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How to Tell if Your Air Jordan 1 ‘Reverse Shattered Backboard’ aka ‘Away’ is Real or Fake

The Air Jordan 1 ‘Shattered Backboard Away’ aka ‘Reverse Shattered Backboard’ came and gone, however there are still a few restocks that have been popping up. However if you continue to miss-out, there is a chance you are trying to purchase on eBay, message boards or even FaceBook groups. Ensuring you don’t get scammed and to provide a legit check, here is our guide in telling the difference between an authentic and replica Air Jordan 1 ‘Reverse Shattered Backboard’ – ‘Away’.

Like most of our real vs. fake comparisons, the ‘Reverse Shattered Backboard’ comes close to the authentic, but like always, we find the differences. For example, the shading of Orange used is a huge indicator while coloring used on the insole is different. In addition, the shape of the unauthorized pair is off as well as the sizing of stars on the outsole.

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Below you can check out the standout differences between the authentic and replica Air Jordan 1 ‘Reverse Shattered Backboard’ aka ‘Shattered Backboard Away’. The video posted above will go more in-depth. We hope you found this video useful and if so, please make sure to like, share and subscribe.

Real vs. Fake Air Jordan 1 Reverse Shattered Backboard Away

Once again, there are some extras that come with the fake packaging which includes a cardboard insert. Also fakes will be laced through the top second eyelet where the authentic will just come through the bottom lace hole. This time around, the lace bag is attached. However the fake lace bag will be a bit larger, thinner and feature two Red strips by the opening.
Real Fake Air Jordan 1 Reverse Shattered Backboard Away Fake Package

1. The shade of Orange used on the authentic is lighter compared to a darker Orange on the replicas.
Replica Authentic Air Jordan 1 Reverse Shattered Backboard Away Color

2. Like most real Air Jordan 1s, the ‘RD’ on the Wings branding will connect. The fake pair will have a gap.
Real Fake Legit Check Air Jordan 1 Reverse Shattered Backboard Away Wings Logo

3. The Nike Air on the tongue will almost be flush with the stitching on an authentic. The fake will have a noticeable gap.
Fake Real Air Jordan 1 Reverse Shattered Backboard Away Nike Air

4. The rim on the insole of the fake is almost Red where as the authentic will be a shade of Orange.
Legit Check Air Jordan 1 Reverse Shattered Backboard Away Insole

Real Fake Air Jordan 1 Reverse Shattered Backboard Away Legit Check

Brian Betschart
Brian Betschart
Founder and Editor of SF, Brian is considered an expert when it comes to sneakers. Collecting since he was in elementary school, his collection has grown to over 500 pairs and counting. Brian has published articles since 2004, and in 2006, he decided to create Sneaker Files.

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