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A Basic Christian Louboutin Authentication Guide

By Bebefuzz

Many fake Christian Louboutin shoes are quite easy to spot! Here's a beginner's guide of some of the most common characteristics of counterfeit shoes. Don't end up with a fake! They're very uncomfortable, lower quality (won't last as long), and not nearly as gorgeous as the real thing!

fake christian louboutin bottom soles

I've collected a number of pictures from eBay to show what some fakes may look like. We'll go through different features of the shoe, so you can get an idea of how to authenticate Louboutin.

Red Sole

Many fakes do not copy the red sole very well at all. A true Christian Louboutin sole is made of leather painted a bright glossy vibrant shade of red. As a result, the look is very recognizable and unique. Many fakes have plastic or some other resin bottom. Take a look at the red soles below. They are all from counterfeit shoes.

fake louboutin bottoms

replica Christian Louboutin heels red bottom

very bad Christian Louboutin copy

more convincing fakes

Please note that when authenticating any item, it's not good practice to only look at one aspect of the item. I have seen fakes with somewhat convincing bottoms, especially when pictures are taken in less than ideal lighting. So, let's take a look at some of the other features.

Shape and Design

Notice how clunky and bulky these shoes look? Large toe boxes, high vamp, wide shoe bodies and less than elegant slopes for the heel are not common for Christian Louboutin's designs.

ugly fake Christian Louboutin boot

bad wrong shape

Bad Quality

The quality of the shoe is a dead giveaway. If the studs, glitter, sequins, etc are less than perfect, it's a very good chance that it's a fake! Take a look at how awful the bedazzle is on these counterfeits!

bad crystals on Louboutin

Please note the jagged cutting on this shoe:

bad quality craftmanship on fake louboutin

Please note the asymmetry of the toe boxes

fake Louboutin toe box


Authentic Christian Louboutin can come with 1 or 2 shoe bags, a small mini shoebag containing heel taps, and wrapping and shoe stuffing. All these are held in a hard cardboard beige Christian Louboutin box. It should not come with a card, and shoe tips are not in a little plastic baggy.

As you can see in this picture, there is a card behind the shoes. Also, you can see the plastic bag with heel taps.

fake Christian Louboutin card accessory


Finally, it's great to familiarize oneself with the different styles of Christian Louboutin.

Right below is the Christian Louboutin Dorepi in leopard print. Notice the differences between the fake and the real? Real is on the right side. It's pretty drastic!

leopard Dorepi chain heel shoes

Authenticating Louboutin is much easier than authenticating Herve Leger and Chanel.

We hope that these basic authenticating tips on Christian Louboutin will help you out! And, if you don't want to worry about all of this, be sure to check out all of the Christian Louboutin on sale here. Not only can the prices be really amazing, the shoes are always authentic!

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