The Air Jordan 4s are in the top 5 most popular Air Jordan models. Moreover, the Bred colourway is the most popular combination of colours for the 4s, as it consists of black, red, and white.
Keep in mind that this tutorial applies to all colourways of the Air Jordan 4s. We took the AJ4 Bred as an example for this guide as this is the most popular colourway.
Speaking of which – would you like to check out other Air Jordan 4 legit check guides? Out of all, we cover tutorials for popular colourways such as the University Blue 4s, the Off-White 4s, and the awesome Union Air Jordan 4s. Join the fun!
If you are here because you want to learn how to spot fake Air Jordan 4 Bred (Black/Red) sneakers, then you are in the right place.
We have created this ultimate fake vs real Air Jordan 4 Bred legit check guide so that you could easily learn how to spot fake AJ4 Bred sneakers.
In this fake vs real AJ4 Bred legit check guide, we have linked real vs fake Air Jordan 4 Bred images so that you could understand and visualize the flaws on the fake Jordans.
The quickest way to spot fake Air Jordan 4 Bred sneakers is to check the text on the size tag because the replica Air Jordan manufacturers never manage to get the printings inside the sneakers correctly.
Besides the size tag of the real vs fake Air Jordan 4 sneakers, we have also linked other good reliable signs of authenticity which we are just about to check now.
As we said previously, we consider the size tag as the most reliable sign of authenticity for the Air Jordan 4 sneakers, and that’s why we are going to first check the size tag on both the Air Jordan 4 real vs fake pairs.
First of all, if you look at the text with the date of manufacturing of the Air Jordan 4 (which is the middle-right side of the tag), you will easily notice how the fake sneakers have their text looking too thick.
Then, looking at the “308497-089”, the “MADE IN CHINA”, and the “FABRIQUE EN CHINE” prints, you can notice how the fake Air Jordan 4s have these printings looking once again too thick.
For the second step of the guide on how to spot fake AJ4 sneakers, we are going to check out the “AIR JORDAN” tags present on the interior side of the tongue.
In the real vs fake AJ4 Bred image above, we have pointed out how the replica Air Jordan 4 Breds have their “AIR JORDAN’ text on the interior tongue label looking too small compared to the text on the retail sneakers.
Besides, you can notice how the fake Air Jordan 4 Breds also have their text looking too thin on the interior tongue label, while the legit shoes have their text thicker.
For the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 4 Bred sneakers, we are going to check out the NIKE AIR inscriptions on the rear side of the Jordan 4’s.
In the real vs fake Air Jordan 4 Bred image above, we have pointed out how, first of all, the Nike Swoosh logo is placed too close to the “NIKE” text, and second of all, how the Swoosh logo is thicker and it comes out too much of the shoes.
Then, if you look at the “A I R” text in the real vs fake Air Jordan 4 Bred image above, you can notice how the fake Air Jordan 4s have their text looking too thin.
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For the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 4 sneakers, we are going to check out the Air Jordan 4 real vs fake sneakers for the sockliner’s stitching-weight.
In the Air Jordan 4 Bred fake vs real image above, we have pointed out how the fake AJ4’s have their grey sockliner looking too thin on the area which is closer to the laces, and too thick on the area which is closer to the back of the shoes.
On the other hand, you can see how the authentic Air Jordan 4 Breds have the same stitching-weight for the sockliner.
The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways to authenticate this item.
The next few steps are still reliable signs of authenticity but are for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the steps we’ve explained above to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.
For the fifth step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 4 Bred sneakers, we are going to check out the stitching on the tongue of the fake vs real Air Jordan 4 Bred pairs.
In the fake vs real Air Jordan 4 Bred image above, we have pointed out two main flaws on the counterfeit J4 Breds.
First of all, if you look at the stitching all around the label with the Jumpman, you can notice how the fake Jordan 4’s have their stitching looking too small and too thick.
On the other hand, the authentic Jordan 4’s have the same stitching weight all around the tongue.
Then, if you look at the Jumpman, you can notice how his right arm is too bulky and curvy on the fake Jordans, and on the retail Jordans, the arm is less curvy and bulky.
Besides, the counterfeit Air Jordan 4 Bred sneakers in the real vs fake Air Jordan 4 image above also have the Jumpman’s right arm looking thinner than the arm of the authentic Jumpman.
Moving on into the real vs fake Air Jordan 4 legit check guide, we are going to analyse the toe box of the Jordan 4’s.
In the Air Jordan 4 fake vs real image above, we have pointed out how the fake Air Jordan 4’s have their toe box looking too curvy and arched at the front tip, while the authentic sneakers have their toe box less curvy.
Besides, you can also notice how the replica AJ4’s have their toe box looking thicker, with an over-inflated look compared to the authentic shoes, which have their toe box looking deflated and less thick than the fake shoes’ toe box.
For the seventh and the last step of the fake vs real Air Jordan 4 Bred guide, we are going to check out the stitching on the side of the fake vs real AJ4 Bred pairs.
In the fake vs real AJ4 Bred image above, we have pointed out how the fake Air Jordan 4’s have their stitching below the cage looking too big, as there is too much distance between the stitching, and the stitches themselves are too big.
Not only that, but on the left side of the fake vs real AJ4 Bred image above, you can see how the stitching has the same flaw – the stitches are too distanced from each other, and they are too big on the fake Jordan 4 Bred.
The 7 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-second solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 7 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real AJ4 Bred.
If you need help with the authentication of your Air Jordan 4 Bred, 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 Bred guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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