How To Spot Any Fake Air Jordan 7 (In 2024)

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

To spot fake Air Jordan 7, check the size tag inside each shoe. There is no replica of the Air Jordan 7 which have the correct placement and font weight for the letters as the ones seen on the 100% authentic Air Jordan 7 pairs.

If you are wondering how to spot fake Air Jordan 7, then you are in the best place to find out.

With each step of this guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 7, you will see fake vs real Air Jordan 7 images which will let you understand the flaws of the fake Air Jordan 7 more easily.

This guide works for any colorway of the Air Jordan 7.

How to tell if your Air Jordan 7 are fake

You can tell if your Air Jordan 7s are fake by checking the size tag. Replicas never have the right font-weight and placement for their letters, numbers, and other symbols.

Authentic Jordans stand out from replicas in 100% of the cases. Let’s check it out!

1. Size tag

  • The fake Air Jordan 7s have their date of manufacturing (middle-left) looking too thin.
  • The fake Air Jordan 7’s have their style-code (“442960-106”) looking too thin as well.
  • The “MADE IN VIETNAM” + “FABRIQUE AU VIETNAM” prints use a different font from the real one.
  • The fake Vientam-made prints are too big and thin.
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2. Rear details

  • The replica sneakers have their “23” text looking too small compared to the text met on the authentic Air Jordan 7s.

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  • 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. Midsole

  • The three sharp lines on the midsole of the fake Air Jordan 7’s have to actually not be sharp.

The authentic Air Jordan 7s have three triangles on the midsole looking curvy at the edges, unlike the fake shoes which have their edges sharp.

4. Jumpman

  • The fake Air Jordan 7s have their Jumpman smaller. The logo looks like is placed too far away from the edges of the patches.

The authentic Air Jordan 7s have their Jumpman looking bigger, as it is closer to the edges of the patch where it stands.

5. Tongue

  • The fake Jordan 7s have their text improperly stitched into the sneakers.
  • The fake letters do not meet the correct shape, which is easily visible on the letter “O”, for example.

Original Air Jordan 7s have all of its letters on the tongue looking perfectly defined and stitched in, unlike the fake AJ7s which present a lower quality.

6. Toe box

  • The replica Air Jordan 7s have their toe box improperly inflated.
  • The fake Air Jordan 7 shoes have their toe box looking thicker, bulkier, and over-inflated compared to the toe box of authentic shoes.

Shortlist: How to authenticate Jordan 7s

  1. Examine the size tag on your shoes. Counterfeit sneakers often have improperly positioned and font-weighted text on their size tags.
  2. Validate the rear details of your shoes. Fake Air Jordan 7s usually feature a “23” text that appears excessively small.
  3. Inspect the midsole of your sneakers. In most cases, counterfeit Air Jordan 7 shoes exhibit overly sharp shapes for the three triangles on the midsole, whereas authentic shoes have curvier shapes.
  4. Ensure you observe the Jumpman logo on the side of the sneakers. Often, fake sneakers have a Jumpman logo that appears disproportionately small.
  5. Analyze the tongue of your shoes. Fake Air Jordan 7s commonly have text that is improperly stitched into the shoes.
  6. Check the toe box of your Jordan 7s. Most counterfeit AJ7 pairs have a thicker and bulkier-looking toe box, giving it an over-inflated appearance.

The comprehensive seven steps provided above might not be particularly convenient when time is limited or when you’re considering an online sneaker purchase.

To address this, we’ve developed a rapid 60-second method for verifying the authenticity of your sneakers.

Above, you’ll find the primary seven cues that can assist you in distinguishing between genuine and counterfeit Jordan 7s.

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Simply provide us with high-quality images of your sneakers, and within a timeframe of 24 to 48 hours, we will respond with the results.

Additionally, the results will include a comprehensive report outlining the rationale behind our assessment of whether your sneakers are genuine or counterfeit.

With this, we conclude our guide on distinguishing between fake and authentic Air Jordan 7 sneakers. As more accurate and updated comparisons become available, we are committed to continuously updating this article.

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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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