How to spot fake Nike Air Jordan 1 Low Travis Scott
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Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Lows with this detailed 37 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 Lows 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: Some box labels might have a version that includes a QR code.
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 Lows 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 HOLES
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Lows will have a well made box, take note of how thick the folds are and how neat the joins are. The side fold will have a neat hole cut in it that allows a locking tab through it. Make sure the holes are cleanly cut and that the ink is not flaking off on the edges.
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 Lows 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 Lows have a distinctive side profile, the toe will have a gradual curve upwards while the heel sits flat on the surface. Check the length of the tongue, it is almost the same height as the collar.
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 JORDAN
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Lows have a detailed embroidered Air Jordan logo on the heel of the right shoe. Make sure the stitching is tight and neat.
15. HEEL JACK
The left shoe will have a Smiley Face logo embroidered into the suede. Make sure the stitching is tight and neat. Pay careful attention to the pattern of the embroidery.
16. BACKWARDS SWOOSH
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Lows 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 Swoosh leather, make sure it is uneven and natural looking.
17. CACTUS SWOOSH
The instep of the shoe will have a Cactus Jack logo printed in red on top of the black upper. Make sure the printing is neat and sharp.
18. CACTUS LOGO
Have a close up look at the printing of the Cactus Jack logo, it has a fine texture to it and the ink is slightly thick.
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Lows have a rubber outsole, where the midsole is joined to the upper make sure no excess glue is showing and that the join is a straight, neat line. Check that the stitching along the midsole is tight and even and follows the edge of the rubber outsole perfectly. Have a close up look at the texture of the midsole, can you see the fine pattern, take note of how clear and sharp it is.
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Lows will come with flat woven laces. Make sure the lace tips are sealed in clear plastic caps.
21. SPARE LACES
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Lows will come with 3 spare laces. Make sure the pink and black laces are tubular while the red lace is a flat woven lace. Make sure they are packaged in a clear plastic bags. Take note of the cable that joins the spare laces to the shoes, is has a cone shaped locking mechanism.
22. EYELET DETAIL
Take note of the lower eyelet panel, make sure the double stitchline follows the curved shape of the panel perfectly. Have a close look at the tip of the backward Swoosh, make sure the leather Swoosh is thick.
Make sure the eyelets are cleanly cut out of the upper panel. Check that the double stitchline along the edge of the eyelet panel follows the curved edge perfectly.
The tongue of Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Lows 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.
25. 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.
26. TONGUE LOGO
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Lows 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.
27. TAB 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.
28. TONGUE CACTUS
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Lows 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.
29. INSIDE 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. Tip: Some Nike Travis Scott Lows still have the older version of the Nike inside label which does not have a QR code and unique product code.
30. INSIDE 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 of each label.
31. INSOLE CACTUS
The insole of the left shoe will have a Cactus Jack logo as well as Nike Air Jordan logo printed right down in the forefoot. Make sure the printing is sharp and clear.
32. INSOLE LOGO
The insole of the right shoe will have a Cactus Jack Smiley Face logo and Nike Air logo printed on it. Make sure the printing is solid and sharp.
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Lows 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.
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Lows 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.
35. SOLE LOGO
A Nike logo features on the sole of Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Lows. 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.
36. SOLE STARS
Check that the stars at the toe section follow the shape they are within and none of the stars are cut off or overlap. Make sure the pattern is high quality and not worn out if the shoes are new.
37. SHOE TREES
Nike Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Lows 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 8.8.5. Make sure the debossing is sharp and clear.