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How to spot fake

Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro High

in 19 steps

Created 2015-05-25
Modified 2017-09-12
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19 point

1. Profile

Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro's with this detailed 19 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.

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4. Box Label

Nike retail boxes feature a label on one side detailing barcode, style name, size, color, country of manufacture and a style number. The style number is usually 9 digits long, the first 6 digits represent the style and the last 3 digits represent the colourway. Check that this style number matches the one located inside the shoe and on the sales receipt. Tip 1: Do a Google image search for "Nike"+"style number" to check the colourway. Tip 2: scan the barcode with a barcode scanner app, the exact product including size should be correct.

9. Heel Tab

Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro's have a tab on the heel. Check that the stitching around the tab is tight, neat and evenly spaced. Check that all the stitching along the heel panels is tight and evenly spaced, making sure the stitching follows each panel edge.

12. Tongue Construction

The tongue of Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro High's is a single piece of padded fabric. Check that the tongue is rigid enough to stand upright without any support.

19. Sole Logo

A Nike logo features on the sole of Air Jordan 1 Retro High's. Check the position of the registered circled R and check that the edges of the embossed logo are sharp and clean. This is a good opportunity to have a close look at the sole texture, take note of the fine pattern in the rubber


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