Learn how to spot fake Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Tops with this detailed 32 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.
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Converse shoes come in a sturdy shoe box that is well constructed. Take note of the unique panel joins when you fold down the main side panel. Make sure the lid has rounded edges near the hinge, also check that the lid folds back into itself and is stuck down with two tabs.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Tops feature a logo patch glued onto the rubber midsole of the heel. Take note of how this rubber patch is molded to follow the bumpy shape of the midsole yet appears completely flat on the outside. Make sure there is no excess glue showing along the join and that the patch is not lifting off anywhere.
Make sure the double stitch line of the instep is neat and evenly spaced. Take note of the join in the rubber midsole just below the first lace eyelet. The join creates an obvious bump in the rubber midsole.
Converse Low Tops will have a heel support panel sewn onto the inside lining of the heel. Make sure the stitching along the edge is tight and neat. Note the height and position of this heel panel, making sure it sits flat against the lining. Check that the heel support panel is the same colour as the insole.