Top 10 Most Expensive Shoes in the World
A surprising fact about the world’s most expensive shoes is that 8 of them belong to Stuart Weitzman, the renowned designer of the high–end shoe company with the same name. He uses unique materials and pays a lot of attention to any detail, the main reason why some of his shoe models cost millions of dollars. Of course, he also sells shoes at standard prices, in over 70 countries.
Most of the shoes from this list appeared in several movies and were seen on the red carpet as well, since a couple of lucky movie starts got to show them off. So without further ado, here is the list of the 10 most expensive shoes in the world.
10. Stuart Weitzman’s Diamond Dream Stilettos: $500.000
The Diamond Dream Stilettos were created by Stuart Weitzman in collaboration with Kwiat, a well known jewelry maker. The Stuart Weitzman Diamond Dream Stilettos are adorned with 1420 shiny diamonds and were last worn by Anika Noni Rose, a famous American singer and actress, in 2007.
Without any doubt, these shoes deserve their place as the 10th most expensive pair of shoes in the world.
9. Original Ruby Slippers from “The Wizard of Oz”: $612.000
We’ve all have seen “The Wizard of Oz”. It was, for many of us, the movie that we grew up with and who wouldn’t want a souvenir from it? But, keep in mind that only one of the original shoes from The Wizard of Oz was bought for over $600.000. The other one was put in an auction in Hollywood for the price of $2.000.000, but no one bid.
8. Stuart Weitzman’s “Retro Rose” Pumps: $1.000.000
Stuart Weitzman is, without a doubt, one of the best shoe designers in the world. These shoes were designed in a style popular in the 1940’s and they’re worth $1.000.000. Diablo Cody, a famous writer from Hollywood, wore them on the Oscar’s Red Carpet in 2008. Nonetheless, these shoes, adorned with 1.800 diamonds, have the ability to catch the eye due to their beauty and elegance.
7. Stuart Weitzman’s “Marilyn Monroe” Shoes: $1.000.000
Although these shoes were not owned by Marilyn Monroe, they represent the style in which the actress lived her life. They are stuffed with diamonds that match perfectly with the satin that surrounds it. Even if they do not match with many lines of clothes, these shoes surely look magnificent with the right dress.
6. Stuart Weitzman’s “Platinum Guild” Stilettos: $1.090.000
The elegance of these shoes is only rivaled by their simplicity. Carved with 464 diamonds, Stuart Weitzman’s “Platinum Guild” Stilettos are, definitely, one of the most elegant pair of shoes in the world. Laura Harring wore them at the Academy Awards in 2010 and she looked stunning!
5. Stuart Weitzman’s “Ruby Slippers”: $1.600.000
Stuart Weitzman’s “Ruby Slippers” represent a distinct pair of shoes that has 642 Burmese rubies and about one pound of platinum. But, due to the red satin, these shoes are as elegant as they can get. They were first seen on display at the luxurious Harrods, in London, in 2003. A couple of years later they were sold to an anonymous bidder, for no more than $1.600.000.
4. Stuart Weitzman’s “Tanzanite Heels”: $2.000.000
The name of this pair of shoes comes from the fact that they have 185 carats of blue tanzanite gemstones. Moreover, Stuart Weitzman’s “Tanzanite Heels” are adorned with 28-carat diamonds, which take the price tag of these beauties to a massive $2.000.000.
3. Stuart Weitzman’s “Cinderella Slippers”: $2.000.000
Stuart Weitzman’s “Cinderella Slippers” were worn in 2004 by Alison Krauss, at that year’s Academy Awards. These shoes are truly marvelous and have 565 diamonds which were provided by the Kwiat jewelry giant. Stuart Weitzman’s “Cinderella Slippers” represent an incredible piece of artwork.
2. Stuart Weitzman’s “Rita Hayworth” Heels: $3.000.000
Rita Hayworth was one of the best actresses and singers that this world had. With such a reputation to keep, she ordered a pair of shoes to maintain the headlights over her head. Stuart Weitzman’s “Rita Hayworth” Heels are an impressive pair of shoes that were elegantly and divinely worn by Rita Hayworth. Nonetheless, her daughter inherited her fortune and Stuart Weitzman’s “Rita Hayworth” Heels are currently being used as a decoration item in her daughter’s house.
1. Harry Winston’s “Ruby Slippers”: $3.000.000
These shoes were designed by Harry Winston to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the Wizard of Oz. Harry Winston’s “Ruby Slippers” are worth $3.000.000 and were decorated with over 4.600 gemstones. They are, along with Stuart Weitzman’s “Rita Hayworth” Heels, the most expensive shoes in the world.