Since the early 1900s, Converse has been producing rubber-soled shoes, which have been worn by basketball celebrities to British punk rockers to schoolgirls attending class. The shoes are still a popular choice today and are sold at many retailers around the world. However, if you find a good price on a pair of "Chucks" that seems too good to be true, use a keen eye to check various aspects of the shoe.Fake Converse are probably one of the most notorious. By following a few steps, you should be able to see if the Converse All-Stars are authentic or fake.If you've got your Converse and feel doubt either it is genuine or not-then this article is for you!
Examine the shoe's tags. Start with the "All-Star" tag, which should be found across the heal and/or tongue of the shoe. Also, inspect the circular Converse logo found on the All-Star high-tops, as well as the "Converse" letters printed on the inside of the shoe. On all labels, ensure the stitching or ink is clear, crisp and clean, rather than dull, faded or smudged. Also, while it may seem obvious, ensure the words are spelled correctly and that tags have the appropriate designs. For example, the high-top classic Converse will come with a circular screen print logo that includes the words "Converse All Star," a solid star and Chuck Taylor's signature. If any of these are missing from the image, the shoes are fake.
Check the shoe's stitching and paint, including both the paint on the rubber and fabric. Authentic converse will have neat and secured stitches where needed, as well as straight, solid lines of paint on rubber. Fake shoes might be glued together or have uneven lines of stitching. Fake Converse might also have unclear and uneven lines painted around the shoes.
Check the price of the Converse. In 2011, the Chuck Taylor All-Star shoes were sold starting at $45 on the company's website. If your shoes are being sold for much less, it should raise some red flags about their authenticity.Sometimes the fake ones are a lot cheaper, so some buyers may decide that as long as they look like All Stars, the cheaper price makes up for not having a genuine item. However, if you decide to settle for Converse clones in order to save money, be prepared to see them deteriorate fast, because one of the reasons Converse All Stars have been at the top for over 90 years is their high quality and durability. Cheap sweatshop shoes will never match Converse standards of construction and materials.
The converse shoe logo:the original logo is pretty clear and it has a star,the fake ones are dim and weird writings on it
The Tongue:the tongue is that piece of cloth under the laces,In real chukies it should have the all stars logo written clearly.The All Star logo will be printed or embroidered very clearly on the top of the tongue, often a sort of heavy, chain type pattern. If it looks flaky, be suspicious
The sole:The sole is basically the foundation of the shoe,chukies have real rubber soles,with an indentation at the threads of the shoes. Turn the shoe over and on the authentic sole, close to the outside edge is a small circular indentation in between 2 of the raised treads.
The inner sole:the inner soles have the logo inscribed in bold color.The inner sole will have the word Converse printed in sharp, bold letters.
Overall Quality – Authentic Converse sneakers are very well made. The materials and construction are always high quality. Seams, stitching, threads, eyelets, laces, soles, and logos are all clean, sharp and well-executed. If there are any mistakes, think twice.
Make sure the Converse All-Stars come with all the appropriate packaging. This should include an official Converse shoe box, with the pair wrapped in tissue paper the company logo and stars on it. Find the official removable Converse tag, too, which will typically display the Converse logo with a history and description of the company. If the shoes don't come with this tag or packaging, they might be fake.Finally the original chukies come in a box,not a black paper bag. The box is high quality and printed with clarity. There will also be a Converse tag on the shoes. A sloppy box or the absence of a tag is suspicious