Gone are the days when shoes were worn to protect the feet. Nowadays, they’ve become an integral part of a person’s wardrobe as well as a fashion necessity. While it’s nothing new to splurge on footwear, made from a variety of materials, shoes can range from a few hundreds to thousands of dollars. But for the uber rich, shoes also serve as an indicator of a person’s social status, setting them back even millions of dollars. Whether high heels encrusted in precious stones or sneakers worn by an all-star athlete, the most expensive shoes go the extra mile when it comes to luxury footwear.
In fact, some are even considered too valuable to be worn. As is the case with the most expensive accessories in the world, the world’s most expensive shoes are made using special, luxury materials – diamonds, gold, silver, platinum, rubies, sapphires and other rarer gems. These shoes are in a rightful category of their own on the luxury market. Often sold off at auctions rather than at retailers, these shoes are much more than footwear. The most expensive shoes can be a slice of history or even require a safe to be stored in.
Here are the top 20 most expensive shoes in the world.
|1.||Moon Star Shoes by Antonio Vietri||$19.9 million|
|2.||Jada Dubai and Passion Jewelers Passion Diamond Shoes||$17 million|
|3.||Debbie Wingham Heels||$15.1 million|
|4.||Shoes Thrown at President George W Bush||$10 million|
|5.||Harry Winston Ruby Slippers||$3 million|
|6.||Stuart Weitzman Rita Hayworth Heels||$3 million|
|7.||Michael Jordan’s 1998 NBA Finals Sneakers||$2.2 million|
|8.||Stuart Weitzman Cinderella Slippers||$2 million|
|9.||Stuart Weitzman Tanzanite Heels||$2 million|
|10.||Tom Ford Custom by Jason Arasheben||$2 million|
|11.||Solid Gold OVO x Air Jordans||$2 million|
|12.||Stuart Weitzman Wizard of OZ Ruby Stilettos||$1.6 million|
|13.||Stuart Weitzman Platinum Guild Stilettos||$1.09 million|
|14.||Stuart Weitzman Marilyn Monroe Shoes||$1 million|
|15.||Stuart Weitzman Retro Rose Pumps||$1 million|
|16.||Stuart Weitzman Diamond Dream Stilettos||$500,000|
|17.||Kathryn Wilson’s Pump||$400,000|
|18.||Michael Jordan’s Game Worn Converse Fastbreak||$190,000|
|19.||Nizam Sikandar Jah’s Shoes||$160,000|
|20.||Buscemi 100 MM Diamond||$132,000|