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How to spot fake

Nike Air Jordan Spizike

in 22 steps

Created 2015-05-25
Modified 2015-05-25
© goVerify,Inc.


22 point

1. Profile

Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Jordan Spizike's with this detailed 22 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.

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 (even a photo of one) with a barcode scanner app, the exact product including size should be correct.

8. Heel Right

The right heel will have a 40 Acers (40a) logo printed underneath an embossed plastic button. Make sure the embossing is clear and has sharp edges. 40 Acres is Spike Lee's film company. Check the quality of stitching around the plastic button, it should be tight, neat and evenly spaced.

11. Side Stitching

Take a close look at the mesh side panel that provides comfort and breathability, by folding the midfoot strap back. Take note of the stitch pattern, paying specific attention to how the stitch line is tight, neat and evenly spaced. Tip: Check how the stitch line crosses over from the panel around the mesh to the panel around the ankle collar (visible under the midfoot strap when folded back).

13. Lace Toggle

Nike Air Jordan Spizike's have a small lace lock toggle with spring loaded locking mechanism, check that the quality of the plastic is good with no rough edges. Also make sure the Jumpman debossed into the clear plastic has sharp, clear edges.


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