• Michel Asperas

How to Legit Check the Nike Air Jordan 4 Retro Travis Scott/Cactus Jack

Updated: Apr 4

How to Legit Check and Authenticate: Nike Air Jordan 4 Retro Travis Scott/Cactus Jack


How to use these legit check posts:

· Compare the pair you want to legit check to the photos in the post. If you have in hand, great! If you are comparing photos, try and get similar angles from the seller.

· Focus on spacing, stitching, materials, placement, and shape. Details are very important to do your best to compare each little detail. Color shades can vary based on the lighting of photos, so it may be difficult to compare solely off of color.

· Remember that even authentic pairs have slight variations sometimes. Don’t automatically assume a pair may be fake due to the tiniest differences. There are some extremely well-made replicas though. Legit checking can be tough sometimes, but you will have to use your best judgment.

· Always buy from reputable sellers (like us 😊) and make sure you are protected (ex. PayPal invoice).


*The pair pictured was worn. They are a size 11 for size reference.

SIDE ANGLE ONE


  • Be sure to compare the overall shape

  • Compare the slope of the plastic "wings" tab"

  • Look to see a similar "splatter" pattern on the eyelets and "wings". It shouldn't be too much or lacking.

  • Make sure the toe box isn't too bulky or "square". The natural slopes should have the right curvature.

FRONT ANGLE


  • Make sure there aren't any protruding "widows peaks", aka, small triangle-shaped cuts in the middle of the toecap and netting area.

  • Look to compare the height of the tongues in comparison with the shoe. Some fakes tend to make the tongue too short.

  • Slight glue stains at the edge of the upper and the outsole are common for authentic pairs. Don't let that alarm you.

SIDE ANGLE TWO


  • Again, follow similar comparisons from the first photo.

  • Also, pay attention to the curvature of the sock liner. It shouldn't be too flat or too curved.

  • Also, take note of the spacing between each layer of leather on the upper.



BACK ANGLE


  • Pay attention to the heel tabs.

  • Make sure the Cactus Jack Logo and Jumpman are spot-on.

  • Look for font, size, and spacing between the top and bottom of the logos.

  • Also, check for similar and consistent blue "splatter" patterns on the heel tabs.

  • Stitching is also very important. It should be clean and tight around the edges.

INNER PANELS


  • Continue to compare shape and spacing between layers.

  • Also, take note of the slopes of the plastic "wings" and how the section of netting underneath them matches up.






BIRD'S EYE VIEW


  • Definitely compare shape from this view, fakes tend to do a poor job correctly getting the overall shoe shape right, especially from this angle.

  • Also, compare the insole design as best as you can.




OUTSOLE


  • Make sure the red Jumpman is centered correctly and is the right size. The "white/clear" parts of the outsole should not be "icy" or have a blue tint. The outsole is just solid black and translucent white.





TONGUE PATCHES


  • Overall, pay close attention to the sizing, centering, and position of the entire square tongue tag, as well as the Jumpman and "Flight" stitching on the tag.

  • The overall stitching is not perfect around the edges on many authentic retail pairs, unfortunately. This is common.

  • Compare the distance of the ball in Jordan's hand, and his feet in relation to the edges of the tongue tag.

INNER TONGUE TAG ONE


  • Check to make sure the stitching is clean around the edge of the tag.

  • The "AIR JORDAN" embroidery also should be clean and the size needs to be proportionally correct to the tag






INNER TONGUE TAG TWO


  • Check to make sure the stitching is clean around the edge of the tag.

  • The "TRAVIS SCOTT" embroidery also should be clean and the size needs to be proportionally correct to the tag






BOX LABEL


  • Details are very important with box labels!

  • Make sure at the very least the SKU and colorway are correct.

  • Then, make sure the font and thickness of the text match up.

  • Also, be sure to notice and compare the spacing between the text and the borders of the label/nearby parts of the label.


SIDE ANGLE WITH HANG-TAG


  • Here is another angle for comparison with the hangtag attached.

  • Compare the size and positioning of the "Jumpman" Logo.

  • The black "Jumpman" logo should be solid black with a textured raise. It is not a flat print.


SIDE ANGLE WITH HANG-TAG


  • Here is another angle for comparison with the hangtag attached.

  • Compare the size and positioning of the "CACTUS JACK" Logo.

  • The black "CACTUS JACK" logo should be solid black with a textured raise. It is not a flat print.



This concludes the legit check reference guide. Always be smart and protect yourself when dealing with expensive pairs! If your gut says fake, trust your instinct and walk away from any uncomfortable deals!


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