Here Are the Ways You Can Check to See If Your KAWS x Jordan 4s Are Fake

A side-by-side comparison from packaging right down to the hang tag.

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The KAWS x Jordan 4 sneakers are arguably the biggest collaborative footwear release to happen in a long time. It would definitely be wise then for anyone who was lucky enough to acquire the kicks to go and see if what they have is the real deal, especially since fakes are everywhere and resell prices for the pair are hitting the $2,000 USD range. Luckily, trusted IG user fake_education took to his account to carefully examine a real and fake pair of KAWS x Jordan 4s. He compared side-by-side on separate uploads what to look out for to determine the authenticity of the shoes you have.

An example of what you should pay attention to are the inserts. This involves UV lighting: “When you shine a black UV light on the insoles, fakes illuminate, retail do not. Also if you ZOOM in you can tell the actual design is not the same.” Other examples are obvious, like having poorly printed dustbags and suspect mirrored glow-in-the-dark outsoles.

Real via @teamdelle The “XX AIR” logo on the back heels of fakes is more defined and crisp than retail pairs.

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Real via @teamdelle Notice the design under the Outsole of the fakes are mirrored, it is not on retail pairs.

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Real via @teamdelle The jumpman logo on the hang tag is a glossy black that comes with fakes.

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