There are many people in the world who scoff at the idea of shopping for accessories and clothing. But even the most of cynics, is it male or female getting a glint in their eyes, when it comes to shoes. Nothing says wish fulfilment like a pair of high heeled red Christian Louboutins, or a pair of limited edition Nike or Adidas boots signed by a baseball player. ‘A man can always be judged by his shoes’. He might have a have a bad haircut, zero accessories and tattered clothes, but by the shoes u can judge what kind of a person he is.
So needless to say there are many many designers working all over the world to create beautiful pairs of footwear, but some of them have crossed the metaphorical line and made shoes which are so expensive, they can never be worn unless you are Cinderella. Read on to find about the most expensive shoes in the world right now.
List of the world’s top 10 most expensive shoes in 2017
10. Shoes of Nizam Sikandar Jah (Worth-$1, 60,000)
The shoes from the wardrobe of Sikandar Jah, the Nizam of Hyderabad are the oldest pair on this list. The shoes date back to 18th century and are embroidered with rich gold thread and boast countless priceless gems like diamonds, rubies and emeralds. These shoes are a living reminder of India’s rich and opulent history. These shoes are showcased in a museum in Toronto, Canada. But it was briefly stolen a few years back. They were fortunately recovered soon enough.
9. Katherine Wilson’s Pumps (Worth-$4, 18,450)
These extremely quaint elegant white pumps were designed by Katheryn Wilson, a New Zealand based designer for a charity auction. The main idea was to design shoes which were inspired by the crystal pumps Cinderella wore to the Prince Charming Ball. Although the shoes turned out more like wedding shoes, they were more beautiful than was planned. The designer spent fifty hours perfecting the shoes. They have diamonds worth a million pounds stuck to them by hand during the manufacture. The pumps were sold in an auction for $400,000 and therefore served its purpose.
8. Stuart Weitzman Diamond Dream Stilettos (Worth-$5, 00,000)
The unannounced emperor of the shoe world finally makes an appearance on the list. The very talented designer designed this sandal styled stilettos are designed specifically by hand and has 150030 karat worth of diamonds stuck by hand. These shoes scream for attention. No wonder whenever someone writes about shoes, people write about Weitzman. These shoes are aptly named diamond dream stilettoes as diamonds are truly a girls dream because ‘diamonds are forever’.
7. Original ‘Wizard of Oz’ Ruby Slippers (Worth-$6, 12,000)
It is one of the only three pairs of shoes used in the cult movie. It was recently sold at an auction and the other two are displayed in museums. This was worn by the character Dorothy in the movie. One of these shoes can be seen in the movie. Teenagers and little girls all over the world became so inspired by the shoes that red shoes became the rage of the day at that time.
6. Stuart Weitzman Marilyn Monroe Shoes/ Retro Rose Pumps (Worth-$1 million each)
The second pair of weitzman on the list is his Marilyn Monroe pumps along with the retro rose pair. Both are worth $ 1 million. The first pair, the Marilyn Monroe pumps are like the classic timeless beauty herself. The shoes are painstakingly crafted with prized crystals the actress used to wear in her days. It was first worn the 2005 Oscars by Regina King and was later auctioned off when it caught the media’s attention.
The second pair is a yet another Weitan creation. The pair is a retro black and white Hollywood era T-strap pair. It is in gold and has big roses adorned with 1800 diamonds which adds to the value of this pair. The only woman to ever reject wearing this pair was Cody Diablo.
5. Stuart Weitzman Platinum Guild Stilettoes (Worth-$1.09 million)
This masterpiece from the master comes with a twist. The straps on this pair can be detached and worn as a necklace. Now that is a neat investment. And after all a $1.09 million shoes deserves to be utilized as much as it could. The beauty is adorned with 464 diamonds throughout the body. This shoes were unveiled at the 2002 Oscars and has been dreamed about by many many women ever since.
4. Stuart Weitzman Ruby Stilettos (Worth-$1.6 million)
This is another pair on the list that has been inspired by the ‘Wizard of Oz’ pair of shoes worn by Dorothy. However like the two other pairs on this list the Stuart Weitzman creation does not look like the pair in the movie. In spite of that it looks a lot more beautiful. It is 643 pieces of 123 karat rubies and a pound of platinum to boot. The shoes look like the pair of hot stilettos one would wear on a special dinner dates however the price tag makes it only the dream of the capital class.
3. Stuart Weitzman Tanzanite Heels/ Cinderella Slippers (Worth-$2 million each)
We have another tie at number 3 both designed by our resident genious Weitzman. The first pair would tanzanite heels which came out of the collaboration between Stuart Weitzman and Eddie li Vion. The heavenly pair is encrusted with 28 carat diamonds and 185 carat tanzanite stones. The shoes sparkle with affluence and class.
The second pair is Stuart Weitzman’s tribute to the Cinderella pair. However just like the Wizard of Oz pair, the shoes do not look like how it was described in the tale. But aren’t fairy tales always up for change. The shoes are made with finest Italian leather and 535 karat diamonds and the delicate laces boasts one of the rarest diamond on the planet, the amaretto diamond, which costs the capital of a million dollar alone.
2. Stuart Weitzman Rita Hayworth Heels (Worth-$3 million)
The last pair of Stuart Weitzman on this list is his pair of Rita Hayworth shoes. The pair contains earrings which one belongs to the Hollywood legend herself. The date chocolates of these shoes are a welcome respite from all the bling and sparkle of the previous pairs. The shoes have satin folded flowers in their forefront between which rests those priceless earrings. Besides the rings the shoes contain rubies, emerands, diamonds, sapphire and what not. This is a one of a kind shoe. The pair is now owned by the actress’s daughter.
1. Harry Winston Ruby Slippers (Worth-$3.01 million)
And at #1 we have the best of them. These shoes too are inspired by the shoes of Dorothy from Wizard of Oz. Its official replica of the magical pair in the book therefore is not exactly a wearable version. The shoes are encrusted with a whopping 4600 pieces of rubies and 50 carat worth of diamonds. It was made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic movie. The expensive shoes took two months of hard work from the creators to be perfect and it was worth it all.
Even though the primary function of the shoe is to just keep the dirt off our feet, it is now so much more. It’s a symbol of taste, culture, glory, celebration, affluence and all the emotions a rich man can afford.