Air Jordan 13 Fake Vs Real – General Colourway Guide

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If you are here because you want to learn how to spot fake Air Jordan 13 sneakers, then no wonder, you are in the best place to do so.

In this real vs fake Air Jordan 13 legit check guide, you will learn how to spot fake Air Jordan 12 sneakers in just a few simple steps.

Along with each step, we will link fake vs real Air Jordan 13 images which will help you analyze your sneakers easier.

To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Air Jordan 13 sneakers is to check the size tag inside each shoe, as the fake shoes never have their inscriptions on the size tags in tune with the ones found on the authentic Air Jordan 13s.

Before we begin the proper AIr Jordan 13 fake vs real legit check guide, we’d like to mention that this guide applies to every colourway of the AJ13.

Of course, except, for example, the Air Jordan 13 Ray Allen, which does not have the Jumpman on the tongue, and other special releases, all of the of mutual details on the AJ13s apply to all of the colourways of these shoes.

How to spot fake Air Jordan 13 shoes

Step 1: Real vs fake Air Jordan 13 size tag

As we’ve previously mentioned, we consider the size tag as the most reliable sign of authenticity when speaking of the fake vs real Air Jordan 13 sneakers.

Therefore, this is why we are starting the fake vs real AIr Jordan 13 legit check guide with the size tag.

Before explaining the flaws on the fake shoes, let’s have a quick look at the reference real vs fake Air Jordan 13 image below.

fake vs real air jordan 13

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 13 image above, we have pointed out the main font-weight flaws visible on the fake shoes.

First of all, looking at the style-code in the top-right corner of the size tag, we have pointed out in the real vs fake AJ13 image above how the fake shoes have their text looking too thick.

On the other hand, the same text found on the authentic Air Jordan 13s is thinner than the one found on the replica shoes.

One line lower, we have the print with the of producing the shoes, where we have pointed out in the real vs fake AJ13 image above how the fake shoes have their inscription looking too thin.

The authentic shoes’ date of manufacturing of the shoes appears to be thicker and more defined than the one found on the retail AJ13s.

Lastly, in the bottom left corner of the size tag, we have pointed out in the real vs fake AJ13 image above how the fake shoes have their “MADE IN CHINA” lines of text looking too thick.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 13s have their text on the bottom left corner of the size tag looking thinner than the text found on the replica shoes.

Step 2: Fake vs real Air Jordan 13 lacing text

For the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 13 sneakers, we will have a look at the real vs fake Air Jordan 13 pairs for the “JORDAN” text below the laces.

As mentioned at the top of the guide, we are first going to have a look at the reference real vs fake Air Jordan 13 image below.

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In the fake vs real Air Jordan 13 image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their “JORDAN” text looking too small and too thin.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 13s have their “JORDAN” text below the laces looking bigger and thicker than the fake shoes’ inscription.

The size flaw of the “JORDAN” text can be easily spotted if you look at the distance of the letters to the edges of the tab with the text, where you can see how the fake shoes usually have their text too far away from the edges.

At the same time, the fake shoes have their text too thin, they automatically have their text placed too far away from the edges of the tab.

Step 3: Look at the Jumpman on the tongue of your sneakers

Moving on to the third method on how to spot fake Air Jordan 13 sneakers, we will have a look at the fake vs real Air Jordan 13 pairs for the tongue’s Jumpman logo.

In fact, we are first going to first check out the reference Air Jordan 13 fake vs real image below, in order to easily spot the flaws on the fake shoes.

fake vs real air jordan 13

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 13 image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their tongue’s Jumpman looking too thick when compared to the one found on the authentic sneakers.

The authentic Air Jordan 13s will always have the same stitching-weight for their tongue’s Jumpman logo, and will never have parts of the body of the Jumpman thicker or thinner than the rest, unlike the fake shoes.

Step 4: Verify the shape of your Air Jordan 13s for the heel bump

For the next step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 13 sneakers, we will have to check the shape of the shoes.

First of all, we will have a look at the reference real vs fake AIr Jordan 13 image in order to properly analyze the details on the shoes.

authenticity check air jordan 13

In the image with the real vs fake Air Jordan 13 pairs above, we have pointed out how the authentic shoes have a little bump on their rear side, visible from the profile sides of the shoes.

On the other hand, the replica AJ13s have a straight shape, as they do not curve, while the authentic shoes have a bumpier look. After all, this is why we call this as the “heel bump”.

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

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

Step 5: Check the stitching on the toe box of your shoes

Going back for a bit on the lower side of the shoes, we are going to check the stitching below the tab with the “JORDAN” text that we have previously analyzed.

Keep in mind that such little details like the stitching on the Air Jordan 13s matter in order to check the authenticity of these shoes.

air jordan 13 real vs fake

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 13 image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their stitching below the “JORDAN” text tab improperly shaped.

By that, we mean that the stitching on the fake shoes appears to be too thick, and also too short in some areas, while all of the stitches on the authentic shoes are at the same length.

Step 6: Inspect the logo hologram of your Air Jordan 13s

For the sixth way on how to spot fake Air Jordan 13s, we are going to move to the side of the fake vs real Air Jordan 13s once again, and we will have to check the hologram Jumpman 23 logo.

This may be harder to spot in real life, so in order to make the analysis of this easier, we recommend that you’d take a close-up picture of the hologram logo, and check out the details easier.

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In the fake vs real Air Jordan 13 image above, we have noticed two main flaws on the fake pair.

First of all, looking at the bubble with the hologram logo, you can see how the fake shoes have their Jumpman and the “23” text less opaque than the legit shoes’ hologram.

On the other hand, the authentic shoes’ details found inside the bubble are clearly visible and noticeable.

