How To Spot Fake Air Jordan 1 Satin Black Toe (Guide)

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

Wondering how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Satin Black Toe (WMNS)

In this guide, we will:

  • Teach you how to spot a fake
  • Show you real vs fake images
  • Offer various tips for free

We’ve also got a professional Air Jordan 1 authentication service — that’s if you want the expert’s opinion.

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Now, let’s go to the Satin Black Toe.

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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 tell fake Jordan 1 Satin Black Toe

To spot fake Jordan 1 Satin Black Toe, start by examining the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text.

Fake shoes typically show differences in text compared to original Nike x Air Jordan sneakers.

1. Interior tongue

  • Authentic:
    1. All letters are consistently positioned and properly aligned.
    2. Text font-weight is accurate, resulting in clear and well-defined letters.
    3. Each piece of text, including “TRADEMARKS”, “SWOOSH ®”, “MARQUES”, “GARANTIE”, and “QUALITE”, is correctly printed and well-defined.
  • Fake:
    1. Letters are inconsistently positioned, with some appearing wavy, slanted, or misaligned.
    2. Text font-weight is off, making the letters look too thin or too thick in various places.
    3. Letters in words like “QUALITE” are improperly filled or printed, resulting in a less clear and defined appearance.
    4. Overall, the text on the fake shoes lacks the clarity and precision found on authentic pairs.
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2. Hourglass shape

Authentic pattern: The shoes have a distinctive hourglass shape.

  • Appearing curvier on the upper and bottom sides…
  • While being narrower in the middle.
  • Authentic:
    • Curvy appearance on the upper and bottom sides, with a narrow middle, creating a distinctive hourglass shape.
  • Fake:
    • May have some curvature but lack the pronounced hourglass shape of authentic pairs…
    • With a silhouette significantly differing from that of legit shoes.

Closer look below:

  • Authentic:
    • Exhibit a curved and narrow shape, evident from the drawn lines.
  • Fake:
    • Lack the significant curvature and narrowness seen in authentic pairs, appearing less “bumpy” or curved.

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: Text is properly weighted.
  • Fake: Text appears too thick and deeply set compared to the authentic version.

4. Wings

  • Authentic: Wings are closely positioned with minimal distance between each.
  • Fake: Wings are improperly placed with excessive distance between each.

5. Toe box

5.1. Perforations

  • Authentic:
    • Perforations on the toe box are narrow and small.
  • Fake:
    • Perforations are noticeably wider and bigger.

This flaw is commonly seen in fake pairs.

5.2. Shape

  • Authentic: Toe box is appropriately sized, not appearing too thick or massive.
  • Fake: Toe box often looks over-inflated, noticeably thicker and more massive than the authentic pairs.

6. Swoosh

6.1. Curve

  • Authentic: Nike Swoosh logo has a distinctive and accurate curvature.
  • Fake: Swoosh logo appears less curvy and its shape is not consistent with the authentic logo, especially at the top.

6.3. Placement

  • Authentic:
    • Swoosh logo is placed lower on the side, closer to the midsole.
    • It is positioned at an appropriate distance from the top of the shoes.
  • Fake:
    • Swoosh logo is positioned too high.
    • Excessive space between the logo and the midsole.

7. Stitching

  • Authentic:
    • Stitching is positioned further away from the Swoosh and does not make contact with Nike’s logo.
  • Fake:
    • Cross-stitching is placed too close to the Swoosh, making contact with the logo.

Short on time? Here’s a checklist

Below are the top 7 indicators to determine if your sneakers are genuine or fake:

  1. Check the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text for properly positioned and font-weighted text.
  2. Analyze the rear of the AJ1 Satin Black Toe; genuine pairs exhibit an hourglass shape.
  3. Verify the lettering in the Air Jordan logo; fakes often have thin and wide letters.
  4. Inspect the placement of the wings in the Air Jordan logo; replicas tend to have wings too close together.
  5. Examine the toe box; counterfeit AJ1 Satin Black Toe sneakers may have wide perforation holes and an over-inflated appearance.
  6. Check the Nike Swoosh logo; fake shoes may have a less curvy Swoosh placed too high.
  7. Inspect the cross-stitching on the side; fake pairs commonly have stitching placed too close to the Nike Swoosh logo.”

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This concludes our guide on how to differentiate between real and fake Air Jordan 1 Satin Black Toe.

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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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