Jordan 4 Black Cat Real Vs Fake: How To Differentiate

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

Got a pair of Black Cat 4s? Need to legit check them?

In this guide, we’re covering the best ways to spot fakes.

Relevant read: How to spot any fake Jordan 4s.

Let’s go to the Black Cats.

How to tell if Black Cat 4s are fake

You can tell if Black Cat 4s are fake if the stitching below the cage has a a big gap between the two vertical lines. Real Jordans must have a small gap over there.

We’ll start with this step since it is the best one to tell fakes.

1. Stitching

Jordan 4 Black Cat Real Vs Fake Stitching
  • Authentic:
    • Thicker, longer stitches.
    • Top and bottom lines are closer to each other.
  • Fake:
    • Thinner and shorter threads.
    • Bigger gap in-between the top and the bottom lines.
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2. Size tag

Jordan 4 Black Cat Real Vs Fake Size Tag
  • Authentic: Thicker, more solid text.
  • Fake: Thinner characters with various scratches across all prints.

3. Interior tongue

Jordan 4 Black Cat Real Vs Fake Interior Tongue
  • Authentic: Thick, very solid “AIR JORDAN” text.
  • Fake: Thinner and also smaller “AIR JORDAN” logo.

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

4. Exterior tongue

Jordan 4 Black Cat Real Vs Fake Tongue
  • Authentic:
    • Perfectly straight positioned stitches. Also thicker.
    • Jumpman’s hand with the ball is thinner.
  • Fake:
    • Crooked, misplaced stitches. Not in a perfectly straight line.
    • Jumpman has a thicker hand.

5. Back

Air Jordan 4 Black Cat Fake Vs Real logo
  • Authentic: Thicker, vey solid stitching.
  • Fake: Thinner, lower-quality threads.

6. Toe box

Jordan 4 Black Cat Real Vs Fake Toe Box
  • Authentic: Toe box is higher off the ground.
  • Fake: The front of the shoe is too close to the ground.

7. Box label

Air Jordan 4 Black Cat Real Vs Fake box
  • Authentic:
    • Thicker letters and numbers.
    • More space between the characters in the style code.
  • Fake:
    • Thinner prints.
    • The style code (“CU1110 010”) has its characters placed too close to each other.

Shortlist: How to tell fake Black Cat 4s

  1. Ensure the text on the size tag is not overly bold or thick.
  2. Examine stitching under the cage for high detail; fakes often have inconsistent spacing and wider stitches.
  3. Observe the back stitching for thin, inconsistent threads.
  4. Check the tongue for “AIR JORDAN” text; it’s thin and narrow on fakes.
  5. Look at the tongue stitching; it’s thicker on real pairs.
  6. Examine the toe box; fakes have a flatter toe box.
  7. Inspect the box’s label for thinner text and less letter spacing than the real Air Jordan 4 box.

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Thank you for reading this,

Ch Daniel and Ch David

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About the Author

David is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch. David's experience: 5+ years of creating educational content in the fashion industry. 6+ years of authenticating luxury items. Currently, David is the Head Editor of the LCBC Library, where 1,000,000+ words have been published, in free guides, for over 1,000 items.
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