Jordan 8 Fake Vs Real: How To Spot Fakes (2024)

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

Welcome to the ultimate Jordan 8 authenticity check guide.

This guide helps you spot any fake Jordan 8: all colorways and release dates.

How to tell if your Jordan 8 is fake

To tell if your Jordan 8 is fake, check the size tag inside the tongue. Fake pairs always have the wrong thickness for their text.

All authentic pairs have a constant font-weight.

1. Size tag

  • Authentic: The product ID number on the size tag is appropriately thick, as are the “MADE IN CHINA” and “FABRIQUE EN CHINE” text.
  • Fake: The product ID number on the size tag appears too thin. The “MADE IN CHINA” and “FABRIQUE EN CHINE” text are also noticeably thinner compared to authentic pairs.
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2. Tongue

  • Authentic: Neat wool on tongue; well-constructed Jumpman logo.
  • Fake: Protruding wool; thin Jumpman with loose threads.

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. Stitching

  • Authentic: Thick, defined double-stitching on the side.
  • Fake: Thin, less distinct stitching.

4. Toe box

How can I spot fake Air Jordan 3 in 60 seconds?

  1. Inspect the Size Tag: Many replica Air Jordan 8s often feature text that’s too thick on their size tag.
  2. Examine the Jumpman Stitching on the Tongue: On counterfeit pairs, the Jumpman is typically stitched too thinly, while the surrounding wool appears excessively thick and protruding.
  3. Assess the Side Stitching: Replica AJ8 sneakers frequently have side stitching that’s too thin.
  4. Observe the Toe Box: Fake AJ8 pairs tend to have an overly curvy toe box.

We understand that sometimes, you’re pressed for time or shopping online.

Check out the top 4 signs below to discern if your sneakers are genuine or replicas.

Expert Jordan 8 authentication

If you’re uncertain about the authenticity of your Air Jordan 8, we’re here to help.

  • Simply send us high-quality photos of your sneakers.
  • We’ll provide feedback within 24 to 48 hours, accompanied by a detailed report explaining our assessment.

This concludes our guide on distinguishing genuine Air Jordan 8s from replicas.

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Thank you for reading this,

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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