You have the small money to be able to afford great Jimmy Choo shoes? Then you certainly want the guarantee that they are originals. You can find out how to unmask possible fake shoes of the designer in our guide to tell if they are genuine or fake Jimmy Choo shoes.
Genuine or fake Jimmy Choo … original logo on the insole
To make sure you really hold original Jimmy Choos in your hands, it’s best to check the logo on the insole. In any case, make sure that the label on which the logo was affixed has been neatly sewn on — and never EVER glued on!
Also take a close look at the label’s lettering. All original Jimmy Choo shoes have a label with the lettering JIMMY CHOO, followed by the inscription LONDON in smaller font. It is best to check the individual letters for the original logo. It is noticeable, for example, that the “O” should always be perfectly round shaped, that “C” has a fine hook at the top end and the middle bar in the “H” is not placed exactly in the middle, but slightly higher up. If you notice deviations from these criteria in the logo with supposed Jimmy Choo shoes, you should be wary and don’t touch them. Some sellers will tell you that the ‘label varies from factory to factory’… that’s not true.
Original logo on the sole
Not only inside the shoe is the logo of the label, but also on the sole, i.e. the bottom of the shoe. Check again whether the font size and type correspond to the original. Slightly below that you should also find the lettering MADE IN ITALY, followed by the size in EU standard. If your Jimmy Choos also have the inscription VERO CUOIO, no need to panic, because the Italian counterpart for genuine leather was actually attached to some models. Make sure the engraving is clean and doesn’t cry out for cheap processing.
PACKAGING & ACCESSORIES
When you buy new Jimmy Choo shoes, you should always take a look at the packaging and accessories. Originals are usually handed out in a solid, slightly purple cardboard box, on the lid of which the jimmy CHOO and LONDON lettering simmortalized. There is also a label on the shorter side with various information on the size and colour of the shoe. It is best to compare this information with the actual characteristics of the shoe. The luxury shoe label always delivers its creations in a matching dust bag, on which the same inscription as on the carton should be found. Also make sure that the colour of the bag is identical to that of the carton and that the material is of high quality. By the way, you often recognize fake dust bags by the fact that they fray and the fabric looks inferior in quality.
Jimmy Choo high heels in particular are often zipped at the heel. Check if it is gold-coloured and of high quality, as many fakes often use cheap plastic zippers. You should also note that the zipper has a rectangular shape and the lettering Jimmy Choo is engraved.
We wish you a lot of fun now in the search for great original Jimmy Choo shoes. Also see our guide to tell if a Chanel bag is fake or genuine.
Author: Genevieve Dumas is a food, fashion and beauty stylist from New York, who has worked for a range of major magazines.