Spending millions of dollars on a pair of shoes is something out of the ordinary for most of us. In fact, expensive shoes do inspire the elegance and glamour of beauty and doesn’t bother some rich people to spend a hefty amount on them.
On our list of most expensive shoes, we have mentioned some fascinating pairs from well-known luxury brands. The items that made it to our list are women’s shoes only and without further ado, let’s head on to the list below.
10. Ruby Slippers from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ ($612,000)
A pair of Ruby Slippers was first worn by the fictional character, Dorothy in the iconic movie, ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Only 3 pairs of the Ruby Slippers were made, all of which still exist. One of these pairs was auctioned at Christies to a private bidder for $612,000 while another pair failed to sell at the Icons of Hollywood auction owing to the starting bid of 2 million dollars. The 3rd pair of these red beauties is currently on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of History.
9. Retro Rose Pumps by Stuart Weitzman ($1 Million)
Weitzman crafted the Retro Rose Pumps in accordance with the footwear style of 1940s Hollywood using the then-famous T-strap. The roses on these heels were created with 100-carats of 1,800 Kwiat diamonds while the shoes themselves are studded with 400 of the glimmering precious stones.
8. Marilyn Monroe Shoes by Stuart Weitzman ($1 Million)
Marilyn Monroe Shoes are the product of intricate craftsmanship by Stuart Weitzman. The heels are festooned with a satin rose that has a cluster of glittering Swarovski crystals on it. Not only the pair is inspired by the iconic actress, Marilyn Monroe but the crystals adorning them are actually a pair of earrings that once belonged to her.
7. Platinum Guild Stilettos by Stuart Weitzman ($1.09 Million)
The pair of Platinum Guild Stilettos is one of the rare collections comprising of platinum fabric straps encrusted with a total of 464 Kwiat diamonds. The fact that the precious gems of these stilettos can be removed and worn as hand and neck ornaments makes it stand out among other luxury shoes.
6. Ruby Slippers by Stuart Weitzman ($1.6 Million)
Inspired by Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, Stuart Weitzman designed their Ruby Slippers with 642 Burmese rubies and a pound of platinum complimented by delicate red satin. These pair was unveiled back in late 2003 for display at Harrods in London.
5. Tanzanite Heels by Stuart Weitzman ($2 Million)
Designed by Stuart Weitzman in association with Le Vian, the pair Tanzanite Heels is an exquisitely crafted work of art. These bejeweled stilettos are coated with 185-carats of sparkling blue tanzanite gemstones and 28-carats of diamonds supported by an ankle strap crowned with 16-carats tanzanite drop.
4. Cinderella Slippers by Stuart Weitzman ($2 Million)
Stuart Weitzman created Cinderella Slippers inspired by the famous fairytale princess, Cinderella. The pair of Cinderella Slippers is transparent and incorporated with 565 Kwiat diamonds fitted into Italian leather on platinum settings. These slippers are a true mixture of transparency and solid glitters.
3. Rita Hayworth Heels by Stuart Weitzman ($3 Million)
Rita Hayworth Heels was inspired by the iconic movie star, Rita Hayworth. Stuart Weitzman created the Rita Hayworth Heels in collaboration with Le Vian using a pair of earrings owned by the Hollywood legend. The pair now belongs to Hayworth’s daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan.
2. Ruby Slippers by Harry Winston ($3 Million)
The fascination of footwear designers with ‘The Wizards of Oz’ continues over decades. Harry Winston’s Ruby Slippers was actually made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the release of The Wizard of Oz. Designed by Harry Winston, the pair of Ruby Slippers is a replica of Dorothy’s ruby slippers accompanied by expensive jewelry and elegant artwork which took 2 months to complete.
1. Stilettos by Debbie Wingham ($15 Million)
British designer Debbie Wingham designed the one of a kind stilettos after being commissioned by an anonymous family. The pair of Debbie Wingham Stilettos is made up of 24-carats gold painted leather sewed with 18-carats gold thread along with solid gold zippers and soles. The stilettos feature rare 3-carats pink diamond, 1-carat blue diamond, 4 flawless 3-carats diamonds and 1000 pointer diamonds set in platinum framing. Moreover, the pair is adorned with gold thread inlay and finished with a rose gold accent. The designer included leather Arabian jasmine flower as the final touch for the world’s most expensive pair of shoes.