Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro Union LA

Learn how to spot fakes with a 36 step guide

Created 2022-02-07 ©goVerify, Inc.

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1. Profile

Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Jordan 1 Union LAs with this detailed 36 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.

5. Box Jumpman

The box lid features a red foiled Jumpman logo. Check that the printing is solid, and sharp around the edges.Make sure the detail of the hand and shoelaces on the Jumpman are clear.

13. Heel

High quality stitching can be hard to replicate. Check carefully that the stitching on the heel is tight, straight, evenly spaced and follows the edge of each panel perfectly. The Union LAs have a unique zig zag stitch line along the collar. Make sure the pattern is consistent. Tip: Check that the join between the upper and outsole does not have any excess glue showing.

19. Jumpman Tag

The Air Jordan 1 Union LAs come with a tag with Jumpman and Union logos. Check that the Jumpman logo is correctly proportioned, and the fingers and shoelaces of the Jumpman are well-defined. Make sure the Union typeface is correct and cleanly printed.

23. Laces

Nike Air Jordan 1 Union LAs will come with flat woven laces. Note how the color changes from black to cream closer to the lace tips. Make sure the lace tips are sealed in clear plastic caps.

Retail Box
Box Label
Box Jumpman
Box Detail
Thumb Hole
Box Construction
YCM Sticker
Outstep Profile
Instep Profile
Collar Logos
Air Jordan Logo
Swoosh Detail
Jumpman Tag
Jumpman Tag Rear
Toebox Detail
Spare Laces
Eyelet Detail
Tongue Logo
Lace Loop
Tongue Label
Inside Label
Sockliner (R)
Sockliner (L)
Sole Logo
Sole Detail

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