Real Vs Fake Air Jordan 1 Fearless UNC Chicago – How To Spot Fake AJ1 Fearless 2019

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To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Fearless is checking the size tag inside each shoe. The counterfeit Jordans never have their text on the size tag at the right thickness, while the authentic pairs always have the same font-weight for their text there. At the same time, make sure that your shoes have an hourglass shape if you look at them from the rear side, because the fake pairs usually miss this detail.

The Fearless Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro Highs from 2019 present a more different silhouette than the usual, and as cool as they are, these blue and red patent leather Air Jordan 1s are highly replicated.

When you want to buy a pair of these, you most likely want to know whether you are looking at a real or fake Air Jordan 1 Fearless pair.

Assuming that you want to learn that, then this is the place where you want to be. Sit back and relax, because this guide will teach you all you need to know about spotting fake Air Jordan 1 Fearless UNC Chicago sneakers with almost no effort.

In fact, the only effort that needs to be done is just reading this guide and looking at the real vs fake AJ1 Fearless 2019 images that we’ll link throughout the guide.

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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!

How to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Retro High Fearless

Step 1: Fake vs real Fearless Air Jordan 1 size tag comparison

The guide on how to authenticate Fearless Air Jordan 1 High sneakers will have us looking inside the shoes, at the spot which we consider to be the best of the best authenticity factor.

As we’ve mentioned in the very first paragraph of the guide, we like to believe that the size tag is the best way to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Fearless sneakers.

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In the image with the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Fearless sneakers above, we have pointed out how the fake pair’s style-code’s text looks too thin.

The style-code inscription is the bold text in the top-right corner. There you can see how the “CK5666-100” text on the real shoes looks thicker and more defined than the fake one.

Then, in the bottom left corner of the size tag you can observe how the “MADE IN CHINA” text that’s spelt in multiple languages looks too thick and too small.

On the other hand, the real Fearless 1s have their “MADE IN CHINA” inscription looks thinner and bigger than the fake pair’s text.

Step 2: Check the hourglass shape on the back of your Fearless Air Jordan 1s

The legitimate pairs of the Fearless 1s have a specific shape from the rear side, and we call it the “hourglass shape” for a reason.

The reason is that the shoes must have a curvy look at the top and at the bottom, and in the middle, they are supposed to be narrowed enough to have this hourglass look.

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As you can see in the image above, the authentic shoes do present the right shape, as they have a visibly curvy and narrow detailing.

Yes, if we look at the legit shoes, we can notice how they have a curvy/narrow shape as well, but their flaw is that the shape isn’t as accentuated and as detailed as the real one.

Therefore, the fake shoes actually have more of a tubular shape, rather than the hourglass look.

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The green lines on the sides of the real vs fake Air Jordan 1s show you how the authentic shoes look like an hourglass, they’re very curved and pretty narrowed in the middle.

On the other hand, 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.

Step 3: See the inflation level of the toe box on your Fearless Air Jordans

The third step of the guide on how to legit check Air Jordan 1 Fearless UNC Chicago sneakers will move us to the front of the shoes, but looking at this from the profile side.

We are doing this because we want to check whether your shoes have the right toe box or one that is overly or too little inflated.

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In the image with the authentic vs replica Air Jordan 1 Fearless 2019 sneakers above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its toe box inflated too little.

In fact, you can see how the fake pair has its toe box too thin and too little high, while the real pair’s toe box is thicker, it is higher and generally bulkier than the fake one.

Moving forward to the fourth method of the guide on how to authenticate Air Jordan 1 Fearless UNC Chicago shoes, we now have to move to the upper side of the shoes.

Here we have to quickly check the lettering the classic “AIR JORDAN” logo that is visible on almost every colourway of the Retro High OG Air Jordan 1s.

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In the picture with the fake vs legit Fearless Air Jordan 1s above, you can observe how the fake pair has its text being too thick and way bigger than the real one.

On the other hand, the authentic Fearless Air Jordan 1s have a lower font-weight for their “AIR JORDAN” text, since it is visibly narrower than the fake pair’s inscription.

The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways to authenticate this item.

The next few steps are still reliable signs of authenticity, but are for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the steps we’ve explained above to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.

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Moving forward to the fifth method of the Air Jordan 1 Fearless UNC Chicago authentication process, we are still going to talk about the same logo.

This time we want to check the stitching that goes all around the Air Jordan logo, instead of the text that we’ve previously checked on the real vs fake Fearless UNC Chicago Air Jordan 1s.

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The fake pair’ stitching is improperly done, and this can be visible if you take a close look at basically any thread there. The threads are too thick and badly attached to the shoes, as they come out of the shoes instead of being fit deep inside.

