Air Jordan XI Real Vs Fake – How To Spot Fake Jordan 11

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

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

Now that you’ve got the main idea of what we are about to talk about today, let’s get to the seven five on how to spot fake Air Jordan 11 sneakers.

How to spot the fake Air Jordan XI sneakers

We’d like to mention that we consider Jumpman on the sides of the sneakers as the most reliable sign of a fake pair because it is most of the time the most flawed element of the Air Jordan 11 sneakers.

Step 1: Inspect the Jumpman logo on the side of the Air Jordan XI sneakers

As for the first step of the fake vs real Air Jordan XI sneakers legit check guide, we are going to inspect the Jumpman on the side of the shoes, because as we said previously:

We consider the Jumpman as one of the most reliable signs of a fake Air Jodan XI pair.

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As you can see in the fake vs real Jordan 11 image above, there are quite a few differences from the fake and real Air Jordan XI Jumpman logo.

In fact, the counterfeit Jumpman’s head has the stitching connected to the one from the man’s body by the shoulder.

On the other hand, on the authentic Air Jordan XI sneakers, the Jumpman’s stitching from the head isn’t connected to the body by the shoulder, as there is a gap between the two areas.

Then, you can observe how, on the fake Air Jordan XI sneakers, 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.

On the other hand, the legit Air Jordan 11 sneakers have their left arm looking on the same thickness all over it.

Lastly here, on the left and right Jumpman’s shoelaces, you can see how the authentic sneakers have the stitching which makes the laces looking longer and more obvious than the stitching on the fake sneakers.

The fake Ai Jordan 11’s Jumpman shoelaces seem to be merged with the legs and the Jumpmman’s sneakers, which makes the laces less visible and eligible.

Step 2: Check the laces of the Air Jordan XI

As for the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 11, we are going to inspect the text tab that’s placed behind the laces of the Air Jordan XI sneakers.

First of all, let’s have a look at the fake vs real Air Jordan XI sneakers images.

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In the real vs fake Air Jordan XI Bred image above, we have pointed out how, on the fake Jordans, the text is different.

In fact, the counterfeit Air Jordan 11 sneakers have their print that’s placed behind the shoelaces coloured differently than the authentic ones.

In fact, the authentic Air Jordan XI sneakers have their text coloured as white, while the fake Jordan 11’s are coloured blue instead, and that’s something that you’ll never see on an authentic Jordan 11 pair.

Step 3: Analyze the shape of the Air Jordan XI sneakers from the rear side

For the third step of the fake vs real Air Jordan XI Bred legit check guide, we are going to flip the Jordan XI sneakers to the rear side and inspect the shape of these.

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It is visible in the fake vs real Air Jordan 11 image above how, on the fake Jordan XI sneakers, the overall shape in the middle side of the sneakers is too fat and too massive.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan XI sneakers have their shape from the rear angle looking thinner and less fat than the shape of the replica Jordan XI sneakers.

Then, you can see that we drew a green line on the authentic sneakers and another line for the fake Jordans.

The reason for these lines is to show you that the “U” shape on the rear side of the sneakers is looking a lot wider on the fake Jordan XI sneakers, while on the authentic Jordans, this curve looks smaller and less wide than the one that’s on the fake Air Jordan XI shoes.

Step 4: Verify the toe box area on the Jordans

As for the second step of the fake vs real Air Jordan XI sneakers legit check guide, we will let you know how to spot the fake Jordan sneakers just by looking at the shape of the toe box area.

Basically, what we call “toe box” is the area in which your toes fit inside the sneakers. Most of the time, the fake toe box area on the Jordan XI sneakers is either too big (over-inflated) or too small.

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It is visible in the fake vs real Air Jordan XI image above how, on the fake sneakers, the toe box area looks overinflated.

By overinflated, we mean that the fake Jordan XI sneakers usually have their toe box looking a lot curvier, more massive and arched than the authentic sneakers’ toe box, which is less arched and angled.

Step 5: Look at how shiny your Air Jordan XI sneakers are

As for the fifth and the last step of the fake vs real Air Jordan XI sneakers legit check guide, we are going to inspect the shininess of the real vs fake Air Jordan XI sneakers.

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In the fake vs real Air Jordan XI image above, we have pointed out how, on the fake Air Jordan sneakers, the glossy material around the sneakers is more shiny on the fake sneakers than the one on the legit Jordan XI pairs.

So, the shining of the glossy material on the side of the authentic Jordans is at a lower level than the shining of the material on the fake sneakers.

Step 6: Verify the interior tongue label of your AJ11s

Moving on to the sixth step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 11s, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Air Jordan 11s for the interior tongue label.

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In the image with the fake vs real Air Jordan 11s, we have pointed out how the tongue label of the fake AJ11s have their text looking 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.

Step 7: Fake vs real Air Jordan 11 box label

As for the seventh step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 11s, we will have a look at the box label of the real vs fake Air Jordan 11s.

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In the image with the real vs fake Air Jordan 11s above, we have pointed out how the fake box label has its text looking too thick.

On the other hand,  the authentic box label of the Air Jordan 11s has its text too thin.

At the same time, we have pointed out in the real vs fake Air Jordan 11 image above at the easiest spots to look at in order to see how the fake box label has its text too thick.

How can I spot fake Air Jordan XI in 60 seconds?

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

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 5 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Air Jordan 11 manufactured Jordan XI’s.

  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 XI sneaker. usually, the fake sneakers have the text below the laces looking blue instead of white, as the legit Jordan XI’s
  3. Verify the shape of the Air Jordan XI sneakers from the rear side. 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 XI 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 XI’s 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 label of your Air Jordan 11s. Usually, the fake Air Jordan 11s have their text on the box label looking too thick

Where can I get my Air Jordan XI authenticated? The Air Jordan XI authentication service

If you need help with the authentication of your Air Jordan XI sneakers, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Air Jordan XI sneakers and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours. The results will also come with a report on why we believe your sneakers are fake or authentic.

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

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