How To Spot Fake Air Jordan 1 Mid – General Colourway Guide

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Wondering how to authenticate Air Jordan 1 Mid sneakers? Then you are for sure in the right place to do so.

In this fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Mid guide, we are going to teach you how to spot fake AJ1 Mid sneakers in just a few simple steps to follow.

Step-by-step, we are going to link reference real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Mid images so that each step will be easily understandable.

To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Mid is to check the size tag inside each shoe, as the fake pairs never have their text on the size tag correctly font-weighted and aligned, while the authentic shoes’ text on the size tag is always correctly font-weighted and positioned.

But, besides the size tag, we are also going to link other ways on how to authenticate your AJ1 Mid sneakers which are also reliable signs of authenticity.

What we’d also like to mention is that this guide applies to almost every colourway/release of the Air Jordan 1 Mid, because this is a general Air Jordan 1 Mid colourway guide, as we’ve also mentioned in the title.

With all of this being said, let’s move on to the proper Air Jordan 1 Mid fake vs real guide.

How To Spot Fake Air Jordan 1 Mid

Step 1: Fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Mid size tag

As we’ve previously mentioned in the introduction of our guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Mid, we consider the size tag as the most reliable sign of authenticity when speaking of the AJ1 Mid sneakers.

Therefore, this is why we are starting the guide on how to authenticate Air Jordan 1 Mid sneakers with the size tag.

Before we proceed to explain the flaws on the fake Air Jordan 1s, let’s move on to the Mid Air Jordan 1 real vs fake image below.

fake vs real aj1 mid

In the fake vs real Mid Air Jordan 1 image above, we have pointed out one main flaw on the fake shoes, visible on two areas of the size tag.

First of all, we have pointed out at the colourway/product ID code, which is found on the top right corner of the size tag, which by the way, this code will differ from a colourway to another.

On this product ID code, you can see how the fake Air Jordan 1 Mids have their text looking too thin when compared to the product ID code found on the legit sneakers.

Then, looking on the left side of the size tag, we have pointed out in the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Mid image above how the fake item has its “MADE IN VIETNAM” lines of text looking too thin.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 1 Mid sneakers have their “MADE IN VIETNAM” lines of text looking thicker than what they look like on the fake shoes.

Moving on to the second way on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Mids, we are going to have a look at the classic Air Jordan logo found on the side of the shoes.

As you may know already, we are first going to have a look at the reference fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Mid image below, and then, we’ll move on to explain the flaws on the fake shoes.

air jordan 1 mid real vs fake

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Mid image above, we have pointed out the main font-weight flaws on the fake shoes’ text.

First of all, looking at the “AIR JORDAN” text, you can see how the fake shoes have their text improperly font-weighted, as there are multiple thicknesses for the letters.

In the “AIR” text, you can see how the first two letters are too thick, and how the last letter is too thin.

Then, in the “JORDAN” text, we have pointed out in the fake vs real AJ1 Mid image above how the replica sneakers have their first two letters looking too thin, and how the last three letters are too thick.

Moving on to the “TM” text near the previous two words, you can see in the Air Jordan 1 Mid real vs fake image above how the fake shoes have their text looking really thin.

On the other hand, the authentic AJ1 Mids have their “TM” text thicker than the one visible on the replica shoes.

Step 3: Check the wings on the Air Jordan logo of your Mid 1s

Proceeding to the third way on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Mid sneakers, we will have a quick look at the reference real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Mid images in order to see how to check the wings on these shoes’ logo.

Before everything, let’s have the quick look at the fake vs real AJ1 Mid image below.

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In the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Mid image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their wings on the classic Air Jordan logo improperly spaced between, as they have too much space between.

On the other hand, the authentic shoes have the same amount of space between their wings, which is a smaller amount of space than the one on the fake shoes.

At the same time, you can notice how the hand-emoji pointer in the middle of the logo (which is positioned at the smallest wing ) shows you how that specific wing is too thin and small on the fake shoes.

The same smallest wing on the authentic shoes is bigger and thicker than the wing on the fake shoes.

Step 4: Analyze the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of your shoes

Going to the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Mid sneakers, we are going to have a look at the reference fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Mid image in order to see how to check the Nike Swoosh logo.

real vs fake aj1 mid

In the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Mid image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have two main flaws on their Nike Swoosh logo.

First of all, looking at the top tip of the logo, you can see in the real vs fake AJ1 Mid image above how the fake shoe shave their logo improperly glued to the shoes, at it comes out of them.

On the other hand, the authentic AJ1s have their Nike Swoosh logo properly attached to the sneakers, as it stays perfectly on the shoes.

Then, looking at the stitching on the real vs fake Air Jordan 1Mid sneakers’ Nike Swoosh logo, you can see in the image above how the fake shoes have their stitching improperly weighted and shaped.

By that, we mean that the fake shoes have their stitching at different lengths and thicknesses, while the legit shoes have the same length and weight for each stitch.

Another important thing to keep an eye out for on the stitching is to see if the shoes have too many extra threads.

