Off-White Jordans 4s: How To Spot A Fake Pair

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Last Updated on June 5, 2024 by Ch David

Today’s subject is legit checking the Off-White Jordan 4.

Let’s begin.

How to tell if Off-White Jordan 4 Sails are fake or real

You can tell if Off-White Jordan 4 Sails are fake if their size tag has very thick inscriptions. A fake pair always has bold text, while original pairs always present thin inscriptions.

1. Medial text

1.1. Left shoe

  • The whole text on the fake shoes has a lower font-weight than the one on the authentic shoes’ characters.
  • The replica Off-White 4s have their “for”, “NIKE”, “Oregon”, and the “USA” prints looking too thin.
  • Fake pairs are commonly found to have their inscriptions looking too thin on some sides and too thick on other sides.

1.2. Right shoe

  • The fake shoes have their whole inscriptions looking too thick.
    • This is most noticeable in the “Off-White TM” text at the top.
    • The same font-weight flaw can also be visible on the “AIR JORDAN”, the “BEAVERTON” and on the “c. 1989” texts.
  • Another major flaw in the fake shoes is that they have their text smaller than what it looks like on the legit shoes.

The authentic shoes have text as big as it almost touches the edges of the waffle-shaped patch, while the fake shoes have their text too small and far away from the edges of the patch.

Finding it too hard? Reach out to our Nike x Off-White experts:

2. Size tag

  • The style code, “CV9388-100”, on the fake shoes has two flaws:
    • The first two letters are too thin, and the”9388-” characters are too thick, followed by the last three numbers “100” which are also too thin.
  • The fake pair’s “EUR” text looks too thick.
  • The text saying the shoes are made in China looks too thick as well.

The text on the authentic Off-White AJ4s has the same font weight all around its characters on the size tag, while as we previously spoke about, the fake shoes have their text improperly font-weighted.

3. “AIR” text

In the fake vs real Off-White Air Jordan 4 Sail image above:

  • The fake Off-White Air Jordan 4 Sails have their “AIR” text looking too thin.
  • The fake shoes also have their AIR letters looking too small.
  • The quotation marks (” “) are too big when compared to the AIR letters.
  • The fake “AIR” text is placed too high from the midsole, and also not curved.
    • The authentic shoes have their “AIR” text going along with the curve of the midsole, while the fake shoes have their text still, not curving along with the midsole.

On the other hand, the authentic shoes have their “AIR” text looking not only thicker than the fake shoes’ text but also at the same font size.

4. Rear stitching

  • The fake shoes have their vertical stitching looking too thick and short.
  • The stitching fits too deep into the Off-White Sail 4s.
  • The fake shoes’ curved stitching all around and below the translucent patch is too small and thick.

On the other hand, the authentic sneakers have their stitching looking thinner and taller and also fit less deep into the shoes than the fake shoes’ stitching.

5. Double stitching

As mentioned in our Air Jordan 4 legit check guide, this is a very reliable way to spot fake pairs, including the Off-White 4s.

  • The fake shoes have their stitching waving down on the left side edge, and it is also too thick on the left side.
  • The fake Off-White Sail Jordan 4s have their stitching below the cage lacking quality in terms of shape and weight.

The stitching rectangle below the cage of the legit shoes is perfectly attached to the shoes, having no stitch out of place and looking just like a complete rectangle.

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.

6. Tongue

  • The fake shoes have their stitching on the tongue looking too thick and short.
  • The threads are also misaligned, as some are crooked and placed too low.

On the other hand, the authentic Off-White Air Jordan 4 Sail has their stitching attached to the shoes with care, so that no stitch would have other dimensions or placement when compared to the rest of the stitches.

7. Heel bump

We drew a green line in order to highlight the shape of the legit shoes shape, and a red line in order to show you the fake shoes’ shape:

  • The fake shoes have their line almost straight, as it doesn’t really curve at all.
  • On the other hand, the authentic Off-White Air Jordan 4 Sails have their line curvier, as it makes the heel bump more than the fake shoes’ heel side.

8. Lace cage

  • The fake cage has wider rentals than the real pair.

The authentic shoes, at the top of the lacing cage, have three narrow rectangles, and at the bottom, they have three squares.

9. Cross stitching

  • The fake shoes have their cross-stitching holes too small.

The authentic pair’s holes are bigger.

Shortlist: Spot fake Off-White Jordan 4 Sail in 30 seconds

  1. Inspect the medial text. Mainly, the fake medial text is either too thin or too thick on the fake Jordans, and the fake sneakers usually have their text looking scratched and worn out.
  2. Look at the text on the size tag inside each shoe. Mostly, the fake shoes have their size tag’s text improperly font-weighted.
  3. Verify the “AIR” text. The fake shoes usually have their “AIR” text improperly shaped, sized, and font-weighted.
  4. Check the stitching on the back of your shoes. The replica AJ4s usually have their stitching on the back of the shoes looking too thick and short.
  5. Analyse the rectangle-shaped stitching on the side of your shoes. Usually, the fake shoes have their stitching looking too thick and not in the perfect shape of a rectangle.
  6. Verify the stitching on the tongue of your sneakers. Mostly, the replica OW AJ4 Sail pairs have their tongue stitching crooked, too short, and too thick.
  7. Examine the curving of the heel of your shoes. Most of the time, the replica shoes have their shape on the back looking straight, while the legit shoes have their shape curvy and bumpy.
  8. Inspect the cross-stitching on the side of your shoes. The replica Off-White Air Jordan 4 Sail (WMNS) pairs usually have their stitching holes looking too tiny.

There are situations, where you may be unable to go through each detailed step, explained above when you need to authenticate your Off-White Air Jordan 4 Sail.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60-second solution to authenticating your sneakers.

Expert Off-White Air Jordan 4 authentication service

If you need help with the authentication of your Off-White Jordan 4 Sail sneakers, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your OW Jordan 4 Sail 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 guide on how to spot fake Off-White Jordan 4 Sail (WMNS) sneakers. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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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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