In 2010, the shoe maker Deckers Outdoors Corp., who makes the popular boot Uggs, reported that nearly 400,000 counterfeit pairs of Uggs were seized around the world in 2010.
According to KPMG’s Counterfeit Christmas Index Basket, a basket filled with counterfeit goods purchased in 11 major cities around the world was only 24 percent cheaper then a basket filled with the legitimate product.
In 2010, Louis Vuitton bags were the most seized counterfeit good in South Korea. According to the Korea Intellectual Property Office, 21,454 counterfeit Louis Vuitton products were seized in 2010, followed by 9,118 counterfeit Nike products.
Counterfeit goods sales in Russia totaled $29 Billion (910 Billion Roubles) in 2009. Counterfeit goods accounted for 6 percent of total retail sales in Russia in 2009. In 9 of the key retail sectors of Russia, such as alcohol, shoes, tobacco and cosmetics, sales of counterfeit goods made up to 24 percent of all sales.
Nike shoes are considered to be the most counterfeited brand of shoes in the world. One Nike employee told the New York Times that for every one legitimate pair of Nike shoes in the market, a counterfeit pair exists as well.
Vibram FiveFingers, a shoe company, stated that it costs up to $2,500 in attorney fees and other costs to shut down a website selling counterfeit versions of their shoes.
The United States Customs and Border Protection donated $78 Million of counterfeit clothing articles that it seized in 2009 to various charities. The counterfeited logos were removed and only essentials such as clothes and shoes were donated to the organizations.
According to the Guardian, fashion label Burberry is believed to be the most copied fashion label by counterfeit manufacturers, ahead of labels such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci.
Websites selling counterfeit shoes have increased dramatically within the first six months of 2009, according to shoe brand owners. Luxury shoe makes Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choos and Manolo Blahnik has all found that counterfeit versions of their popular shoes are being sold on various websites. All of the unauthorized sites sell counterfeit shoes that are advertised at prices up to 70 percent below the authentic version.
Counterfeit shoes was the number one commodity seized by agents in FY 2008.