In the past people bought shoes just to cover their feet. They used to buy a pair of shoes that was durable and somewhat attractive. However, the times have changed now and we realize that shoes dominate a huge part of our wardrobe. But when it comes to the price, we have an advice from Brain Koslow who said ” Always wear expensive shoes. People notice.” Perhaps few human souls have taken this advice too seriously. Here’s a list that will not fail to blow your mind with its collection of the most expensive shoes ever . These shoes cost a fortune and some people may consider the prices to be outrageous. And while reading just keep in mind that there is a huge number of consumers who own them!!
20.Alberto Moretti Gold Shoes-$2,600
Designer Alberto Moretti is the first one to take this revolutionary “just make it out of gold” technique and apply it to shoes. His collection includes a high-heeled shoe for women and a loafer for men, and both are made of velvet covered in 24-carat gold. They’re $2,600, which is an insane amount of money for a pair of shoe.
If that’s still too rich for your blood, then the next ones will wobble your mind!
These shoes join the bandwagon of one of the most expensive shoe brands because they are made of the exotic materials. The most expensive Manolo is the Blaxia alligator made from the alligator skin available for a little more than $4000.
18.Aubercy Diamond shoes-$4,510
Aubercy is a shoemaking hose first opened in 1935 and since then it has evolved as one of the world’s most reputed brands. It is their diamond studded evening shoes that are perhaps the most luxurious pair they sell. The ‘Phil’ shoes are priced between $3,010 and $4,510
17.Louis Vitto Manhattan Richelieu Men’s Shoes-$10,000
Generally considered as the most valuable luxury brand in the world and valued at more than $25 billion. These Vitto shoes are created with detailed craftsmanship and vintage style. It features waxed alligator skin and it includes a subtle perforation motif finished off with some complex stitching.
16. Nike Air Mag-$12,000
This shoe can perform self-wear functions, inspired from Michael J.Fox’s “Back to the Future” movie in which a character wears such shoes. It costs around $12,000 and has only 20 owners all over the globe.
15. Men’s dress shoes – House of Testoni-$30,000
Testoni is a brand which carries the real essence of Italian craftsmanship to luxury markets throughout the world. The shoes are said to be as light as feather and are water resistant. The shoes retail at a whopping $30,000. This is a by far is the most expensive men’s leather shoe on the planet.
Another from the house of Testoni, This particular pair of shoe is made from the skin of the world’s finest alligators and are highly durable. This posh pair of alligator shoe costs around $38,000.
13.Big Boi’s Diamond Nike AF1 Sneakers-$50,000
Nike is one of the most uptown brands in the world. Recently Nike launched its Nike Air Force 1 Supreme Max. And guess what the price is!! $50,000. What makes this shoe so expensive is its diamonds. Yes! 11 carats of chocolate colored diamonds edging the shoe’s logo.
12.Air Jordan Silver Shoes-$60,000.
In 2011 Air Jordan 1 hits online shopping sites, the only thing heavier than the shoes is the price tag of $60,000. This 10 pound sterling silver is one out of ten custom made shoes as birthday gift for MJ years ago.
While there are cheaper versions of the Reebok Question Allen Iverson basketball shoe, one that has reached extreme popularity is the model encrusted with 246 diamonds. It is indeed the right one for people with passion for bling. Only one pair of the shoe has been made which costs $65,000.
10.Shoes of Nizam Sikandar Jah-$160,000
These shoes are fully embroidered with gold thread and boasts diamonds, rubies, emeralds and many such expensive stones. This elegant pair of shoes belonged to the Nizam of Hyderabad, Sikandar Jah, during the 18th century, from then it continues to make India proud. The shoes were insured for $160,000 and are placed as one of the Treasures in Bata Shoe Museum.
9.Diamond Studded Nike Boots-$218,000
Sport shoes from Nike is believed to be still the most expensive to date. These shoes are worn by England footballer John Terry, Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand. Designed by renowned designer Luisa Di Marco to give a special touch with black diamonds, white gold and sapphire stones decorated, priced at $218,000.
8. Kathryn Wilson’s Pumps-$4,18,450
Price tag $4,18,450, this Kathryn Wilson shoe took 50 hours to complete and two security guards protection. Diamond-encrusted princess shoe was designed for a charity auction, these “diamond shoes” feature 21.18 carats of quality diamonds, lace and embellishments.
7.Original “Ruby Slippers”-$6, 12,000
These are Dorothy’s delicate pair of red shoes from The Wizard of Oz. Dream shoes, undoubtedly. These shoes have only three original pieces left, one of which has been sold off at an auction for $6, 12,000. One of its pair is showcased at Washington D.C Museum.
6.Stuart Weitzman Marilyn Monroe Shoes-$1 million
Named after the iconic beauty Marilyn Monroe, these shoes are just as alluring as Monroe. An estimate price of $1 million, these nude evening shoes are adorned with a satin rose, which surrounds a cluster of shimmering Swarovski crystals. The crystals are not ordinary Swarovski but these are earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe herself which makes them antique and angelic.
5.Stuart Weitzman’s Ruby Stilettos-$1.6 million
The shoe consists of 642 round and oval Burma rubies embedded in red satin. The rubies weigh a total of 123.33 carats and like many Weitzman creations, were set in platinum and the shoes weigh nearly a pound each. It was to be worn at 2003 Academy Award but later pulled out of the awards and is not used yet. Well! What a waste of $1.6 million.
4.Nick Cannon’s Diamond Pumps-$2 million
These shoes are worth about $2 million. Jason of Beverly Hills is never one to shy away from putting diamonds on things, this man covered a pair of Tom Ford evening pumps in a sparkly, expensive mesh specifically for the two-episode season finale of America’s Got Talent. The pair of shoes has over 14,000 round white diamonds set into white gold. The entire process took nearly a year to complete.
3.Cinderella Slippers-$2 million
Designed by none other than Stuart Weitzman, the shoes were made using Italian leather with about 565 Kwait diamonds fitted onto it in a platinum setting. This shoe pair was worn by Alison Krauss at the 2004 Oscars and costs around $2 million.
2.Stuart Weitzman’s Rita Hayworth Heels-$ 3 million
With the diamonds, sapphires and rubies, Stuart Weitzman’s Rita Hayworth Heels are one of the best pairs in the list of most expensive shoes. Kathleen wore them in Oscars 2006. The heel costs around $ 3 million.
1. Harry Winston Ruby Slippers-$3 million
Sister to Dorothy’s ruby slippers from Wizard of Oz, these are the original replica and are studded with 4,600 pieces of rubies and worth 50 carats of diamonds. These shoes cost around a lavish amount of $3 million.
Who just had a mini heart attack? Well, Nowadays Shoes speaks louder than words and for some people Shoe love is True love!