U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer Pete Galles displays counterfeit Louboutin pumps and high heels featuring the distinctive red sole of French designer Christian Louboutin at Price Transfer Warehouse on August 16, 2012 in Long Beach, California. Between July 27 and Aug. 14, import specialists and officers assigned to the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaport have seized a total of five shipments from China containing more than 20,000 pairs in vilolation of the French designer's trademark with a potential retail value of $18 million.
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Here's some news that hurts the sole, er, soul—20,000 pairs of fake Louboutins are about to go up in smoke!

U.S. Customs agents had a suspicion something sneaky was going on when more than 20,000 red-soled shoes showed up from China—as you know, the real deals are made in Italy.

Before Customs sets them aflame—yes, the government burns seized stuff—click through our gallery to see what $18 million in counterfeit looks like.
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