Top 11 Women’s Most Expensive Shoes in the World

These are the most expensive shoes in the world

Let’s face it, women love shoes, we love shopping in general. I can’t even say shoes top it. There are those who are more into shoes, more into bags, more into jewels, clothes, perfume and so on. But overall shopping is second nature.

Depending with what you are into, and what dominates a huge part of your wardrobe, there is an item you can pay any amount within your for and there are things you would set a limit of what you are willing to part with.

Going back to shoes, a huge number buys shoes based on impulse. “It’s nice, looks pretty, I want it” other things like quality, type and price come after the attraction. That is when you ask yourself is it quality; can you afford it, where will you wear it to? Do you really need it? (Ok, we hardly ask ourselves the last two questions)

Having said that, how much would you be willing to part with to own a quality shoe? Check out these most expensive shoes in the world thus far.

Kathryn Wilson’s Pumps- Made For Auction : Price $ 418, 450

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This shoe was designed for a charity auction, auctioned for $ 418, 450.  Yes you heard it, not to mention that they are not even wearable. It is probably just lying on a display somewhere. It features million worth diamonds each hand pasted one by one with large gemstone on each toe.

Stuart Weitzman, Diamond Dream Stilettos- “karat Diamonds” : Price $ 500,000

most expensive shoesThis shoe might not look as elegant from far, but it is handcrafted with about 150, 030 karat diamonds.  This is for the lovers of diamond.

It was worn by Anika Noni Rose for the 2007 Oscars.

Original ‘Wizard of Oz’ Ruby Slippers- “There is no place like home” : Price $ 612,000

most expensive shoesThese red pair was sold off at an auction for $ 612,000. Why is it so expensive you might ask? It is an iconic shoe. It was worn by the character Dorothy in the movie “The Wizard of Oz”

Stuart Weitzman Marilyn Monroe Shoes- “Monroe’s earrings” : Price $ 1 million

most expensive shoesImagine a shoe named after you, not just any shoes, a whopping $ 1 million shoe. If you are more into class, then this shoe is pure class adorned with Swarovski crystals. They were named after Marilyn Monroe and the designer used her earrings worn. It was auctioned for $ 1 million.

The shoe was worn by Regina King in 2005 Oscars.

Stuart Weitzman Retro Rose Pumps-  “Another Oscars” : Price $1 million

most expensive shoesAnd Stuart Weitzman goes on. The retro roses are made 100 carats of 1,800 diamonds, while the rest of the shoe contains 400 more diamonds.

Who wore this? Hollywood celebrity Diablo Cody at the Oscar 2008

Stuart Weitzman Platinum Guild Stilettos- “Necklace strap” : Price – $ 1.09 million

most expensive shoesThe shoe is decorated with 464 diamonds. The straps on the shoe come in handy; they can be removed and worn as necklace. The diamonds are not fixed and can be removed too.

Laura Harring wore the Platinum Guild Stilettos at eve of Oscar in 2004.

Stuart Weitzman Ruby Stilettos- “Never picked” : Price $ 1.6 million

most expensive shoesAlso Inspired by the ‘Wizard of Oz’  Made of 643 pieces of 123 karat rubies and a pound of platinum,

Stuart Weitzman Tanzanite Heels- “Costly collaboration” : Price $ 2 million

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A collaboration of Stuart Weitzman and Eddie Le Vian, resulted in delicate straps of the pumps boast of 28 carat diamonds and 185 karat tanzanite gems. Ankle strap is crowned with a dangling 16 carat tanzanite drop.

Stuart Weitzman Cinderella Slippers- “the amaretto diamond” : Price $ 2 million

most expensive shoesCinderella fairy tale brought to life, everyone who ever admired the Cinderella shoes can own a pair. Well if you have $ 2 Million to spend.  The stilettos were created with Italian leather and decorated with as many as 565 Kwiat diamonds.

Worn first by Luckiest Alison Krauss on the 2004 Oscars

Stuart Weitzman Rita Hayworth Heels- “Hollywood legend” : Price $ 3 million

most expensive shoesNamed after Rita Hayworth, Stuart places Hayworth’s earring at the middle. The classy heels are made of different stones from diamonds, sapphire and ruby.  and what not? This pair is now owned by Rita’s daughter.

Rita Hayworth wore the heels in the movie Shawshank Redemption and Kathleen “Bird” York wore them at the 2006 Academy Awards.

The pair is now owned by Rita Hayworth’s daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan.

Harry Winston Ruby Slippers- “The best Replica” : Price $ 3 million

most expensive shoesAnd the most expensive shoes in the world goes to, Harry Winston. A fine replica of red magic shoes of Dorothy of Wizard of Oz with 1,350 carats of rubies and 50 carats of diamonds replacing the sequins.

The shoes were Made as tribute on the 50th anniversary of the film.

Image Source: amazon.com, listovative.com

What are your thoughts, would you own a pair if you could? How do you shop for shoes?

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Eleksie

My name is Queen. Procurement & Logistics officer, aspiring men's stylist, Blogger, writer, Assistant editor and fashion enthusiast and this is my blog. This blog is just my way of showing my love for Africa through showcasing the amazing work being done by African fashionistas from designers, models, to photographers, as well as style guide for men. What does procurement and fashion have in common? me! I love fashion, I love Africa, this blog is just my way of putting African fashion on the spotlight. I like to call it African fashion through my eyes. Thank you for being part of this.

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