How to spot fake
Nike Air Jordan 1 High Travis Scott
in 39 steps
Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Highs with this detailed 39 point step-by-step guide.
Check the details of the original receipt including date, store and amount paid. There should also be a 9 digit style number as well as a barcode number.
3. RETAIL BOX
New Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Highs are boxed in a sturdy brown and red shoe box featuring the Nike logo on the lid and side. The color of the box is brown and red not the standard black and red that Air Jordan 1s usually come in. Check the box carefully for any errors in brand logos, alignment, spelling and overall finish quality. Make sure the ink is not cracking or flaking off anywhere, especially along the folds in the box. Remember real shoe boxes can accompany fake shoes.
4. BOX LABEL
Nike retail boxes feature a label on one side detailing barcode, style name, size, color, country of manufacture and a style number. The style number is usually 9 digits long, the first 6 digits represent the style and the last 3 digits represent the colourway. Check that this style number matches the one located inside the shoe and on the sales receipt. Tip 1: Do a Google image search for "Nike"+"style number" to check the colourway. Tip 2: scan the barcode with a barcode scanner app, the exact product including size should be correct.
5. LID LOGO
The inside of the lid will have a small Swoosh "R" logo printed on it. Make sure the printing is solid and sharp. Make sure the typeface used is correct.
6. LID SWOOSH
The opposite inside of the lid will have the word SWOOSH "R" printed on it. Make sure the printing is solid and sharp. Make sure the typeface used is correct. Check the printing of the box dimensions in the top corner of the box, make sure that printing is solid and sharp.
7. BOX CONSTRUCTION
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Highs will have a solid box with rigid flat sides, check that the short sides fold right over and lock into the base of the box. Note how the fold on the short side has a square top to it, you can see the double score line where the side folds over, creating the square fold. The long side has a thin exposed cardboard edge. Make sure the solid printing is not cracking along any of the folds.
8. BOX TYPE
The retail box of Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Highs will have details on the side relating to the Nike and Swoosh trademarks. Check that the typeface is correct and that the print quality is high. Also check the spacing of the letters.
9. YCM STICKER
The inside of the retail box will have a YCM logo sticker. Make sure the printing is sharp, look for the tiny registered R next to the M. There are a series of faint lines embossed into the sticker, they are spaced out in a brick type pattern, they are not easy to see but they are there. Tip: YCM is the company that produces sustainable packaging for companies like Nike.
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Highs will come with two layers or wrapping, one is pink and the second one is white. Make sure the print is solid and sharp. Make sure the logos are sharp and clear, there will be a series of logos the Cactus Jack, Air Jordan, Nike and Travis Scott Smiley Face logos.
11. WRAPPING LOGOS
Have a close look at the logos on the pink wrapping, make sure the printing is solid and sharp.
12. SIDE PROFILE
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Highs have a distinctive side profile, the toe will have a gradual curve upwards while the heel sits completely flat on the surface. Check that the tongue is the same height as the collar. Note how the collar itself slants down from the tongue towards the heel.\
13. HEEL STITCHING
High quality stitching can be hard to replicate. Check carefully that the stitching on the heel is tight, straight, evenly spaced and follows the edge of each panel perfectly. Tip: check the join between the upper and outsole does not have any excess glue showing.
14. HEEL JACK
The right shoe will have a Smiley Face logo debossed into the suede. Make sure the debossing is sharp and clear. Note how the debossed area of the Smiley Face is smooth and darker than the rest of the suede. This is a good opportunity to have a close up look at the texture of the suede, make sure it has tiny random dots.
15. HEEL TAB
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Highs have a tab on the heel. Check that this tab folds over and under the cream panel beneath it, make sure there is a horizontal double stitchline that runs over this heel tab. Make sure the stitching is tight, neat and evenly spaced.
16. AIR JORDAN LOGO
The ankle support area of the collar will have a black Air Jordan logo printed onto it. Make sure the quality of the printing is solid, with straight, clean edges. Check that the logo is also slightly debossed into the panel and that the printing is in register (matches) with the debossing. Check that the typeface used is correct, you will see that the small TM is not debossed into the leather like the rest of the logo is.
17. BACKWARDS SWOOSH
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Highs will have a backwards Swoosh logo stitched onto the side. Make sure the stitching is tight, neat and evenly spaced. Check that the stitching follows the shape of the Swoosh perfectly. Take note of how thick the Swoosh is but when it runs over the lace panel join it stays relatively flat. This is a good opportunity to have a close up look at the texture of the upper leather, make sure it is uneven and natural looking.
