Shortlist: Authenticate your Jordan 4 in 30 seconds
Check the Size Tag: Make sure that the text on the size tag isn’t too thick and bold.
Inspect the Stitching Below The Cage; The stitching below the cage on real Air Jordan 4s should have high attention to detail. Fake Jordan 4s will have inconsistent spacing on the thread and the stitches will be further apart.
Look at the Back: The back of the fake shoe will also have inconsistent and thin stitching, which means fewer threads throughout the shoe.
Verify the Text on the Inside of the Tongue: The Air Jordan text on the tongue of fake Air Jordan 4s will be thin and narrow.
Check the Shape of the Shoe: Sometimes, the fake Jordan 4s will not have a bump on the rear side.
Look at the Footbed Stitching: By taking out the insole, you can check the footbed stitching for inconsistencies.
Inspect the Shape of the Socklinker: The shape of the sock liner on fake Jordan 4s will be too narrow throughout the shoe, whereas real Jordan 4s will have consistent sock liners.
Verify the Edges of the Cage: The edges of the cage on fake Jordan 4s will have less curvature than the real ones.
Check the Tongue Stitching: Real Air Jordan 4s will have thicker stitching on the tongue than a fake pair.
Look at the Bottom of the Shoe: The bottom of the shoe on fake Air Jordan 4s will have improper colouring and the paint will be off compared to real ones.
Inspect the Toe Box: A fake pair will have a flatter toe box than a real pair of Air Jordan 4s.
Check the Box: The box will have thinner text with far less letter spacing than a real Air Jordan 4 box.
Above a quick summary of how you can Legit Check your Air Jordan 4s.
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Best practices to avoid fake Jordan 4s
Here are some of our best tips for avoiding Jordan 4 fakes, and how to deal with receiving a fake sneaker:
Buy your Jordan 4s from trusted sellers and marketplaces: If you suspect that the shoes on a site are fake and the website looks suspicious, avoid buying from them. Buying from a reputable seller or trusted marketplace (like StockX) is a great way to ensure that you’re buying what you paid for.
Record yourself opening the package: Recording yourself opening any package of secondary market collectibles is generally good practice. It’s a great way to make sure you have evidence that you did in fact receive a fake pair of Jordan 4s, and that you’re not just swapping them for your own fake pair (a common defence by counterfeit scammers).
Get your Jordan 4s authenticated: Legit Check is the best way to get your Jordan 4s authenticated quickly and professionally. Our team of experts is here to help you ensure you don’t get ripped off and can give you peace of mind that your items are real if you’re unsure.
Raise a dispute with whoever you paid with: Raising a dispute with the marketplace or payment processor you used is crucial. This is why it’s important that you ensure purchases are protected through Paypal ‘Goods and Services’ when buying online with PayPal, or with the site’s own buyer protection for other marketplaces like eBay and StockX.
If all else fails, consider a Chargeback: This is in the worst case, for example, if you’ve transferred some money to a scammer directly or not used a payment processor that’ll allow you to get your money back. Contacting your bank to try to get a chargeback is the last resort, and is a long process which can be a nuisance.
Use a Certificate of Authenticity to help you get your money back: If you need to raise a dispute or file for a chargeback, make sure you have undisputed evidence that the item is fake. This includes a Certificate of Authenticity. If your sneakers are fake, you can use our Certificate of Authenticity to confirm that you’ve been scammed.
I was sold fake Jordan 4s. How can I get my money back?
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Why should you Legit Check Air Jordan 4s?
Here are a few reasons why you should authenticate your sneakers and other streetwear:
Fake sneakers are becoming more common: As more fakes are put onto the market, it can be harder to know that the sneakers you’re buying are real.
Jordans are especially prone to counterfeiting: Their popularity and accessibility as a shoe mean that they’re easier to get away with counterfeiting than other brands.
Authenticating protects yourself later on when trying to sell them: If you don’t check whether your Air Jordan 4s are real, selling them can lead to a nasty surprise. Any knowledgeable buyer will know that they’re fake, and you could risk a hit on your reputation or an accusation of trying to scam someone.
Ensure you can get a refund in case your shoes are fake: Retailers and marketplaces have a cutoff point for refund disputes. Depending on the seller, you can miss the time period for a refund if you don’t check the authenticity of the shoe quickly.
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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.