Doesn't that little hole in the pictures with the insole taken out mean they're legit? I dunno, that's what the FTL employees were telling me yesterday that whenever there's that little hole thing there they're legit. Seems like an easy thing to fake though so I didn't really understand why they were basically saying to me that that was the definitive way to tell if a Jordan is legit or not
There's absolutely no way that that is enough evidence to determine if something is legit or not. Direct comparisons are probably your best bet. Not sure if any one of us has a pair in this thread but I know Jimmy has/had a pair of the FTLOTG Olympic VIIs.
A few things I've gathered by looking at detailed pics of 04's:
-insoles are not stitched in (it appears they are just glued in)
-material under insoles looks like it is cardboard or something very rigid- should be textured fabric material
-made in china label on tongue wrong font
-production date below bar code not touching bar code
-tongue seems short
-toe boxes seem kind of wonky and misshapen
I hope that's enough to prove they are fake. They also smell like shit too, but I don't know how to state that because it seems kind of subjective..
Insoles are never stitched, though. Not that I've seen anyways. You'd be surprised how often JB uses cardboard in Jordans haha. Check all your VIs. Not sure about stuff older than 2006 but most of the stuff after that all had cardboard as the footbed, it's fucking ridiculous! Not sure about all the other stuff, though.