18. SIDE CACTUS
The instep of the shoe will have a Cactus Jack logo printed in white on top of the cream leather upper. Make sure the printing has a fine texture to it and that the ink is thick.
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Highs will come with flat woven laces. Make sure the lace tips are sealed in clear plastic caps.
20. SPARE LACES
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Highs will come with 4 spare laces. Make sure they are flat white, red, brown and pink and that they are packaged in clear plastic bags. Take note of the cable that joins the spare laces to the shoes, is has a cone shaped locking mechanism.
21. TONGUE SHAPE
The tongue of Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Highs is a single piece of padded fabric. Check that the tongue is rigid enough to stand upright without any support. Make sure the top corners are rounded for comfort and that the double stitchline below the logo ends before the cactus Jack logo patch.
22. LACE LOOP
Look for the lace loop, make sure it is cleanly cut into the thick foam and nylon tongue. Make sure the edges of the cut are not rough and frayed.
23. TONGUE CACTUS
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Highs have a Cactus Jack logo embroided onto a patch on the tongue. Make sure the embroidery is tight and neat. Make sure the typeface is correct. Note how the red logo embroidery sits flush with the black patch.
24. TONGUE LABEL
Inside the tongue the label will have small embroidered type. Check the quality of embroidery, check that the stitching is tight and neat. Note how the label is joined to the tongue with a double line of stitching and a folded over section. Make sure that the typeface used is correct.
25. TONGUE LOGO
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Highs have an embroidered Nike Air logo on the tongue. Make sure the stitching is tight and neat. Check that the E of Nike is joined to the Swoosh and that the typeface used is correct.
26. EYELET DETAIL
Take note of the join between the lace panel and the upper, note how the lower lace panel tapers to a thin point underneath the first eyelet hole of the top lace panel.
27. MONEY POCKET
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Highs have a hidden money pocket inside the collar, the pocket is sealed shut by a section of Velcro. Make sure the inside lining of this money pocket is a soft red satin fabric.
From the outside you can see the interesting stitch pattern around the top eyelet holes. Note the double stitchline around the edge of the collar panel, make sure the stitching is tight, neat and even. This is a good opportunity to have a close up look at the Velcro money pocket, make sure the Velcro panel is wide and locks down well.
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Highs have a distinctive inside lining panel. Check that the eyelet holes are cleanly cut out of the lining. Check that the stitching is tight, neat and evenly spaced. Take special note of the soft red satin fabric from the money pocket when you fold the lining back.
30. 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.
31. ALTERNATE LABEL (R)
Some Nikes have dual inside labels that are different from left to right shoe. Check the style number, usually 9 digits, matches that found on the box. The shoe's production date will fall between the two dates indicated on the label. Make sure the shoe size matches the box label. Check that the UPC code matches the box label. Look for the unique QR code, below it is a unique product code. The product code on the right shoe will be different to the left shoe label. The QR codes themself will be different on each shoe, look closely and you'll spot the different patterns.
32. ALTERNATE LABEL (L)
The left shoe label is the same as the right shoe except for two things, the QR will be different and the unique product code below the QR code is different on each label.
33. INSOLE STITCHING
If you lift the sockliner up you will see the insole stitching joining the insole to the upper. Make sure the stitching is neat and evenly spaced. Make sure there is a tiny strip of tape holding the loose ends down. Make sure there is a positioning hole drilled into the heel.
34. INSOLE CACTUS
The insole of the right shoe will have a Cactus Jack logo printed on it. Make sure the printing is solid and sharp. Make sure the typeface is correct.
35. INSOLE LOGO
The insole of the left shoe will have a Nike Air logo printed on it. Make sure the printing is solid and sharp. Make sure the typeface is correct and that the registered Rs are not touching the logo.
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Highs have a holes drilled into the toebox for ventilation, make sure the holes are cleanly cut with no rough edges. Take note of the pattern of the holes that radiate out from the center.
37. SHOE TREE
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Highs come with cardboard shoe trees. The shoe trees will have a Jumpman logo debossed into them as well as a size range, in this case 10-10.5. Make sure the debossing is sharp and clear.
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Highs have a distinctive sole pattern with pivot point at the forefoot for traction and durability. Always check the quality of the sole tread pattern, make sure that it is not worn out if the shoes are new.
39. SOLE LOGO
A Nike logo features on the sole of Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Highs. Check the position of the registered circled R and check that the edges of the embossed logo are sharp and clean. Make sure the typeface used for the R is correct. This is a good opportunity to have a close look at the sole texture, take note of the fine pattern in the rubber.