Last Updated on December 3, 2023 by
We’re teaching you how to spot fake
Louboutin heels with:
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All of this in just 7 steps.
We’ll use the
Louboutin Pigalle as reference for this guide.
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expert Louboutin authenticators.
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How to tell if your Louboutin heels are fake
To tell if your Louboutin heels are fake, start looking at the insole + sole engraved signatures. Fakes never have the right font-weight.
With our pictures, it’s easy to notice.
1. Insole signature
Signature has correct font weight with letters at consistent thickness.
The “hristian” portion of the inscription appears thicker and more legible due to deeper engraving.
Letters in the “ouboutin” portion are also thicker and more defined, making the entire signature easier to read.
The letter “L” (which also forms the “C”) in the signature is thinner and sharper.
Signature has incorrect font weight with inconsistent thickness among letters.
Letters in “hristian” and “ouboutin” portions appear too thin and less legible.
The letter “L” in the signature appears too thick and bulky in the middle.
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2. Paris (insole)
Go just a bit lower on the insole to see the Paris text.
The “Paris” text is properly font-weighted with thinner letters.
Letters in “Paris” are engraved less deeply into the insole, appearing thinner.
There is adequate space between each letter due to their thinner presentation.
The “Paris” text on the insole is improperly font-weighted, with the letters appearing too thick.
Due to the thicker letters, there is insufficient space between each letter in the “Paris” text.
We’ve looked at the same spot on the
Louboutin Very Prive as well. 3. Sole signature
“hristian” text on the sole is engraved lightly, resulting in thinner letters.
The letters “C” and “L” appear thicker and wider due to lighter engraving.
Letters in “ouboutin” are thinner and slightly larger compared to their fake counterparts.
“hristian” text is engraved too deeply into the sole, making the letters appear too thick.
The “C” and “L” letters on the fake shoes are too narrow and thin.
“ouboutin” letters are too thick and somewhat smaller than those on authentic shoes.
4. Country & Size
Still on the sole, right below the signature.
“MADE IN ITALY” text appears smaller, wider, and thinner due to lighter engraving on the sole.
The size text “38 1/2” is thinner, precisely engraved.
The “MADE IN ITALY” text on the fake shoes is too big, narrow, and thick.
Fake shoes display a “37” size text that looks excessively thick compared to authentic pairs.
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.
Features thicker stitching.
The heel appears slender and well-crafted.
The stitching on the fake shoes is noticeably thinner.
Heel appears too bulky and lacks the refined finish of the authentic pair.
Authentic: Toe box has a more matte finish, appearing less glossy.
Fake: The toe box on the fake pair is noticeably glossier than that on the authentic shoes. 7. Dust bag
Authentic: Dust bag inscriptions have thicker, discernible letters.
Fake: Inscriptions on the dust bag are improperly thick.
Louboutin authenticity checklist
Here’s a summary of the key authenticity spots for your Louboutin shoes (heels):
Insole Signature: Check the font weight of the letters on the insole; authentic shoes should have properly weighted letters.
“Paris” Text: Examine the “Paris” text on the insoles; fake pairs may have text that looks too thick.
Signature on Sole: Inspect the signature on the sole; fake pairs may have a signature that looks too small and thick, with narrow “L” and “C” letters in the logo.
“MADE IN ITALY” and Size Text: Check the “MADE IN ITALY” and size text on the heels; fake pairs may have these inscriptions looking too thick.
Rear Side: Verify the stitching and the size and shape of the heel from the rear side; fake pairs may have thin stitching and bulky heels.
Glossiness: Examine the glossiness of the heels; fake pairs tend to be overly glossy and shiny.
Dust Bag Text: Look at the text on the dust bag; fake items may have text that appears too thin. Expert Louboutin authentication
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