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If you thought your fake radar was able to rest with all the recent releases from Nike and Air Jordan, you were dead wrong. A new generation of high quality fakes has taken the Air Jordan XI Silver Anniversary edition victim, creating a pair virtually alike except for some very subtle differences unnoticeable to the untrained eye. Don’t be scared if you thought the fakes were real or vice versa. This just means now more than ever, authentic sneakerhead spots such as Shoe York are needed to assure legitness. Which means be careful when shopping on eBay and shady online sites as well as some mom and pop stores. You’ve been warned.

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  1. Looks like I'm going to be buying the fake ones!! It wouldn't even matter if you had the authentic ones too damn similar to tell!! Getting mine for 75 dollars lmao fuck jb for that cheap ass material!!

  2. In this case it doesn't matter. The shoes are so similar you can barely tell the difference between them. Without the signs you couldn't which was real or fake.

  3. They both look like shiit anyway real or fake, the same sweat shops who makes the real 1's, keep the left over material to make the fakes and B Grades to make money $$$ on the side.

  4. agree. preciate the attempted call out on the 'fakes'. but, damn, how ima tell when they that similar? they shoulda described the differences verbally. dont know what 'trained eye' is tellin the difference if those 2shoes were standin alone w/o the signs.

  5. YALL NIGGAS THTS SAYEN YALL GONE GET THA FAKES ARE [email protected]$KEN LAME!!! YALL PROB GOT A CLOSET FULL OF FAKES!!! IF YOU A JORDAN FAN U WOULDNT GIVE A CARE HOW CLOSE THY LOOK U WOULD STILL GET THA REAL ONES!!! CHEAP ASS NIGGAS!!! AND THA FAKES DONT LOOK CLOSE TO ME THY LOOK YELLOW UP TOP AND THA PATENT LEATHER IS FAT!!! AND THA BK IS WIDE!!! STEP YEA J GAME UP LAMES!!! I CAN SPOT A FAKE PAIR A MILE AWAY!!!

  6. There is a very big difference from the reals and fakes #1 is they're fake #2 the fakes are two toned (the tongue and the side are two very different shades #3 the tag on the tongue sets under the laces. As for the reals lovely masterpeice, the whole shoe is the same shade the tag on the tongue sets center in the third lace up, and my fiance pointed this out the front of the fakes look like they bubble out while the reals run from front to back as sleek as they want and for those bammas that embrace fakes get ya bred up and sorry for your luck that you have to rock fakes I would have taught y'all better than that. I know one thing it sucks to be y'all that buy fakes lol real js real bred real fly

  7. I don't buy fakes, but I doubt these last two that made comments wouldn't be able to spot the fake in real life with someone wearing them. Once they are worn, they are bound to get a little dirty and probably get different shades. Stay with the janoski sbs, clean and good for any occasion

  8. If Jordan Brand cared they would have never made so many poor-quality shoes and watered down the brand with stupid and senseless releases.

    Fakes are bad because they're illegal, but to get all upset because they aren't good quality is silly. Peeps should be boycotting Jordan for all the garbage being released with the jumpman logo on it for the best decade or so.

  9. @YEAH BUDDY NIGGA LK I SAID I CAN SPOT FAKES FROM A MILE AWAY!!! IM A TRUE JORDAN HEAD NOT JUST A NIGGA THT BUY JS CAUSE THY MK U COOL!!! DONT HATE CAUSE U CANT!!! NIGGA I GOT JS FOR DAYS… I CALL NIGGAS OUT ALL THA TIME WHN THY GOT FAKE KICKS ON ITS NOT THT HARD!!! PLUS MOST NIGGAS THT WEAR FAKES AINT SMART ENOUGH TO GET A COLORWAY THT CAME OUT THY GET COLORWAYS THT NEVER CAME OUT!!! LK I SAID STEP YEA JORDAN GAME UP CAUSE REAL JORDAN HEADS LK ME CAN SPOT FAKES!!! LAME ASS NIGGA!!!

  10. If ya'll can't tell fake from real then something is wrong the fake shoes are bigger and look at the quality c'mon man and for da ones who says they're going to buy da fakes probably cnt afford da real ones fake shoe wearing mothafuks

  11. My boy tryed to give me some fakes but, I spotted them right off the bat 'cause of the box…then after thoroughly checking them out the Jumpman logo was looking crazy…also check the tags on the inside of the shoes and you'll know.

