The fastest way to spot a fake Cactus Jack Air Jordan 4 pair of shoes is to check the size tag inside each shoe, as the fake shoe never have their text on the size tag in tune with the text found on the authentic pairs, due to different flaws such as text placement and text font-weight.
If you are a big fan of the Air Jordan 4 and Travis Scott, then you would be interested in their collaboration which saw the creation of the Travis Scott Air Jordan 4.
We have created this ultimate guide to the Fake vs Real Air Jordan 4 Travis Scott Comparison embedded with images to help you differentiate between the real sneakers and a fake pair.
This legit check guide will take you through the steps you can take to differentiate a fake from the real Air Jordan 4 Travis Scott.
How you can tell fake Travis Scott Jordan 4
You can tell a fake Travis Scott Jordan 4 by checking the interior tongue labels. If the letters are connected with stitches, you’re 100% looking at a fake pair, since authentic examples are never connected.
Altogether, we spotted 9 indicators of authenticity on the Air Jordan 4 Travis Scott, and below, we are going to review each indicator and the discrepancies we spotted to help you identify a fake pair of sneakers when you see it.
Let’s check them out!
1. Size tag
The “LN4” on the top right corner of the size tag is significantly thinner on the fake box, whereas the LN4 text on the authentic Travis Scott 4 features bolder characters.
The Air Jordan logo at the top is too thin on the fake pair.
2. Interior tongue labels
On the inside of the Jordan 4 Travis Scott, you will find two tags. One reads “TRAVIS SCOTT” while the other reads “AIR JORDAN”.
2.1. Travis Scott
On the Travis Scott tag, you will observe that the “R” character has a different shape on the fake when compared to what it looks like on the real sneakers.
Also, the “S” and “C”, “S” and “I” have stitching that connects these letters on the fake pair whereas on the authentic pair, the characters are clearly separated and the text is devoid of any connecting stitching.
2.2. Air Jordan
On the Air Jordan tag, you will also spot similar inconsistencies with the text.
Here, the “R” character in the word “AIR” has an extra black thread on the fake pair.
Besides, there are more threads connecting “R”, “D” and “A” on the fake pair.
The connecting threads are an obvious tell of a fake Air Jordan 4 Cactus Jack pair as they are synonymous with the poor quality of equipment used in the production process.
3. Suede effect
The suede effect is more highlighted on authentic shoes than one on fake shoes.
When touching the legit shoes and drawing a line with your finger, they must leave darker paths and traces of where the shoes were touched.
The fake shoes do leave traces, however, their quality is inferior to the authentic shoes, because the suede effect is not as pronounced and highlighted as the one found on the legit shoes.
4. Suede color
The fake Air Jordan 4 Cactus Jack pair has a more vibrant and powerful blue colour.
The authentic sneakers have a more toned-down sky-blue colour
Also, you will notice that the red colour of the sock liner on the fake sneakers is of a slightly darker shade compared to the colour on the real Air Jordan 4 Cactus Jack.
So, if on unboxing your sneakers you notice that the colour appears to be deeper than what it is on the authentic, then you are probably looking at a fake Jordan 4 Travis Scott.
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On the fake pair, you will notice that the sockliner does not have the right padding and shape.
This is especially obvious on the heel’s side where the sockliner is noticeably less curvy.
This is in contrast to the more shapely sockliner you would find on an original pair of the Travis Scott 4.
While the fake one seems to have less and longer stitching, the stitching on the authentic pair is smaller and more precise.
The fake pair has thicker stitches.
The fake threads are crooked, as they’re not straightly positioned.
7. Rear logos
There are two logos on the back heel tab of the Air Jordan 4 Travis Scott. One is the Air Jordan Jumpman logo while the other is the Cactus Jack logo from where the sneakers got its name.
7.1. Cactus Jack
On the fake, you will notice that the text is significantly thinner.
The authentic pair is obviously bolder.
This inconsistency is easily visible in the “S” and “K” characters on the fake pair.
7.2. Air Jordan
The head of the Jumpman has a little outline on the authentic pair, which the fakes are missing.
The legs of the Jumpman appear to be too arched on the fake pair and while they should not be completely straight, they are significantly more arched than they appear on the real sneakers.
The excess arch flaw can also be observed on the left leg of the Jumpman, and besides, the form of the Jumpman’s shoe is different from what it is on the authentic.
The stitching on the fake insole is very obvious.
The stitching on the real sneakers is very neat and blends in perfectly with the insole such that it can barely be seen.
9. Box label
The inconsistency here can be found in the “cm” text.
You will notice that the characters are generally more rounded than they are on the authentic label and the “c” is also thicker on the fake box label than it is on the real one.
Shortlist: Quickly tell fake Travis Scott Jordan 4
Inspect the Jumpman logo and text on the size tag.
Inspect the text on the inner tags of the sneakers for inconsistencies.
Verify the quality of the side of the shoes by touching the material .and checking if it leaves defined traces behind.
The original AJ4 Travis Scott should have a light blue colour.
Inspect the shape and padding of the sockliner.
Check the stitching on the tongue of the sneakers.
Look out for inconsistencies in the logos on the back heel tab of the sneakers.
Check the stitching on the insole of the Travis Scott 4.
Check the box label for discrepancies in the text.
The 9 detailed steps outlined above might not be so practical when you are in a hurry or when you want to buy the sneakers online.
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That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Air Jordan 4 Travis Scott guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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Ch Daniel is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch, one of the world's leading companies in product authentications. Daniel's experience: 8+ years in the luxury industry, 7+ years in the authentication industry, 10+ years of business development. Currently, Daniel is overseeing the development of new products of Legit Check By Ch.