Air Jordan Retro 13 Bred from rep site vs Foot Locker pickup
- Quality: Replicas 4/5
- Appearance: 4/5
- Comfort : 3.5/5
- New Feature: Hologram.
- Fatal Flaw: Height.
- Dead Giveaway: pebbled leather on tongue instead of suede.
Conclusion: The replica Air Jordan Retro 13s have come a long way in the last year or so, notably improved carbon fiber and hologram. These used to be the easiest way to distinguish between an real and fake retro 13. Now with the improvements in replication in the Chinese factories it is near impossible to tell the difference without having both in hand to compare.
The materials on the replicas are quite different from the authentics in feel and durability. Again this is difficult to tell from a picture or without having both to compare but once you hold them in your hands the difference in feel is noticeable.
Overall the replicas are impressive, especially given the low price. If ordering online or from ebay, check for a receipt to verify authenticity. Also close examination of the tongue material would help differentiate between real and fake retro 13 breds.