Beware of fake fancy footwear. US customs agents seized about 20,000 pairs of counterfeit Christian Louboutin shoes at the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport. The shoes came in on a cargo ship from China, and they could have fetched upward of $18 million on the black market, reports ABC News. A pair of the real-deal designer shoes can go for thousands of dollars, notes AP. These fakes will probably be burned.
“The original [Christian Louboutin] shoe is made in Italy,” says a customs agent. “Once we saw it was coming in from China, we knew there was a problem with the shipment.”