It all started with Jim Jones doing some harmless Instagram flexing. From there, things started to get a little heated, and now the verdict is finally in: Jones' Air Jordan XI "Ray Allen" PEs are indeed fugazi.
After debates regarding the pair's authenticity arose on social media, Jim was contacted by well-known PE collector Ghost. Unable to reach a conclusion based on the grainy Facetime footage, Jones agreed to drop the pair off to a mutual friend so they can be inspected in person. Check out their interaction below.
Shortly thereafter, Soley Ghost was able to sit down with the pair in question and and compare them to his authentic XIs. From the jump, Soley notices that a few things are off, notably the plastic shoe tree and size tags that couldn't be found on an authentic pair of PEs. His examination continues as he notes that the stitching, patent leather shape, and outsole design all differ from the real deal.
Soley sums it up by saying that after all this, hopefully Jones can get a refund for the counterfeit PEs: "Everybody gets got, it happens to the best of us... I hope he didn't spend a lot of money on the shoes."