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How to spot fake

Adidas Stan Smith Winter

in 26 steps

Created 2015-12-17
Modified 2015-12-17
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26 point

1. Profile

Learn how to spot fake Adidas Stan Smith Winter's with this detailed 26 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.

3. Retail Box

Adidas sneakers come in a sturdy retail box, usually featuring the Trefoil logo on the lid and side of the box as well as the trademarked 3 stripes. Color and style of boxes can vary according to style and year. Check the box carefully for any errors in brand logos, alignment, spelling and overall finish quality. There should be no cracking or flaking of the print along the edges of the box. Remember real shoe boxes can accompany fake shoes.

11. Swing Tag

Adidas Stan Smith Winter's will come with a swing tag when bought new. Check that the information detailed on them matches the box sticker as well as the information found on the label inside the shoe. Check that the print quality is solid with sharp edges. Make sure the typeface is correct. Tip: Check the PO# and Art number specifically.

15. Tongue Structure

Adidas Stan Smith Winter's have a rigid, padded, leather tongue with rounded corners for comfort. Make sure this tongue stands upright and keeps it's curved shape without support. Make sure the stitchline that runs up the side of the tongue stops halfway up the tongue. Tip: Take note of the lining joining the tongue to the inner, this is for keeping the warmth in a water out.

24. Continental Logo

The outsole is manufactured by rubber specialists Continental for optimum grip in wet slippery conditions. The round dots that make up the outsole tread are at different heights to maximise traction on rough surfaces. The Continental logo is debossed into the rubber in it's trademarked yellow colour. Make sure the detail of the horse logo is clear. Tip: Can you see the separate legs of the horse?


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