How To Spot Fake Union Air Jordan 4 – Fake Vs Real Union AJ4

Ch David
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If you are looking to learn how to spot fake Air Jordan 4 x Union sneakers, then you are in the right place to do so.

In this fake vs real Union Air Jordan 4 legit check guide, we are going to teach you how to spot fake Union 4 sneakers in just a few simple steps to follow.

We’d like to mentioned that all of the steps highlighted in this fake vs real Union AJ4 legit check guide apply to both of the colour ways of the Union AJ4.

Therefore, all of the spots that you’ll find in this guide apply to both the Union Air Jordan 4 Guava Ice and to the Off Noir colour ways.

To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Air Jordan 4 Union sneakers is to check the size tag inside each shoe, since the replica shoes never have their inscriptions properly printed due to flaws such as different font-weights and text placement.

Another reliable spot to look at is the stitching below the cage of the shoes, since the replica Union Air Jordan 4s pretty much all the time have their rectangle of stitching improperly shaped.

How to spot fake Union Air Jordan 4 (Guava Ice and Off Noir)

Step 1: Fake vs real Union Air Jordan 4 size tag

As we’ve previously mentioned, we consider the size tag inside the real vs fake Union Air Jordan 4 sneakers as the most reliable sign of authenticity.

With this being said, now you know why we started the guide with the size tag inside the shoes. Now, let’s have a quick look at the reference fake vs real Union 4 image below.

fake vs real union jordan 4 off noir

In the fake vs real Union Air Jordan 4 image above, we have pointed out how the fake Air Jordan 4 Union sneakers have three easily noticeable flaws.

First of all, looking at the product ID code, located in the top-right corner of the size tag, you can see how the replica shoes have their code text badly font-weighted.

In fact, the fake Air Jordan 4s have their product ID code’s text too thin, while the authentic Union 4s have their text thicker and more defined than the fake pair’s text.

Going two lines lower, we have pointed out in the fake vs real Union AJ4 image above how the replica Air Jordan 4s have their “UPC” code number’s print with different font-weights as well.

By that, we mean the the fake shoes have their “UPC” text looking too thick, and the rest of the numbers in the code appear to be too thin when compared to the legit size tag’s text.

Then, the last major flaw on the fake shoes’ size tag is in the bottom left corner of the tag, where we have the country of manufacturing the shoes’ print.

At the same time, as you can see, the authentic shoes were manufactured in China, and no other country. 

So, if you see a pair of Union AJ4s stating that they were manufactured in any other country than China, then you are most likely looking at a fake Union Air Jordan 4.

Now, in regards to the “MADE IN CHINA” lines of text, we have pointed out in the fake vs real Union Air Jordan 4 image above how the fake shoes have their text looking too boxy.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 4 Unions have their “MADE IN CHINA” lines of text looking bigger and less boxy and reserved than the fake shoes’ text.

Another flaw visible on the fake shoes’ “MADE IN CHINA” lines of text is that they have their text too thick, while the same lines of text found on the legit shoes is thinner.

With this being said for the size tag of the fake vs real Air Jordan x Union sneakers, let’s move on to the next step of the guide on how to spot fake Union 4 sneakers.

Step 2: Real vs fake Air Jordan 4 Union rectangle stitching

Moving on to the next step of the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 4 x Union sneakers, we will have a look at the real vs fake Union 4s for the rectangle-shaped stitching below the cage, on the side of the shoes.

As we’ve mentioned at the top of the guide on how to spot fake Union 4 sneakers, we consider the rectangle stitching as another reliable sign of authenticity for these sneakers.

Now, let’s have a quick look at the reference real vs fake Air Jordan 4 Union image below, and then, we’ll proceed to explain the flaws on the fake shoes.

guava ice union aj4 real vs fake

In the real vs fake Air Jordan 4 Union image above, we have highlighted how the replica shoes have their stitching improperly weighted and shaped.

First of all, talking about the weight of the stitching, we mean that the fake shoes have their stitching too thin, while the same stitching found on the legit shoes is thicker and more defined.

Then, the second flaw visible on the fake shoes’ rectangle-shaped stitching is that they have their rectangle improperly shaped.

In fact, on the rear side of the stitching, you can see how the fake shoes have a bulk, while the authentic shoes have a slim, straight and correctly shaped rectangle.

