Jordan 2 Fake VS Real: The Definitive Guide (2024)

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

Not sure if your Air Jordan 2 is original?

Use this tutorial to determine one and for all.

Any colorway of the Jordan 2 can be legit checked with this guide.

This is the broadest, most complete Jordan 2 real vs fake guide.

How to spot fake Air Jordan 2

To quickly identify fake Air Jordan 2, examine the size tag inside each shoe.

The quality of the inscriptions on the fake shoes’ size tag is typically inferior and does not match the flawless text found on authentic sneakers.

Also read: How to spot fake Jordan 2 x Off-White.

1. Size tag


  • Product ID number exhibits a different font-weight, typically thicker
  • “MADE IN CHINA” and “FABRIQUE EN CHINA” text appear too thick


  • Product ID number displays a thinner, proportionate font-weight
  • “MADE IN CHINA” and “FABRIQUE EN CHINA” text are appropriately thin.
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2. Tongue


  • “AIR JORDAN” text appears too thick
  • Shoes display improper spacing between wings, usually too much distance


  • “AIR JORDAN” text is appropriately thin
  • Shoes show correct spacing between wings.

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. Shape


  • Shoes display a bulky and wide shape from the back


  • Shoes maintain a narrower shape from the back.

4. Perforations


  • Shoes feature oversized perforations
  • Perforations positioned too much towards the back of the shoes


  • Shoes have smaller, proportionate perforations
  • Perforations correctly positioned closer to the front side of the shoes.

Shortlist: Legit check your Jordan 2s

Here’s a quick 60-second solution to authenticate your Air Jordan 2s:

  1. Size tag: Check the position and font-weight of the text on the size tag. Replica Air Jordan 2 sneakers often have improperly positioned and font-weighted text.
  2. Air Jordan logo: Verify the classic Air Jordan logo on the tongue. Fake shoes may have thick “AIR JORDAN” text and wings placed too far apart.
  3. Shape from the back: Inspect the shape of the shoes from the back. Fake Air Jordan 2 sneakers often appear “fat” and bulky in shape.
  4. Perforations: Analyze the perforations on the side of the shoes. Fake shoes might have larger and improperly placed perforations towards the back of the shoes.

Expert Air Jordan 2 authentication

If you need assistance with authenticating your Air Jordan 2s:

  • Simply send us high-quality pictures of your sneakers.
  • Within 24 to 48 hours, we’ll provide you with results and a detailed report.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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About the Author

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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