How to Identify Fake Nike Jordan 5 Sneakers

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How can you tell if the pair of Nike Jordan 5's that you are about to buy online are genuine? Follow these 11 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: Side Panel      
Nike Jordan 5's will not have the trademarked swoosh on the side but rather a mesh panel. Check that the stiching around the panel is neat and even.

Step 5: Jumpman Heel
New Jordan 5'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. Older Jordan 5's may also feature the number 23 on the heel and others may not feature the Jumpman logo.


Step 6: Arch Support
Nike Jordan 5's will have Archsupport technology. Make sure the photo provided shows the Archsupport air cushion and that the air "bubble" is clear and of high quality.

Step 7: Tongue 
The tongue of new Jordan 5's is made of two parts. The lower section has mesh. The top section is a very different softer material and features an embroidered Jumpman logo. Check that the tongue is clearly much longer than the actual height of the shoe.

Step 8: Tongue Logo
A Jumpman logo is located on the upper of the tongue of Jordan 5's. Check that the proportions of the Jumpman are correct and that the embroidery work is neat and cleanly finished.

Step 9: Lace Lock
New Jordan 5's will feature a clear plastic lace lock. On that clear plastic lace lock is an embossed Jumpman logo. Check the quality of embossing and make sure the edges are sharp and clear.

Step 10: Sole
New Nike Jordan 5's have a distinctive sole pattern with the Jumpman logo, always make sure they are high quality and not worn out if the shoes are new.

Step 11: Download our App
We hope that this guide helps to educate you when identifying genuine Nike Jordan 5's. To prevent you from falling victim to counterfeit goods, always ask the seller to use the youVerify app prior to purchase.

youVerify - Smarter Selling, Safer Shopping.

youVerify is a smartphone app that helps online sellers verify themselves and their products, which in turn allows online buyers to shop with more confidence - Smarter Selling, Safer Shopping.
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