Lastly, the fake shoes’ rectangle has too much space between the top and the bottom lines, while the authentic shoes have a very little space between the two lines.

Step 3: Check the footbed of your Union Air Jordan 4s

Going to the third method on how to spot fake Union Air Jordan 4 sneakers, we will have a look at the fake vs real Union AJ4 shoes for the stitching on the footbed.

The footbed can be accessed by removing the insoles of your Air Jordan 4 Union sneakers.

Now, let’s have a quick look at the reference fake vs real Union AJ4 image below, and then, we’ll explain the flaws on the replica Unions.

real vs fake union air jordan 4

In the image with the fake vs real Union Air Jordan 4s above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their stitching on the footbed irregulars shaped.

The authentic Union Air Jordan 4s have their stitching more dense and also thinner than the stitching found on the fake shoes.

Speaking of the replica Union Air Jordan 4s, they have their stitching less dense than the authentic shoes’ stitching, and the fake shoes’ stitches are also too thick when compared to the legit shoes’ stitches.

Step 4: Inspect the details on the tongue of your Union Air Jordan 4s

Proceeding into the guide on how to spot fake Air Jordan 4 x Union shoes, we will have a look at the tongues of the real vs fake Air Jordan 4 Union sneakers.

As you may be used to already, we will first have a look at the real vs fake Union Air Jordan 4 image below.

how to spot fake union 4

The replica shoes have two flaws on their tongue, and these are in regards to the “AIR JORDAN” text and the stitching on the red label with the same text.

First of all, talking about the “AIR JORDAN” text, we have pointed out in the fake vs real AJ4 Union image above how the fake shoes have their letter “R” in the “AIR” text looking too thick.

Then, on the authentic Union Air Jordan 4s, you can see how they have their letter “R” thinner than the one found on the fake shoes.

Up next, in the word “JORDAN”, we have pointed out in the fake vs real Union AJ4 image above how the fake shoes have their letter “A” too thin.

Speaking of the legitimate Air Jordan 4 Unions, they have their letter “A” in the word “JORDAN” thicker and more defined than the fake shoes’ letter.

Now, in regards to the stitching on the label of the fake shoes, you can see how the stitching found all around the red label on the fake shoe, the stitching is too thick.

On the other hand, the stitching found on the legit Air Jordan 4 x Union LA sneakers is thinner than the one found on the replica Union 4s.

The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways on how to authenticate this item.

The tells listed below this point are still reliable signs of authenticity, but for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the top tells we’ve explained above this point to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.

Step 5: Analyze the details on the rear side of your Union AJ4s

Going to the fifth method on how to spot fake Air Jordan 4 Union shoes ,we will have to verify the real vs fake Union 4 sneakers from the rear side.

First of all, let’s have a quick look at the reference fake vs real Union Air Jordan 4 image below.

how to spot fake air jordan 4 union

In the image with the fake vs real Union Air Jordan 4s above, we have pointed out how the replica shoes have two major flaws.

First of all, looking at the “A I R” text, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their text looking too thick.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 4 Unions have their  “A I R” text looking thinner than the one found on the replica pair.

Then, the other major flaw visible on the fake Air Jordan 4 Unions is that they have their stitching on the suede patch looking too big, long and thick.

The stitching found on the legitimate Air Jordan 4 Union pair is smaller, shorter and also thinner than the one found on the replica Union 4s.

Step 6: Verify the stitching at the bottom of the tongue on your Union 4s

For the sixth step of the guide on how to spot fake Union Air Jordan 4s, we will have a look at the real vs fake Union 4 pairs for the stitching at the bottom of the tongue.

This stitching that we are going to talk about is the famous Union LA x Air Jordan yellow/blue stitching, found on the Union Air Jordan 1s as well.

quality check union air jordan 4

In the image with the fake vs real Union Air Jordan 4 image above, we have pointed out how the fake Union 4s have their stitching improperly weighted.

By that, we mean that the fake shoes have their tongue’s stitching too thin and spread out too much.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 4 Unions have their stitching on the tongue thicker and narrower than the fake shoes’ stitching

Step 7: Look at the insole of your Union Air Jordan 4s

As for the seventh way on how to authenticate Air Jordan 4 x Union LA sneakers, we are going to have a look at the shoes on the interior side once again.

