Whats good people. Here is a small guide of sorts to help you spot fake Air Jordan 11s. I will show you some evident pics and give you info on websites. Ok. Let’s Begin!!!
We will be using the 2009 Space Jam(fake) and the 2011 Concord(real)
This first picture shows an obvious indication of the fake on the right. The “Jumpman Jordan” tongue tab is out of position. The real 11s tab is ALWAYS in the 3rd lace gap counting up from the toe. There is NO EXCEPTION to this. If the tab is in the 4th space, it is FAKE!!!!!
Here is the second pic, the bottom of the shoe. The Space Jam(fake) at the top and the Concord(real) at the bottom. First, notice the 3 circular foot pods. Now notice where the Jumpman logo is placed. Look how far away the top logo is from the bottom. Second, look at the carbon fiber plate underneath the Jumpman logo. They should be the same color. The Space Jam and Concords are supposed to have the black carbon fiber shank plate. The one on top is also plastic and notice the lack of a curved shape. Carbon fiber stretches but immediately returns to its natural position.
Our 3rd piece of evidence is the back of the shoe. First, notice the”23″ on the heel tab. On the Space Jam(fake), notice how it is stretched out and seems to be peeling. On the Concord(real), notice the “23″ is more legible and centered with perfect alignment. Another thing to notice is the outsole at the bottom of the shoe. The Concord’s outsole comes to a point in the middle of the shoe and the Space Jam does not. Also, notice how the Space Jam is slightly shorter at the top of the shoe. FAKE!!! Lastly, look at the stitching job on the patent leather. Different sizes and bad stitching.
For our final piece of visual evidence, we take a look at the Jumpman logos on the rear side of the shoe. Notice the improper alignment and size of the logo on the Space Jam(fake). Now notice the logo on the Concord(real). This is how it is supposed to be. Stitching that is not choppy and proper alignment. IMPORTANT: The ball at the top of the Jumpman logo should ALWAYS line up between the bottom of the 2 and the top of the 3 in the back of the shoe. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!
Now on to these websites. If the name sounds too generic: cheapjordans.com, nikerookies.com, foamposites.com, etc., FAKE!!!!!!
1) If the prices are way under retail and they say sale, FAKE!!!! Beware of this and dont let the prices fool you. Most Nikes and Jordans that are hard to find will run you at least $250 and up.
2) Colorways that you have never seen before, FAKE!!!!! There are no dark green and black Zoom Rookies and all those Louis Vuitton and Spongebob Jordans….no good
3) Read the website’s “About Us” page. If they dont guarantee 100% authenticity, BEWARE!!!! Even the sites that do say 100% Authentic, still be careful. IMPORTANT: Factory Variants, Customs, and Replicas = FAKES!!!!!!!!
There are other things to look out for but the most important thing is DONT BE NAIVE, DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!!! If you’re still not sure, ask me. Post your questions in the comments section, Facebook, or Twitter. I hope this helps you to be better sneaker shoppers.