Nike Air Jordan 3 Retro Fragment

Learn how to spot fakes with a 32 step guide

Created 2022-02-10 ©goVerify, Inc.

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1. Profile

Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Jordan 3 Fragments with this detailed 32 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.

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6. Thumb Hole

The Air Jordan 3 Fragment box has a thumb hole cut into the side. Note the clean cut of the hole and how you can see the wrapping inside the box. Check that the ring securing the thumb hole is thick and sturdy.

12. Heel Logo

New Jordan 3 Fragments feature an embossed Jumpman Air logo on the heel. Check the quality and finish of the logo; the edges will be sharp and neat. Make sure that the typeface used is correct. The Jumpman Air logo will overlap a Fragment logo printed underneath the plastic panel. Note how the green color of the heel gets darker closer to the mudguard.

14. Air Unit

Nike Air Jordan 3 Fragments have air unit technology for lightweight cushioning and maximum impact protection. Make sure the window doesn't have excess glue or paint on it. The support structure within the air unit should be clearly visible. This is a good opportunity to have a close up look at the text on the midsole; check that the typeface is correct and the printing is sharp and neat.

18. Eyelets

The midfoot of the Air Jordan 3s will have heavy duty plastic eyelets. Check that the eyelets have a slight curved shape to them to follow the shape of your foot. The plastic will have a rough texture.

Retail Box
Box Label
Box Fragment
Thumb Hole
Box Construction
Wrapping Detail
Side Profile
Heel Logo
Fragment Logo
Air Unit
Side Stitching
Eyelet Detail
Inner Eyelet
Tongue Label
Tongue Strap
Inside Label (L)
Inside Label (R)
Sockliner Detail
Sole Logo
Sole Detail
Shoe Trees

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