Have you ever imagined slipping your feet into a pair of shoes that are worth millions of dollars? It may seem impossible to imagine and you will consider this as a sign of insanity. These world’s most expensive shoes from these most expensive footwear brands cost more than one million of dollars to wear it. What makes a pair of shoes cost this amount of money? The answer is revealed here.
Look at the Top 13 most expensive shoes in the world. Let’s start with the least expensive shoes.
13 Air Jordan Silver Shoes | $ 60,000
Ever since it was launched this pair of Air Jordan Silver Shoes had grabbed everyone’s attention. This pair of silver shoes is a masterpiece model on its own. Signed by the legend Michael Jordan himself, these shoes sent MJ’s fans into a fluster and since then all his fans religiously wanted to own it. Unlike gold shoes, the best thing of this Nike shoe is that it is wearable. Who says women are known for expensive and luxury shopping? With silver detailing and this shoe is one of the most costly shoes in the world. This pair of shoes itself is said to be the brand ambassador of Nike worldwide. So die hard Michael Jordan fans, get ready to own and buy a pair of this silver shoe for a certain $60,000.
12 Shoes of Nizam Sikandar Jah | $160,000
Belonged to the Nizam of Hyderabad, Sikandar Jah, this pair of shoes are very stylish and elegant. It actually makes us admire the rich treasure of the India of the 18th century as their design is so delicate. The shoe is totally embroidered with gold thread and stuffed with a lot of diamonds, emeralds, rubies and many such expensive stones. Proudly showcased India’s heritage and lavishness to the world, the shoe was a part of a reputable museum in Toronto, until it was stolen from the museum. Luckily enough, the shoe though has suffered a few damages here and there, was recovered again and it still continues to make India proud.
11 Kathryn Wilson’s Pumps | $418,450
Created for a charity auction, this sheer work of masterpiece was designed by Kathryn Wilson of New Zealand. This shoe took 50 hours to get completed and be the piece of work it is. This shoe is stuffed with diamonds worth million dollars and each diamond was hand fixed one by one during those 50 hours. This Kathryn Wilson designed shoe reminds us of the Cinderella pumps and fetched a price of more than $ 400,000 at the auction. The only issue is that this pair of shoes is not what we would call ‘wearable’.
10 Stuart Weitzman Diamond Dream Stilettos | $500,000
This marvelous pair of heels which is ranked as the 10th most expensive shoe in our list. Diamonds are a woman’s best friend and this pair of shoe proves it right. The heels are handcrafted with one thousand four hundred and twenty (1,420) 30 karat diamonds which are grouped in an attractive manner to beautify the ankles and make them more dazzling. No wonder, they scream for attention all over. In the 2007 Academy Awards, these heels were worn by actress Anika Noni Rose. You can lay your feet on a pair of these heels for just $500,000.
09 Original ‘Wizard of Oz’ Ruby Slippers | $612,000
Do you still remember those exquisite pairs of red slippers Dorothy was wearing in Wizard of Oz? Undoubtedly, another dream shoe. The more interesting fact is that it is claimed that only three original pieces of this shoes are left. Out of which one was stolen, the second was sold at an auction for $666,000 while the third one is showcased at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Washington D.C. This pair of slippers has large center bows on the top with three emerald-shaped crystals and three red glass jewels. All you girls who were equally dazzled by these shoes, at least have a glimpse when you plan to visit Washington next time.
08 Stuart Weitzman Retro Rose Pumps | $1,000,000
Yet another magnificent creation from Stuart Weitzman. This shoe reminds us of the Black and White era of Hollywood where T-straps were embraced with grace. These T-strap shoes are decorated with 1,800 Kwiat diamonds to form breathtaking white roses on their top near the toes. There are 400 diamonds more that are used for encrusted the shoes themselves. We still wonder how could Cody Diablo reject the proposal of wearing these pumps. These shoes are too pretty to be refused.
07 Stuart Weitzman Marilyn Monroe Shoes | $1,000,000
Anything associated with this timeless beauty has to be classic, isn’t it? You must be thinking why did Stuart Weitzman name these after Marilyn Monroe herself? These delicate shoes have satin flowers with Swarovski crystals inside them. These crystals are a pair of earrings that belonged to Marilyn Monroe. Regina King first wore this shoe at the 2005 Oscars. Sold for $1 million at the Celebrity Rags 4 Charity Riches auction, this pair of shoe has caught eyeballs of each and everyone present at the Oscar.
06 Stuart Weitzman Platinum Guild Stilettos | $1,090,000
This truly is a masterpiece from Stuart Weitzman, which is beautifully encrusted with 464 diamonds throughout the body. But the surprise factor is that these straps which enhance the shoe can be removed and can be worn as bracelets or accessories around the neck. These pencil heels were revealed at the 2002 Oscars by Mexican actress Laura Harring and have been every woman’s envy since then.
05 Stuart Weitzman Ruby Stilettos | $1,600,000
One of the prettiest shoes in this list, Stuart Weitzman Ruby Stilettos too was inspired by the ‘Wizard of Oz’ shoes. Made of a pound of platinum and 643 pieces of 123 karat rubies, this stiletto just looks ideal for that dinner date with your partner. They also feature elegant red satin. Stuart Weitzman who is renowned for encrusting his shoes with rare and beautiful gems this shoe lives up to the expectations.
04 Stuart Weitzman Tanzanite Heels | $2,000,000
Stuart Weitzman just declines to get off the most expensive shoes list. This particular shoe deserves this rank quite well because when Eddie Le Vian and Stuart Weitzman collaborate to create something, it surely is going to be out of the world. Just the elegant straps of the pumps possess of 185-carat tanzanite gems and 28-carat diamonds. Wait girls, the beauty does not end here. All these are put in shining silver, which fashions these pumps even more desirable.
03 Stuart Weitzman Cinderella Slippers | $2,000,000
These shoes are named Cinderella Slippers because they are inspired by the popular glass slippers of Disney princess Cinderella. These stilettos were decorated with as many as 565 Kwiat diamonds and made with the finest Italian leather all set in platinum. Those delicate laces feature the Amaretto Diamond -one of the rarest diamonds in the world, which alone cost more than a million dollar. At 2004 Oscars, the singer Alison Krauss appeared with these shoes.
02 Stuart Weitzman Rita Hayworth Heels | $3,000,000
This shoe is named after the Hollywood legend, Rita Hayworth because this shoe actually features a pair of earring that belonged to her. What everyone loves about this shoe is the chocolate color, which is a welcome change from all the bling and glitter of the previous shoes in the list. The earring at the middle and the folded flowers made of satin makes it look like a poetry. This shoe contains all kinds of gem one can think of like ruby, sapphire, diamond and what not? At the 2006 Academy Awards, Kathleen York wore this shoe and are currently owned by Princess Yasmin Aga Khan who is Rita Hayworth’s daughter.
01 Harry Winston Ruby Slippers | $3,000,000
As we reach the end of the list, the last shoe or in other words the most expensive shoe is expected to be a bang. Does it deliver? This pair is, in fact, the official copy of the pair of red magic shoes of Wizard of Oz. but this one had to be distinct from all its competitors and contemporaries. It features a total of 4,600 pieces of rubies that weigh 1,350 carats in addition to 50 carats of diamonds. This pair of shoes is created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “The Wizard Of Oz”. This shoe took 2 months of extremely hard work and dedication and was finally made to be the most expensive pair of shoes in the world. These shoes were worn by the lead star of the movie, Judy Garland only.