This is so far the best and easy way to spot a fake shoes beside the zoom air insole.
Beside to check the barcode is touching the number or not (from human eyes look its touching), the font too will helps to decipher when a pair is fake or not.
There is a certain standard font if you notice that all sbs come in, all jordans come in, air maxes, etc etc. Each type of shoe has their specific type of font to look at and as at today the people that mass produce fake shoes haven't caught on to the type of font there is for sbs and others.
The 2nd way beside checking the barcode is touching or not (from human eyes look its touching), are to check the upper case letter Q in FABRIQUE, the tail should start inside the opening, the fakes start at the outer edge.
3rd the C in the copyright symbol should be a serif font while the fake is a sans serif. Made in China is the wrong font. Plus, look at the stitching that hold the label fake looks cheap in quality, more loose.
Please do not assume that because missing PAT dates and the shoe is fake. There r a few of authentic pairs that lack the PAT dates on the bottom but its legit n authentic eg. Pushead, Avenger Blue n Purple n others ( will update if i come across such label from time to time)
SAMPLE SHOE TAG LABEL FOR SB - MADE IN TAIWAN
Last edited by b53 on December 31, 1969 06:00PM CST; reason ""
I bid on these shoes on ebay. They were relesed in 2005. This tag appears to flag my interest as fake with the numbers not touching the barcode. Is it possible these are real and prior to the tag change in January of 2006?