Shoes are the most important part of our footwear. They not only protect our feet and provide comfort, but they also show our fashion taste. In fact, high-end shoes are a marker of social status or degree of financial success.
Most shoes are gender-specific, that is there is men footwear and female footwear; but there has recently been an upsurge of popularity of unisex shoes in the market. There are different types of shoes, and there are shoes designed for specific occasions. Likewise there are different shoe brands.
However, our focus is on expensive luxury shoes, and since there exists many different shoes that can qualify to be described as luxury footwear, there is need to narrow down our scope to the most expensive shoe brands. The 15 most expensive shoes are described below.
15. Testoni Shoes
Asking Price: USD38,000
This water-resistant men footwear is made using the avant-grade Norvegese technique. This shoe brand is made from high-quality and durable alligator skin. The brand was established way back in 1929 by Amedeo Testoni. His shoe house now produces customized linen twine from soft goat skin. These are the world’s most expensive pair of men’s dress shoes from Italy.
14. Nike So-Cal Air-Force 1 Supreme-Max
Asking Price: USD50,000
This men footwear brand is made by Nike. This specific shoes are part of the Air Force One shoe series. The Supreme Max shoes combine beauty with durability with its bright neon touch designed to enhance the aesthetics of the footwear. High-quality premium leather is used to build the top part of the shoes, and the bottom section is made using 3M reflective material. The neon green laces blend well with the reflective material.
13. Air Jordan Silver
Asking Price: USD60,000
This masterpiece footwear are personally signed by Michael Jordan, the basketball legend. They are made by Nike as part of their luxury shoes brand. Likewise, they are designed to appeal to, as well as appease,s the loyal fans of Jordan. They also have a silver detailing.
12. Nizam Sikandar Jah Shoes
Asking Price: USD160,000
As the name suggests, this pair of shoes belonged to the an 18th century Nizam called Sikandar Jah. He ruled over Hyderabad when the state was experiencing an economic boom. The shoes are encrusted with emeralds, rubies, and diamonds among other pricey precious stones; and its embroidery features gold threads. These shoes were once owned by a Toronto museum before they were redeemed.
11. Kathryn Wilson Pumps
Asking Price: USD418,450
This female footwear was created by Kathryn Wilson, a shoe designer based in New Zealand. These diamond-encrusted shoes were originally made to benefit a charity auction. The hand-pasted diamonds are worth over a million pounds, but because the shoes were acquired during an auction, they were sold for USD400,000. However, this shoe pair is not wearable, making to strictly collectors item only and one of the strangest pair of footwear ever made. What are shoes you can’t wear? However, we must admit, that diamonds are beautiful!
10. Stuart-Weitzman Diamond Dream Stilettos
Asking Price: USD500,000
This female footwear is handcrafted and it is encrusted with 1500 30-karat diamond pieces. It is also beautifully made to attract attention. Moreover, it is wearable. High class women love diamonds and this shoe was designed with them in mind. These are beautiful!
9. Original Oz Ruby Slippers
Asking Price: USD612,000
This is the original pair of shoes worn by Dorothy in the epic film, Wizard of Oz. This makes it the dream slippers for many well-to-do women. Only three pairs were made, and one was sold for USD612,000 at an auction. Another pair is in a museum based in Washington D.C, while the third pair is still in the market. These beautiful red shoes have mesmerized girls and women who have watched the film.
BTW. There’s also another quite similar looking version of these Oz slippers in this list of world most expensive shoes. Those are made by Harry-Winston, which are actually the world’s most expensive single pair of shoes ever made.
8.Stuart-Weitzman Marilyn Monroe Shoes
Asking Price: USD1,000,000
These shoes is associated with Marilyn Monroe not because she wore them, but due to the fact that the precious stones that adorn this female footwear have been derived from footwear, clothwear, and jewellery previously worn by Monroe. This is the main reason why the cost of these shoes range in 7-digit figures. It was Regina King who first wore these shoes, and she adorned them while at the Oscars in 2005.
7. Stuart-Weitzman Retro Rose Pumps
Asking Price: USD1,000,000
This female footwear takes us backs to pre-1970s Hollywood era when T-straps were embraced by actresses. Each of the golden pump is adorned by a large golden rose, hence the name Rose pumps. The roses are further adorned with 1800 diamond pieces, which only serve to increase their lustre. Still, the shoes themselves are encrusted with 400 diamond pieces.
6. Stuart-Weitzman Platinum Guild Stilettos
Asking Price: USD1,090,000
This female footwear is a masterpiece. It adorns over 460 diamond pieces and it fits a very special kind of straps. Its straps are detachable from the shoes, and once detached, a woman can wear the straps around her neck as a necklace. This pair also features pencil heels. This footwear was unveiled in 2002 during the Oscars.
5. Stuart-Weitzman Ruby Stilettos
Asking Price: USD1,600,000
This female footwear was inspired by the epic film, Wizard of Oz. Its is adorned with 123-karat rubies, with the designer affirming that 643 rubies, along with one pound of pure platinum, were used in making the shoes.
4. Stuart-Weitzman Tanzanite Heels
Asking Price: USD2,000,000
This masterpiece work is the result of a collaboration between Eddie Le Vian and Stuart Weitzman. The resulting product was a perfectly adorned female footwear. These shoes features delicate straps that have been encrusted with 185-karat tanzanite gems, hence the name of the shoes. The straps are also encrusted with 28-carat diamonds. The entire shoes are set in a glazed silver frame which only enhances the allure of the footwear. The pumps also glisten in their natural silver radiance.
3. Stuart-Weitzman Cinderella Slippers
Asking Price: USD2,000,000
Stuart-Weitzman is clearly dominating the list of world’s most expensive shoes.These shoes transform fairy tales into reality. The female footwear is made using the finest Italian leather, and is adorned with platinum upon which is set 565-Kwiat diamonds. Its delicate laces are adorned with the amaretto diamond, one of the most rare diamonds ever mined. In fact, a piece of amaretto diamond retails for over a million dollars, and that is why this footwear is prohibitively expensive. Some women have even described this footwear as a very rare gem that can be compared to the shoes worn by Cinderella in the epic fairly tale, Cinderella.
2. Stuart-Weitzman Rita Hayworth Heels
Asking Price: USD3,000,000
This female footwear is named after Rita Hayworth, a Hollywood legend. It is so-named because it is adorned earrings once worn by Hayworth. This attribute already makes it a rare collectible. These chocolate-colored shoes feature folded satin flowers on which is set the earrings. The footwear is adorned with sapphire, ruby, and diamonds among other precious gems. The current owner of this pair is the daughter of Ms. Hayworth. These are also beautiful, who can resist high heels and diamonds?
1. Harry-Winston Ruby Slippers – World’s most expensive pair of shoes ever made
Asking Price: USD3,000,000
The most expensive shoes ever made are Harry-Winston Ruby Slippers. This female footwear is the ultimate masterpiece. It design and make are inspired by the epic film, Wizard of Oz. The shoes are adorned with 4,600 ruby pieces and 50-carats diamond jewels; and to recognize its unrivaled status, it was featured in the 50th Anniversary of the legendary cult film. This pair took 2 months to be finished.
However, we here at TheRichestListed.com think that these might not be the world’s most beautiful shoes. Anyway, price is something quite amazing! With the price of these, you could get something like 10.000 pairs of $300 shoes.
So, what you think about these world´s most expensive shoes? Which ones are the most coolest? Would you like to wear one pair of them?