  12. Dat nigga PTHIN is gettin in yall ass!!!!! I agree though! At least try to get the same color way or something! don't make it so obviouls you fake jordan wearers!!!!! And why wuld a nigga wear fake fusions? As if they aren't wack enough already….. Might as well buy the real thing.

  13. I agress with PTHIN cuz if u buy fakes that jus shows u aint no real jay fan. real fans but real jay & can spot fakes from a mile away & these fakes dont look anywhere near the same cuz they look grey not white. if u wear fakes u are a disgrace to jay fans everywhere.! DONT WEAR FAKE JAYS!!!!

  14. couldnt really tell in the pics until the top view looking down into the shoe (you know, the part where you put your foot in). It looked all flimsy and stuff.

  15. Yall think yall could really tell the difference if they weren't right next to each other? and I 100% agree that the reals are getting closer to fakes and not vice versa!!

  16. only the stoopid niqqas get fooled….I WOULD NEVER IN MY LIFE BUY FAKE JORDANS!!…iSTAY TRU!…FUCCC FAKES & THE CHINESE 4 makin fakes!!!!

  17. i respect jordan and everything he did for the game but who really gives a fuck if your shoes are fake nigga. Grow the fuck up and get a 401k plan or some shit. i have jordans (which are all OG's) and i have friends who have fakes, does this make them lame…. fuck no. in closing (LOL to all this dumb shit) if there was a fake Ferrari niggas would buy it are they lame? hmmmmmmm

  18. You can tell super easily by looking at the sole of the shoe. Real ones = icy. Fake ones = black? Easy to spot if you take a good look at it.

  19. FYI:

    American consumers are dumb and they know this overseas thats why the bootleg buisness continues to BOOM!

    you'll have to do waaay more than rant on a comment board to stop this sh*t TRUST ME!

    HANSOLO23 is pretty close…

    what happens is the workers/ managers swap material and skematics with other managers from other "sweatshops" in their province who actually work for nike or the shops that make these so called "authentic" jordans, nike, gucci, ed hardy, etc. etc…

    this is why you get so many bootleg dealers with so many brands for sale…especially online…

    what is actually being bootlegged alot of times is the actual sneaker design because some shops cannot get the real skematics for every popular sneaker, this is why most fakes have so many variations, colors, mistakes and not every supplier carries the same shoe…

    and some websites have the same pictures of the merchandise as other websites…

    the material goes by grade, A+++ is what you would consider these Jordans, because IT IS the same material nike uses, nothing "fake" about it, its just made "freehand" in other words, it doesnt follow the retail jordan design…

    when you get a supplier with no actual connection to the said brand thats when you have terrible fakes…

    where they cut corners is using cheap glue, poor stitching or some are just factory variants for real, the left overs from the real…it all depends…

    the good material is numbered & accounted for, hence the whole secret society of it all…

    but there is nothing "fake" about sneakers, if anything blame nike! Blame it on money! Blame it on greed! Blame it on america!

    its all coming from the same place, the fujian province in china or tawain

    dont just holler "FAKES!" and keep it moving like your saying something special cause your sh*t might have been made in the same factory as the fakes!

    this is no different from what they do for wal mart…

    "ah you dont know what your talkin about"…fine, dont listen, but notice how everybody seems to be wearing gucci and LV and polo alot more lately? lol…

    remember how rick ross got called out by Louis Vuitton for those fake LV shades? SMH…

    u guys just dont get…"FAKES!" LMAO..if u only knew…

    just cause u pay $300 dont mean sh*t anymore…

    just sayin…

  20. Regardless of where its made and how its made if Jordan Brand didn't release it then its not real…..idc if jB reps got together and sold whatever to whomever the shits fake if it wasn't made and shipped out with the "authentics"…and for everyone who dsnt think its a big deal imagine its your brand and legacy being tainted or your hard work being copied and sold by someone who has no connection to you! A true sneakerhead may not be able to spot a fake a mile away but I guarantee they dnt want that fake shit…and if you do then you're not a true fan!

  21. I've worn fake jordans and you can't compare them in comfort.

    And don't even try to take fake ones to the park, might as well

    go with tims. Not to mention that they wear out extremely fast.

    I believe 150 is overpriced, but you are getting quality shoes.

  22. HEY, PTHIN, YOU SHOULD REALLY LEARN HOW TO SPEAK CORRECTLY. I CANT UNDERSTAND A WORD YOU ARE SAYING AND YOU ARE TYPING. LEARN HOW TO SPAEK THEN POST. YOU UNEDUCATED RETARD.

