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Fake LeBron IV

First of all the box

Checking the shoe box and the box label is always the first thing to do… ZLIV box label should look similar to the ones below [ZOOM LEBRON IV]. There are also two examples of how should the correct shoe box look like.

zliv og box label 1 Fake LeBron IV zliv og box label 2 Fake LeBron IV
zliv og box lebron4 1 Fake LeBron IV zliv og box lebron4 2 Fake LeBron IV

The ZLIV exclusive releases come with an unique shoe bag instead of a regular LeBron IV shoe box. There are only 4 different colorways of the bag – Birthday, All-Star, New York, China:

zliv og bag birthday Fake LeBron IV zliv og bag allstar Fake LeBron IV
zliv og bag newyork Fake LeBron IV zliv og bag china Fake LeBron IV

Below there are examples of a fake box and the box label:

zliv fake label Fake LeBron IV zliv fake low quality2 Fake LeBron IV

It says [NIKE ZOOM LEBRON IV]. This is incorrect because I have never seen the NIKE prefix in the name of any LeBron shoe. for example it is always… [AIR ZOOM GENERATION] or [ZOOM LEBRON II] or [ZOOM LEBRON II LOW]. Remember no NIKE prefix!

LRJ sign on the toebox

Almost every fake LeBron IV shoe I’ve seen has wrong LRJ logo on the front of the shoe. This is a very good rule how to spot a fake (at least for now – mostly the first colorway). Check below:

CORRECT: FAKE:
zliv og lrj front Fake LeBron IV
zliv fake lrj Fake LeBron IV

The insoles – L23

Here is another good rule… The logo on the insoles. It should be a classic LJ23 logo which looks like this:

White/Navy, White/Navy Sample: Black/Anthracite:
zliv og insole navy 1 Fake LeBron IV zliv og insole black Fake LeBron IV
Remix: China Exclusive:
zliv og insole playoff Fake LeBron IV zliv og insole china Fake LeBron IV

We haven’t seen any fakes with the correct logo so far… but then again it is hard to get a photo containing this particular angle. Here are 2 examples of the fake logos:

zliv fake insole black red2 Fake LeBron IV  Fake LeBron IV

Low quality

Nike Zoom LeBron IV due to all the technology packed into it the shoe is very hard to counterfeit. For that reason one of the things you can turn your attention to is the overall quality of the shoe. Original shoe looks amazing like in all of our photos at this gallery here, for example:

zoom lebron IV abt19 Fake LeBron IV zoom lebron IV abt16 Fake LeBron IV

The IVs definitely don’t look like this:

zliv fake low quality Fake LeBron IV zliv fake lrj Fake LeBron IV

Inside labels

Every different colorway of the LBJ4s has a unique inside label.

zliv og label og blkwhtred Fake LeBron IV Black/White/Red:
["NEVER FORGET TO HEAR THE VOICE OF THE ATHLETE" P.H. KNIGHT]
zliv og label og blkblkant Fake LeBron IV Black/Anthracite:
[OCTOBER 6TH 2004]
Birthday of LeBron’s first son
zliv og label og whtnavgld Fake LeBron IV Navy/White/Gold:
[MAY 21ST 2003]
Date King James signed up with Nike
zliv og label og china Fake LeBron IV China Exclusive:
["NEVER FORGET TO HEAR THE VOICE OF THE ATHLETE" P.H. KNIGHT]
+ [xxxx of 4500] – unique pair number
zliv og label pe nyc Fake LeBron IV NYC Exclusive:
["YOU HAVEN'T MADE IT UNTIL YOU
MAKE IT IN NYC" 11.13.06]:
zliv og label og bday Fake LeBron IV Birthday:
Cake
zliv og label og gold Fake LeBron IV All-Star:
Star
zliv og label og blkcrimson Fake LeBron IV Black/Crimson:
Four Hourseman
zliv og label og whtsil Fake LeBron IV White/Silver:
[The FAMILY]
zliv og label og playoff Fake LeBron IV Remix:
["NEVER FORGET TO HEAR THE VOICE OF THE ATHLETE" P.H. KNIGHT]

See all the labels: Label Dictionary.

Fake colorways

This website provides photos of ALMOST every Nike LeBron colorway there is! For like 99% if it’s not in our listing pretty much it doesn’t exist. Of course we can’t say we are 100 percent sure because we believe they are some PEs or sample that nobody have seen. But as long as this is a General Release shoe (priced $100-250) you can be certain that it is on our list. Here are some photos of fake colorways that we’ve found so far:

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zliv fake colorway4 Fake LeBron IV zliv fake colorway5 Fake LeBron IV
zliv fake colorway1 Fake LeBron IV zliv fake colorway6 Fake LeBron IV
zliv fake colorway8 Fake LeBron IV zliv fake colorway9 Fake LeBron IV

Update – 1/1/08

Fake NYCs

Usually fakes are done long before the actual product hits the stores. However, there are some cases where it’s the other way around. Fake merchandise is “designed” based on the first samples and past releases implementing the popular colorways. When the real manufacturer, in this case Nike, does something unexpected and one of a kind, the fakers are trying to keep up with them, cause for them it’s just another chance to make money. That’s why instead of the usual, early fakes there exist fake versions of selected PEs and exclusives. This happens very rarely, but you need to be prepared. Below you will find several pics of the fake Zoom LeBron IV NYC Edition. There are very easy to spot cause the original with its Graffiti pattern is very hard to copy. Fakes are very sloppy.

zliv fake colorway nyc3 1 Fake LeBron IV zliv fake colorway nyc3 2 Fake LeBron IV
zliv fake colorway nyc3 3 Fake LeBron IV zliv fake colorway nyc3 4 Fake LeBron IV

March 20 2007 09:57 am CST