You can tell if your Jordan 5 Off-White Sail are fake by checking the medial text on each shoe. A fake pair doesn’t have the right alignment and font-weight for its characters. Authentic quality always stands out!
The best way to spot fake Off-White Jordan 5 Sail is to look at the size tag and the medial text on each shoe. Fakes never have their inscriptions at the correct thickness, and authentic pairs always have superior quality to replicas.
Let’s check it out!
1. Medial text
1. 1. Left shoe
The fake shoes have their “NIKE” text looking too thin.
Then, looking at the “AIR JORDAN V” text, the fake pair has its line of text looking too thick.
The same thickness flaw can be visible on the “Oregon” and on the “c. 2019” text: the fake prints are too thick.
1.2. Right shoe
The fake “Off-White” text is too thick.
The “for” inscription on the fake Off-White Jordan 5 Sail is too thick as well
The same thickness flaw applies to the “JORDAN” text as well on the fake pair.
The fake Jordan 5 Off-White Sail has its “Beaverton” and the “c. 2019” text looking too thick.
Yet again, the legitimate Nike x Off-White Air Jordan 5 Sail shoes have their last two lines of text thinner.
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2. Size tag
The “DH8565-100” style code is too thin on the fake Jordan 5s.
The authentic pair has its text more eligible than the text found on the fake pair’s size tag.
The “UPC” code text is also too thin on the fake Off-White 5s.
The “MADE IN CHINA” lines of text are yet again too thin on the fake shoes.
A quick mention:
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… but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item
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Fake Nike Air Jordan 5s always tend to have their lines crooked or at the wrong thickness, and that applies to the Nike x Off-White AJ5 shoes as well.
The fake pair’s lines are too thin as well.
The fake pair’s lines are too curvy. Authentic ones are supposed to be sharp.
4. NIKE AIR
The fake pair has flaws in terms of thickness, alignment and shaping.
The “A I R” text is too thick on the fake Off-White Jordan 5.
In the “AIR” text, the letters are placed too high when compared to the real deal.
In the image with the real vs fake Off-White Jordan 5 Sail shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake pair has its shape badly bumped at the rear side.
In fact, the fake pair has its heel bump less curvy than the authentic shoes’ bump, where you can see how the legit OW Sail Air Jordan 5s have their shape a lot curvier and more defined than the fake pair’s shape.
The authentic pairs are always supposed to be bumpy, and if you ever see a pair that has its shape less bumpy than the legit one highlighted above, then it might be the case that you’re holding a replica Off-White Jordan 5 Sail pair.
For the ninth step of the guide on how to authenticate Off-White Jordan 5 Fire Red shoes, we are going to move back inside the shoes, and this time, we will have a look at the insole and its printing.
You know it already, and that is that first, we will review the Off-White Jordan 5 Sail fake vs real image below.
The fake pair has its “A I R” text looking too thick.
The authentic pair has its text looking thinner.
The fake Fired Red Off-White Jordan 5 has its “SHOELACES” text looking too thin.
The authentic pair has its “SHOELACES” text that is more legible than the fake pair’s text.
11. Interior tongue
The fake pair has its stitching all around the label at the wrong thickness.
The fake pair has its stitching all around the red label looking too thick and the authentic pair has its stitching thinner.
12. Tongue reflectiveness
So as to reveal the 3M reflective material on the tongue of your Off-White Jordan 5 Sail pair, you have to take a picture of the shoes with the flashlight on.
The fake pair has its material shining too blurry.
On the other hand, if you look at the shining on the authentic shoes’ text, you can see how the shining is more defined, as it is less blurry and actually shinier than the one found on the fake pair.
The fake pair has its “USA” text looking too thick.
Shortlist: How to authenticate Off-White Jordan 5 Sail
Check the medial text on both the left and the right shoes of your Jordan 5s. Mostly, the fake pairs have their text looking too thick or too thin when compared to the legit pairs.
Verify the size tag inside the shoes, as most of the fake pairs have their text at the wrong thickness and kerning between the characters.
Look at the red lines found on the midsole of your shoes. In most cases, the fake pairs have their red lines looking too thin and too little defined.
Examine the details found on the rear side of your shoes. The replica Off-White Sail Air Jordan 5s usually have their text at the wrong thickness, and their Nike Swoosh logo is too curvy.
Check the Jumpman on the tongue of your shoes, as the fake pairs usually have their Jumpman looking too thick and bulky, as well as their stitching all around the tongue is improperly weighted.
Authenticate the “23” text found on the side of your shoes, because most of the fake pairs have their inscription too little opaque.
Inspect the zip tie on your shoes, since most of the fake pairs have their text too thick and improperly positioned
Look at the overall shape of your Off-White Air Jordan 5 Sail. Mostly, the fake Pais have their heel shape less bumpy than the legitimate shoes’ bump on the heel.
Verify the insole of your shoes, as most of the fake pairs have their “AIR” text on the insole looking too thick.
Check the “SHOELACES” text on your shoes. In most cases, the fake Off-White Jordan 5 Sail pairs have their text either too thin or too thick.
Analyze the interior tongue label of your pair. The replica Off-White AJ5 pairs usually have their stitching all around the red label looking too thick.
Inspect the 3M reflective material on the exterior side of the tongue on your Fire Red Off-White Air Jordan 5. Mostly, the counterfeit pairs have their material shining too blurry when compared to the real deal.
Examine the box label of your shoes. The replica box label commonly tends to have their “USA” text looking too thick.
There might be instances where it’s not feasible to go through each of the outlined detailed steps when you’re in need of authenticating your Off-White Jordan 5 Retro Sail.
To address this, we’ve prepared a swift 60-second solution for verifying the authenticity of your sneakers.
Above are the primary 13 indicators that can aid you in discerning between a counterfeit pair and an authentic Off-White x Nike-manufactured Air Jordan 5 Sail.
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With this, we conclude our guide on recognizing fake Off-White Air Jordan 5 Retro Sail sneakers. As more refined and up-to-date comparisons become available, we are committed to continually updating this article.
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