Some shoes cost 20 U.S. dollars, others are sold for over 100 U.S. dollars. However, have you seen extremely expensive shoes with mind blowing prices? A price tag for some shoes is often over a million U.S. dollars! Can you imagine this? Let us take a look at the inspiring pictures of the most expensive shoes in the world.
Expensive shoe brands
We all know that often the price of a pair of shoes depends on the shoe brand. Some brands are way more expensive than others. Similar looking shoes can have several hundred dollars difference on their price tag.
Sometimes a pair of sleepers can be more expensive than a pair of winter boots. You can always find a pair of sneakers for 15 U.S. dollars or choose a costly brand and pay 300 U.S. dollars for similar-looking shoes.
What are the most expensive shoe brands? We can name some of them:
- Stuart Weitzman
- Kathryn Wilson
- Air Jordan
There are many other brands you can search for in the market that are priced way higher compared to less known and less popular brands.
15 world’s most expensive shoes
It is time to show you the pictures of the most expensive shoes in the world. Believe us, some of these pairs cost so much that most of us might feel bad by simply looking at them. Many people on our planet do not earn the sum equivalent to the cost of one pair in their whole life. Isn’t it shocking?
Let us make a reverse order list of 15 pairs and put less expensive shoes on top and the most expensive shoes in the world in the bottom.
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15. Male shoes by Testoni
Most of us believe that female shoes are the most expensive creations in the world. Well, our list begins with a male pair that costs 38,000 U.S. dollars. You've got it just right, shoes for men can also be luxurious and expensive.
The pair is made by Testoni, and these shoes are based on unique Norvegese technique and expensive water-resistant alligator leather, which makes them elegant and comfortable as well as extremely classy.
14. Nike shoes
Of course, not all Nike shoes are the most expensive in the world. Some are actually affordable and loved by the fans of this sports brand. Still, even Nike knows how to earn thousands of U.S. dollars from a single pair of their fancy shoes.
Priced at 50,000 U.S. dollars, this awesome pair of ‘So Cal Air Force 1 Supreme Max’ is a dream of millions of people from all over our planet. Nike is a well-known brand. Its comfortable and stylish shoes are loved in every country of the globe. However, not everyone can spend this much on a single pair of the diamond-studded masterpiece. The top parts are leather-made, and there is special reflective material at the bottom along with cute neon accents.
13. Air Jordan Shoes
When a legend designs shoes, they cost 60,000 U.S. dollars. This Air Jordan model is a fantasy for Michael Jordan. You know this famous basketball player, don’t you? The brand is produced by Nike.
The pair of silver shoes is comfortable, stylish, and expensive. Being a real masterpiece in the basketball world, these luxurious shoes are also the most expensive basketball shoes ever.
12. Costly shoes from the 18th century
This pair costs approximately 160,000 U.S. dollars. It is believed that they were owned by monarch Nizam of Hyderabad - Sikandar Jah - in the eighteenth century.
Their style is unique, especially in the 21st century. We bet you haven’t seen many of such unique shoes decorated with expensive jewelry stones such as diamonds, rubies, and emeralds. They are threaded with golden threads popular in India several centuries ago.
11. Pumps worth 400,000 U.S. dollars
The pretty and sparkling shoes were made by Kathryn Wilson. They were created within 50 hours, and this is a lot of time when you apply every decoration by yourself. 50 hours is how long it took the designer to decorate the shoes with cute diamonds that were pasted by hands.
The shoe was designed specifically for auction and successfully sold at 400,000 U.S. dollars.
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10. Shoes worth 500,000 U.S. dollars
Oh yeah, such a pair of shoes really exists, and it is not even the world’s most expensive shoes because other pairs on our list are priced even higher than half a million dollars. The style has its own title ‘Diamond Dream Stilettos’ and these expensive shoes are made by Stuart Weitzman.
By the way, the sparkling heels look elegant and pretty on a woman's leg. You could have noticed them at Academy Awards 11 years ago when a popular celebrity Anika Noni Rose appeared in them. It is true that each shoe is covered with over 700 diamonds (over 1,400 jewelry stones in total) and this is why their price is above the sky.
