Coming right after the popular Jordan 1s, the Air Jordan 2s were pretty shadowed, but ever since the release of the Off-White Air Jordan 2s, people started to give love to these shoes as well. Pretty much deserved, right?
Well, regardless of the popularity of the Off-White Air Jordan 2s, we’re here to teach you how to tell the fake OW Air Jordan 2s.
Don’t worry, spotting fake Off-White x Nike sneakers isn’t hard. We’ve tried our best to explain this guide as in-depth, yet as easy as possible. Why? So that your legit checking job would be easier.
The fastest way to tell fake Off-White Jordan 2s is medial text and the size tag. The fake pairs never have their text at the right thickness. The authentic pairs were made so carefully that their inscriptions never vary from a real pair to another when it comes to the thickness, unlike the knock-off Air Jordan 2 x Off-White pairs.
The medial text is pretty much the best way to tell the fake Off-White 2s – along with the size tag.
As we consider this the best way to tell fake Off-White Jordan 2s, this is mainly the reason why the guide started with this step.
First of all, let’s look at the comparison image in order to see what the fake Jordan 2 Off-White pairs look like and what their quality is like.
To keep this tidy, let’s start with one shoe, and then we’ll proceed to look at the other shoe as well.
For this real vs fake OW AJ2 comparison, we’ve started with the left pair.
In the fake vs real Off-White Air Jordan 2 above, you can notice how there are three flaws on the fake Air Jordan 2 Off-White pair.
Starting from the top, there’s the “TM” text which is too thin on the fake Off-White AJ2. Looking at the genuine pair’s “TM” inscription, you can see how it looks thicker and wider than the fake one.
Up next, the quotation marks (” “) on the fake Off-White Jordan 2s look too “defined”. What do we mean by that? The quotes are too straight, forming this perfect quote symbol.
On the real Off-White Jordan 2 Low pair, you can notice how the quotation marks are thicker and how they have this shape that’s not like the fake pair’s perfect shape for the symbol.
Next up, the “USA” print is too thin on the fake Off-White Air Jordan 2 Lows, and looking at the real “USA” text, you can notice how it is thicker and how there’s less space between each letter (while the fake pair’s letters have more distance in-between).
Now’s the time to move to the right shoe, since we’re done with the flaws on the fake Off-White Jordan 2s on the left shoe.
This time as well, there are three flaws on the fake Air Jordan 2 Low x Off-White sneakers.
Beginning from the top once again, you can see how the fake pair’s “Off-White” text is too thick, while the real pair has these three letters looking thinner.
Pretty much the same flaw applies to the “TM” text. The fake pair’s print is too thick, while the real pair is supposed to have this thinner look for the two letters.
Lastly, the “Beaverton” word is too thick, and its letters are placed really close to each other. Meanwhile, looking at the real shoes, you can see observe how the “Beaverton” print is thinner and how there’s way more space between each character.
Secondly, we have to check the size tags. As we’ve mentioned at the top of the guide, the size tag is one of the most reliable ways to tell fake Off-White Air Jordan 2s.
Furthermore, this is why we recommend never skipping checking the size tag when you have to legit check these shoes – this little piece of fabric can easily tell you the authenticity of your Off-White 2s.
For the size tag comparison, we’ve counted each flaw so that there would be no confusion – the size tag is more complex than the previously-inspected medial text.
1 – The factory’s print
In the top-right corner of this Nike size tag format, you’ll always see the text which tells you which factory made your shoes. The “VW1” factory was assigned to craft most of the Off-White 2s, hence why you’ll often see that text.
Looking at the fake Air Jordan 2 Low’s “VW1” text, you can notice how the letters and the number are way thinner than the real ones.
This inscription should always look bulky – though, not too bulky! Always keep the authentic pair’s size tag (see the image above) next to you for reference.
2 – The style-code: DJ4375-106
The style-code is the biggest print on the size tag. This print stands for the unique code which the Nike x Off-White Air Jordan 2 Low sneakers have. Keep in mind that the last digit will differ from a colourway to another.
The fake Off-White 2s have their “DJ4375-106” text using a different font from the real shoes, hence why the text is too thin.
On the other hand, the legit Off-White Air Jordan 2 Low pair has its style-code’s print looking thicker and bolder than the fake text.
3 – The UPC code
The UPC text is going to be the same on each genuine Off-White AJ2 Low pair. The only thing here that’s different from a pair to another are the numbers – each legit OW AJ2 Low pair has a unique UPC code.
Going to the appearance of the print, you can see how the fake Off-White 2s have their “UPC” text and numbers looking too thin, while the real ones have thicker text – this is the classic flaw on the fake Off-White Air Jordan 2s, as you may have noticed by now.
4 – The country of manufacturing’s text
In the bottom-low corner of the size tag, there’s the “MADE IN VIETNAM” text that’s spelt in multiple languages. Well, it may seem obvious, but this text tells us where the shoes were made.
Looking at the fake shoes, you can see how the “MADE IN VIETNAM” text (in all of the languages) is too thin, while the real pair’s text is bolder.
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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Let’s leave the medial text and the size tags aside, as we now have to go to the upper side of the shoes.
On the tongues of your Off-White Air Jordan 2s, you’re going to see this ‘AIR JORDAN” badge with the classic logo. All around the badge, there’s a lot of stitching – that’s what we now have to inspect.
In the image with the fake vs real Off-White Jordan 2s above, you can notice how the stitching job is different from the real pair’s.
The stitches on the fake pair are too thin thick and too short, therefore looking too boxy.
Speaking about the real Off-White 2s, it is noticeable how the stitches all around the Air Jordan logo are thinner and longer than the fake shoes, therefore having more of an “airy” look compared to the fake pair’s stitching.
At the same time, you can notice on the right side of the Air Jordan badge on the fake shoes how there’s a thread that hangs out of the stitching line – this is something never to be seen on the legit OW Air Jordan 2s.
Let’s flip the shoes to their profile sides because we now have to talk about the toe boxes.
The to boxes are basically the front side of the shoes – it’s the box where the toes sit. Pretty self-explanatory, huh?
In the image with the real vs fake Air Jordan 2 Low Off-White pairs above, you can see how the fake pair has a thicker toe box – the white leather is inflated more than what it should be.
On the other hand, the real pair’s toe box is thinner, as its leather is flatter and it is lower than the fake pair’s leather.
For the fifth and also the last step of the guide on how to tell fake Off-White Air Jordan 2s, we need to go to the back of the shoes, as we have to inspect the stitching on the left and on the right sides of the rear patch.
This picture with the fake vs real Off-White Air Jordan 2s above shows you how the fake pair’s stitching is too thick.
On the other hand, the real pair has its stitching job looking thinner and narrower than the threads seen on the fake pair’s stitching job.
The 5 fake vs real Off-White AJ2 steps outlined above are well detailed and it will be time demanding to perform each authentication step when you need to confirm the originality of your pair.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60-second solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 5 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake Air Jordan 2 Off-White or the real deal.
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