  23. @HanSolo and I Know you gonna dig this: Yall are on both on point especially I Know with his 2 page monologue lol. They are all made where everything else is pretty much made in China or Taiwan. They use the same materials and they know that some people could care less if they are fakes or not cuz if it looks close enough people will buy it regardless. Jordans probably cost about $5.00 to make then they turn around and charge us $175-$200 for the product…ridiculous

  24. Do you. If you like it get it. If you can afford the real, do the real if you can't do what you can. In the end they are just shoes. And this is from someone who has been a shoe connoisseur since '85.

  25. @PAULIE12 GET MY D**K OUT UR GRILL!!! U MUST SAW NIGGAS TYPEN MY NAME SO U HAD TO BE THA ONE TO HATE!!! ITS COOL THO U GONE BE ONE OF THOSE NIGGAS THT GET THA FAKES I UNDERSTAND SO U GOT MAD CAUSE I CALLED U LAME!!! REAL TALK THIS AINT WHT U WONT LIL NIGGA!!! SO U MITE WONT TO KEEP MY NUTS OUT YA GRILL AND TALK ABOUT THA TOPIC AT HAND!!!

  26. PTHIN just curious does mommy and daddy buy you your kicks ? Bro your lame as fuck thinkin you cool because you got j's ? You a scrub nigga i bank more than ur spoiled ass

  27. @C.N. I SEE ANOTHER NIGGA GOT MY D**K IN THY MOUTH!!! BRO IM A GROWN A** MAN!!! MY PARENTS AINT BOUT MY JS SENCE HIGH SCHOOL… AND IF YOUR B***H A** COULD READ I SAID I BUY JS CAUSE IMA FAN!!! SO JUST LK YOUR FRIEND UP TOP KEEP MY NAME OUT UR MOUTH AND TALK ABOUT THA TOPIC!!!

  28. You can just tell easily if their fake, look at how the material is and the quality looks like a 5 year old put the shoes together.

    Plus, look at how the fakes in EVERY picture the mesh is yellowing the material shouldnt be already yellow if its DS or new.

    Another is how the Jordan label on the tongue, the REAL 11s always are at about the 3rd lacehole and looking at the fakes they are off. But the real always lands on the 3rd lacehole!

    I hate fakes and they simply suck. Stay up for the real collectors and Sorry for the fake collectors.

  29. Haha, this is funny. If true to the game means allowing businesses to take more of your money, then that's cool. Just asking, are jordan shoe fans also real basketball fans? I don't really care for jordan. He is possibly one of the greatest bball players, but he has no true respect for the game. Him questioning magic's and miller's dedication to the game, and his non-appreciative hall of fame speech. Him saying that he would hate be his kids. Throwing teammates under the bus publicly. What happened to true professionalism? You can stay on his dick if you want though and let him take more of your money when he really doesn't give a fuck about any of you lol 🙂

  30. The differences are minor but still noticeable. From some of the crap JB has been dropping they might as well sell fakes. When JB goes back to dropping official products like the used to a few years ago. Then I'll be quick to buy. Until then its all garbage

  31. I've only seen N I G G E R S wear fakes in my entire life. I remember back in high school, this one group of monkeys were chillin in the court yard and I thought what they were wearing, jordans, was real until I looked really hard at the shoe and found out that the MJ logo was actually dunking like the Shaq logo instead of soaring like his signature. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  32. …these shoes are not fakes they are samples..i cant believe sneakerfiles put this up..thats why they look so good..nicekicks and kix and the city are better websites..if u dont believe me go 2 kix and the city.com they have an article about em..

  33. yall who cant tell the emdiate difference in the fakes arent real fans. so yall waste yur money on fakes and watch em fall apart in 2 week, if they last that long. ima go get me the real ones and smash on all those fakes

  34. Ey this is the easiest way to spot a fake no matter what shoe it is: you peel off a little bit of the insole if it has numbering you're good if not, it's fake. it's that simple. and i would never buy fake Js or fake Kobes or any fake shoe. i buy shoes because i love basketball and because im a fan of the players/team PERIOD.

  35. My problem with fakes is when a fool trys to sell u a fake for the real price. But 50-75 bucks for the fake pair is ok by me… Cuz like was mentioned they come from the saaaaame place…

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