Fashion has evolved in the most dramatic way. Each decade way back the 11th Century proved a drastic change in the interest of people by the changes of fabric in clothing, hats, and of course, shoes. We love to be in. And in doing so, we strive hard to keep up with the trend. A big part of fashion is the shoe industry. All of us just do have this certain fetish in foot wears, don’t we? At the least, who can live without shoes? Anyone? Of course, this is an essential part of our clothing wear. But others prefer to consider them as a luxury. Considering this, we will list you the top 10 most expensive shoes in the world, But before, we will highlight a few factors why people consider shoes as the sign of luxury.
- Prestige plays a role in this shoe addiction. Of course, when you belong to the elite class, you will have to maintain a certain status for you to belong to the group of the higher class. Sure, there will be the giving of attention to those who exceeds the price range the society may set. The higher it goes, the more attention you will get.
- Another factor would be quality. Again, here comes the adage that the higher the price, the higher the quality. Do not fret. You have it first class in this list below.
- The law of supply and demand will be blamed for some. Limited production and distribution will sometimes be the cause for the lavish amount of an entity.
10 Most Expensive Shoes In The World
Here is a list of the ten most expensive shoes in the world. Mind you, the amount may or may not startle you. If it did, then better raise your standards for what you consider ‘expensive’.
10: STUART WEITZMAN DIAMOND DREAM STILETTOS
PRICE: 500,000 US Dollars
We are going to start with the 10th on the list. And yes, Weitzman is the silent billionaire’s brand. This Stuart Giant is the ruler of the shoe world. Well, you can just check out the price above. Another proof is the quality it entails. This shoe is made up of 1,500 diamonds of 30 carat in value. Just, WOAH. You can imagine all of the rarest gems on earth being sold for a shoe adornment. Now, that is something to be amazed at.
For the women, sure, stilettos are their thing for the struts and the catwalks. If you want attention on the red carpet, this one would be a perfect attention grabber. Pair it up with gold linen or a silver one. Your stilts are more than enough to have the audience’s eyes on your 500,000-dollar slippers. So, a simple, non-flashy dress would be just so perfect to pair those shoes up.
9: THE ORIGINAL WIZARD OF OZ – RUBY SLIPPERS
PRICE: 612,000 US Dollars
Do you remember Dorothy from the film, Wizard of Oz? If you do, you probably had a glimpse of her worn red shoes. Magical, huh? Well, those are not just red but Ruby- a whopping 612,000 dollar value. These are not stilettos as the previous Weitzman, but it is to be considered as pumps but short of a little height. This will be an eye stunner so make sure to keep a safe and good keep of this little treasure.
Have you been dreaming of wearing this shoe since your childhood? If you have money, why not get one in an auction? There are two pairs remaining. One is displayed though in a Museum in Washington D.C. After all, it never hurts to invest in your dreams. Just imagine yourself possessing a big memorabilia of the famous classic film.
8: MARILYN MONROE SHOES BY STUART WEITZMAN
PRICE: 1 MILLION US Dollars
Here is the first priced in million of the most expensive shoes. This shoe is named after one of the most brilliant and timeless stars of Hollywood, Marilyn Monroe. Because of the material’s classic and edgy grandeur, it is then compared to an epitome of beauty. This sturdy piece of wear is made up of crystals and is built of Class A quality. The pair is adorned with big pieces of crystal jewelry that were once worn by the female actor. No wonder this was auctioned for a million after it has landed in the Oscars. To top it off, glide your way to publicity with a light gold or silky white gown. You are never wrong in choosing your stilts to impress.
7: RETRO ROSE PUMPS BY STUART WEITZMAN
PRICE: 1 MILLION US Dollars
If there would be any awards for the top-priced shoes, then Weitzman could have won a first. As the name would imply, this pair would get us nostalgic of its retro aura and color. The T-string signifies our love for the 80’s fashion. That is one key for the uniqueness of the piece.
What is more stunning is the adornment of 1,800 pieces of diamonds on the big rose design. The quality is assured because of the additional 400 diamonds that are coated on the shoes.The price of sophistication and class is coming up for the next owner of another pair of these. Gold or silver accents on the clothing would make a good counterpart. Since the T – strings make the shoes look slimmer; you would be better off with a straight cut for a dress not to spoil its beauty.
6: PLATINUM GUILD STILETTOS BY STUART WEITZMAN
PRICE: 1.09 MILLION US Dollars
It is Weitzman again. It seems that this name is born to bring the shoe industry in the pedestal. Well, we can now equate, Stuart Weitzman = Expensive Shoes.
This time, open toe string sandals inspired this million-dollar platform. Built with 464 diamonds all over the body, this masterpiece is an eye stunner. It comes off in a platinum finish that furnishes the whole thing with a shine. And the best part? The straps of the shoes can be removed and be made into a necklace. Now, that is an expensive jewellery that will adorn your neck! This was every woman’s envy since its appearance in the Oscars way back 2002.
