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Federal customs officials have stopped more than 20,000 pairs of counterfeit luxury shoes from tip-toeing into the U.S. from China.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says four shipments of fake Christian Louboutin shoes were seized on Tuesday at the Los Angeles-Long Beach seaport complex, and another shipment was seized July 27.
Spokesman Jaime Ruiz says the shoes have a value of $57,490, but could have sold on the U.S. market for $18million.
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Christian Louboutin has been fiercely defending his right to be the sole label with red soles over the past year.
The designer has faced two unsuccessful court battles with Yves Saint Laurent and Zara, both of which argued that they too have the right to sell shoes with red soles.
Can you spot a fake?
The authentic red soles have a bright red color with a nice high gloss finish,' she explained. 'The fakes will have more of a dark deeper red color with more of a low gloss matte looking finish.
'An authentic pair will have "Chrisitan Louboutin" "Made in Italy" on the soles with the size in EUR on the bottom. Fake Louboutins will have "Christian Louboutin" also with "Made in Italy" and the EUR size, but most of the time it is written 'madeinitaly' (all one word).'
Originally posted by seeker1963
reply to post by Stormdancer777
I feel sooooooo much safer knowing that our custom officials are spending so much time and money to rescue us from shoes and chocolate easter eggs from coming into our country!!!!