Sneakers, Skateboard Shoes & Cool Footwear

Sneakers and skateboard shoes bearing the name of Vans Shoes are footwear commonly associated with skate parks, skateboarding and the competitors and followers of this exciting sport. However, that doesn't mean these excellent quality sneakers and skateboard shoes should only be worn by a certain group of people. The many women's and men's Vans Shoes slip easily past that boundary and are equally as welcome on the feet of anyone who chooses to wear them! This blog encompasses the good feeling that wearing these great, stylish sneakers brings to people, so if you can handle the author's quirky writing style, off the wall quips and odd turns of phrase, then it will certainly entertain you too!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

How to Tell if Your Vans Shoes Are Fake

I get asked by peeps every now and then how to tell if your vans shoes are fake. Well now, after my last post where I talk the talk about them Vans Slip On Shoes, I gonna let you into the secret of what some of them telltale signs you can watch out for. Then you can see if them Vans Shoes you got are fake or the real deal, know what I'm sayin' here.

Well for starters, the peeps in the know say that the genuine Vans Shoes will bend at the toe, whereas them nasty cheap replica Vans knock offs are stiff and unbending shoes, on account of them using the cheapest of the cheap materials in the making and manufacturing of them.

Check the essential cool shoes you gonna buy have the Vans Shoes symbol on the back of the shoe, cause a lot of the time those cheap fake Vans shoes miss them off. Yeah, it sometimes be the most obvious that be missed by the most!

You know yourself how much you pay for your nice shoes and them classic Vans shoes cost around $40 a pair or thereabouts, so if you get them and they only cost you half that or less, you can probably say you been fitted up with some fake sneakers. Or the other alternative excuse here is they the real deal but been stolen and they is hot, hot sneakers, man!

Lot of peeps say it depend where you buy them. If you get them at the Vans store, hell they gonna be the real deal my friend ain't no doubt about that! Also you get them at Hot Topic they be real. Other stores, if they is expensive, they is probably real, but if they is cheap, they is probably fake.

Also if you buy them on a street market or flea market or out of some dude's trunk of his car for a cheap few dollars an' you even have to ask the question are these Vans shoes fake? Then you probably too dumb to know the difference anyways! Hehe, my little joke there...

Other things you can check out is the quality of the finished item. Look at any stitching and see if its good cause if stitch lines are not straight or go all over the place, they been done by some sweat shop in China or someplace. Likewise look at how the shoe is put together, cause real Vans shoes are made well, but them fake shoes is lookin' cheap and you can usually spot that just by looking at them.

Most of all when you shoppin' for the essential classic Vans shoes and you want the real deal and not some bad nasty fake things then you mostly need to employ the services of you own common sense, know what I mean, cause you usually can spot the obvious from the truth if you put you brains to work ever now an again, man!

Hey, now was that not one of my most worthwhile posts in this little old blog here or what? Hell, I usually write so much waffle you probably think this old feller is on he way to the old crazy farm or somethin' but I tell you, there is plenty of mileage in this old feller yet, I'm tellin' ya!

Now that's all for this post, so I'll be seein' yo again real soon peeps, take care now!

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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

if you look on the bottom real vans have a hexagon shapes break between the sideways diamonds nearing the toe. if you look closer you can see the star of david where the hexagon break is

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Anonymous said...

i have airwalk fake vans on red imma chick and i really dont care if they r real or if they r not i just want shoes i dont wanna pay soo much for a pair of shoes i use em aloot and its really alot and they r still in great conditions cause if they werent i wont use em i hate bad cheap stuff

Anonymous said...

you should learn to speak english.

Anonymous said...

WOW! I wish I saw this post before making a purchase of a pair online last night. I'm now certain that they're fake. Feeling foolish and devastated...

Anonymous said...

I am a great fan of vans shoes, but still, only having some obviously faulty seams is no real indication for counterfeit vans shoes, as I have recently picked up a few pairs of vans which did indeed have those faulty seams as you describe, but were not fake since they were being sold by an authorized retailer. Much more, just alike other shoe brands such as nike, adidas (...), vans shoes are just produced in Asia, meaning sweatshop-production might as well concern vans shoes!

TheFilmerA said...

easier way to know if they're fake or not.. look at the back of the shoe. if the rubbertag on the back is just 'Vans' its fake. but if it has the Vans Skateboard on it, its real.

Anonymous said...

my vana just say vans on whereas my sisters say vans off the wall are mine real or fake?

Anonymous said...

All of you really need to learn how to use correct grammar.

Sean Rodriquez said...

i just got a pair of vans i hav 2 and i got 1 from a surf/skate clothing shop and one from a shop called Glue store, the rubber tag on the back says vans off the wall with the skateboard on both of them, are they real or fake

Anonymous said...

i bought a pair of Vans and they were $90 are they real or fake and the rubbertag says Vans off the wall with the skateboard

Anonymous said...

yours are fake if the dont say vans off the wall

Anonymous said...

I brought a pair of vans for $ 40 from a proper shop that sales real pb stuff and proper converses but on the back they say vans r they real or not

Anonymous said...

Okay, I bought my vans. And when I got home I noticed something. On shoe has one vans tag under the laces, the other has two. What's up with that?

Claire Smoothy said...

In Australia you can get real vans at general pants co, city beach and glue store but they are nearly $100 but it totally worth it! I have a Pair of black and white Authentic vans plus they are real!

Anonymous said...

Not at all, the lifestyle vans just say 'vans' in the back

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