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Nike Air Jordan VI (6) Retro


Nike Air Jordan's were first produced for Michael Jordan in 1984 and released for public consumption in 2001. Since then they have become one of the most popular shoe ever made. With that popularity, the counterfeit versions have become increasingly flooding the market. Below are a few steps to see if your Jordans are real or fake.


Nike Air Jordan VI (6) Retro - Step 1, picture 1 Nike Air Jordan VI (6) Retro - Step 1, picture 2
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First, make sure the shoes are manufactured with the factory codes LN3 (China) or FT1 (Taiwan) stamped on the tag. Also make sure the box has the same manufacturing country.

Make sure the style number on the box matches the one on the shoe tag.

Nike Air Jordan VI (6) Retro - Step 2, picture 1 Nike Air Jordan VI (6) Retro - Step 2, picture 2
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Next, look at the ribs near the top of the shoe on the sides. They should appear very clear and prominent. As you can see in the fake above, the top rib is barely visible.

Nike Air Jordan VI (6) Retro - Step 3, picture 1
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Next, press the side cushion. They should be soft, but not too soft. They should feel kind of like a soft rubber but should not feel like you are pushing on a pillow. Most of the fakes are very soft.

Nike Air Jordan VI (6) Retro - Step 4, picture 1 Nike Air Jordan VI (6) Retro - Step 4, picture 2
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Next, look at the material texture around the shoe side. Notice on the fake one above, the surface appearance is much rougher than the real one.

Nike Air Jordan VI (6) Retro - Step 5, picture 1 Nike Air Jordan VI (6) Retro - Step 5, picture 2
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Next, look at the front cut. The real one above shows the contour the Jordan 6 retro's should have. Notice on the fake one above, it's much shorter than the real one.

Nike Air Jordan VI (6) Retro - Step 6, picture 1 Nike Air Jordan VI (6) Retro - Step 6, picture 2
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Next, look at the lace locks. Notice the real one has a ridge at the bottom, while the fake one has no ridge at all. (sorry for the blurry pic)

Also, if you see one with a "23" instead of the jumpman, it's fake.

Nike Air Jordan VI (6) Retro - Step 7, picture 1 Nike Air Jordan VI (6) Retro - Step 7, picture 2
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Next, look at the color of the sole. It should have an icy blue color to it. Some of the fakes have an icy blue color towards the sides of the shoe, but as you look in the middle, it's less noticeable.

The fake above shows no signs of the icy blue color.

Nike Air Jordan VI (6) Retro - Step 8, picture 1
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Next, push on the shoe pull (or handle). It should not be too flimsy. It should be flexible but offer some resistance when you push down on it.

Nike Air Jordan VI (6) Retro - Step 9, picture 1 Nike Air Jordan VI (6) Retro - Step 9, picture 2
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In the fake above, there are a few problems.

(1) The leather from the shoe pull comes down too far (to the jumpman).
(2) The jumpman and "AIR" is much bigger than the real one.
(3) The quality of the jumpman is very poor.
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