How To Spot Fake Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room – Real Vs Fake AJ1 Trophy Room

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To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room Chicago shoes is to look at their interior tongue label, as well as at the size tag, because the replica AJ1s always have their words, numbers and other characters at the wrong thickness and kerning in-between, while the authentic pairs have no flaws, thanks to the high-quality paid to each one of those when they were manufactured.

The Nike Air Jordan 1 x Trophy Room Chicago is a beautiful and very rare pair of sneakers that’s been released in 2021.

The Trophy Room Air Jordan 1s are as limited as each authentic pair’s been given an unique code indicating each pair’s number out of how many legitimate ones were manufactured, and that’s not the first time Nike does something like this, but this is for sure a very cool factor about the Chicago Trophy Room 1s.

If you’re here because you want to learn how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room Chicago pairs, then no wonder, you’ve come into the right place.

We have compiled this ultimate fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room authenticity check guide that will show you all you need to know about these shoes and how the LC (legit check) them.

All of the steps within our guide on how to legit check AJ1 Trophy Room pairs will have reference real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room images that will show you what do the best fake shoes often look like, as well as how the authentic pairs always have to look like.

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This image portrays an infographic guide that applies to 90% of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High colourways. Continue reading for a fully detailed guide!

How to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room Chicago

Step 1: Real vs fake Trophy Room Air Jordan 1 interior tongue label with multiple lines of text

As we’ve previously mentioned at the top of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room shoes, we consider the interior tongue label as the easiest, yet the bet way to verify the authenticity of a Trophy Room AJ1 pair.

With this being mentioned, we strongly suggest that you always check the interior tongue label of these shoes whenever you have to legit check them.

Now, first things first, let’s have a look at the image with the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room pairs below, and after that, we’ll explain everything there is to be explained in the image.

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In the image with the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake pair’s text is very flawed when put side-by-side with the real deal.

Starting with the beginning, you can see how the fake pair’s “NIKE” text is too thick and too bulky, and how the authentic Air Jordan 1s have their same “NIKE” text thinner and smaller.

Within the same line of text, you can notice how the fake pair’s “SWOOSH” inscription looks too thin and how the letter “W” is bigger than the rest of the letters in the same word.

Back to the authentic Air Jordan 1 TR Chicago pair, you can se how its “SWOOSH” text looks thicker than the one on the fake shoes, and how it also has all of the letters at the same size.

Going just a few lines lower, you can notice how the replica Trophy Room AJ1 pair’s “QUALITY” inscription is too small, and how the same text on the real pair is bigger.

In the middle of the red label, you can notice how the fake Air Jordan 1s have their “SWOOSH ®” text looking too thick, and how the “W” is yet again too big on the fake shoes. Once again, the authentic shoes have their text thinner and at the same size for each of its letters.

As for the last flaw that we’ve spotted on the fake pair’s tongue label, you can see how the “MADE IN CHINA” and the “FABRIQUE EN CHINE” text looks too thick, and how the authentic pair’s text is thinner.

Step 2: Fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room size tag

Moving forward to the second step of the guide on how to authenticate Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room sneakers, we are now going to move on the lower area inside of the shoes, and we’ll quickly check the size tag.

As its name states, the size tag is basically a little label that holds information about the shoes and their manufacturing.

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In the image with the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room shoes above, you can see how the fake pair’s tab is way off the authentic pattern, and let us explain why.

The style-code of the Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room shoes is “DA278-100“, and looking in the top-right corner of the sneakers, you can notice this inscription – the text is pretty big, so it is easily noticeable.

The fake shoes have the inscription of this style-code looking too thin, too boxy, and generally smaller than the same text on the real shoes, which his thicker, wider and just bigger than the fake one.

On top of that, the fake shoes seem to use a different font from the text used on the authentic shoes, and the retail Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room pairs never use a different font from the one highlighted in the authentic example from above.

