If sneakers, it has to be Converse! However, the great popularity of these shoes is connected with also huge number of counterfeits. They may and are available at a lower price, but the quality and durability of the product leave a lot to be desired. That way suffer both the user and the Converse brand. Meanwhile, shoes counterfeiters develop their skills and attempt to produce fake products as close to the originals as possible. But that is no way, there are a few details, which will help you to recognize the original Converse shoes.
Original Converse Box
Original Converse shoes are packed in an original, branded box. If your shoes came in a box without a logo or with a logo of an other brand, it is a bad sign.
The original Converse shoes are also packed in a protective paper or you can even find it inside the shoes.
Make sure that all label information on the packaging matches the label inside the shoe tongue.
Converse Original Logo
Logo located outside of the upper is characteristic for high top Converse shoes. The real patch should have a navy blue star and Chuck’s Taylor signature. Be leery of emblems that are smudged, torn and have additional elements. Converse shoes are available at many different styles and colours, that is why the logo doesn’t always have the same colour and may be made of rubber. However, the customer’s due diligence analysis should give you a clear picture of whether you are dealing with the original or a counterfeit.
This is not the end. Shoes made before 2008 will have the trademark ® symbol under the All Star logo. If you buy shoes from the new collection, the trademark shouldn’t be there.
Tongue in Converse Shoes
Tongue in Converse shoes is made of a thin canvas. The identification mark of the brand is location of the All Star logo on the top of the tongue. If the print is blurry, located lower or the stitches around the tongue are irregular, stay alert.
Sole in the Real Converse Shoes
Converse sneakers have a black pinstripe on the top edge of the sole. This is one of the brand’s characteristics, therefore, there is no place for even minor imperfections here. Uneven, shaky pinstripe means a red flag.
Insole in The Real Converse Shoes
Inside the insole you should find the brand’s name printed sharp and plain.
You should be alert when you see Converse in low price. Counterfeits are usually considerable cheaper than the originals. Buying counterfeits would be only an apparent saving since they will be destroyed much faster that the real Converse.
Only cash vendor? Lack of the padlock in the URL address? Untrusted websites and vendors are the signals for counterfeits selling. If you additionally read negative opinions, you should see a red flag! Similarly, if you see the Converse sneakers on a flea market or a foreign store. Remember, you can always discuss the price and the way of performance with the seller.
A good way to smell the fakes out is also comparing them to the original pair. If you have one, you will recognize the counterfeits immediately, because you know all the typical brand’s features. You also perfectly know that its price means quality and comfort, which you will not receive from the shoe counterfeiter.