Usually, we buy shoes to protect our feet while walking outside. That’s the main reason people wear shoes. But shoes are not just accessories to keep our feet warm and protected, some of them are real works of art. There are millions of shoe brands available and everyone has a favorite one. Whether it’s Nike, Converse sneakers, Vans, boots, sandals or stilettos, shoes enhance the wardrobe or can ruin it. Today we want to talk about the most expensive shoes in the world and the stories behind them. If you’ve ever wondered why a pair of shoes costs millions of dollars, take a look at our list:
10. Diamond Dream Stilettos by Stuart Weitzman
Stuart Weitzman is a famous women’s shoe designer known for his extremely expensive creations. He designed this pair of stilettos called Diamond Dream Stilettos for actress Anika Noni Rose when she appeared at the 2007 Oscars. This glamorous pair of shoes women would kill for costs $500,000 and are covered in more than 1,400 real diamonds. The shoes are sandal-like and have two diamond-encrusted bands that go around each foot. The silver band across the toes makes them look delicate yet extremely sexy.
9. The Wizard of Oz Original Ruby Slippers
On our top most expensive shoes in the world we had to mention Dorothy’s shoes. Not just because these are one of the world’s most iconic red shoes but also because they are among the most expensive. Judy Garland wore this pair of shoes in the popular movie The Wizard of Oz and because of that they were sold for $612,000.
8. Marilyn Monroe Swarovski Crystals Earrings Shoes
Ladies and gentlemen these shoes designed by Stuart Weitzman cost $1 million and were worn by actress Regina King to the 2005 Oscars. What’s special about this pair of shoes is that they’re made of Swarovski earring which belonged to the one and only Marilyn Monroe.
7. Most Expensive Shoes For Men – Berluti Rapieces Reprises
This pair of Berluti Rapieces Reprises shoes costs almost $2000 and it comes in a limited edition. If you’re a man or a guy who loves exquisite shoes and want to own this pair you need to submit a personal request in order to have them. These are more than shoes, they are a symbol of luxury and class.
6. Air Jordan Silver Shoes
Fans of the basketball superstar Michael Jordan would do anything to own this pair of Jordans. Unfortunately for them this rare pair of Air Jordan Silver shoes are valued at $60,000. As the name implies, these shoes are actually made of silver and are autographed by the basketball legend himself. Despite being made of silver, they are supposedly quite comfortable. Whether you’re a fan of basketball, baseball, tennis or just plain old running, any sports fan, male or female, would love to own these sneakers. They are sold on eBay at the moment.
5. World’s Most Expensive Shoes – John Terry’s Cleats
Soccer fans we have a pair of shoes for you. One that is encrusted with more than 2000 jewels, including 27 carats white diamonds, sapphires and black diamond. These are one of the most expensive pair of sports shoes in the world and were worn by the captain of the Chelsea Football Club, John Terry. These shoes were estimated at about $220,000.
4. Retro Rose Pumps by Stuart Weitzman
Stuart Weitzman keeps popping up on our list of most expensive shoes in the world. That’s because he has made the most expensive shoes ever. These retro shoes are designed in a 1940s style and cost $1 million. They are made of 1,800 Kwiat diamonds in the rose ornaments and another 400 diamonds in the shoes themselves. We wonder what dress would go best with these shoes…an expensive one for sure.
3. Nike Air Force 1 Boogeyman
Nike is one of those brands that have made sneakers for all the basketball legends, including Michael Jordan, James Lebron or Kobe Bryant, but the most expensive pair of basketball shoes is this one called Nike Air Force 1 Boogeyman. It is limited edition and it’s signed by basketball legend himself Andrew Bogut.
2. Cinderella Slippers by Stuart Weitzman
These shoes were inspired by the famous fairy tale character and are made of 565 Kwiat diamonds and platinum. The shoes are valued at more than $2 million.
1. Rita Hayworth Heels by Stuart Weitzman
These shoes are the most expensive shoes in the world and were named after the Hollywood starlet of the 1940s, Rita Hayworth. They are encrusted with sapphires, rubies and diamonds and they cost $3 million dollars. Rita Hayworth’s daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan owns them.