Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Jordan 10 Retro's with this detailed 15 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.
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 Air Jordan 10 Retro's are boxed in a strong shoe box usually featuring the Jumpman logo on the lid. Color and style of boxes can vary according to style and year. Check the box carefully for any errors in brand logos, alignment, spelling and overall finish quality. 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. 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.
6. SIDE STITCHING
Check the quality of the double row stitching on the side panels, it should be neat and even and follow the panels perfectly. This is also an opportunity to check that the join between the outsole and the upper does not show any excess glue.
The tongue of new Jordan 10's has elasticated straps for added support at each lace loop, stitched directly onto the upper. Check that these elasticated straps are taught. The top half of the tongue has two stripes emulating the elasticated straps.
8. TONGUE LOGO
An Air Jordan 23 logo is embossed into the top of the tongue, check that the embossing stands out well and that the letters are clear with sharp edges. Check the stitching and attachment of the decorative stripes to the tongue is even and tight.
9. JORDAN COLLECTION
Jordan 10's should have an Air Jordan Collection tag inside the tongue, the embroidery should be neat and tight. Also the words Air Jordan Collection should be white stitching.
10. INSOLE LOGO
Jordan 10's feature the Jumpman logo on the inner. Older models may feature different logos. Check the proportions of the hands, feet and ball. If the shoes are new check that the print quality is solid and not worn.
11. JUMPMAN HEEL
Jordan 10's come with a Jumpman logo embroidered into the heel. Check the quality and that the Jumpman logo is correctly proportioned. Pay special attention to the fingers and shoe laces of the Jumpman figure. Some models may not feature the Jumpman.
12. 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 evenly. Tip: check the join between the upper and outsole is an even straight line and does not have any excess glue showing.
13. SOLE PATTERN
Nike Jordan 10's have a distinctive sole pattern with the Jumpman logo as well as a list of Michael Jordan's achievements, make sure the edges of the lettering is high quality and not worn out if the shoes are new.
14. SOLE LOGO
Jordan 10's feature the Jumpman logo on the sole. Check the proportions of the hands, feet and ball. Check that the Jumpman's fingers and laces are well defined. Also make sure the edges of the embossed wording is sharp and high quality.
15. SOLE DETAIL
Check the text on the sole, many of the letters are not in a straight line. Check the overall quality of the embossing, it should be sharp and clear with no filling in.