How to spot fake
Nike Air Jordan 6 Retro Carmine
in 19 steps
Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Jordan 6 Retro's with this detailed 19 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 Nike Air Jordan 6 Retro's are boxed in a strong shoe box usually featuring the Jumpman logo on the lid and side. 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. BOX CHECK CODE
Most, not all, Nike retail boxes feature a date code stamped inside the box.
7. STITCH QUALITY
Nike Air Jordan 6 Retro uppers have a number of panels with stitching. Check that all the stitching is tight, neat and evenly spaced. Pay special attention to the interesting stitching around the ventilation panel, notice how the stitch line runs over one panel onto the next, just above the midsole.
8. TONGUE JORDAN
The rubber tongue upper section features a Jordan AIR logo embossed into the rubber. Check that the edges of the letters are sharp and straight. Also take this opportunity to check that the stitching on the rubber is tight and evenly spaced.
9. LACE COVER JUMPMAN
The lace cover of Nike Air Jordan 6 Retro's have an embroidered Jumpman logo. Check that the proportions of the Jumpman are correct and that the fingers and shoe laces of the Jumpman are well defined. Check that the stitching of the embroidery is tight and neat.
10. LACE COVER
Nike Air Jordan 6 Retro's feature a lockable lace cover, if you roll the lace cover back you will find a clip that locks the lace cover in position.
11. LACE TOGGLE
Nike Air Jordan 6 Retro's have a small lace lock toggle with spring loaded locking mechanism, check that the quality of the plastic is good with no rough edges. Also make sure the Jumpman printed on the lace lock is the correct colour for the colourway.
12. SOCKLINER LOGO
Nike Air Jordan 6 Retro's have a Jumpman logo printed onto the sockliner, check that the printing is solid with straight edges. Check the proportions of the Jumpman and that the fingers and laces are well defined.
13. AIR UNIT
Nike Air Jordan 6 Retro's feature a Nike Air-Sole air unit in the midsole for added performance and comfort, make sure there is no excess glue or paint on the window.
14. HEEL JUMPMAN
Nike Air Jordan 6 Retro's feature an embroidered Jumpman Air logo on the heel. Check that the embroidery is tight and neat with no loose ends. Make sure the fingers and shoe laces of the Jumpman are well defined.
15. 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 that the join between the upper and outsole is an even straight line and does not have any excess glue showing.
16. SOLE PATTERN
The sole pattern of Nike Air Jordan 6 Retro's come with distinctive clear elements. Make sure the sole is not worn out if the sneakers are new.
17. TOE SHAPE
The toe box of Nike Air Jordan 6 Retro's have a uniform rounded curve, make sure the toe box does not appear squared off.
18. SOLE JUMPMAN
Nike Air Jordan 6 Retro's have a Jumpman logo embossed into the sole, check that the colour of the Jumpman is correct, check that the edges of the figure are neat and straight. This Jumpman does not have distinguishable fingers or shoe laces.
19. VENT HOLES
Nike Air Jordan 6 Retro's have solid ankle supports with ventilation holes for comfort. Check the positions of the holes as well as the hole sizes. Check that the stitching around the ventilation area is tight and neat with even spacing. Take note of the molded lateral lines between the lace holes, how they blend down into the panel where they meet the stitching.