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    Default 20,457 pairs/$18 million worth of fake Christian Louboutin shoes seized at LA port

    Los Angeles (CNN) -- Customs agents in Los Angeles seized 20,457 pairs of fake Christian Louboutin shoes shipped from China, U.S. officials said Thursday.

    The counterfeit lacquered "red sole" shoes, an icon in women's fashion, could have brought $18 million if they had reached the online and underworld market, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.

    Five shipments were seized at the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport on July 27 and August 14, the CPB release said.

    "Often available on illegitimate websites and underground outlets, counterfeit high fashion commodities multiply the illegal profits of smugglers and traffickers," the agency said. "The public is misguided into believing they are buying an original product at a significant discount."

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    Who really knows what is fake or real anymore. Original designers change their labels to ward off fake ones. But the knock offs makers just update the tags, so it looks real. It's hard to keep up.
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    Yeah. And it's not like you can tell them apart because the real shoes are comfortable and the knockoffs aren't.
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    ^ No shit. I guess when the red nail polish wears off the fake shoes, maybe that's the giveaway?
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