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How to spot fake

Nike Air Jordan 12 Taxi

in 22 steps

Created 2015-05-24
Modified 2017-11-14
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22 point

1. Profile

Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Jordan 12 Retro's with this detailed 22 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. Lace Hooks

Air Jordan 12's feature metal lace hooks with Jumpman logos embossed into the metal. Check that the quality of the embossing has sharp edges and that the attachment of the lace hooks is neat with no damage to the shoe fabric where they meet.

18. Heel Tab

Nike Air Jordan 12's come with a Jumpman logo embroidered into a heel tab. Check the quality of the embroidery is tight and neat with no loose ends. Check the proportions of the figure's hands, feet and ball. Also make sure the colours used are correct for the colourway of the shoe.


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