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HOW TO SPOT FAKE JORDAN IV'S

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This guide is meant to break down the differences between a fake and a real pair of Jordan IV's. Because they are such a popular model, fakes are being made constantly. After you read this guide you will be an expert on how to detect fake IV's.

FAKE JORDAN IV'S:

#1 The Box is a lot smaller than the authentic one.

#2 The Jumpman on the top of the box is off centered as well as it’s not as bright of a red, like it’s been copied. (Same goes for the label on the side.)

#3. The cement grey is a lot darker than the authentic pair (There are also less black speckles)

#4 The Jumpman logo/Flight on the tongue there is a noticeable difference mainly the red/black pattern that is seen behind the logo.

#5 The Air Jordan wording on the inside of the tongue had a slightly reddish color to it as well. (Pretty close though.....)

#6 This is a dead give away....Ebay sellers never show the inside sole of the shoes...which I found interesting..the authentic pair is "Black" and the fake pair has a "Red" insole.

#7 Side by side comparisons of the toes..show that the fake pair is a little wider...but not noticeably much.

#8 Like previously stated...the mesh on the side tends..to be more "straight up and down more that slanted" with the authentic pair which is not as noticeable as how "thick" the fake mesh is. The fake mesh is almost 1/8 of an inch vs the authentic pair is 1/16 or double the thickness.

#9 Also previously stated by other collectors is that the stitching behind the triangle has more of a "rounded" appearance vs the fake pair that comes to more of an angle.

#10 The bottom of the shoes are pretty much dead on except the fact that on close examination, the "Stars" are very different.

#11 The Nike tag is not as red as the authentic one and it’s much more transparent.

#12 There is spacing between the white pods within the air pockets on the fakes

( TOP =  REAL, BOTTOM =  FAKE )

( TOP =  REAL, BOTTOM =  FAKE )

( LEFT = REAL, RIGHT = FAKE )

( TOP =  REAL, BOTTOM =  FAKE )

( TOP =  REAL, BOTTOM =  FAKE )

( LEFT = REAL, RIGHT = FAKE )

( TOP = REAL, BOTTOM = FAKE )

( TOP = REAL, BOTTOM = FAKE )

( TOP =  REAL, BOTTOM =  FAKE )

( LEFT = REAL, RIGHT = FAKE )

Credit to " J23 "

Thank you.


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