If you are a big fan of the Air Jordan 4 sneakers and Kaws, then you would be interested in their collaboration which saw to the creation of the Kaws x Air Jordan 4.
We have created this ultimate guide to the Fake vs Real Air Jordan 4 x Kaws Comparison embedded with images to help you differentiate between the real sneakers and a fake pair.
This legit check guide will take you through the steps you can take to differentiate a fake from the real Air Jordan 4 Kaws.
The quickest way to check for the authenticity of your Air Jordan 4 Kaws is to inspect the rear Kaws and Air Jordan logos and the size tag on your Air Jordan 4 Kaws sneakers.
As we’ve said previously, these two logos on the rear heel site of your Kaws 4 is one of the most reliable spots to look at when checking the fake vs real Air Jordan 4 Kaws.
The “XX” in Kaws’ logos are thinner at the bottom left corners on the replica Air Jordan 4 Kaws pair. Meanwhile, the legit “XX” logo looks thicker and more rounded on the bottom side.
Also, the letter “i” in the word “AIR” is obviously too thick on the fake Air Jordan 4 Kaws pair.
Another reliable spot to look at when checking the fake vs real Kaws Air Jordan 4 is, as we’ve said previously, the size tag. Let’s see the fake vs real Kaws 4 pictures:
Analyzing the images, we’ve spotted out two main flaws on the fake Kaws 4 size tag.
First, the fake “LN3” text on the top right corner of the size tag is too thin on the fake Kaws 4 pair.
Then, the “MADE IN CHINA” text is too thin too, on the replica Air Jordan 4 x Kaws pair.
The authentic size tag of the Air Jordan 4 Kaws has these texts thicker than the fake size one.
First, we are going to start with the shoe that has the “KAWS” print inside the tongue.
The fake Air Jordan 4 Kaws has the letters “K” and “A” too thick on their legs, compared to the authentic letters.
This is a spot that you can notice with the naked eye since the fake manufacturers laked the detail a lot in here.
Now, the Air Jordan inside tongue tag.
There are some “breaks” in the letters on the authentic Kaws 4 inside tongue tags, but the fake Air Jordan 4 Kaws sneakers have too much space between these gaps on the “A” character in the word “AIR”.
Also, the letter “J” is too thin on the fake Air Jordan inside tongue tags.
As you may have noticed so far, there is the problem with the thinner text pretty much where there is text on the fake Air Jordan 4 Kaws pairs, and the thickness flaw is present on the inside tongue tags aswell.
Because we left off at the tongue, let’s also analyze the real vs fake Kaws 4 stitching on the tongue:
The fake Air Jordan 4 x Kaws sneakers are obviously poorer in tongue stitching because they have fewer in stitches than the authentic ones.
This means that there is less density in stitches on the fake Air Jordan Kaws 4 tongue.
Now, let’s also analyze the outer cage of the Air Jordan 4 Kaws.
The corners of the triangle are sharp instead of curved on the fake Air Jordan 4 x Kaws pair. The authentic pair must have curved corners.
The cage is placed too low and too much to the right. The authentic Air Jordan 4 x Kaws has its cage placed higher and a bit to the left than the fake pair.
Let’s also have a look at the fake vs real Air Jordan 4 Kaws sockliner, using the reference pictures below:
The fake Air Jordan 4 Kaws pair has its sockliner looking too thick at the edge where the cage intersects with it.
On the other hand, the legit Kaws 4 pair has its sockliner thinner in this place.
Now let’s go inside the Air Jordan 4 x Kaws sneakers and analyze the insoles:
We have noticed three main flaws on the fake pair of Jordan 4 Kaws’ insoles.
First of all, there is too much space between the letter “K” and the rest of the text on the fake insoles.
Then, the Jumpan’s arm is too thin on the fake Air Jordan 4 insole. The authentic arm looks a lot thicker than the fake one, and you can notice this with the naked eye.
Closely, the same problem from the rear “XX” heel logos applies here too. The counterfeit Kaws 4 pair has the top right corner of the “X” logo too thin, while the legit pair has the line a lot thicker.
Turning the lights off, you can notice how the green sole of your Kaws 4 pair is glowing. Let’s see the real vs fake Kaws 4 glowing sole pictures:
You can easily notice how the sole of the counterfeit Air Jordan 4 x Kaws pair is less vibrant than the legit one.
The legit pair has the green on the sole more concentrated than the fake one, as the fake AJ4 Kaws pair seems to have its nuance of green lighter and less vibrant.
As for the ninth and the last step of our real vs fake Kaws 4 guide, we’ve prepared the box label. Let’s see the reference pictures and analyze the box label together:
There is an extra paint scratch that shouldn’t be on the there, but it is present on the fake AJ4 Kaws box label. That just looks worn-out.
The text that indicates the size of the Air Jordan 4 Kaws sneakers is too close to the edge of the black sticker and too close to the white sticker that indicates the barcode on the fake AJ4 Kaws box label.
The 9 detailed steps outlined above might not be so practical when you are in a hurry or when you want to buy the sneakers online.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 9 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real AJ4 Kaws.
If you need help with the authentication of your Air Jordan 4 Kaws, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your sneakers and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours. The results will also come with a report on why we believe your sneakers are fake or authentic.
That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Air Jordan 4 Kaws guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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Ch Daniel and Ch David