Then, looking at the stitching found all around the hologram, we have pointed out in the real vs fake AJ13 image above how the fake shoes have their stitching too thin.

On the other hand, the stitching found on the legit Air Jordan 13s is thicker and more defined than the fake pairs’ stitching.

Another flaw in terms of the stitching is that the fake shoes have their stitching circle placed too far away from the bubble, while the legit shoes have their stitching circle placed closer to the bubble with the hologram.

Step 7: Examine the shape of the shoes from the rear side

For the seventh way on how to spot fake Air Jordan 13 sneakers, we will go to the rear side of the shoes and check out the overall look, shape, and structure of the fake vs real Air Jordan 13s.

air jordan 13 real vs fake

In the image containing the fake vs real Air Jordan 13s above, we have pointed out how the authentic shoes have a narrower shape than the fake shoes’ shape.

The replica Air Jordan 13s have a wider and a “fatter” shape than the legit shoes, as the fake 13s are not as narrow as the legit ones.

Step 8: Inspect the toe box of your Air Jordan 13 sneakers

Proceeding into the guide on how to authenticate Air Jordan 13 sneakers, we will have to check out the fake vs real Air Jordan 13s for the inflation level on the toe box.

Most of the time, the fake Air Jordan sneakers tend to have a thicker, curvier, and a more inflated look on their toe box when compared side-by-side with the authentic shoes.

In order to properly see this, let’s have a quick brief to the following real vs fake Air Jordan 13 image.

air jordan 13 real vs fake

Now, as mentioned above the fake vs real Air Jordan 13 image, the fake shoes tend to have their toe box looking too thick, which is the case in the image above as well.

Looking at the authentic shoes’ toe box, you can see how they have a thinner and “slimmer” look than the fake shoes’ toe box, which looks over-inflated and thicker than the legit shoes’ toe box.

At the same time, the replica Air Jordan 13s also have their toe box looking too curvy from the sole, while the toe box found on the authentic 13s is less curvy and bumpy.

Step 9: Check the Jumpman on the sole of your Air Jordan 13 sneakers

Going to the ninth method on how to spot fake Air Jordan 13 pairs, we are going to flip the real vs fake Air Jordan 13 pairs upside down, and check out the Jumpman on the sole of the shoes.

air jordan 13 flint fake vs real

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 13 image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their Jumpman on the sole looking too thick.

This flaw can be the easiest visible if you look at any of the arms of the Jumpman, where you can see how thick are.

Moving to the original Air Jordan 13 shoes, we have pointed out in the fake vs real Air Jordan 13 image above how the legit pair has its Jumpman looking thinner and slimmer than the one found on the fake pair.

Step 10: Fake vs real Air Jordan 13 3M Reflectiveness (if applicable)

As for the tenth method on how to check the authenticity of an Air Jordan 13 pair of sneakers, we are going to have a look at the shoes with the lights off, and only with the flashlight upon the shoes, in order to reveal the 3M Reflective material.

real vs fake aj13

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 13 image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their 3M Reflective material shining poorly when compared to the authentic shoes.

By that, we mean that the fake shoes do not glow around their material as much as the authentic shoes.

Step 11: Real vs fake Air Jordan 13 box label

As for the eleventh and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 13s, we are going to check out the real vs fake AJ13 shoes for the text on the box label.

fake vs real aj13

In the real vs fake Air Jordan 13 image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes’ box label has its “AIR JORDAN 13 RETRO” text looking too thin.

On the other hand, the authentic shoes’ text at the top of the box label is thicker than the one found on the fake label.

Then, in the bottom left corner of the box label, we have shown you in the real vs fake Air Jordan 13 image above how the fake shoes have their style code text looking too thin as well, but also too small.

The authentic Air Jordan 13s’ box label has its style text looking thicker and bigger than the text found on the fake shoes’ box label.

How can I spot fake Air Jordan 12 in 60 seconds?

The 6 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 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 6 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real AJ12 pair of sneakers.

  1. Check the size tag of your shoes. Mostly, the replica AJ13 sneakers have their text on the size tag improperly positioned and font-weighted
  2. Inspect your shoes for the “JORDAN” text found below the laces. Mostly, the fake Air Jordan 13s have their text looking too thin and small
  3. Look at the Jumpman on the tongue of your Air Jordan 12s. Usually, the fake Air Jordan 13s have their Jumpman on the tongue looking too thick compared to the retail pairs
  4. Examine the shape of the shoes from the side. Mostly, the fake Air Jordan 13s have their shoes straight on the rear side, while the authentic shoes must have a bumpy and curvy shape
  5. Verify the stitching below the “JORDAN” text tab. Most of the time, the fake Air Jordan 13s have their stitching improperly shaped and weighted
  6. Make sure to look at the hologram logo on the side of your 13s. Usually, the fake Air Jordan 13s have their hologram too little visible, and the stitching all around is too thin and placed too far away from the hologram bubble
  7. Check the shape of your shoes from the back. Mostly, the fake Air Jordan 13s have their shape looking too fat and wide from the back
  8. Look at the toe box of your Air Jordan 13s. The fake AJ13 sneakers are most common to have their toe box area looking over-inflated, thicker and curvier than the authentic shoes’ toe box
  9. Authenticate the thickness of the Jumpman on the sole of your shoes, as most of the fake pairs have their Jumpman looking too thick
  10. Verify the quality of the 3M Reflective material of your shoes. The replica Air Jordan 13s have their material shining too little when compared to the legit ones
  11. Have a look at the text on the box label of your shoes. Most of the time, the fake shoes have their text looking too thin

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That brings us to the end of our fake vs real Air Jordan 13 legit check guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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