How To Spot Fake Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red (Real Vs Fake Guide)

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The Nike Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red are another awesome colourful pair of Air Jordan 1s, and as cool as they are, there’s a whole lot of fakes out there.

When you want to buy a pair of these, you’re most likely going to want to know if the pair you’re buying is a fake or the real deal.

So as to make this part of the ob easier, we’ve compiled this ultimate fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red legit check guide.

Within this guide, you are going to see a couple of steps that arrange the information tidy enough to keep it in mind, and in order to help with that even more, each step will have at least one real vs fake AJ1 Light Fusion Red comparison image.

To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red is checking the size tags inside the left and in the right shoe. The replica AJ1 Light Fusion Red pairs always have their inscriptions on that little piece of fabric looking too thin or even too thick in some cases, while the authentic AJ1s must always be flawless when it comes to this spot.

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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 Light Fusion Red

Step 1: Check the size tag inside your Air Jordans

For the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red sneakers, we are going to talk about the size tags, because as we’ve mentioned before, we like to believe that this is the best way to tell a fake pair of these Jordans.

With this being said, let’s have a look at the image with the fake vs real AJ1 Light Fusion Red pairs that we spoke about a little while ago.

how to spot a fake pair of light fusion reds

Looking at this image with the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red shoes above, you can notice three flaws.

Starting with the top, you can notice how the fake item’s “555088-603” text (which stands for the style-code of the shoes) looks too thin on the fake shoes. In fact, the letters are also too narrow.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 1s have their style-code’s text looking thicker and more defined when compared to the one seen on the fake Light Fusion Reds.

Skipping one line of text, the next spot that we have to look at the “UPC” text and the numbers next to it.

Specifically talking about the fake shoes, you can see how their “UPC” text and the numbers nearby look too thin, and how yet again, the real shoes have their text thicker.

Lastly, in the bottom left corner of the size tag, there’s the block of text that says “MADE IN CHINA” in multiple languages. On the fake shoes, these lines of text look too thin, and surprisingly or not, the real shoes have their text thicker once again.

Step 2: Real vs fake Light Fusion Red Air Jordan 1 hourglass shape

Moving forward to the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red sneakers, we now want to go to the back of the shoes.

The rear of the Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red must have a specific shape, and it is called the hourglass shape, and that’s pretty self explanatory: the shoes must look like an hourglass.

That wasn’t the best explanation, so let us break it down in the next two real vs fake AJ1 Light Fusion Red images below.

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Looking at these shoes above, you can see how the authentic shoes are curved as much as we can imagine a perfectly detailed hourglass on top of them.

On the other hand, while the fake shoes also have this shape, it isn’t as accentuated as it has to be, as the fake pair’s hourglass shape is not as curvy as it has to be on the sides.

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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: Look at the toe box of your Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red

The third step of the Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red authentication process brings us to the profile sides of the shoes, where we need to check the inflation level of the toe boxes.

real vs fake aj1 light fusion red

This is one of the most common flaws on the fake Air Jordan 1s: the toe box is inflated too much, hence why it is so high and why it looks too thick.

Looking at the authentic Jordan 1s, you can see how their toe box is flatter, and when it is put side-by-side with the fake one, you can notice how the real toe box actually seems way more deflated.

Step 4: Examine the classic Air Jordan logo’s inscriptions on your shoes

For the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red sneakers, we are going to look at the “AIR JORDAN TM” text that’s printed right above the classic Air Jordan logo.

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In most of the cases, the fake AJ1 Light Fusion Red pairs will have their “AIR JORDAN TM” text looking too thick, and as you can see above, this applies to the fake pair in the example as well.

Talking about the genuine Air Jordans, you can see how their “AIR JORDAN TM” looks thinner and way slimmer than the same text seen on the replica 1s.

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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Step 5: Check the wings in the Air Jordan logo on the side of the shoes

For the fifth way of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion red sneakers, we’ll still talk about the same Air Jordan logo.

While we previously spoke about the wings in the Air Jordan logo, we now want to speak a bit about the wings within the same logo.

authentic vs replica light fusion red aj1

The image with the real vs replica Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red sneakers above shows you how the fake pair’s wings are too thin, and hence why there’s too much space in-between these.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 1s have their wings thicker and bulkier, and therefore they are placed closer to each other than the fake ones.

Step 6: Examine the stitching on the Nike Swoosh logo of your sneakers

Proceeding to the sixth way of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red sneakers, we are going to talk about the stitching on the Nike Swoosh logo of the shoes.

