Real Vs Fake Air Jordan 5 – Universal Colourway Guide

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How To Spot Fake AJ5
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If you are wondering how to spot fake Air Jordan 5 sneakers, then you are in the best place to find out.

In this real vs fake Air Jordan 5 guide, you will easily learn how to spot fake Air Jordan 5 sneakers in just a few simple steps.

Along with each step, we will link fake vs real Air Jordan 5 images in order for you to visualize and easily understand the flaws on the fake AJ5’s.

We would like to mention that all of the flaws in this fake vs real AJ5 guide apply to almost every colourway of the Air Jordan 5. After all, that’s why we have entitled this guide as “Universal Colourway Guide”.

The quickest way to spot fake Air Jordan 5 sneakers is to check out the inscriptions on the rear side and the interior tongue label, as the replica Air Jordan 5 manufacturers never manage to fix the flaws in these areas of the Air Jordan 5’s.

How to spot fake Air Jordan 5 shoes

Step 1: Real vs fake Air Jordan 5 rear details

As we said previously, we consider the rear details as the most reliable sign of authenticity, when speaking of the Air Jordan 5 sneakers, and that’s why we are starting this fake vs real AJ5 guide with the rear details.

First of all, let’s have a quick look at the reference fake vs real AJ5 image in order to visualise the flaws on the fake Jordan 5’s.

a. The releases with the Jumpman

We are first going to begin with the sneakers which have been released with the Jumpman on the rear side, and then, we are going to check out the real vs fake AJ5 sneakers with the Nike AIR text on the back.

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Looking at the reference fake vs real Air Jordan 5 image above, you can notice how the fake AJ5’s have their Jumpman’s upper arm (the one with the ball) improperly stitched.

That’s because the fake sneakers have their Jumpman’s upper arm looking too thick compared to the arm of the authentic sneakers’ Jumpman.

On top of that, looking at the curvy part of the Jumpman’s body, you can see how the fake Air Jordan 5’s have their bumpy part of the body looking too curvy compared to the authentic Air Jordan 5’s.

b. The releases with the Nike AIR text

Lastly, we are going to check out the reference real vs fake AJ3 image in order to learn how to spot fake Air Jordan 3 sneakers which are released with the Nike AIR text on the rear side.

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First of all, looking at the real vs fake Air Jordan 5 image above, it is visible how the replica Air Jordan 5’s have their “NIKE” text looking too thick compared to the text on the authentic shoes.

And then, second of all, it is visible in the fake vs real AJ5 image above how the replica Air Jordan 5’s have their “A I R” text looking too thick compared to the “A I R” text visible in the authentic Air Jordan 5 example above.

Step 2: Check the interior tongue label

For the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 5 sneakers, we are going to check out the fak vs real Air Jordan 5 shoes for the interior tongue labels which have the “AIR JORDAN” text stitched in.

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In the real vs fake Air Jordan 5 image above, we have pointed out how the replica Air Jordan 5’s have their text improperly stitched into the tongue label.

Looking at the authentic Air Jordan 5’s in the real vs fake Air Jordan 5 image above, it is visible how all of the letters have the same font-weight.

Then, going back to the fake Air Jordan 5’s, you can notice how they have their text looking too thick compared to the one visible on the legit AJ5’s.

Step 3: Fake vs real Air Jordan 5 tongue Jumpman stitching

For the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 5 sneakers, we are going to check the fake vs real Air Jordan 5’s for stitching on the Jumpman, on the exterior side of the tongue.

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In the fake vs real Air Jordan 5 image above, we have pointed out how the counterfeit Air Jordan 5’s have their Jumpman’s upper arm looking too thick, just the same as from the back of the shoes.

Another flaw from the back of the sneakers that applies here too, is the curving of the body, which on fake pairs, it is angled too much, and the authentic sneakers have their body less curvy.

Looking at the fingers of the real vs fake Air Jordan 5’s Jumpmen in the image above, we can notice how the replica AJ5’s have their fingers looking too thick compared to the authentic AJ5’s.

Step 4: Check the pattern of the lines on the midsole of your Air Jordan 5

Proceeding to the next step of the guide on how to authenticate Air Jordan 5 sneakers, we are going to check out the real vs fake Air Jordan 5’s for the pattern of the lines on the midsole.

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It is visible in the fake vs real Air Jordan 5 image above how the replica Air Jordan 5’s have their pattern of the lines on the midsoles looking different than the correct pattern.

The authentic sneakers have their lines perfectly positioned and looking sharp, while the fake Air Jordan 5’s have their midsoles’ lines looking bumpy and less sharp than the authentic shoes’ lines.

Step 5: Verify the rear U shape of the sneakers

For the fifth step of the guide on how to authenticate Air Jordan 5 sneakers, we are going to check out the real vs fake Air Jordan 5’s for the rear side’s U shaped patch.

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Looking at the reference fake vs real Air Jordan 5 image above, you can notice how the replica shoes have their rear U patch looking less deep and too wide compared to the patch met on the authentic AJ5’s.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 5’s have their patch bumped in the middle, making it look curvier and less wide than the fake shoes’ patch.

Step 6: Analyze the text on the side of the AJ5

Moving on, for the sixth step of the fake vs real Air Jordan 5 guide, we are going to analyze the text met on the side of both the real vs fake AJ5 shoes.

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In the reference fake vs real Air Jordan 5 image above, we have pointed out how the fake sneakers have their text looking obviously bigger and less defined than the one met on the authentic shoes.

Besides, it is also easily visible how the fake sneakers use a different font for the “23” text than the one used on the authentic Air Jordan 5’s.

Not only that but if you look at the black shadows of the “23” text, you can see how the replica Air Jordan 5’s don’t even have their shadows behind placed evenly with the text.

The authentic Air Jordan 5 sneakers will always have their shadows placed correctly behind the “23” text.

Step 7: Check the 3M reflective tongue of your Air Jordan 5 sneakers

For the seventh step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 5 sneakers, we are going to check out the fake vs real Air Jordan 5’s with the lights off and taking a picture with the flashlight on.

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In the fake vs real Air Jordan 5 image above, we have pointed out how the replica Air Jordan 5’s have a poorer quality for the tongue’s 3M reflective material.

In fact, the shining of their tongue is more chaotic and lighter than the authentic shoes’ tongue.

How can I spot fake Air Jordan 5 in 60 seconds?

The 7 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 7 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real AJ5 pair of sneakers.

  1. Verify the sneakers from the rear side. Usually, the fake sneakers have their Jumpman looking too thick and curvy, and the fake pairs with the Nike AIR text are most common to have it looking too thick
  2. Check the interior tongue label with the “AIR JORDAN” text. The fake sneakers are most common to have their text improperly stitched into the label
  3. Analyze the stitching on the tongue’s Jumpman. Usually, the replica AJ5’s have their Jumpman looking too curvy and thick
  4. Inspect the pattern of the lines on the midsoles of your shoes. The fake Air Jordan 5’s are common to have their lines too little sharp and too bumpy
  5. Check the rear U shape. Most of the time, the replica Air Jordan 5’s have their U-shaped patch on the rear side looking too wide and less bumpy than needed
  6. Make sure you verify the text on the side of the shoes, as the fake sneakers are most common to have their text with a different font than the one used for the retail pairs and check the shadows on the text for any improper placement
  7. Examine the 3M reflective tongue feature. The counterfeit Air Jordan 5’s are most common to have their tongue shining chaoticly

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All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your sneakers 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 real vs fake Air Jordan 5 guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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