What are the best ways to tell fake vs genuine Converse Chucks? Our illustrated guide gives you the clues to avoid being ripped off by counterfeits.
The trendy trainers from Converse are authentic, legendary and at the same time top-of-the-line. The Chuck Taylor All Star, developed in 1923 as a basketball shoe, has cult status.
Ways to tell fake vs genuine Converse Chucks
Converse Chucks have been the most famous and well-known sneakers for decades. That’s why they are often falsified. Below you will find product features that will help you to tell fake vs genuine Converse Chucks.
Converse Chuck Taylor Logo
The Converse Patch is a round thin layer of rubber on the side of the shoe and bears the Converse logo. The diameter of the patch is approx. 4.6 cm and is usually smaller for fakes. The rubber is firmly applied to the fabric and must not detach even with strong buckling. Fakes have inferior adhesive, and the rubber will start to detach very quickly. So bend the logo a few times and see if the rubber starts to lift off the shoe.
The logo print on the patch must be placed in the middle and bears the lettering “Converse All Star” and “Chuck Taylor” as well as the blue star in the middle. Since 2013, the registered “®” sign has not been printed on the logo under the star.
In fake Converse Chucks, the emblem is often not colorfast and blurs with the finger when rubbed more. In addition, in the case of counterfeits, the font often deviates from the logo shown below.
Converse All Star logo must Also not be blurred. If the logo is not clear and sharp, it is another sign that you are looking at a pair of fake shoes.
Converse All Star Shoe Cap
The rubber cap of all Converse All Star shoes is smooth and round. Dents and uneven processing indicate counterfeits and are one of the ways to tell fake vs genuine Converse Chucks.
Converse Chucks Labels
Original Chucks are always delivered with tags/labels.
If the Chucks have a strong smell of solvents, this is also an indication that it is a forgery.