Louboutin High Tops: How To Legit Check (2024)

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Ch David

Got a pair of Christian Louboutin High-Top Sneakers and you want to legit check them?

This is exactly the guide you’re looking for: the ultimate list with 7 ways to spot fakes.

Use this guide to authenticate any color and model of Louboutin High-Tops.

This is a guide applying to +98% of the Louboutin High Tops out there.

Alternatively, read this: How to spot fake Louboutin low-top shoes.

How to spot fake Louboutin High sneakers

Quickly spot fake Christian Louboutin High sneakers by examining the text on the inside of the tongue and the sole.

Counterfeits often get these details wrong, while authentic pairs are flawless.

1. Sole

  • Authentic:
    • Signature “Christian Louboutin” logo has correct font-weight
    • Sole’s signature logo is thicker and more defined
  • Fake:
    • “Christian Louboutin” logo text is too thin
    • Sole’s signature logo is not as defined or thick as authentic pair

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2. Tongue

  • Authentic:
    • Text size is appropriate and smaller
    • Font-weight of “47” text is thinner
  • Fake:
    • Text size is too big
    • Font-weight of “44” text is too thick

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

3. Perforations

  • Authentic:
    • Positioned higher from the midsole
    • Placed further apart from each other
  • Fake:
    • Holes are positioned too close to the midsole
    • Holes are placed too close to each other

4. Suede

  • Authentic:
    • Materials are properly defined
    • Suede is responsive to touch, leaving traces and turning darker where touched
    • Visible and proper suede definition in all pointed-out areas
  • Fake:
    • Suede is static and unresponsive to touch, not leaving traces

5. Toe box

  • Authentic:
    • Toe box is curvier
    • The edge of the toe box “floats” or lifts slightly off the ground
  • Fake:
    • Toe box is too flat
    • Tip of the toe box remains on the ground

6. Badge

  • Authentic:
    • Text logo is thicker
    • Stitching threads are boxier, thicker, and shorter
  • Fake:
    • Text logo is too thin (notably on the first letter)
    • Stitching threads are too thin and too long

7. Box

  • Authentic:
    • Size text (e.g. “43”) is smaller and thinner on the box’s label
    • Signature text logo on the box is large enough to make contact with the edges of the square
  • Fake:
    • Size text (e.g. “44”) on the box’s label is too big and too thick
    • Signature text logo on the box is too small, not reaching the edges of the square

Shortlist: Legit check your High Louboutins

  1. Analyze the sole: Fake Louboutin spikes sneakers often have too thin text.
  2. Check tongue interior text: Replicas usually feature text that is too large and thick.
  3. Verify hole distance: Counterfeit pairs tend to have the two side holes placed too closely.
  4. Examine suede effect: Replicas may not exhibit proper suede splitting and trace-leaving.
  5. Inspect toe box: Fake shoes often have a toe box that is too flat and insufficiently curved.
  6. Review side badge: Counterfeits may have incorrect font-weight and short, thin stitches on the badge.
  7. Check box label text: Replicas often display improperly weighted and shaped text on the box’s label.

The 7 steps to distinguish between fake and real Louboutin High sneakers outlined above are detailed but can be time-consuming when you need to authenticate your Louboutin spikes sneakers promptly.

Therefore, we’ve provided a quick 60-second authentication solution.

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  • Simply send us high-quality images of your Louboutin High sneakers.
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  • Our feedback will include a report explaining the basis for our assessment of your sneakers being either fake or authentic.

This concludes our guide on distinguishing between real and fake Christian Louboutin High sneakers.

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

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About the Author

David is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch. David's experience: 5+ years of creating educational content in the fashion industry. 6+ years of authenticating luxury items. Currently, David is the Head Editor of the LCBC Library, where 1,000,000+ words have been published, in free guides, for over 1,000 items.
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