Having doubts about the authenticity of a pair of Jordan 1 Retro High OG Shadow 2018 and need a legit check? Follow this resourceful guide full of photos, videos, and notable differences that will help you determine whether a pair is 100% authentic or fake.
Here is a photo of a 100% authentic pair of Jordan 1 Retro High OG Shadow 2018. This pair was purchased from Footlocker.
Here is a photo of the box. Take a close look at the fonts and boldness. It should read:
AIR JORDAN 1 RETRO HIGH OG (bold font in caps)
Suggested Retail: $160
On the inside of the box lid is a red stamp (The location of the stamp varies)
Here is a closeup of the side of the of the right sneaker. Please take note of the fine work on the stitching, Air Jordan Wings symbol, and the size of the holes
The extra laces should be attatched to top eyelet on the left sneaker. Also take note of the way the laces are tightly wrapped. Fakes are known mess up the packaging of the extra laces
Here is a photo of the toe box. The grey part of the toe has a softer leather than the black part. There should NOT be a widow peak on the black part of the toe. It should be perfectly rounded. Take note of the size of holes too.
Here is a photo of the back heel. Again, there should not be any widow peaks anywhere. Next, take a look at the hour glass shape. Fakes are known to mess up the shape.
Here is a photo of the size tag. XC on the top and production dates ending in 12/13/17. Please be aware that production dates can vary.
Here is a closeup of the bottom of the black sole
Video by Seth Fowler