Learn how to spot fake Adidas Stan Smith's with this detailed 24 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.
Adidas Stan Smith's come in a sturdy retail box, make sure the lid doubles over back into the box to create structural strength. Check that the lid section which folds back into the box is attached with two small glued down tabs. Also note how the side walls, when viewed from inside the box, have a locking system that does not require any gluing. The side panels have tabs that stick right through holes cut into the side corners.
Adidas Stan Smith's come with high quality flat woven laces. Make sure the lace tips are tightly sealed with a plastic cap. Make sure the weave is tight and even.
Adidas Stan Smith's have solid round eyelets. Make sure the eyelets sit well in the upper and are not loose. Check that the edges of the inner hole are rounded so as not to damage the laces. Make sure the stitch line above and below the eyelets is tight, neat and evenly spaced. If you roll the upper back you will see the back of the eyelets, make sure each eyelet has a metal outer and inner ring. Take note of how the last eyelet is punched through the thick lining of the collar area.