Most of the time, the fake shoes have extra threads hanging out of the logo, while the retail shoes (in good and even used conditions) never have extra threads.

The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways on how to authenticate this item.

The tells listed below this point are still reliable signs of authenticity, but for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the top tells we’ve explained above this point to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.

Step 5: Air Jordan 1 Mid real vs fake tongue badge

As for the fifth way on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Mid sneakers, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake AJ1 Mid shoes for the logo on the tongue of the shoes.

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In the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Mid image above, we have pointed out how, first of all, the fake shoes have their Jumpman on the tongue looking too thick when compared to the on the authentic shoes.

Then, looking at the “A I R” text, you can see how the fake shoes have their letters looking too thick and wide when compared to the ones on the authentic sneakers.

Lastly, looking at the stitching at the bottom of the tag, we have pointed out in the AJ1 Mid fake vs real image above how the fake shoes have their stitching looking too thin and long.

On the other hand, the authentic shoes have their stitching at the bottom of the tongue tag looking thicker and shorter than the fake shoes’ stitching.

Step 6: Inspect the patch on the rear side of your shoes

For the sixth way on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Mid sneakers, you will have to flip your shoes to the rear side, and check out the patch of where the two Nike Swoosh logos meet.

how to spot fake aj1 mid

In the Air Jordan 1 Mid real vs fake image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their patch on the rear side improperly shaped, as it is too tall and too narrow on the sides.

On the other hand, the patch on the authentic shoes is shorter and wider on the sides.

At the same time, you can see how the fake shoes have their stitching on the patch looking too thin, and on how the authentic shoes have their stitching thicker.

We have also pointed out in the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Mid image above on how the fake shoes have their stitching below the patch looking too thin and long, and how the stitching on the authentic shoes have their stitching looking thicker and shorter than the fake shoes’ stitching.

Step 7: Fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Mid cross-stitching

Going to the seventh way on how to authenticate Air Jordan 1 Mid sneakers, we are going to go back on the side of the fake vs real AJ1 Mids, and we’ll have a quick look at the cross-stitching.

air jordan 1 mid fake vs real

In the AJ1 Mid real vs fake image above, we have pointed out how the fake Mid 1s have their stitching looking too thick and placed a bit far away from the Nike Swoosh logo.

On the other hand, the same cross-stitching on the legit shoes is thinner and placed closer to the Nike Swoosh logo.

At the same time, you can also see in the fake vs real AJ1 Mid image above how the fake shoes have their stitching curving too much, while the stitching on the legit AJ1 Mids is just as a straight line.

Step 8: Look at the stitching on the midsole of your Air Jordan 1 Mids

As for the eighth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake air Jordan 1 Mid sneakers, we will have to look at the stitching on the midsole of the fake vs real AJ1 Mid pairs.

how to spot fake air jordan 1 mid

The authentic shoes must have the same weight (thickness) and length for each stitch, while in the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Mid image above, we have shown you how the fake shoes have their stitching looking too short and thick.

The authentic shoes have their stitching looking longer and thinner than the stitching on the midsole of the fake shoes.

How can I spot fake Nike Air Jordan 1 Mid in 60 seconds?

There are situations where you may be unable to go through each detailed step explained above when you need to authenticate your AJ1 Mids.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 8 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Nike Air Jordan 1 Mid manufactured sneakers.

  1. Check the size tag inside your shoes. Mostly, the replica AJ1 Mid sneakers have their text on the size tag improperly font-weighted
  2. Verify the classic Air Jordan logo on the side of your shoes. Most of the time, the replica AJ1 Mid sneakers have their text looking too thin and/or too thick
  3. Make sure to look at the wings on the Air Jordan classic logo, as most of the time, the fake shoes have their wings looking too thin, small, and placed too close to each other
  4. Verify the Nike Swoosh logo on the side of your AJ1 Mids. Usually, the replica Air Jordan 1 Mid sneakers have their Nike Swoosh logo badly attached and glued to the shoes, and they are also commonly found to have extra threads and bad stitching quality on the logo
  5. Check the badge on the tongue of your AJ1 Mids. The replica AJ1 Mid pairs commonly have their Jumpman and their “A I R” text looking too thick, and also, their stitching at the bottom is usually too thin and long
  6. Analyze the patch on the rear side of your shoes. The fake AJ1 Mid pairs usually have their patch looking too tall, and their stitching is too thin. Also, the stitching below the patch is also usually looking too thin and long
  7. Verify the cross-stitching on the side of your shoes. Most of the time, the fake Air Jordan 1 Mids have their stitching looking too thick, placed too far away from the Nike Swoosh logo, and also too curvy
  8. Have a look at the stitching on the midsole of your Air Jordan 1 Mids. Usually, the fake AJ1 Mid pairs have their stitching looking too short and thick

Where can I get my Nike Air Jordan 1 Mid authenticated? The Air Jordan 1 Mid authentication service

If you need help with the authentication of your Air Jordan 1 Mid, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Mid AJ1s and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours. The results will also come with a report on why we believe your sneakers are fake or authentic.

That brings us to the end of our fake vs real Air Jordan 1 legit check guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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