In this day and age it’s quite difficult to look at photos from the latest award shows or movie premieres (or just a typical night out in Dubai!) and not see a Christian Louboutin on the feet of at least several fashionistas in attendance.
A name synonymous with bold fashion statements, the trademarked red soles seem to be everywhere- street markets and websites selling fakes included. To ensure you don’t fall victim to one of these scammers, here’s a guide to
1. The Box
Fake Boxes Authentic Boxes
Let’s start with the box. Although not every pair listed online comes with a box, there are several tell-tale signs of a fake that are easily spotted on the packaging. Normally the the
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3. Quality of the Shoes
Christian Louboutin shoes are manufactured in Italy and should therefore be of the highest quality. All aspects of the design- from the types of leather, to the stitching to the placement of the embellishments- should be perfect. The
The insole of the shoes
The logo on the insole should be defined and clear.
4. The Red Sole
Fake and Authentic Soles
One of the most important
An authentic Christian Louboutin sole is
As seen on the fake images,
The logo on the sole should be
Before 2007 After 2007
Older versions (before 2007) of some Louboutins will have ‘Vero Cuoio’ stamped on the sole and the red color will appear brighter. Shoes produced after 2007 will have the details listed above along with a deeper red colored bottom.
We hope this guide was able to assist you in distinguishing between a real and fake pair of Louboutins. When in doubt, you should most often pass on the offer- if the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.
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