How about pulling off an Oscars? By this, I mean wearing your best pieces of clothing to parties, conventions or even dates.
5: RUBY STILETTOS BY STUART WEITZMAN
PRICE: 1.6 MILLION US Dollars
The prettiest among the shoes in the list is the Ruby Stilts by again, the master shoemaker. The shoes were inspired by the Wizard of Oz, which explains its ruby gem simplicity. This is made up of 643 pieces of rubies with a 123 carat in value and furnished with a pound of platinum. If you are in the mood to spice up your look for the night, then this would be perfect for you. Unleash that lady in red tonight. Pair it up with a little or long black dress, or even dare to wear a striking dark red to finish the look.
4: TANZANITE HEELS BY STUART WEITZMAN
PRICE: 2 MILLION US Dollars
Tanzanite is not so common. This explains how rare the beauty of this pair is. The color blue is pleasing to the eyes. The cool complexion will be perfect to match the fair in skin tone. The rank 4 in the list belongs to this Tanzanite collection. This was a collaboration of Stuart Weitzman and the famous Eddie Le Vian. When once they decided to make something outlandish and stunning, they ended up creating this work of art.
Well, anything that Tanzanite adorns would turn out to be an automatic brilliance. This masterpiece is stunned by 28 carat diamonds on the straps and embellished with tanzanite gems of 185 karats in value. An addition to the work would be its silver finish that adds to the splendour of the thing. Silver, dark shade of blue, black or silver white tones will be the perfect top for the shoes. A simpler look will pass because the big dangling Tanzanite stone in the center of your stilettos will do the jaw-dropping job.
3: CINDERELLA SLIPPERS BY STUART WEITZMAN
PRICE: 2 MILLION US Dollars
Every girl dreams of wearing Cinderella’s shoes. Well, this is the closest we can get in getting that fairytale feels we always wanted. Isn’t it stunning? This is made out of Italian finest leather and garnished with Kwiat diamonds, 565 in the count and all set in a platinum finish.
What makes this so jaw dropping is the placement of the most expensive diamond, the amaretto which alone costs more than a million US dollar. Of course, basing on its name, these pumps are a tribute to our most loved Cinderella. Since the shoes were crafted in a gold finish added with a touch of diamond stones, the look will be completed by a soft gold dress, just like how Cinderella paired up her blue glass slippers with a stunning blue ball gown.
2: RITA HAYWORTH HEELS BY STUART WEITZMAN
PRICE: 3 MILLION US Dollars
Rita Hayworth. This lady is a Hollywood legend. No doubt, this shoe is as stunning as the beautiful star. Weitzman just got everything named right for his creations. This time, the color sticks to an earthly tone. The chocolate inspired heels are just too gorgeous to be set aside by a fashion setter. The pair is ornamented by earrings owned by the female actor. Surrounding the gem in the middle are folded chocolate colored flowers made of satin material. Completing the package are ruby, diamond and sapphire. Sad to say, someone owns this pair now. And to no surprise, this belongs to Rita Hayworth’s daughter.
Yes, chocolate! This is a rare tone for a shoe but who does not love to be unique? So get your chocolate colored dress and go on a brown to brown match!
1: RUBY SLIPPERS BY HARRY WINSTON
PRICE: 3 MILLION US Dollars
Here is the much-awaited part – the MOST EXPENSIVE SHOES IN THE WORLD. These ruby slippers were inspired by the film Wizard of Oz, and this is to be considered the official replica of the original shoes. This was intended to be made the most expensive pair in the world that is why this was planned to be far different from its competitors. These magical shoes of Dorothy were studded with rubies of 4,600 pieces and diamonds of 50 carats worth. The price will tell you all of the hard work done for two months just to make all this possible. Quality wise, it is very durable more than what you think it can be. Well, I believe that the hard work has been paid off. The attention this product gets in the upper market is way too much for a shoe. You can have this paired with your little red dress. Or if not, have a white one with small accents or red or ruby. That will surely get you sleek and classy.
Did your nose bleed yet? Or were you awestruck by the amount of each shoe presented? Yes, I can hear you, and you are right. The price tags are unbelievable. You may be asking if how in the world can a shoe be more than what you earn for a living, or even pricier than your house or car. My friend that is what you call extravagance. The way we live may not agree with other people’s ways. But we are entitled to our extravagance. Some may just spend it on shoes.
Is it all worth it? It is up to you. After all, good shoes will take you to good places. That is a fact. The million dollar shoes in the world are just a proof of how vast our imaginations can be. By using the riches of our planet and making the most out of it, we can produce some masterpieces. The cost may be too much but if you think you deserve it, may it cost a million or way lesser, just remember this. There is nothing wrong with rewarding yourself.