How can you tell if the pair of Nike Air Jordan 11's that you are about to buy online are genuine? Follow these 12 simple steps to verify the authenticity of your purchase. Always ask the seller to use the youVerify app prior to purchase. It's Smarter Selling & Safer Shopping.
Step 1: Shoe Box
New Nikes are boxed in a strong shoe box usually featuring the logo on the lid and side. Color and style of box varies 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.
Step 2: Box Label
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, check that it matches the style number located on the label located inside the shoe.
Step 3: 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 stitching is straight and neat.
Step 4: Jumpman Tongue
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. Check that the quality of the embroidery is tight and neat, pay attention to the proportion of the Jumpman's hands and shoe laces.
Step 5: 'Greatest Player' Tag
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. Again check the proportions of the Jumpman's hands, feet and ball.
Step 6: Insole Logo
New Jordan 11's will feature the Jumpman logo printed on the insole. Older models may feature the Nike logo. If the seller's does feature the Jumpman logo check the proportions of the hands, feet and ball. If the shoes are new make sure the logo is not worn out.
Step 7: Jumpman Heel
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. Check the position of the Jumpman and make sure the ball in the Jumpman's hand lines up with the middle of the 2 and the 3.
Step 8: Sole
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), always make sure the sole is high quality and not worn out if the shoes are new.
Step 9: Heel Stitching
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. Again check the position of the Jumpman logo making sure that the ball in his hand sits between the 2 and the 3.
Step 10: Toe Box
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.
Step 11: Sole Logo
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 in texture and not flat.
Step 12: Download our App
We hope that this guide helps to educate you when identifying genuine Nike Air Jordan 11's. To prevent you from falling victim to counterfeit goods, always ask the seller to use the youVerify app prior to purchase.
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