How to spot fake
Nike Air Jordan 4 Levis
in 36 steps
Learn how to spot fake Nike Air Jordan 4 Levis with this detailed 36 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.
Check the details of the original receipt including date, store address and amount paid. There should also be a 9 digit style number as well as a barcode number.
3. RETAIL BOX
Nike Air Jordan 4 Levis are boxed in an unusual shoe box featuring a gold foiled Jumpman logo on the lid with a Levis logo on the side of the lid. Check the box carefully for any errors in brand logos, alignment, spelling and overall finish quality. Make sure the ink is not cracking or flaking off anywhere, especially along the folds in the box. Remember real shoe boxes can accompany fake shoes.
4. BOX LABEL
Nike retail boxes feature a label on one side detailing style name, size, color, country of manufacture and a style number. The style number is usually 9 digits long, the first 6 digits represent the style and the last 3 digits represent the colourway. Check that this style number matches the one located inside the shoe and on the sales receipt. Tip: Do a Google image search for "Nike"+"style number" to check the colourway.
5. LID JUMPMAN
Nike Air Jordan 4 Levis retail boxes have a gold foiled and debossed Jumpman logo on the lid. Make sure the logo is sharp and clear, make sure the fingers and laces are well defined. Check that the debossing is obvious, the Jumpman will be slightly pressed into the cardboard, not sitting on top of it.
6. LID LEVIS
Nike Air Jordan 4 Levis retail boxes have a gold foiled and debossed Levis logo on the side of the lid. Make sure the logo is sharp and clear.
7. BOX TYPE
Nike Air Jordan 4 Levis have a red retail box with gold foiled text on it, make sure the fine text on the bottom of the box is sharp and clear. Take note of the fold in the corner of the box, make sure the red ink is not cracking or flaking off.
Nike Air Jordan 4 Levis are wrapped in white paper that has a cream Levis Strauss & Co + Jordan logo printed on it. Check that the print is solid with crisp edges.
9. LEVIS CARD
Nike Air Jordan 4 Levis will come with a welcome card explaining the Nike and Levis collaboration. The card is made from a thick red cardboard. Make sure the typeface used is correct, make sure the gold foiled type, is sharp and clear. Check that the Levis and Jumpman logo are sharp and clear, the Jumpman's fingers and shoe laces will be well defined.
10. YCM STICKER
The inside of the retail box will have a YCM logo sticker. Make sure the printing is sharp, look for the tiny registered R next to the M. Tip: YCM is the company that produces sustainable packaging for companies like Nike.
11. SIDE PROFILE
Nike Air Jordan 4 Levis have a distinctive side profile, the toe will have a gradual curve upwards while the heel sits completely flat on the surface. Make sure the very end of the heel has a slight upturn. Check that the tongue is much higher than the collar.
12. HEEL STITCHING
High quality stitching can be hard to replicate. Check carefully that the stitching on the heel is tight, straight, evenly spaced and follows the edge of each panel perfectly. Tip: Check the join between the upper and outsole does not have any excess glue showing.
13. HEEL JUMPMAN
Nike Air Jordan 4 Levis have a molded Jumpman logo on the heel. Note how the Jumpman is quite pronounced, it has steep edges.
14. SWING TAG JUMPMAN
Nike Air Jordan 4 Levis come with a large square leather swing tag. The font side of the tag will have a Jumpman Flight logo printed in red. Make sure the tag is attached to the shoe with a silver ball chain. Check that the cream stitching along the tag stands out from the leather, it looks almost like a design detail rather than having any function.
15. SWING TAG LEVIS
The back of the swing tag will have the traditional Levis denim tag design printed on it. Make sure the printing is solid and sharp, make sure you can see the detail in the horses' tails and jeans being stretched between them. Tip: Note how the swing tag is made of two halves, the tag almost looks like it is splitting apart near the top where the chain is.
16. LEVIS TAB
Nike Air Jordan 4 Levis have a red Levis tab stitched onto the upper. Make sure the embroidery is tight and even. Take careful note of the embroidery pattern of the white Levis logo, it is a special Levis pattern, some of the stitches are bigger than others. Also look at the bottom and top edge of the red tab, the boarder stitching is much ticker than the rest of the label.
17. LEVIS TAB INSIDE
If you look through the eyelets from the inside you will see how the red Levis tab comes right up halfway into the eyelet holes sandwiched between the lining and upper.
