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How to spot fake nike jordan 12's

How can you tell if the Nike Air Jordan 12's that you are about to buy online aren't fake? Follow these 12 simple steps to verify the authenticity of your purchase.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New Jordan 12's will have a Jumpman logo neatly embroided into the tongue. Check the colour of the Jumpman logo is correct for the colourway of the shoe.

New Jordan 12's will have a Jumpman logo neatly embroided into the tongue. Check the colour of the Jumpman logo is correct for the colourway of the shoe.

New Jordan 12's feature metal lace hooks with Jumpman logos embossed into the metal. Check that the quality of the embossing has sharp edges and that the attachment of the lace hooks is neat.

New Jordan 12's feature metal lace hooks with Jumpman logos embossed into the metal. Check that the quality of the embossing has sharp edges and that the attachment of the lace hooks is neat.

New Jordan 12's will feature the Jumpman logo 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.

New Jordan 12's will feature the Jumpman logo 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.

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.

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.

New Jordan 12's come with a Jumpman logo embroidered into a heel tab. Check the quality of the embroidery is tight and neat. Check the proportions of the figure's hands, feet and ball.

New Jordan 12's come with a Jumpman logo embroidered into a heel tab. Check the quality of the embroidery is tight and neat. Check the proportions of the figure's hands, feet and ball.

Nike Jordan 12's have a distinctive sole pattern with carbon fibre under the top rubber layer. Make sure the sole is high quality and not worn out if the shoes are new.

Nike Jordan 12's have a distinctive sole pattern with carbon fibre under the top rubber layer. Make sure the sole is high quality and not worn out if the shoes are new.

Nike Jordan 12's have a distinctive carbon fibre section under the sole arch. Check that the texture of the carbon fibre is visible and that it does not look like a painted on effect.

Nike Jordan 12's have a distinctive carbon fibre section under the sole arch. Check that the texture of the carbon fibre is visible and that it does not look like a painted on effect.

New Jordan 12's have perfectly stitched on soles. Check that the stitching is tight, evenly spaced and neat.

New Jordan 12's have perfectly stitched on soles. Check that the stitching is tight, evenly spaced and neat.

New Jordan 12's feature a Jumpman logo on the toe tips together with the 23 number. Make sure the debossing into the rubber is neat with sharp edges.

New Jordan 12's feature a Jumpman logo on the toe tips together with the 23 number. Make sure the debossing into the rubber is neat with sharp edges.

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