Nike Air Jordan Son of Low

Learn how to spot fakes with a 17 step guide

Created 2015-05-25 ©goVerify, Inc.

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1. Profile

Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Jordan 5 Retro's with this detailed 17 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.

3. Retail Box

New Air Jordan Son of Low's are boxed in a strong shoe box usually featuring the Jumpman logo on the lid. Color and style of boxes can vary according to style and year. Check the box carefully for any errors in brand logos, alignment, spelling and overall finish quality. Remember real shoe boxes can accompany fake shoes.

5. 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.

7. Right Lace Detail

The right lace cover will have a 40 Acers (40a) logo embossed into a plastic circle. Make sure the embossing is clear and has sharp edges. 40 Acres is Spike Lee's film company.

Retail Box
Box Label
Inside Label
Right Lace Cover
Right Lace Detail
Left Lace Cover
Left Lace Detail
Tongue Structure
Jumpman Tongue
Heel Stitching
Air Unit
Heel Jumpman
Insole Logo
Sole Pattern

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