Last Updated on July 26, 2023 by Ch David
To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Air Jordan 4 UNC is to check the size tag because fake University blue 4s never have their text at the right thickness. In fact, the fake size tags are always badly font-weighted when it comes to their text, and the real pairs are always flawless and have no such issues.
As sought-after as they are, the Air Jordan 4 University Blue (UNC) have a lot of replicas out there on the market.
We totally get how annoying it might be when trying to buy a pair of University Blue 4s and not knowing whether they’re real or fake.
Moreover, that’s why we are here: we want to teach you all there is to know when it comes to spotting fake Air Jordan 4 University Blue UNC sneakers.
We’ve also got a general colourway legit check guide for the Air Jordan 4. Check it out!
You can tell if Jordan 4 University Blue are fake if their size tag presents very thick inscriptions. Bolded text always indicates a fake pair, while thin inscriptions show a real pair.
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On the other hand, the retail AJ4 University blues have the same text looking thinner and narrower than the fake “VW1” print.
Note: The “VW1” text stands for the factory assigned to manufacture the authentic UNC 4s.
Looking at the genuine shoes, it is noticeable how the style code’s print is thicker and how the “CT” text is in contact, unlike the fake pair’s prints.
Worth mentioning is that this code is unique to this colourway of the AJ4s.
Looking at the real pair’s text, it is visible that it is thicker than the fake pair’s text.
Below the triangle-shaped cages, you are going to find those rectangle-shaped stitches on all profile sides of the UNC 4s.
In the image with the real vs replica Air Jordan 4 University Blue sneakers above:
As picky as this may seem, this is what an authentic pair should look like – it is mandatory that the rectangle has to be narrow on the real UNC 4s.
Speaking of which, the authentic Air Jordan 4 University Blue pair’s stitching on the tongue is thicker and shorter, as there are more stitches on the real tongue’s badge than on the fake one.
On the other hand, you can notice how the genuine Air Jordan 4 UNC pair’s toe box is bigger and curvier than the fake one since the real toe box’s tip is further away from the ground than its replica’s.
A quick mention:
If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.
At the same time, you can also notice how the real AJ4s have their text placed closer to each edge of the badge since the text is bigger on the real label.
Looking at the real pair’s stitches, you can notice how they all have the same thickness.
The real pair’s Jumpman looks thinner because its outline isn’t as wide as the fake one.
The 7 detailed steps outlined above might not be so practical when you are in a hurry or when you want to buy sneakers online.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60-second solution to authenticating your sneakers.
If you need help with the authentication of your Air Jordan 4, 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 guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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