18. STRAP STITCHING
If you fold the support wings back you will see the stitching along the edge, it might appear rough and uneven. Many of the eyelet holes cut out of the denim have frayed edges
Nike Air Jordan 4 Levis have bright yellow stitchline under the side wings. Make sure the double stitchline is tight and evenly spaced. Note how the top line is actually a double stitchline for added strength while the bottom line is a single stitchline.
20. TONGUE STRUCTURE
If you fold the upper back you will see the tongue structure. Make sure there is a built in bend to the tongue where the two halves join. Note how the direction of the denim on the top and bottom half are opposite to one another, they meet at perfect right angles.
21. TONGUE JUMPMAN
Nike Air Jordan 4 Levis have a Jumpman Flight logo printed in red onto a tongue patch. Make sure the printing is sharp, make sure the Jumpman's fingers and shoe laces are well defined.
22. TONGUE JORDAN
Behind the tongue is an upside down Air Jordan logo printed onto a leather patch. Check that the typeface used is correct. There will be a Levis tab under the leather patch, make sure the embroided Levis logo is neat and even, the registered R should sit right on the fold of the red tab.
23. TONGUE STRAP
Nike Air Jordan 4 Levis have an elasticated strap to hold the tongue down and give you that locked down feel. Make sure the elasticated strap is black. There should be positioning triangles on each side of the strap, they are not easy to see but they are there, they are tiny bumps located on the tongue edge.
24. INSIDE LABEL
Inside label details vary depending on year, country of manufacture and style. Check the style number, usually 9 digits, matches that found on the box. Check that the tail of the Q in FABRIQUE starts inside the circle. Check for any spelling errors and that the glue area is uniform and neat. The shoe's production date will fall between the two dates indicated on the label. Tip: Do a Google image search for "Nike"+"style number" to check the colourway.
Take note of how roughly the eyelets are cut out of the denim, the edges are almost frayed. Have a close look at the yellow stitching, make sure it is tight, neat and evenly spaced and follows the edge of each panel perfectly.
26. SOCKLINER JUMPMAN
Nike Air Jordan 4 Levis have a red Jumpman logo printed onto the right sockliner heel. Make sure the printing is solid and sharp and not rubbing off if the shoes are new.
27. SOCKLINER LEVIS
The left shoe will have a red Levis logo printed onto the heel. Make sure the printing is solid and sharp and not rubbing off if the shoes are new.
28. INSOLE STITCHING
If you lift the sockliner up you will see the insole stitching joining the insole to the upper. Make sure the stitching is neat and evenly spaced. Make sure there is a positioning hole drilled into the center of the heel, it's hard to see in this example but it is under the string.
Nike Air Jordan 4 Levis have a soft foam sockliner for added impact protection, make sure the blue foam has a tiny bubble like structure. Make sure the top of the sockliner is denim.
30. AIR UNIT
Nike Jordan 4 Levis have Air Unit technology. Make sure the air "bubble" is clear and of high quality. Make sure the denim stops on the edge of the midsole and does not run onto the inner sides of the window. Make sure the inner edge of the window is white rubber.
The midsole will have a section that curves up very high up the side of the midfoot, just in front of the air unit. If you look at it from the front of the shoe you will see that this section has a concave surface.
32. SHOE TREE
Nike Air Jordan 4 Levis come with cardboard shoe trees. The shoe trees will have a Jumpman logo debossed into them as well as a size range, in this case 8.5-9.
33. COLLAR SUPPORT
Nike Air Jordan 4 Levis come with cardboard collar support units. Take note of the shape of the units and how the outside is white while the insides are grey cardboard. Note how the top and side folds have small holes drilled in them to help with structural strength.
Nike Jordan 4 Levis have a distinctive outsole with the Jumpman logo molded into the midfoot. Always make sure they are high quality and not worn out if the shoes are new.
35. SOLE JUMPMAN
Air Jordan 4 Levis feature a Jumpman logo on the sole. Check that the embossing has clean straight edges, also note how evenly the embossed Jumpman fits within the debossed sole. This is a good opportunity to have a close up look at the fine texture of the outsole, which gives added surface grip.
36. SOLE DETAIL
Check that the stars at the toe section follow the shape they are within and none of the stars are cut off or overlap. Make sure the pattern is high quality and not worn out if the shoes are new.