With this being said, let’s have a look at the insole images of the real vs fake Union Air Jordan 4s below.

union jordan 4 fake vs real

In the image containing the fake vs real Union Air Jordan 4s above, w e have pointed out how the fake Union AJ4s have their stitching insole too thin, as the material of the insole is visible through the Jumpman print.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 4 x Union LA shoes have their insole’s Jumpan thicker, as the material of the insole is not opaque and visible through the Jumpman print.

At the same time, the replica Air Jordan 4 x Union LA shoes have their Jumpman slimmer/thinner than the authentic shoes’ Jumpman which is thicker and bulkier than the fake shoes’ logo.

Step 8: Check the placement of the UN/LA tab on the side of your shoes

Going to the eighth method on how to spot fake Union Air Jordan 4s, we will have a look at the real vs fake Union Air Jordan 4 pairs for the placement of the UN/LA logo tab.

In order to see how the legit vs fake Union Air Jordan 4 sneakers have their UN/LA tab placed, let’s first have a quick look at the image below.

off noir union 4 real vs fake

In the image with the fake vs real Union Air Jordan 4s above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their tab placed too much to the rear side of the shoes.

The authentic Union 4s also have their tab placed more to the back of the shoes, since it is covered by the cage, but the difference is that the shoes have their tab placed too much to the back of the shoes.

On the other hand, the authentic shoes have their UN/LA tab positioned more to the front of the shoe, as it is more visible than the fake shoes’ UN/LA tab, which is less visible than the legit tab.

Step 9: Real vs fake Union Air Jordan 4 lace hole pattern

Moving on to the ninth method on how to spot fake Union Air Jordan 4s, we are going to have a look at the fake vs real Union AJ4s for the pattern and the shape of the lace holes.

real vs fake union 4

In the fake vs real Union Air Jordan 4 image above, we have pointed out how the replica Union 4s have their lace holes looking too long in width and short in height.

The authentic Air Jordan 4 x Union LA shoes have their lace holes looking shorter in width and longer in height.

Step 10: Union Air Jordan 4 fake vs real toe box inflation level

Moving forward to the tenth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Union Air Jordan 4s, we are going to verify the real vs fake Union 4 shoes for the inflation level of the toe box.

The authentic shoes must always have a deflated look for their toe box, while most of the replica shoes have their toe box looking too thick and over-inflated.

guava ice union jordan 4 real vs fake

In the image with the fake vs real Union Air Jordan 4s above, we have pointed out how the replica Union Air Jordan 4s have their toe box looking too thick, being over-inflated.

In fact, the fake shoes have their toe box looking too big when compared to the authentic shoes’ toe box, which is smaller than the fake pair’s toe box.

How can I spot fake Union Air Jordan 4 in 60 seconds?

The 10 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 10 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real AJ4 Union.

  1. Check the size tag inside your shoes. Mostly, the fake Union Air Jordan 4s have their text on the size tag improperly font-weighted
  2. Verify the rectangle-shaped stitching on the side of your Union 4s. Usually, the fake Union AJ4 pairs have their stitching improperly weighted, positioned and shaped
  3. Look at the footbed of your Union AJ4s. Most of the time, the fake Union Air Jordan 4 pairs have their stitching on the footbed too thick and too little dense
  4. Analyze the exterior tongue red “AIR JORDAN” label Usually, the fake Union AJ4 pairs have their text improperly font-weighted, and their red label’s stitching is usually too thick
  5. Inspect the details on the rear side of your Air Jordan 4 x Union LA shoes. Mostly, the replica Union 4 pairs have their “A I R” text looking too thick, and their stitching is also too big, long and thick
  6. Examine the Union LA signature stitching at the bottom of the tongue. Usually, the replica Air Jordan 4 x Union LA shoes have their stitching too thin and spread out too much
  7. Look at the insole of your shoes. In most cases, the fake Air Jordan 4 x Union LA shoes have their Jumpman to slim and thin, and also too little opaque
  8. Authenticate the placement of the UN/LA tab on the side of your Air Jordan 4 x Union LA. Mostly, the fake pairs have their tab placed too much to the back of the shoes
  9. Look at the pattern and shape of the lace holes. Usually, the fake shoes have their lace holes improperly shaped
  10. Check the shoes for the toe box’s inflation level, because in most cases, the fake shoes have their toe box over-inflated, therefore looking too thick when compared to the authentic shoes’ toe boxes

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That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Air Jordan 4 Union guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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