Skipping one line of text, you can see how the “UPC” print and the numbers next to it look too thin on the fake Trophy Room 1s, and how they look thicker and more defined on the retail pair’s label.

Besides, the fake pair seems to have its “UPC” inscription boxier and narrower than the one seen on the retail shoes, which looks more “aired” because of how wide it is.

In the bottom left corner of the size tag, you’ll notice the block of text made out of four lines of text, and all of the lines say that the shoes were manufactured in China, spelt in different languages.

Looking at each of these four lines of text, you can notice how the fake pair’s “MADE IN CHINA” inscription appears to be thin and wide, while the authentic pair’s text is exactly the opposite: thick and narrow.

Step 3: Check the hourglass shape of your Air Jordan 1 Retro High Trophy Room Chicago pair

Stepping outside of the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room pairs, let’s quickly look at the shoes from the rear side, and moreover, let’s have a look at their shapes.

As the heading from above states, we’re talking about the hourglass shape, and this shape is something that has to be present on every Air Jordan 1 Retro High pair.

So as to see what this is about and how must the legitimate pairs look like, let’s closely inspect the fake vs real AJ1 Trophy Room image below.

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First of all, and so as to get you to understand this perfectly, let’s talk about the shape of the authentic shoes, and how should they look like:

Looking at the top and at the bottom sides of the red side of the authentic Trophy Room 1s, you can see how these are curvy and bumpy, and in the middle, at the black and white label, you can also notice how the shoes are narrowed.

With this being said, if you think about it a little, the authentic shoes look like a hourglass: they’re bulged at the top and at the bottom, and in the middle, they’re narrow.

Now as for the fake Trophy Room 1s, you can see how their shape is also kind of curved and narrowed and looking like an hourglass, but the flaw there is that the shape isn’t as concentrated and as visible as the shape seen on the authentic pair.

Here, if that isn’t so clear, we’ve got you covered with this more explained fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room comparison image below.

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The green lines in the image with the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room shoes above show you how the authentic pair’s shape is way curvier and way narrower in the middle compared to the fake pair’s shape.

So, there you have it: the authentic shoes have a really detailed shape, whereas the replica TR Chicago AJ1s have a fatter and less curvy/narrow shape.

Though, we recommend checking this step only when the shoes are not being worn, as the shape is way easier to be seen when the shoes are off-foot.

Step 4: Inspect the “Rumor has it…” text on the interior side of your Trophy Room AJ1s

The fourth way on how to legit check Nike Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room shoes brings us back inside the fake vs real Trophy Room 1 pairs once again.

For this step, we’ll have to look at the side of the shoes which holds the “Rumor has it…” text that’s stitched into the panels of the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room sneakers.

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In the picture with the real vs replica Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room shoes above, you can see how the fake pair’s “Rumor has it…” text has the wrong thickness when put side-by-side with the real deal.

Speaking of which, the authentic Air Jordan 1s have their “Rumor has it…” text looking thinner, and since the text is thinner, the text is way more legible than the one seen on the fake shoes.

On top of that, another flaw on the fake shoes is that the text has many of its letters connected, and the genuine AJ1 Trophy Room pair’s letters have way less threads connected.

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

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

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Step 5: Look at the toe box of your Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room

For the fifth method on how to authenticate Nike Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room shoes, we are going to have a look at the fake vs real AJ1 Trophy Room shoes for their toe boxes.

So as to do this, we’ll have to flip the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room shoes to their profile sides, in order to look at the curviness of their front sides.

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The picture with the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake pair’s toe box is too little curvy.

Looking at the authentic Trophy Room 1s, you can notice how their toe box is curvier and how it is further away from the ground at its front tip, while the fake pair’s toe box is closer to the ground.

Besides, looking at the icy soles, you can see how the fake pair’s toe box (and generally the rest of the toe box) is saturated too much, as it has a lighter and more concentrated shade of blue for the sole.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 1s have their toe box’s icy sole looking greyer, as the real pair’s sole doesn’t have such a concentrated blue shade as the fake pair’s.

