Who doesn’t love a good pair of shoes? But even Imelda Marcos might do a double take at the priciest shoes on the planet. Because while some of them are practical, it’s still mind-boggling to see how much some people will pay for footwear. Though Cinderella (and Imelda) might argue that a new pair of shoes never hurt anyone. (Except George W. Bush. You’ll see.)
21. Rick Owens x Adidas Mastodons
Rick Owens teamed up with Adidas for the Rick Owens x Adidas Mastodon, which looks and sounds about right.
They're not necessarily something the best dressed women of 2019 would wear — but they exist.
20. Jimmy Choo Belgravia High Tops
Of course a pair of star-studded black and blue high-tops from Jimmy Choo would run you this much.
19. Gucci Fur Slippers
It’ll cost you over $2K to feel like you're walking around with adorable creatures on your feet, thanks to the all-over lamb wool and Gucci's signature Horsebit detail. Good or baaaaaaaaaad idea?
18. Alexander McQueen Hobnail Ankle Boots
You'll be doing everything but kicking rocks in these Alexander McQueen Hobnail studded stompers.
17. Rick Owens GeoBaskets
There was a time when celebs would shell out nearly $6K for these kicks from Rick Owens. Now you can find them on eBay for a fraction of the price. Pricey but nowhere near what they once went for. FYI, the black and milk ones seem to be the most in-demand.
16. Nike Mags
Marty McFly may have inspired these futuristic sneaks that lace themselves but by 2012, Nike made 100 more pairs. If you could get your robot hands on a pair, they would've cost you almost the same as a house was back then. (OK, not really but you know what we mean.)
15. Nike Jordan 4 Eminem x Carhartt
14. Nike Drake OVO Air Jordan Retro 10s
On 2014's Drake Night during a Toronto Raptors game, Drake gave out a couple of pairs of his special edition OVO Air Jordan X sneaks. One lucky fan took her shoes and ran ... to eBay where she sold them for significantly more than they retail for.
13. Nike Air Jordan 12s
The most expensive Jordans to ever exist, the unique pair were worn by No. 23 himself during the infamous "Flu Game," where despite being sick as a dog, he still managed to score 38 points in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals. The signed shoes were autographed and netted a final bid of $104,765 at auction.
12. Stuart Weitzman Diamond Dream Stilettos
The Stuart Weitzman creations may look delicate but the glamour game in them is strong. The silver toe band may be delicate but it's the diamond circles that strap the rest of the foot in that will take your breath away.
11. Stuart Weitzman Marilyn Monroe Shoes
Getting inspiration from Swarovski crystal earrings once owned by the late actress, Stuart Weitzman designed these elegant nude shoes upon which shimmering crystals sit atop a satin rose. They were auctioned off for $1 mill.
10. Stuart Weitzman Retro Rose Pumps
The roses on the toes are made of 100 carats of 1.800 Kwiat diamonds, while 400 more stones are blended into the 40s-style heels themselves.
9. Stuart Weitzman Platinum Guild Stilettos
Basically, if Stuart Weitzman's name's attached to a pair of shoes, they're going to be expensive. Like these strappy stilettos, which feature platinum fabric adorned with 464 Kwiat diamonds.
8. Jason Arasheben Custom Kicks
Tom Ford collaborated with Jason of Beverly Hills founder, Jason Arasheben, who customized the shoes with more than 14,000 full-cut round white diamonds, totaling 340 carats. Not over the top, at ALL.
7. Stuart Weitzman Tanzanite Heels
Designer Stuart Weitzman teamed up with Eddie LeVian to create these silver leather, platinum-heeled stunners, made from 185 carats of bright blue tanzanite gemstones and embellished with 28 carats of diamonds. The delicate toe straps trimmed with tiny diamonds add that special touch.
6. Stuart Weitzman Cinderella Slippers
Stuart Weitzman was inspired by the Disney princess' sparkly shoes but the designer used Italian leather, while 565 Kwiat diamonds in platinum settings made up the lace-like ankle and toe straps, while only the right shoe had the five-carat amaretto diamond.
5. Stuart Weitzman Rita Hayworth Heels
Inspired by the late actress' favourite pair of earrings, the open-toed rust-coloured satin shoes were created by — you guessed it — Stuart Weitzman who adorned them with rubies, sapphires and diamonds nestled in the ruffle flower.
4. Harry Winston Ruby Slippers from ‘The Wizard of Oz’
Harry Winston spent two months carefully crafting the beauties, which consisted of 4,600 rubies and 50 carats of diamonds. After about sixty days, the opulent heels, glittering in all their glory, were unveiled at the House of Harry Winston, accompanied by a price tag of no less than three million — the most expensive shoes in the world!
3. Ramazan Baydan Loafers
The shoes hurled at President George W. Bush by journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi during a 2008 Iraqi press conference were sold to a Saudi businessman for $10 million. A little grainy, but you can picture it, can't you?
2. Debbie Wingham Diamond and Gold Heels
Sorry, George Dubya. But the shoes that tried to take your head off have been replaced, and then some. The former "world's most expensive shoes" come from designer Debbie Wingham, who is also responsible for the world's most expensive dress (the Red Diamond Abaya, FYI). The high heels feature pink and blue diamonds that encrust the shoes, four three-carat white diamonds line the edges and gold zippers.
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1. The Passion Diamond Shoes
A combined effort between Jada Dubai and Passion Jewellers, these heels sparkle with over 100 carats of flawless diamonds set on white gold. Of course, there's more gold, leather and silk built into "the most expensive shoes in the world."
When — and if — someone purchases the Passion Diamond Shoes, they will be made in their specific size. In case you're wondering, they're still up for grabs. Shocking.
Maybe the richest woman in 2019 will consider the purchase.