There are many people who are confused about the Vero Cuoio stamp on the bottom of some Christian Louboutins. Some believe that only fake Louboutin shoes can possess this stamp. Today, we want to talk about what this stamp means and its correlation with authenticity. We hope that it will inform people about one of the most common misconceptions of authenticating Christian Louboutin.
All of the pictures on this post are of authentic Louboutins. Each has different stamping, yet each one is from an authentic shoe.
Vero Cuoio is Italian for real leather. If you see the Vero Cuoio stamp on the sole of a shoe, this generally means that the sole is made of leather and was created by Italian shoewear artisans. However, this doesn't mean that all Italian leather soles will have this Vero Cuoio stamp.
Authentic Christian Louboutin heels with Vero Cuoio
For a very long time, most Louboutin shoes had this Vero Cuoio stamp on the sole. There were many different variations as well. Understandably, many people assumed that ALL Louboutins must have this little shield-like stamp in order to be authentic. Well, that was not right...
Another Authentic Christian Louboutin heels with Vero Cuoio
Nowadays, most of the newer Louboutin shoes do not have the Vero Cuoio stamp. This caused people to think that all authentic Louboutins must NOT have Vero Cuoio stamped on the bottom. This is not right, either.
Authentic Christian Louboutin heels without Vero Cuoio
The absence or presence of Vero Cuoio doesn't determine authenticity at all. Counterfeits may or may not possess this stamp, and the same applies to authentic Christian Louboutins. The only time the presence of Vero Cuoio is used for authentication, is when you know a particular style that is specific to a year and season, meaning the shoe is not a classic that was made in multiple seasons and years (example: not Pigalle, Simple, Flo, etc).