9. Elegance in ‘Wizard of Oz’ style
It is said that only three pairs of these shoes were made, and one disappeared somewhere, another one was sold at over 660,000 U.S. dollars, and the last one is currently presented at one of the museums of history (in DC, the USA).
The elegant slippers with beautiful crystals and glass jewels are real Ruby shoes from ‘The Wizard of Oz.’
8. One million retro roses
Stuart Weitzman knows how to create very expensive shoes in the world. The company offers this pair at one million U.S. dollars. They are the t-strap style, and each one is decorated with 200 diamonds. The shoe’s top is elegantly ‘covered’ with pretty retro roses.
Would you ever put on shoes with real diamonds on your feet? Would you wear such a pair for a big event?
7. Marilyn Monroe’s pair of shoes
Sometimes a pair of shoes can cost one million U.S. dollars even if it has only Swarovski crystals as decoration. They say that these very same crystals used to decorate the earrings owned by the famous diva Marilyn Monroe.
If this is true, the price is totally understood. Retro crystals on pretty Stuart Weitzman shoes ‘visited’ Oscars ceremony 13 years ago thanks to Regina King’s legs. The shoes were purchased at an auction for one million U.S. dollars.
6. The pretty pair of ‘Platinum Guild’ shoes
This pair is priced even higher than the shoes with Monroe’s crystals, even though they have been created by the same brand – Stuart Weitzman. Known as ‘Platinum Guild,’ each of the two shoes has over 240 diamonds.
The most interesting thing about these particular stilettos is that their owner can wear them as evening shoes or take off the diamond decoration and use it as jewelry accessory (necklace or bracelet). The cute and really expensive stilettos were demonstrated by Laura Harring at Academy Awards 16 years ago, and their price is a bit less than 1.1 million U.S. dollars.
5. Burma rubies shoes
Another pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes from ‘Wizard of Oz’ are very expensive. Their price is approximately 1.6 million U.S. dollars.
Featuring 120-carat rubies, this masterpiece accounts for over 300 jewels per shoe. The slippers are impressive, as they come with platinum, satin and Burma ruby stones.
4. Two million shoes
We have already told you how expensive Stuart Weitzman brand is. The pair of shoes that has a name ‘Tanzanite Heels’ is priced at 2 million U.S. dollars.
Each shoe has a luxurious decoration. Designers used pretty tanzanite gemstones – each shoe has over 90 carats – plus there are exclusive diamonds added. The style is amazing and so is the cost.
3. Cinderella shoes
This is another pair of the most expensive shoes in the world created by Stuart Weitzman and priced at 2 million U.S. dollars. They are called 'Cinderella’ slippers because of their style. Looking at these elegant shoes you can think about the famous Cinderella story and her lovely glass slippers.
The design was indeed inspired by the famous movie. Each slipper features Italian leather and over 280 Kwiat diamonds as decoration. The gorgeous pair ‘walked’ the Oscars carpet 14 years ago along with a wonderful woman Alison Krauss whose amazing voice is loved by millions of fans from all over the world.
2. Shoes owned by a princess
One famous pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes belongs to lovely Princess Yasmin Aga Khan. The design was ‘born’ thanks to the amazing earrings owned by Rita Hayworth, the princess' mother.
Priced at 3 million U.S. dollars, these beautiful and elegant heels ‘walked the carpet’ at Academy Awards 12 years ago. They are decorated with expensive jewel stones such as rubies, diamonds, and sapphires.
1. Number one most expensive shoes in the world
This gorgeous pair was designed by House of Harry Winston to honor the 50th anniversary of ‘Wizard of Oz’ movie nearly 30 years ago. They are priced at 3.01 million U.S. dollars which makes them world’s most costly slippers.
It is reported that the exclusive pair was made within 60 days. Can you imagine how long it took the designers to implement their wonderful idea in life? Its price is understood, once you learn that each shoe is decorated with diamonds and has 2300 lovely rubies encrustation. Besides, these shoes are the replica of the original pair worn by the classic film’s actress Judy Garland as Dorothy.
Would you even consider buying one pair of shoes from expensive shoe brands and pay 50,000 U.S. dollars at least for it? Did you like the pictures of the most expensive shoes in the world? Do you think their price is justified? We will be happy to hear your opinion!