify the “Air Jordan” text thickness in the logo; fakes often have incorrect text thickness.
  5. Examine the stitching near the Air Jordan logo; fake pairs may have thick stitching with extra threads.
  6. Inspect the toe box perforations; fake pairs may have smaller and narrower holes.
  7. Check the stitching on the Nike Swoosh logo; fake pairs tend to have thick stitching.
  8. Examine the rear patch where the Swooshes meet; fakes may have a boxy patch.
  9. Inspect the text on the exterior side of the tongue; fake badges often have thin registered trademark characters.
  10. Examine the corner stitching on the side; fake pairs may have stitching placed too far from the Nike Swoosh logo.
  11. Look at the “USA” text on the box label; replica Air Jordan 1 Electro Orange pairs may have excessively thick text.

Expert Jordan 1 Electro Orange authentication

If you require assistance with authenticating your Air Jordan 1 Electro Orange sneakers, we’re here to help.

  • Simply provide us with high-quality photos of your Air Jordan 1s.
  • Wel’l deliver the results along with a comprehensive report within 24 to 48 hours…
  • Outlining whether your sneakers are genuine or counterfeit.

This concludes our legit check guide.

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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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