Last Updated on December 3, 2023 by
Jordan 3 x Fragment and you need to legit check it?
This is where all doubts end — at our detailed guide.
Let’s see the 11 steps to spot fake
Air Jordan 3 in collaboration with Fragment. How to tell if
Fragment Jordan 3 are fake
You can tell if Jordan 3 Fragment are fake by examining the size tag for incorrect text thickness.
These details often reveal authenticity issues in fake
Air Jordan pairs — not just with the J3 Fragment! 1. Size tag
Thicker and more defined “DA3595-100” text on the size tag.
UPC code appears thicker and consistently weighted.
“MADE IN CHINA” text has even letter thickness.
Thin “DA3595-100” text on the size tag.
UPC code is thin and uses a different font.
Inconsistent letter thickness in “MADE IN CHINA” text.
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2. Interior tongue
Stitching around the label is clean with no extra threads.
“fragment” text on the interior tongue label appears thicker and well-defined.
Stitching around the label has a noticeable extra thread.
“fragment” text on the interior tongue label is too thin, with more space between letters.
The midsole reads:
FA20-MNJDLS-0231-TC: MS45-1 0S51-2/FRAGMENTDESIGN“.
You’ll find these inscriptions on the Travis Scott x Fragment 1 Low and on the High-Tops.
Legit pairs have letters on the midsole with a font matching the original design.
Letters are thinner and properly spaced.
The fake pair’s midsole letters use a different font.
Letters on the fake pair are thicker and closely spaced, with incorrect kerning.
Why? The fake pair’s letters appear larger due to excessive thickness. 4. Fragment logo
The Fragment Design logo is properly engraved into the leather…
Creating a thinner and neater appearance.
The fake pair’s logo is engraved too deeply into the leather…
Resulting in a thicker and less refined look.
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.
In the back, we’ve got
Nike‘s classic “A I R” text for the Jordan 3.
Authentic: The “A I R” text is thicker and wider, giving it a bolder appearance.
Fake: The fake pair has thinner and narrower “A I R” text, which looks less bold. 6. Exterior tongue
Authentic: The Jumpman has consistent stitching thickness.
Fake: The fake logo has inconsistent stitching thickness, appearing thicker in certain areas. 7. Stitching
Authentic: The stitching on the authentic pair is thinner and less bulky.
Fake: The fake pair has bulkier and thicker stitching. 8. Midsole
Authentic: The stitching on the midsole of the authentic pair is thinner and shorter.
Fake: The fake pair has thicker and longer stitching on the midsole. 9. Toe box
Authentic: The authentic pair has a less inflated and curvy toe box.
Fake: The fake pair’s toe box appears thicker and more curved. 10. Packaging
Authentic: The logos on the authentic packaging appear more opaque and defined.
Fake: The logos on the fake packaging look less opaque and of lower print quality. 11. Box
Authentic: The inscriptions on the authentic box label are thicker and more defined.
Fake: The inscriptions on the fake box label are thinner and less defined.
Shortlist: Legit check in ~30 seconds
Check these 11 key indicators to quickly spot fake pairs:
Size Tag: Check the size tag inside your shoes for properly font-weighted inscriptions.
Interior Tongue Labels: Verify the “fragment” text on the interior tongue labels, ensuring it’s not too thin, too thick, or messy.
Midsole Text: Inspect the midsole text for correct thickness and font consistency.
Fragment Design Logo: Look at the heat-stamped Fragment Design logo on the side of the shoes to ensure it’s not overly thick.
Rear “A I R” Inscription: Check the rear “A I R” inscriptions for proper thickness.
Jumpman Logo on Tongue: Analyze the stitching on the Jumpman logo on the tongue.
Stitching on Side: Examine the stitching pattern on the side for correct thickness and length.
Stitching on Midsole: Check the stitching on the midsole for proper thickness.
Toe Box Inflation: Verify the inflation level of the toe box for authenticity.
Packaging Paper: Authenticate the interior packaging paper for accurate Fragment Design and Air Jordan logos.
Box Label: Inspect the box label to ensure the text isn’t overly thick. Expert Jordan 3 Fragment authentication
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That concludes our guide on distinguishing real vs fake Fragment Design Air Jordan 3.
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