20 Most Expensive Shoes in the World
Considering the current time, it can be said that shoes were never meant to be just a wearable to protect and provide comfort to the human feet. There is such a vast range of shoe types available at present that there are different types of shoes that you can wear for a particular occasion. Over the years they have turned out to be a status symbol and not just a necessity.
While the price of a pair of shoes may vary from few hundreds to thousands of dollars, however, there are some shoes that cost even more than a Bugatti’s La Voiture Noire which is said to be the costliest card of the world. To know about such most expensive shoes, go through the information provided below.
List of Most Expensive Shoes in the World
Aubercy Diamond Shoes ( Price $4,510)
Who doesn’t love to have a bit of luxury in their lives? Well, these Aubercy Diamond shoes are a perfect example of luxury. The brand Aubercy is well known in the footwear industry for designing and producing top quality luxurious shoes. Although the design of Aubercy shoes is quite simple they ensure top-notch luxury. These diamond edition pairs were released in limited numbers, adding more exclusivity in owning one. What mainly makes these shoes worth buying is the addition of diamonds to it. So, if you wish to dazzle and shine by owning a pair of these exclusive shoes, be ready to loosen your pocket off $4,510.
Louis Vuitton Manhattan Richelieu Men’s Shoes (Price $10,000)
Elegance and richness are what describes the brand Louis Vuitton best. The Louis Vuitton Manhattan Richelieu Alligator Leather Lace-up shoes are the fresh example of LV’s signature craftsmanship. This pair of shoes is created entirely from the best-waxed alligator leather. The pair comprises of detailed designing perforations and stunning Blake stitching. Even the soles of these fine shoes are noteworthy as they are leather and hand-painted with a Ruthenium-finish LV cube etched in the leather heel. Feel like buying one? If yes, well, you can have them for only $10,000.
Nike Air Mag Back to the Future 2016 – (Price $26,000)
Not only these shoes are remarkable but also the story behind them. Although the shoes are priced at $26,000, their actual cost for a pair was just $10. According to reports, this shoe was basically designed by Nike as a replica of the shoe worn by Marty McFly in the movie – Back to the Future II movie. Only 89 pairs of these shoes were produced and were actually raffled by Nike in 2016, for $10 per ticket. The proceeds were donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The shoes feature glowing LED panels, which can glow up to 5 hours, and for around 3000 hours until a battery replacement is required. The first-ever rechargeable sneaker from Nike comes with an anti-gravity magnetic case, a battery charger and even a remembrance pin.
Testoni Men’s Dress Shoes – (Price $30,000)
When Amedeo Testoni first ventured in the footwear manufacturing at the beginning of 1900, their ambition was to involve the traditional Bolognese shoe-making techniques for crafting the most beautiful shoes in the world. Testoni’s unique skills combined with the conventional methodology shaped the very basis for this brilliant company. The company still aims to make shoes that are of the highest quality – without any sort of compromise. Whilst retaining its conventional skills and incorporating the modernism, these particular Testoni men’s dress shoes were crafted with goatskin, with a gold buckle and a diamond. This remarkable pair of shoes is best known for its water resistance and weightless form. Well coming to the price, you can get a pair of just $30000.
Testoni Shoes – $38,000
Another pair of Testoni shoes that you can get your feet on is this $38000 masterpiece. This exclusive pair is crafted from the finest exotic alligator leather and finishing is done with a diamond and gold buckle. The shoes are extremely lightweight shoes and capable of protecting your feet from the elements, no matter if you wear them in hot, cold or humid weather conditions.
Nike So Cal Air Force 1 Supreme Max – $50,000
Air Force 1 from Nike was first introduced in 1982. The iconic shoe was originally associated with inner-city youth. Since then, the Nike Air Force 1 has become the most popular shoe from the brand, both as a statement of culture and fashion, and collector’s item. While more than 1500 color variations of Air Force 1 have been introduced, not much has changed to the design over the years. Well, this particular pair, the So Cal Air Force 1 Supreme Max is a one-off pair of sneakers, crafted by a partnership of jeweler P&C Diamonds and Atlanta sneaker boutique Laced Up, adding 11-carat champagne diamonds and gold accents. They were then presented to an Atlanta rapper, Big Boi, and half of the American hip-hop duo OutKast. The shoes are produced with bright neon and modern reflective material, along with premium leather and bright green laces to complete the look. The shoes are the perfect reflection of style and functionality. So, what do you think? Do these shoes worth spending $50000?
Air Jordan Silver Shoes – $60,000
Since the introduction back in 1985, the Air Jordan by Nike has been quite a popular pair of shoes. Well, the above-shown pair is quite unique and incredibly rare to have as they are vintage shoes which have been signed by Michael Jordan himself. The best and distinctive thing about these $60000 sneakers is that they are crafted with sterling silver and weigh ten pounds, which makes walking in them a bit of a task.
Nizam Sikandar Jah’s Shoes – $160,000
The next in the list of most expensive shoes is this historic museum piece (image above). As you can see that these are not the kind of slippers you would be dancing around wearing them. These custom-made, historical golden slippers were created for 18h century Indian ruler, Nizam Sikandar Jah. When the Nizam died, these slippers came with the throne and were handed down from one royal heir to the next. The marvelous shoes are accented with intricate gold embroidery and diamonds, rubies, emeralds and other gemstones. Though they are not for sale, however, their value is said to be around $160000.
