How To Spot Fake Air Jordan 11 (2024)

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Last Updated on April 7, 2024 by Ch David

You are in the right place if you wish to know how to spot the fake vs real Air Jordan 11.

In fact, we are here today to teach you how to spot fake Air Jordan 11 sneakers in 7 simple steps with our ultimate guide.

We’ve also got a guide on how to tell fake Air Jordan 11 Concord.

How to tell if Jordan 11 is fake

You can tell if Jordan 11 is fake by checking the size tag inside each shoe. Bold text indicates a fake at all times.

1. Jumpman

  • The counterfeit Jumpman’s head has the stitching connected to the one from the man’s body by the shoulder.
    • The real Jumpman’s stitching from the head isn’t connected to the body by the shoulder, as there is a gap between the two areas.
  • On the fake Air Jordan 11, the Jumpman’s upper arm (the left one) is looking thicker on the lower side of it and on the upper part (near the ball), it seems to be thinner.
    • The legit Air Jordan 11s have their left arm looking on the same thickness all over it.
  • The fake Air Jordan 11’s Jumpman shoelaces seem to be merged with the legs and the Jumpman, which makes the laces less visible and eligible.
    • The authentic sneakers have stitching which makes the laces look longer and more obvious.
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2. Laces

  • The fake Air Jordan 11 have their print behind the shoelaces coloured differently than the authentic ones.
  • The authentic Air Jordan 11 have their text coloured white, while the fake Jordan 11’s coloured blue instead.

3. Shape

  • On the fake Jordan 11 sneakers, the overall shape in the middle side of the sneakers is too fat and too massive.
    • The authentic Air Jordan 11 sneakers look thinner and less bulky.
  • The “U” shape on the rear side of the sneakers is looking a lot wider on the fake Jordan 11 sneakers.

4. Toe box

  • On the fake sneakers, the toe box area looks overinflated.
  • The fake Jordan XI sneakers usually have their toe box looking a lot curvier, more massive and arched.

5. Shininess

  • On fake Air Jordan 11s, the glossy material is too shiny.
  • The fake pair reflects too much light.

6. Interior tongue label

  • The fake pair’s text is too thick.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 11s have their text on the interior tongue label looking thinner than the one found on the fake label.

7. Box label

  • The fake box label has its text looking too thick.
  • On the other hand,  the authentic box label of the Air Jordan 11s has thinner inscriptions.

Shortlist: How to tell fake Jordan 11

  1. Check the Jumpman logo on the side of the sneakers. Most of the time, the fake Jumpman will have either too much stitching on the arm with the ball in the hand, or either less stitching, so watch out for different stitching weights. Also, the shoelaces of the Jumpman can sometimes be less visible
  2. Analyze the print below the laces on the Air Jordan 11. usually, the fake sneakers have the text below the laces looking blue instead of white, as the legit Jordan 11s
  3. Verify the shape of the Air Jordan 1s from the back. usually, the fake sneakers will look “fatter” than the authentic ones, and not only that, but even the U-shaped patch on the middle of the sneakers will look wider than the legit patch
  4. Analyze the toe box area of the sneakers. Most of the time, the fake Air Jordan 11 sneakers will have their toe box looking over-inflated and a lot curvier than they have to be
  5. Check how shiny the glossy materials around the sneakers are. Almost every time, the fake Jordan 11s are too glossy, and that makes them reflect more light than usual
  6. Verify the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text. Mostly, the fake shoes have their text too thin
  7. Look at the box’s label of your Air Jordan 11s. Usually, the fake Air Jordan 11s have their text on the box label looking too thick

There are situations, where you may be unable to go through each detailed step, explained above when you need to authenticate your Air Jordan 11 sneakers.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers.

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That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Air Jordan 11 legit check guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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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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