Step 6: Verify the classic Air Jordan logo on your Trophy Room 1s

Moving forward to the sixth method on how to spot fake Nike Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room pairs,

In the image with the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake pair’s “AIR JORDAN TM” text has the wrong thickness.

First of all, the “AIR JORDAN” look too thin, and this is the most visible in the image above if you look a the fake pair’s “AIR” text, and the genuine pair’s same “AIR JORDAN” text looks thicker and more defined.

Now as for the “TM” text, you can see how the fake pair’s inscription is too thick, while the authentic pari’s “TM” text is thinner and slimmer.

Step 7: Inspect the wings in the Air Jordan logo of your shoes

Moving forward, we’re actually going to talk about the same logo from the previous step, but this time, we’ll focus on the wings all around the classic Air Jordan logo, and not on the text.

As always, let’s quickly brief the image with the fake vs real Air Jordan1 Trophy Room shoes below, and after that, we’ll make it all clear about the authentic and the fake pair’s wings.

The image with the replica vs authentic Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room sneakers above shows you how the fake pair’s wings are too thick and basically too much visible.

On the other hand, the authentic AJ1 Trophy Room pair’s wings look thinner, as they have to be less opaque than the ones on the fake shoes, since the effect of the shoes is to pretty much look as if they were very distressed, therefore not having the logo as visible as on the other colourways of the AJ1s.

Step 8: Authenticate the badge on the insole of your shoes

The eighth step of the guide on how to spot real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room Chicago sneakers is going to have us back inside the shoes once again.

This time, we’ll have a look at the red insole’s badge with the basketball and the Air Jordan x Trophy logos stitched into it.

Beginning with the stitching all around the badge, you can notice how the fake pair’s threads look too thick, as well as how the authentic pair has its stitches all around the badge looking thinner and generally just slimmer than the fake ones.

Then, looking at the “TROPHY ROOM” text at the bottom of the badge, you can observe how the fake pair’s letters are too thick, and how the authentic item’s text is thinner.

Step 9: Look at the perforations on the toe box of your Nike Air Jordan 1 High Trophy Room

Let’s flip the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room pairs to their front sides, and now, let’s have a look at the shape and at the depth of the holes.

In the image with the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room shoes above, we’ve shown you how the fake pair’s holes on the toe box are too small, too little deep and too narrow.

Looking at the authentic pair’s toe box, you can notice how its holes are way bigger and wider, as they cover more of the white leather’s surface of the toe box than the fake pair’s holes.

Step 10: Examine the black badges on the interior tongue area (at the bottom of the red label)

Moving forward to the tenth step of the Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room authenticity check process, let’s have a look at the fake vs real AJ1 Trophy Room pairs for their two little black badges below the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text.

Basically, these two black badges

In the image with the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room pairs above, you can see how the fake pair’s “of 12000” text looks too thick, and how the real pair’s text is thinner.

The same flaw applies to the right shoe as well, because its “Feb 10, 1985” inscription looks too thick on the fake shoes, and the real pair’s text is thinner.

Step 11: Closely check the stitching on the Nike Swoosh logo of your AJ1 Tropy Room

Proceeding to the eleventh method on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room sneakers, we are going to have a look at the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room pairs for their stitching on the Nike Swoosh logos.

As always, let’s quickly have a look at the image with the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room comparison image below, and after that, we’ll explain the flaw on the fake shoes, as well as the real pair’s details.

In the image with the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake pair’s stitching is too thick in the area where the Nike Swoosh logo curves.

Looking at the authentic pair’s logo, you can notice how the stitches are thinner and how they are less noticeable than the ones on the fake shoes.

Step 12: Examine the corner-stitching near the Nike Swoosh logo of your sneakers

As for the twelfth method on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room sneakers, we are going to have a look at the fake vs real Trophy Room AJ1 pairs for their corner-stitching next to the Swoosh.