Looking at the genuine Air Jordans, you can observe how their stitching all around the logo has the same thickness for each thread, as well as how these stitches are perfectly added to the shoes, since not one thread comes out of them.

Step 6: Inspect the perforations on the toe box of your Fearless AJ1s

Now that we’re definitely done with the classic Air Jordan logo, let’s have a talk about the holes (or the perforations, however you want to call them) that are on the white side of the toe boxes.

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This picture with the real vs replica AJ1 Fearless UNC Chicago sneakers above shows you how the fake pair has its perforations being too wide and too deep.

This can be noticed if you look at how much of the white leather’s area do they cover: the fake ones are too large, while the real perforations are narrower and cover less of the white leather than the fake ones.

Step 7: Look at the corner stitching on the side of your Air Jordan 1 Fearless

Proceeding to the eighth step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Fearless sneakers, let’s have a look at the white stitching that goes on the profile side of the shoes.

Precisely, the stitching which we are talking about is the one that makes a little corner above the Nike Swoosh, right before it crosses over the logo.

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In the image with the fake vs authentic Air Jordan 1 Fearless pairs above, you can see how the fake pair’s stitching is too thick and how it is placed a bit too far away from the logo.

On the other hand, the real Fearless AJ1s have their same stitching thinner and placed way closer to the Nike Swoosh logo.

Step 8: Examine the patch on the rear side of the shoes where the Nike Swooshes meet together

Going to the eighth step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Fearless sneakers, we are going to go back to the rear side of the shoes, where we want to have a look at the patch under which the Swooshes from the interior and from the exterior profile sides of the shoes meet together.

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The image with the real vs counterfeit Air Jordan 1 Fearless shoes above pictures how the patch on the fake AJ1s looks too tall and too narrow. Basically, the patch is too tall on the fake pair.

Talking about the genuine Fearless 1s, you can notice how they have their patch looking boxier, shorter and generally wider than the patch seen on the replica 1s.

Step 9: Real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Fearless UNC Chicago midsole stitching

Moving forward to the ninth method of the guide on how to spot a fake Air Jordan 1 Fearless pair of sneakers, we are going to have a look at the midsoles for their stitching.

As always, let’s quickly look at the real vs replica Air Jordan 1 Fearless comparison image, and right after that, we’ll tell you the flaw on the fake pair, as well as the counterpart of the real shoes.

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The picture with the authentic vs fake Air Jordan 1 Fearless sneakers above shows you how the fake pair has its stitches on the midsole being too thick and too bulky.

On the other hand, the real shoes have their Fearless 1s have their threads on the midsole thinner and narrower than the fake ones.

Step 10: Verify the extra FEAR label of your Fearless Air Jordan 1s

For the tenth and the last method of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1s, we are going to have a look at the black extra label that says “FEAR”.

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The fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Fearless sneakers above shows you how the fake pair’s F”EAR” text looks too thin, while the authentic pair has the same text thicker and more defined.

How can I spot fake Air Jordan 1 Fearless in 60 seconds?

The 10 detailed steps outlined above might not be so practical when you are in a hurry or when you want to buy the sneakers online.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60-second solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 10 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real Air Jordan 1 Fearless pair.

  1. Brief the size tag inside your Air Jordan 1 sneakers, as the fake shoes tend to have their text really thin.
  2. Look at the hourglass shape from the rear side of your shoes. The fake Air Jordan 1 pairs usually have their shape too straight.
  3. Verify the toe box of your Air Jordan 1s. In most cases, the fake AJ1 pairs have their toe box looking over-inflated.
  4. Look at the “Air Jordan” text in the classic Air Jordan 1 logo of your shoes. Usually, the fake AJ1 pairs have their text at the wrong thickness.
  5. Verify the stitching near the Air Jordan logo. Usually, the fake pairs have their stitching too thick and with extra threads.
  6. Look at the toe box and its perforations. Usually, the fake pairs have their holes looking too small and narrow on the toe box
  7. Examine the corner stitching on the side of your shoes, as most of the fake pairs have their stitching looking too thin and also placed too close to the Nike Swoosh logo.
  8. Verify the patch on the back of the shoes, where the Nike Swoosh logos meet together. The fake pairs usually have their patch looking too boxy.
  9. See the stitching on the midsole of your shoes, as the fake pairs tend to have their stitches too thick and too short, therefore being boxier than the real ones.
  10. Have a look at the “FEAR” text on the extra label. Mostly, the fake pairs have their text there too thin.

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That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Fearless legit check guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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