Black Jordan 5 Off-White: How To Spot Fake Vs Real

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Off-White Jordan 5
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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

Study how to spot fake Jordan 5 Off-White “Muslin Black” with us.

There are 5 simple steps to follow.

Also read: Jordan 5 Off-White Sail

Now, let’s legit check the Muslin Black Off-White 5s.

How to spot fake Jordan 5 Off-White

To spot fake Jordan 5 Off-White (Muslin Black), the most crucial element to examine is the medial text on each shoe.

Currently, there is no fake version getting it right.

And we believe there won’t ever be one.

1. Medial text

1.1. Left shoe


  • Medial text has correct font-weight.
  • Letter “V” is clearly printed without appearing scratched.


  • Medial text is often too thin or too thick due to font-weight flaws.
  • Letter “V” appears scratched and thinner than on authentic pairs.

1.2. Right shoe

  • Authentic: Thin “c. 1990” medial text.
  • Fake: Thicker “c. 1990” medial text, visibly flawed.

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2. Back


  • Swoosh logo is not overly curvy or round.
  • “A I R” text is positioned lower and has the correct font weight.


  • Swoosh logo appears curvier and rounder.
  • “A I R” text is placed higher and has a thicker font weight.

3. Profile


  • Transparent circles have a cleaner, less textured appearance.
  • Less stitching around the circles, resulting in a thinner outline.


  • Transparent circles appear more textured and detailed.
  • Excessive stitching around the circles creates a thicker outline.

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.

4. Tongue

  • Authentic: The hand of the Jumpman on the tongue appears thicker and denser.
  • Fake: The hand of the Jumpman on the tongue looks thinner and less dense.

5. Reflectiveness

  • Authentic: The 3M reflective areas on the sneakers are more powerful and well-defined.
  • Fake: The 3M reflective areas on the sneakers look less defined and do not glow as strongly as the authentic ones.

Shortlist: Authenticate your Jordan 5 Off-White

  1. Inspect the Medial Text: Fake sneakers often have medial text that’s either too thin or too thick, with signs of wear and scratches.
  2. Check Rear Details: Counterfeit versions may have a Nike Swoosh logo that appears too curvy, “A I R” text that’s inconsistently thick, and incorrect placement on the rear of the shoe.
  3. Analyze Side Circle Pattern: Examine the side circles; fake sneakers tend to have circles with stitching that’s too thick, causing issues with the circle outlines.
  4. Verify Jumpman on Tongue: On fake sneakers, the Jumpman logo on the tongue may have a thinner upper arm compared to the authentic version.
  5. Inspect 3M Reflective Tongue: Authentic Off-White Jordan 5 sneakers generally have higher-quality 3M reflective material on the tongue than their fake counterparts.

When authenticating your Off-White Jordan 5, you may not have time for the detailed steps.

Above’s a quick 60-second solution with the top 5 indicators to spot fake vs real Off-White x Nike Jordan 5 sneakers.

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  • Simply send us high-quality photos of your sneakers.
  • We’ll provide you with results and a detailed report within 24 to 48 hours.

This concludes our guide on how to identify fake Off-White Jordan 5.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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About the Author

Ch Daniel is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch, one of the world's leading companies in product authentications. Daniel's experience: 8+ years in the luxury industry, 7+ years in the authentication industry, 10+ years of business development. Currently, Daniel is overseeing the development of new products of Legit Check By Ch.
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