How to spot fake Converse All Stars.

20 Jun

So  I finally stopped listening to Mr.Rager(kid cudi),after I had it on loop all weekend,and decided to do something constructive..go shopping for new chuck Taylor’s

Any one who knows me will admit am a sucka for converse high tops…

In my opinion converse makes the best shoes…You don’t believe me, then you Google up converse(ata wewe nakupea kazi). Any who I go check out this killer chukies @ t-mall,best shoes I ever laid my eyes on…

Price range be kinda high,you know a struggling coder doesn’t have that kind of cash lying around,so I call up the guy I know can get me anything Prof.

Most of my readers know prof,the savvy business man who can sell you anything from a blackberry to a wheelbarrow.

so here is how the conversation went down

“sema prof..nadai converse mbichi,red checked,unaweza ni hook up nazo?”

Prof being the biz guru doesn’t refuse to sell you anything under the sun,i once heard he tried selling a phone to Mabel Imbuga (JKUAT vc) here is what prof said

“sawa jaymo,lakini ubaya wako siku hizi unaniangushanga,kwanza ile xperia ulidai aje….niko na zingine mbili,karatasi”

so I interject “buda xperia niliwai,nadai hizo njumu tu! utafanya au?” Sensing my anxiety “sawa jaymo nipatie 4 hours ntakupigia”


so I end the call,rush to kina Anto’s for xbox flossing(gears of war)..4 hours later he calls “Jaymo tupatane tao,nimezipata”

Off to tao,heart pounding in my chest,nearly got run over by a truck…I think I must have bumped into a lady with a baby on her back(sorry lady)..met prof the paper bag in hand….”ebu nizione” I mumble in anxiety….he puts his hand in the paper bag,time nearly stood still…..chuks out the chuks…..

KNOCK OFFS!!!!damn they aint real chukies,so i start bad mothing him”prof unanibeba aje hvyo mtu wangu,hizi viatu ni chinese,me nilikuwa nataka origi,zile ‘zimeanguka’ toka gari ya converse”

So prof gets irritated,am making him look bad,am tarnishing his image as a ‘clean’ business man,the kind dealing in chukies straight from America.He retorts “sasa hununui au?” “ntanunua aje vitu fake” “ubaya wako jaymo ni maringo,hi kiatu ni origi kwanza nakuuzia 3K pekee,kiatu utaishii nayo” “iza boss,hiyo kiatu ni fake”..

I walk away sadly,leaving the savvy prof with his knock off chukies….so ladies and getlemen,how do you tell if your chuk taylors are fake or no??

Here is my How to spot fake Converse All Stars for dummies guide:

1.) The price: Like seriously,if someone is selling you chukies @ 2k,na ana claim ni mbichi,then my guess is:….THEY ARE MADE IN CHINA

2.)The converse shoe logo:the original logo is pretty clear and it has a star,the fake ones are dim and weird writings on it

3.)The Tongue:the tongue is that piece of cloth under the laces,In real chukies it should have the all stars logo written clearly

4.)The sole:The sole is basically the foundation of the shoe,chukies have real rubber soles,with an indentation at the threads of the shoes

5.)The inner sole: how can you not love the feel of the original chuks interior,wearing real chukies gives you a foot orgasm of sorts,any who….the inner soles have the logo inscribed in bold color

6.) The front of the shoe: the real converse front has a line doning the color,tha leaves room for a glance of the white front part..something like this

Finally  the original chukies come in a box,not a black paper bag………


Posted by on June 20, 2011 in kenyan clones, Reflections, true stories


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13 responses to “How to spot fake Converse All Stars.

  1. ictumwet

    June 28, 2011 at 8:52 am

    And for the full Chuck Taylor experience get original Chuck Taylor’s converse allstar..visit your nearest Converse outlet. They are in real malls..not dingy street corners. 😀

  2. akajaymo

    June 30, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    true dat ma..true dat…btw you also into converse come to think of it

  3. hello

    July 6, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    yes true but not all of them have all star logo on it like the two-fold???
    And what if it is made in Vietnam… (the fabrique)

  4. nagwereisaac

    November 6, 2012 at 7:54 am

    it’s nice to know that en it looks just great to see logos of All Stars

    • akajaymo

      November 6, 2012 at 7:56 am

      Glad you found it useful

  5. Ava Wilson

    January 11, 2013 at 3:56 am

    Real Converse All Stars ARE made in China. I know because I have a pair, bought straight from the retailer online, and they clearly came with a ‘Made in China’ sticker on the inside sole.

  6. Ava Wilson

    January 11, 2013 at 3:57 am

    And before you ask – yes, they are authentic (indentations in the rubber, clear logo, came in a box, everything).

  7. jacob

    May 21, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Hi I am hoping to buy a pair of converse sneakers, can you tell me whether this pair is authentic.. Thanks a lot..

    • akajaymo

      May 28, 2013 at 6:36 am

      Yes they look Authentic enough…but cant tell till you actually get a look at them

  8. TopHat

    July 29, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Real converse are made in countries like China and Vietnam, they’ve been outsourced to such countries.

  9. ash

    August 6, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    hey 🙂 does the side of the converse with the logo all ways have a white background or can it also be the same colour as the shoe..????

  10. James Mwaura

    August 11, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    They also stopped putting R on the logo…. And also the high top don’t have the all star mark on the tongue

  11. thabelo

    September 16, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    May you send me all signs to spot a fake all star. Where are all star sneakers manufactured?


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