Nike Air Jordan 3 Retro

Learn how to spot fakes with a 24 step guide

Created 2015-05-24 ©goVerify, Inc.

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1. Profile

Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Jordan 3's with this detailed 24 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.

8. Upper Pattern

Some Nike Air Jordan 3 Retro's come with an elephant print upper. Check that the elephant print is etched into the upper fabric and not just printed on top of it.

14. Tongue Strap

The Air Jordan 3 Retro has a tongue that is held in place with an elasticated strap. The elasticated strap provides the padded tongue with strong support, to improve performance and stability.

17. Inside Label

Inside label details vary depending on year, country of manufacture and style. Check the style number, usually 9 digits, matches that found on the box. Check that the tail of the Q in FABRIQUE starts inside the circle. Check for any spelling errors and that the glue area is uniform and neat. The shoe's production date will fall between the two dates indicated on the label. Tip: Do a Google image search for "Nike"+"style number" to check the colourway.

20. Air Unit

Nike Air Jordan 3 Retro's have a Nike Air Unit in the upper for added comfort and performance. Check that there is no excess glue or paint on the window.

Retail Box
Box Label
Heel Stitching
Heel Jumpman
Side Stitching
Upper Pattern
Midsole Material
Jumpman Tag
Tongue Jumpman
Tongue Material
Tongue Construction
Tongue Strap
Lace Holes
Lace Holes Top
Inside Label
Inside Material
Sockliner Logo
Air Unit
Sole Pattern
Sole Logo
Sole Stars
Shoe Diagram

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