Welcome to another edition of the Legit Check! Today we’ll be discussing how to spot the Fake Air Jordan 4 Thunder. I shared a post to warn you about fake Thunder 4’s I spotted several weeks ago. I finally came across a good side by side comparison courtesy of Jacob Marcellus via Youtube and here are my findings. We’ll cover a lot of the details, including the sides, the back, the jumpman, tongue, insole, outsole, box and more. So grab your shoes and let’s get started!
But first, let’s go through our preliminary steps.
Smell the shoes ( only if you’ve already made the purchase)
One of the dead giveaway is the smell/odor of the glue uses to construct the replicas. If the glue smell is really strong to the point of irritating your nostrils, then you’ve probably being dealt a counterfeit
.Proof of Purchase
Ask for a proof of purchase. Receipt must include details such as provenance, time of purchase, date and any other relevant information. If a seller is reluctant to provide that, I will strongly urge to refrain from following through with the purchase.
Toe: Fake Jordan 4 Thunder
Interestingly, the toe is slightly more bumpy on the authentic pair, see red arrows. The red line shows you how the area containing the stars is slightly more extend on the real pair. The yellow arrow shows you how the slopes are different between both pairs.
The stars are much bigger on the fake pair, see yellow rectangle. And the black color is richer on the real pair, see red rectangle.
The opening around the throat line has much thicker yellow strips on the authentic pair, see red circles. The netting grids have rounded edges on the authentic pair, see red rectangle.
This picture was added to highlight how the strips around the opening of the extension of the tongue are much thicker on the legitimate pair.
Tongue: Real Vs Fake Air Jordan 4 thunder
The fake Air Jordan 4 Thunder pair has a shorter tongue. And as I was watching the video comparison, the presenter added that the fake tongue was hard and stiff.
You can clearly see that the yellow color around the air chamber is darker on the fake pair. And the air unit is cloudy on the authentic pair and clear on the fakes. But if you zero in on the edges, you’ll see small pieces of plastic sticking out on the fakes.
The bumps on the heel tab are more subtle on the authentic pair. And the Jumpman logo is of a lighter shade of white on the legitimate pair as well, see red arrow.
Once again, the yellow on the midsole is of a darker shade on the fake Jordan 4 Thunder pair, see red circles.
The Dreamcell wording is legible and clear on the authentic pair. And if you zero in on the mid section, the square is debossed on the fakes and embossed on the legit pair.
The authentic pair clearly comes with a much wider and larger box, see yellow dash. And if you look at the bottom of the real pair’s box, it is slightly of a darker shade of black.
The Yellow color on the jumpman logo isn’t the same between both pairs, see red circle. And the Flight text is of a lighter shade of white on the real pair, see red arrow.
The UPC code has a bolder font on the fake label. The spacing between the N and the 4 is wider on the legitimate pair, see red arrow. And the jumpman logo is slightly bigger on the real label, see red circle.
Black Light Test
The netting turns green under the black light on the Fake pair, and the air unit turns dark blue as well on the fakes.
The inside liner on the back of the tongue turns green on the fakes, and the jumpman logo glows as well , see red circle.
There you have it folks, hopefully you’ll be able to spot the Fake Air Jordan 4 Thunder with these tips. I’ll update the post as soon I come across more detailed tips to look for, stay tuned and check the post regularly. You can check out our other real vs fake comparisons via the Legit Check page.
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