How to Spot Fake Nike Air Jordan 11's

How can you tell if the Nike Air Jordan 11's that you are about to buy online aren't fake? Follow these 11 simple steps to verify the authenticity of your purchase.

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How to Spot Fake Nike Air Jordan 11's
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New Nikes are boxed in a strong shoe box usually featuring the logo on the lid and side. Colour and style of box varies according to style and year.

New Nikes are boxed in a strong shoe box usually featuring the logo on the lid and side. Colour and style of box varies according to style and year.

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Nike retail boxes feature a label on one side detailing style name, size, colour, country of manufacture and a style number. The style number is usually 9 digits long.

Nike retail boxes feature a label on one side detailing style name, size, colour, country of manufacture and a style number. The style number is usually 9 digits long.

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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.

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.

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New Jordan 11's will have the words Jumpman Jordan neatly embroidered into a band on the tongue. Check the colour of the Jumpman logo is correct for the colourway of the shoe.

New Jordan 11's will have the words Jumpman Jordan neatly embroidered into a band on the tongue. Check the colour of the Jumpman logo is correct for the colourway of the shoe.

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There is a tag inside the tongue with the words Greatest Player Ever embroidered into it. Make sure the words are white, and check that the embroidery is high quality.

There is a tag inside the tongue with the words Greatest Player Ever embroidered into it. Make sure the words are white, and check that the embroidery is high quality.

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New Jordan 11's will feature the Jumpman logo printed on the insole. Older models may feature the Nike logo. If they do feature the Jumpman logo check the proportions of the hands, feet and ball.

New Jordan 11's will feature the Jumpman logo printed on the insole. Older models may feature the Nike logo. If they do feature the Jumpman logo check the proportions of the hands, feet and ball.

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New Jordan 11's come with a Jumpman logo embroidered into the heel. Check the quality of the embroidery, and the proportions of the figure.

New Jordan 11's come with a Jumpman logo embroidered into the heel. Check the quality of the embroidery, and the proportions of the figure.

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Nike Jordan 11's have a distinctive sole pattern with the Jumpman logo under the top rubber layer (if the sole is transparent you will see it).

Nike Jordan 11's have a distinctive sole pattern with the Jumpman logo under the top rubber layer (if the sole is transparent you will see it).

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Some, not all, new Jordan 11's feature a Jumpman logo under a transparent outsole. Check that you can also see the carbon fibre checkboard panel. The carbon fibre should appear bumpy, and not flat.

Some, not all, new Jordan 11's feature a Jumpman logo under a transparent outsole. Check that you can also see the carbon fibre checkboard panel. The carbon fibre should appear bumpy, and not flat.

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High quality stitching can be hard to replicate. Check carefully that the stitching on the heel of the Nikes is tight, straight, evenly spaced and cleanly finished.

High quality stitching can be hard to replicate. Check carefully that the stitching on the heel of the Nikes is tight, straight, evenly spaced and cleanly finished.

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New Jordan 11's have a distinctive evenly shaped toe box. The rubber outsole is usually transparent so check that you can see the colour of the shoe upper through it.

New Jordan 11's have a distinctive evenly shaped toe box. The rubber outsole is usually transparent so check that you can see the colour of the shoe upper through it.

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