The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized 20,457 pairs of fakeshoes at the Long Beach seaport in Los Angeles. The shoes, worth $57,000 were transported from China in five different shipments on a cargo ship.
The shoes have a retail value of $18 million. That means black marketers missed a golden opportunity to gain a huge profit. The original Christian Louboutin shoe is made in Italy. The CBP will destroy the entire lot of over 20,000 counterfeit shoes, reported the Yahoo! News.