Consider the cost of your bangin' shoe. Perhaps the easiest way to know if your Vuitton shoes are real is by examining the asking price. As of March 2011, Louis Vuitton shoes usually range from about $300 to $1,500, depending on the style. If the creepy vendor with the wandering eye wants to sell you a pair of kicks for a mere $100, take your money and scoot on out of there. Additionally, beware of sites or stores that advertise "discount" or "bargain" Louis Vuitton shoes. These words are typically code for "fake."
Give your shoes a good once-over. Along with paying a price for this designer name, you are also paying for high quality. You should never see any glue peeking out from around the heel or bottom or the shoe. Any stitching found on your shoe should be straight and precise, without any crooked or loose thread. If you spot any holes or bulges in the fabric or any scratches or scrapes, kick these phony shoes to the curb.
Scope out a serial number. An authentic Louis Vuitton shoe bears a serial number or date code inside the shoe. If you do not see this set of numbers, get to steppin' and get a pair of real Louis Vuitton shoes.
Look at the logo. Some extremely ridiculous sellers try to pass off shoes as being made by Louis Vuitton that don't bear the correct logo. The Louis Vuitton logo is comprised of a "V" with an "L" behind it. If your logo is missing either letter, is situated differently or is made of other letters or symbols, you surely have a fake on your hands, or feet.