- Kathryn Wilson’s Charity Pumps – $400,000
The flamboyant pumps from Kathryn Wilson’s are covered with 21.18 carats diamonds. These shoes were custom created for a Ronald McDonald House charity auction, which pooled half a million dollars (approximately $400000). The shoes are simply known as Diamond Shoe. According to Vogue, Wilson spent more than fifty hours arranging the white diamonds on the shoes.
- Stuart Weitzman Diamond Dream Stilettos – $500,000
Stuart Weitzman crafted this Diamond Dream Stilettos for Dreamgirls actress Anika Noni which she wore to the 2007 Oscars. The Precious Dream Stilettos shoes are said to worth around $500,000, comprising around 1,420 Diamonds set in this platinum shoe. This two-band shoe is accented with diamond-encrusted circles at the top and a platinum band crossing over the toes. These pair of shoes are said to be the epitome of remarkable footwear for ladies.
- Stuart Weitzman “Marilyn Monroe” Shoes – $1 Million
Another stunning pair of the shoe crafted by Stuart Weitzman is the Marilyn Monroe Shoes. Weitzman is best known for specializing in the production of flamboyant shoes. The Marilyn Monroe shoes cost around million dollars, adorned with lustrous silk roses that have shimmering Swarovski rhinestones in the center. What link this shoe to Marilyn Monroe are the Swarovski crystals, as they were originally from earnings belonging to the sensuous film star. According to reports, this fantastic pair of shoes were worn by Regina King to the 2005 Oscars.
- Stuart Weitzman Platinum Guild Stilettos – $1.09 Million
These gorgeous strappy stilettos are certainly covetable and wearable, and yes, even they are crafted by Stuart Weitzman. This pair of shoes was designed using platinum fabric covered with 464 sparkling diamonds exclusively by jeweler Kwiat. What makes this pair of shoes is the combination of round and pear-shaped diamonds that can be removed easily, and are wearable as jewelry. This pair of the shoe were worn by Mulholland Drive actress Laura Harring to the Oscars.
- Stuart Weitzman Wizard of Oz Ruby Stilettos – $1.6 Million
Stuart Weitzman is surely a master of crafting some of the finest and costliest shoes. Another masterpiece from Weitzman is this beautiful pair of ruby stilettos. Inspired from the “Wizard of Oz”, these heels are said to be worth around $1.6 million. This marvelous creation comprises a red satin upper, a cherry red insole, and is encrusted with 642 Burma rubies. The shoes were showcased in Harrod’s London in 2003.
- Tom Ford Custom by Jason Arasheben – $2 Million
Designer Jason Arashbeen was commissioned by Nick Cannon from Wild n Out to customize a pair of Tom Ford loafers. Arasheben accented these loafers with white gold covered of 340 carats of round cut diamonds. This glittering pair of shoes is valued at a massive $2 million. According to reports, Cannon wore these expensive loafers on America’s Got Talent in 2014.
- Stuart Weitzman Tanzanite Heels – $2 Million
The Tanzanite Heels from Stuart Weitzman comprises 185 carats of 28 carats of diamonds and stunning blue-purple tanzanites. This pair was designed by Weitzman in 2006 along with jewelry designer Eddie LeVian. These silver-leather shoes with platinum heels are said to be worth $2 million. The Tanzanite Heels were in the display for the public at the New York Public Library for the first time in January 2007.
- Stuart Weitzman Cinderella Slippers – $2 Million
Stuart Weitzman crafted these dazzling shoes from the highest quality Italian leather. The ankle and toe straps are amazingly designed into a lace-like design which was made from 565 Kwiat diamonds in platinum settings. The right slipper is accented with magnificent, rare 5-carat amaretto diamond offering the only spark of color in the shoes. These slippers were worn by the country singer Alison Krause to the 2004 Oscars.
- Stuart Weitzman Rita Hayworth Heels – $3 Million
It is said that the Rita Hayworth Heels were created by Stuart Weitzman created because he found her inspirational and that the American actress and dancer was the ideal person to make a pair of shoes about. These chocolate brown colored shoes are valued at three-million dollars. Like the other pairs crafted by Weitzman which are generally bright and bold, these shoes are quite different.
- Harry Winston Ruby Slippers – $3 Million+
Ronald Winston, son of the popular jewelry designer Harry Winston, commemorated the 50th anniversary (in 1989) of “The Wizard of Oz” by introducing his own version of the famous ruby slippers from the classic movie. It took more than two months to create this beautiful pair of shoes, and really they are something special. These ruby slippers are embellished with 50 carats of diamonds and 1,350 carats of rubies. The Harry Winston Ruby Slippers are valued at $3 million.
- Debbie Wingham High Heels – $ 15.1 Million
Commissioned by an unnamed family, British designer Debbie Wingham was the designer who crafted this Stilletos. The shoe is designed with very rare pink, blue and white diamonds, 24-carat gold leather, and is sewn with pure gold thread. Until the introduction of the passion diamond shoes, Debbie Wingham High Heels were the most expensive shoes in the world, valued at $15 million.
- The Passion Diamond Shoes – $17 Million
Well, Well, Well, what you are seeing here is said to be the world’s “most expensive” pair of shoes, valued at $ 17 million. Launched in October 2018 in UAE, these super-duper luxurious Passion Diamond Shoes are made from gold and diamonds. It took more than nine months to design and craft these luxurious shoes. According to reports, the Passion Diamond Shoe features two flawless diamonds of 15 carats each, and several hundreds of diamonds. If you want to see them personally, well, you will need to visit Burj Al Arab seven-star hotel in Dubai.
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