by Brandon Richard

By now, you've either picked up the remastered "Bordeaux" Air Jordan 7 Retro or are expecting a pair in the mail this week. But as always with a shoe in such high demand, replica manufacturers are out for their piece of the pie too.

More than enough pairs were made available at retail locations, but that also makes it easier for high quality counterfeit pairs to go into circulation. Below is a guide to separate the real from the fake, as broken down by @Fake_Education.

1. Toe Perforations

Air Jordan 7 Bordeaux Real vs. Fake Comparison (1)

Fake Education: "There are too many perforation holes on the unauthorized. Green area shows where there are 4 holes on the retail pair, while there is 5 on the unauthorized. Red arrow shows how extremely large certain perforation holes always are on the retail pairs."


2. Ankle Perforations

Air Jordan 7 Bordeaux Real vs. Fake Comparison (2)

Fake Education: "Placement and size of the perforation holes on the unauthorized are off. Refer to highlighted area to get a better look."


3. Medial Perforations

Air Jordan 7 Bordeaux Real vs. Fake Comparison (3)

Fake Education: "Medial side once again shows the size and placement of the perforation holes on the unauthorized are off."


4. Insole Bottom

Air Jordan 7 Bordeaux Real vs. Fake Comparison (4)

Fake Education: "Reverse side of the unauthorized insole has a totally different design."


5. Insole Size Information

Air Jordan 7 Bordeaux Real vs. Fake Comparison (5)

Fake Education: "On the reverse side of the insole, there is shoe size information. The retail pair has insoles that range for 3 sizes of shoes. The unauthorized has an insole that ranges for 7 sizes."


6. Insole Logo

Air Jordan 7 Bordeaux Real vs. Fake Comparison (6)

Fake Education: "The "Nike Air" Swoosh logo on the insole is reversed on the unauthorized."