How To Spot Fake Christian Louboutin Sneakers

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Last Updated on December 3, 2023 by Ch David

You can spot fake Louboutin sneakers by checking the stitching all around the shoes. Fake pairs always have thinner inscriptions that are poorly attached to the leather/suede, while authentic examples are always flawless.

If you are here to learn how to spot fake Christian Louboutin spike sneakers, you are in the right place.

We have prepared this guide on how to check the real vs fake Christian Louboutin spike sneakers with just ten simple spots to look at for it to be easier when you authenticate these sneakers.

It is worth mentioning that we are going to refer to the Christian Louboutin spike sneakers in the simple form of Louboutins or Louboutin spikes.

Now that you know what we’re talking about, let’s get you to the proper real vs fake Louboutin spike sneakers.

How to tell fake Christian Louboutin sneakers

To easily tell fake Louboutin sneakers, make sure to check the stitching on the toe box. A fake pair always has thinner stitches that are poorly attached to the shoes, while authentic stitches stand out.

Of course, the same flaw with the stitching may not be present on every replica Louboutin spikes pair, and that’s why we recommend you check the rest of the spots that we are about to talk about since replica versions are different.

Let’s check it out!

1. Front stitching

  • The fake Louboutin spike sneakers have threads coming out of the shoes instead of being fit deep into the leather.
  • The quality of each stitch is worse because they all look thinner.
  • In some cases, as on the left side of the image, the threads are also too thick.

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2. Rear stitching

  • In the upper part, the stitches on the fake Louboutins are less angled than the legit ones.
    • The legit lines of stitching are a lot more arched out of a sudden, while the fake ones are not.
  • Going a little bit lower on the rear, you’ll notice this line in the middle of the sneakers.
    • The fake line is less detailed and textured than the legit one.
    • The stitches above it are, again, poorer in quality terms, since they are not as curvy as the real pair’s.

3. Perforations

  • There is a lot more distance between the two legit holes.
  • On the other hand, the fake pair has less distance between these two side holes.
  • The fake holes are placed too close to each other.

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.

4. Spikes

  • The spikes on the fake Christian Louboutin sneakers are too long.
  • The fake spikes come out of the shoes too much.
  • Generally, fake spikes have a bulkier look than real ones.

5. Midsole

  • The fake Christian Louboutin spikes sneakers have a different pattern of the midsole.
  • The fake pattern of the midsole seems to have fewer dots in there.
  • The authentic midsole looks more detailed and defined than the fake one.

6. Laces

  • The fake laces have less stitching density.
  • The fake pair has its laces looking less sharp than the legit laces.

7. Insole

  • In the fake pair’s “Louboutin”, text the edge of the letter “n” is too thick and too long.
  • The word “Christian” seems to have too much paint.
  • The fake Louboutin sneakers pair has the letters connected one with another.

8. Sole

  • On the fake Christian Louboutin spike sneakers, the sole is too shiny in the light.
  • The legit pair doesn’t have the “Louboutin” text as shiny as the fake one.
  • The fake Louboutin spikes sneakers have some scratches on the sole inscription.

Of course, this spot is more reliable for unworn shoes, or slightly worn shoes, more likely to be worn indoors or just once.

9. Box label

  • The “LOUIS JUNIOR SPIKES …”, text uses a different font font.
  • The same text’s letters are thinner than the ones on the legit box label.
  • Then, the “Louboutin” signature looks too much like a copier-printed image, while the real one is perfectly filled with white paint.
  • On the fake box label, there is missing the word “Christian”, and on the legit box label, this text is present.
  • The text above the barcode seems to be too thin and too big, while the authentic one is the opposite of it.

Shortlist: How to tell fake Louboutin sneakers

  1. Inspect the stitching on your shoes. Mainly, the fake pairs have the stitches looking less defined and they have extra threads.
  2. Check the rear side of your sneakers. Again, the stitches on the rear side of the Louboutin spikes sneakers are, most of the time, worse in quality, since they have fewer stitches in the rear side.
  3. Verify the distance between the two holes on the side of your shoes. The fake shoes have these two holes too close to one another.
  4. Analyze the spikes on the toe box. Mainly, the fake spikes are too big in length and height.
  5. Check the pattern on the midsole. The fake pairs are less detailed most of the time since there are fewer dots on the pattern
  6. Verify the laces. The fake Louboutin spikes sneakers have fewer stitches on the laces and they look less sharp than the retail pairs.
  7. Inspect the insole of your Louboutin spike sneakers. The fake insoles have the letters in the word “Christian” connected between them, and the legit ones don’t. Also, in the word “Louboutin”, the “n” is too thick and its edge is too long on the fake pair.
  8. Analyze the sole of your Louboutin spikes sneakers. Mainly, the fake pairs have scratches on the sole inscription, and it looks too shiny most of the time. We’d like to mention that this spot applies only to unworn pairs, or those that were worn just a few times indoors, or just tried on.
  9. Check the box label of your Louboutin spikes sneakers. The fake box labels have Christian Louboutin’s signature looking too much like a Xerox printed signature, while the legit signature is fully visible and clear. Also, the fake signatures miss the word “Christian”. Then, the text above the barcode, and the one at the top of the label, are too big on the replica box labels.

The nine fake vs real Louboutin Spikes sneakers steps outlined above are well-detailed and it will be time-demanding to perform each authentication step when you need to confirm the originality of your Louboutin Spikes sneakers.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your Louboutin spikes sneakers.

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That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Christian Louboutin spikes sneakers guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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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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