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The most extravagant pairs of footwear you can ever buy.
Words by Ankita Bhowmick in The Lifestyle · Apr 3rd, 2019
What was primarily invented to protect and provide comfort to the human feet has, over the years become yet another symbol of luxury. The high fashion shoes, designed by top designers are made using expensive materials. Pairs of such shoes normally cost thousands of dollars.
However, there are some shoes, the price of which will surely blow your mind. Let us have a look at the top 10 most expensive shoes in the world.
Luxury footwear designer Jada Dubai in collaboration with Passion Jewellers unveiled, what is currently known as the most expensive shoe in the world. Showcased for the first time in the iconic Burj Al Arab in Dubai, the stiletto shoes are made of gold, leather and silk. They feature as many as 236 diamonds, along with a 15-carat D-flawless diamond near the toes.
These pair of shoes are designed by British designer Debbie Wingham and are the second most expensive pair of footwear in the world. The designer had collaborated with footwear designer Chris Campbell in order to create these shoes for a private client, which was a gift to a family member for her 30th birthday. Precious stones were used from the client's family collection and the entire process of crafting it took over 100 hours. They feature three-carat pink diamonds and one-carat blue diamonds, that are positioned on the front of each of them.
On December 14, 200,8 an Iraqi journalist by the name of Muntadhar al-Zaidi threw the pair of shoes that he was wearing at the then President of the United States, George W Bush. The shoes were eventually bought for $10 Million. The shoemaker also received a massive order of nearly 300,000 pairs of similar shoes in a week.
A replica of Dorothy's ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz, these ruby slippers are designed by Harry Winston. They are studded with expensive jewellery and feature art-work, the creation of which takes 2 months. The pair of slippers are a tribute to The Wizard of Oz on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the film’s release in 1989. It costs as much as $3 million and is the fourth most expensive shoe in the world.
Well-decorated, and the most expensive shoes by Stuart Weitzman, the Rita Hayworth heels features diamonds, rubies and sapphires. Created from rust-coloured satin, the pair of shoes are the most classy that the brand has on offer. It comes with a price tag of $3 million.
Yet another expensive pair from none other than Stuart Weitzman's expensive collection, the Cinderella slippers are made up of 565 Kwiat diamonds in platinum setting at laces. A pair of these shoes has been priced at $2 million.
Designed by Stuart Weitzman, a pair of Tanzanite Heels is coated with 185 carats of elegant bright blue tanzanite gemstones along with 28-carat tanzanite that adds to its beauty. A pair of this beauty would cost one as much as $2 million.
Known to have been worn by Nick Cannon while hosting the final season of America's Got Talent, these diamond-encrusted, Jason Arasheben custom-made shoes feature more than 14,000 round-cut white diamonds that are set on white gold. An estimated cost of this extravagant pair of footwear is $2 million.
A pair of this Ruby Stilettos designed by Stuart Weitzman features insole made of red satin. It also comes with 600 rubies, each of them weighing nearly 1 pound. This pair of beauties come with a price tag of $1.6 million.
One of the rare collections from Stuart Weitzman, this pair of Platinum Guild Stilettos feature platinum fabric straps. It also comes with a total of 464 Kiwat diamonds that are encrusted on its straps. It costs $1.09 million.