Basically, we’re talking about the line made out of white threads that has a corner right above the Nike Swoosh logo.

In the picture with the real vs fake Nike Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room shoes above, we have pointed out how the fake pair’s stitching is too thin and how the threads that go over the black Swoosh are too thick.

On the other hand, the authentic Nike Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room sneakers have their stitching looking thicker, and the threads going over the Swoosh are thinner than the fake pair’s threads.

Step 13: Authentic vs fake Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room Chicago rear patch

Now we’ll have to flip the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room sneakers to their rear sides, and we’ll have a look at their black patch where the Nike Swoosh logos from the interior and the exterior profile sides of the shoes meet together.

The picture with the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Chicago Trophy Room pairs above shows you how the fake pair’s patch is too tall and too little wide.

On the other hand, the authentic AJ1s have their same black patch flatter, as it is shorter and wider than the one seen on the fake shoes.

Step 14: Check the signature on the side of your Air Jordan 1s

Moving forward to the fourteenth step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room sneakers, we are now going to have a look at the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room shoes for their signature that’s on the side of the shoes.

In the image with the real vs fake Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room sneakers above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their signature being too opaque, and therefore too thick.

Looking at the authentic Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room pair’s signature, you can notice how it is less visible than the fake pair’s signature, and how the authentic pair has its signature thinner than the fake one.

Step 15: Have a look at the text on the box’s label of your Trophy Room Air Jordan 1 pair

As for the fifteenth and the last method on how to spot fake Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room sneakers, we are going to have a look at the text that’s printed on the label glued to the box of your shoes.

In the picture with the fake vs real Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room sneakers above, we have pointed out how the fake pair’s ‘USA” text looks way thinner than what it should.

The authentic Nike Air Jordan 1 box’s label has its same “USA” text looking thicker and more defined when compared to the fake one.

How can I spot fake Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room in 60 seconds?

The 15 detailed steps outlined above might not be so practical when you are in a hurry or when you want to buy the sneakers online.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 15 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room

  1. Have a look at the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text, as the replica pairs always have their text flawed
  2. Brief the size tag inside your Air Jordan Trophy Room sneakers, as the fake shoes tend to have their text either really thin or really thick
  3. Look at the hourglass shape from the rear side of your shoes. The fake Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room pairs usually have their shape too straight
  4. Examine the “Rumor has it…” text inside your shoes, since the fake pairs tend to have their text too thick and with too many characters connected to each other
  5. Verify the toe box of your Air Jordan 1 Trophy Room. In most cases, the fake AJ1 pairs have their toe box looking over-inflated
  6. Look at the “Air Jordan TM” text in the classic Air Jordan 1 logo of your shoes. Usually, the fake AJ1 pairs have their text at the wrong thickness
  7. Inspect the space between the wings in the classic Air Jordan 1 logo of your shoes. Mostly, the fake AJ1 Trophy Room pairs have their wings either placed too close to each other or too far away from each other
  8. Examine the badge on the insole of your shoes, as the fake Trophy Room Air Jordan 1s tend to have their stitching and text on the badge looking too thick
  9. Look at the toe box and its perforations. Usually, the fake pairs have their holes looking too small and narrow on the toe box
  10. Check the black badges below the interior tongue label of your shoes, since the fake pairs tend to have their text too thick
  11. Inspect the stitching on the Nike Swoosh logo of your shoes, as the fake pairs tend to have their stitches too thick
  12. Examine the corner stitching on the side of your shoes, as most of the fake pairs have their stitching looking too thin and also placed too close to the Nike Swoosh logo
  13. Verify the patch on the back of the shoes, where the Nike Swoosh logos meet together. The fake pairs usually have their patch looking too boxy
  14. Look at the signature on the side of your shoes. Mostly, the fake pairs have their signature too opaque and thicker than the real pair’s signature
  15. Check the text on the box’s label. In most cases, the fake pairs have their “USA” text too thin

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

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