Jordan 4 GS: How To Tell Fake VS Real (2024)

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

You’re most likely here because you:

  • Just bought a pair of Jordan 4s
  • But all the guides are for Men’s sizes
  • And you’re looking for a GS Jordan 4 legit check tutorial

This guide is dedicated to GS Jordan 4s.

We’ll have a fair comparison: Real GS vs Fake GS 4s.

How to spot fake Jordan 4 GS

One of the best ways to tell if your Jordan 4 GS are fake is to check the stitching on the back.

Fakes have thinner and loose stitches.

1. Stitching

Jordan 4 GS Fake Vs Real Back
  • Authentic: Thick, solid stitching all over.
  • Fake: Top stitching is loose, and bottom stitching is’t really there.

At the bottom of the fake shoes, there is a gap between the leather panels — never on the genuine GS Jordan 4s.

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2. Reverse tongue

Look at the tongue inside the shoes — there’s the upside down AIR JORDAN logo.

Jordan 4 GS Fake Vs Real Tongue
  • Authentic: Thick, dense stitching.
  • Fake: Stitching is way too thin and not as dense as the original.

3. Box

Instant call-out for a fake box:

Jordan 4 GS Fake Vs Real Box
  • Authentic: The text can be or can’t be there — both scenarios are OK.
  • Fake: “JORDAN.COM” is too thick. Almost illegible.

It’s not as common for authentic GS 4s to have the “JORDAN.COM” text.

But when they have it, the text is clear and easy to read. Thin as well.

4. Exterior tongue

Jordan 4 GS Fake Vs Real Tongue
  • Authentic: Consistent, beautiful stitching.
  • Fake: Extra threads and not the same, constant thickness.

The left + right sides of the fake label have thin stitching, and the top is too thick.

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.

5. Cage

Jordan 4 GS Fake Vs Real Stitching
  • Authentic: Gap with enough room between the top + bottom stitching lines.
  • Fake: Almost no gap in-between the top and bottom stitching.

The fake stitches are too close to each other.

6. Toe box

Jordan 4 GS Fake Vs Real Side
  • Authentic: The front of the shoes is close to the bottom — it touches the ground.
  • Fake: Toe box is too high up from the ground.

What is the difference between Jordan 4 and GS?

The different between Jordan 4 and GS is that “Jordan 4” refers to mens sizes, while “GS” stands for Grade School, or also Girls Sizes.

  • Size GS 7 is not the same as Men’s 7.
  • For Nike, Men’s sizes are bigger than Women’s.

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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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