Learn how to spot fake Vans Old Skools with this detailed 27 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.
Vans Old Skools have a retail box with a size conversion table printed on the back. Make sure the printing is clear and sharp and that there are no spelling mistakes. Tip: Look for the country of origin under the recycle logo, make sure it matches the country of origin on the label inside the shoe.
Take note of how the double stitchline at the top of the wave pattern crosses over itself to become a single line. Make sure the stitching is tight, neat and evenly spaced.
Vans Old Skools come with a swing tag with the Vans Off The Wall logo, make sure the printing is solid and clear. Look for the small registered R above the front wheel, make sure it is clear and sharp. Take note of how the end of the swing tag is perforated so that the skateboard can be "broken" off easily.
Vans Old Skools will have a small factory code embossed into the sole. There are a number of different factory codes that are used in various countries, one shoe style may have different factory codes. This is also an opportunity to have a close up look at the high quality molded waffle pattern, check that the edges are sharp and straight.