How Can You Tell Real Jordans From Fake Jordans?

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How Can You Tell Real Jordans From Fake Jordans?
Avoid buying illegal Air Jordan knock-offs. (shoes for sale image by Ramona smiers from

Air Jordan sneakers are extremely popular among young men, and available seemingly everywhere online. If you are looking to purchase authentic Air Jordans, you should be aware that there are many knock-offs on the market. These knock-offs look just like genuine Jordans, but they are cheap and illegal copies. Auction websites in particular have a plethora of knock-off Jordans for sale. It can be difficult to tell fake Jordans from real Jordans, but follow these guidelines for your best shot.

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    Visit, which shows you photos of every type of Air Jordan sneaker available. Familiarise yourself with the designs. Compare the photos of authentic sneakers to photos of the sneakers you want to buy.

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    Look carefully at the "Jumpman" logo, which should be an embroidered logo. Fake Jordans have painted-on logos.

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    Inspect the shoes for signs of dullness. Real Jordans have a shiny glaze from top to bottom, while knock-offs are plain leather.

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    Look at the stitching all around the shoes. Fake Jordans have sloppy stitching that may be crooked, while real Jordans have symmetrical stitches.

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    Make sure the colours on the shoes you want are also represented on If you cannot find the colour combination, then the shoes you want are probably fakes.

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    Ask the seller how many shoes he has for sale, and for how much. Replica sellers usually have mass quantities available for a fraction of the price of real Air Jordans.

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