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Looking at this image with the fake vs real Light Fusion Red AJ1 sneakers, you can see how the fake Air Jordan 1s have their stitching on the Nike Swoosh logo looking too thin and how the threads are too long.

The stitching on the yellow Swoosh seen on the real AJ1s looks thicker and the threads look shorter than the fake ones.

Step 7: Look at the perforations on the toe box of your Light Fusion Red 1s

For the seventh method of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red, we are going to talk about the perforations on the toe boxes.

Precisely, what we are talking about are the holes that are placed all over the white panel on the front side of the real vs fake Air Jordan 1s.

how to spot fake aj1 light fusion red

The image with the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red shoes above shows you how the fake 1s have their perforations too small and too narrow.

The authentic Air Jordan 1s have the same perforations being bigger and generally wider than the fake ones, as the real perforations cover more of the toe box than the counterfeit ones.

Step 8: Inspect the corner stitching on the side of your Air Jordan 1s

Now that we’ve reached the eighth method on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red pairs, we are going to chat a bit about the corner stitching on the side of the shoes.

In order to fully clarify what we’re talking about, the corner stitching is the long white stitching line made out of little threads that crossed on the side of the shoes, and it is also the stitching line that has a corner next to the yellow Swoosh.

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The image with the real vs replica Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red shoes above shows you how the fake pair’s corner stitching is placed too close to the Nike Swoosh logo.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Reds have their corner stitching placed further away from the Nike Swoosh logo, unlike the fake stitching.

Step 9: Check the stitching on the midsole of your Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red

Moving forward to the ninth method of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1s, we are going to talk about the stitching on the midsoles.

The threads on the midsoles are what connect the upper of the shoes to the sole.

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The picture with the authentic vs replica Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red sneakers shows you how the fake pair’s threads are too small, too thick and therefore too bulky.

Looking at the genuine Air Jordans, you can see how their threads on the midsoles look thinner and longer, therefore being skinnier than the stitches on the fake item.

Step 10: Fake vs real Light Fusion Red Air Jordan 1 rear patch

Going to the tenth method of the guide on how to legit check the Light Fusion Red Air Jordan 1s, we are going to look at the patch on the back of the shoes.

The patch that we keep on mentioning is the one where the yellow Swooshes meet together from both the left and on the right sides of the shoes.

how to spot fake jordan 1 light fusion red

The image with the replica vs real Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red shoes above points out at how the fake pair’s patch is too flat, as the patch is too short.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 1s have their patch taller and bigger than the fake 1s’ rear patch.

Step 11: Verify the exterior side of the tongue on the sneakers

Now we are going to move to the upper side of the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red pairs, where we want to focus on the little badges on at the very top of the tongues.

aj1 light fusion red fake vs real guide

The image with the real vs replica Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red shoes above shows you how the fake pair’s registered trademark “®” symbols are too thin and too narrow, as well as too small.

The authentic AJ1s have their registered trademark symbols looking thicker, wider and generally bigger than the fake “®” symbols.

Step 12: Brief the text written on the label glued to the box of the AJ1s

The twelfth step will also be the last one of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red sneakers, and in order to get the guide done, we are going to talk about the box’s label.

You can observe how the fake pair has its “USA” text looking too thick (also the numbers below the “USA” text are too thick), while the authentic AJ1s have their text thinner and slimmer.

How can I spot fake Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red in 60 seconds?

The 12 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 12 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real Air Jordan 1 Light Fusion Red 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 1 Light Fusion Red. In most cases, the fake AJ1 pairs have their toe box looking over-inflated.
  4. Look at the “Air Jordan TM” text in the classic Air Jordan 1 logo of your shoes. Usually, the fake AJ1 pairs have their text at the wrong thickness.
  5. Inspect the space between the wings in the classic Air Jordan 1 logo of your shoes. Mostly, the fake AJ1 Light Fusion Red pairs have their wings either placed too close to each other or too far away from each other.
  6. Inspect the stitching on the Nike Swoosh logo of your shoes, as the fake pairs tend to have their stitches too thick.
  7. Look at the toe box and its perforations. Usually, the fake pairs have their holes looking too small and narrow on the toe box.
  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 bozier than the real ones
  10. 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.
  11. Verify the text on the exterior side of the tongue’s badge. Mostly, the fake pairs have their “®” text too thin.
  12. Check the text on the box’s label. In most cases, the fake pairs have their “USA” text too thin.

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