In the past, shoes were considered a necessity as a protective wear for the feet. Not anymore! You will be surprised to know that a pair of shoes can cost as much as millions of dollars. They have become a symbol of artwork and history, and are given as much importance as a beautiful piece of jewellery.
The super rich and celebrities match their outfits with amazing pair of shoes that can cost a fortune, which we cannot even think of owning in our wildest dreams. These beautiful pieces of art are crafted by very talented designers and are purchased by the super rich to add to their collection.
Encrusted with diamonds, sapphires, rubies, etc. these shoes cost an outrageous amount. Stuart Weitzman is world renowned for his luxury designs. It’s no wonder then that most of these luxurious shoes are designed by him. Given here is a list of ten most expensive shoes in the world, many of them designed by the famous designer, Stuart Weitzman.
Top 10 Expensive Shoes In The World
Rita Hayworth Heels by Stuart Weitzman
At the top of the list of the world’s most expensive shoes are the beautiful pair of shoes created by Stuart Weitzman that are inspired by yesteryears’ iconic movie star and legend, Rita Hayworth. Priced at $3,000,000 these shoes are made with leather and are adorned with beautiful stones including diamonds, sapphires and rubies.
Originally created for Kathleen York to be worn at the 2006 Academy Awards, these shoes now belong to Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, who is the daughter of Rita Hayworth.
“Ruby Slippers” from Harry Winston
Also worth $3,000,000 these pair of shoes were made as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” by the House of Harry Winston, who is a celebrated jewellery designer. It took almost two months to craft these beautiful pair of shoes.
Instead of using sequins as used in the shoes in the movie, four thousand and six hundred real rubies and fifty carats of diamonds were used to create the “Ruby Slippers”, making them look most beautiful and exquisite.
Tanzanite Heels by Stuart Weitzman
Designed by world famous designer Stuart Weitzman, these heels are made with silver leather and platinum. In association with Eddie Le Vian of France, one of the richest jewellery designers in the world, Weitzman has adorned these silver stilettos with the finest of jewels including beautiful diamonds on the front straps valued at 28 carats, 595 carats of diamonds in the heels, and 185 carats of sparkling blue tanzanite stones in the ankle bracelets. Priced at $2,000,000 these exquisite pair of shoes are a beautiful piece of artwork.
Cinderella Slippers by Stuart Weitzman
These exquisite shoes were created by designer Stuart Weitzman and named the “Cinderella Slippers” after the popular Disney princess Cinderella. Italian Leather is used on these shoes on platinum settings, and they are adorned with 565 beautiful diamonds.
The right shoe is adorned with a 5 Karat amaretto diamond, which is alone worth $ 1 million. Alison Krauss, a country singer, wore these slippers for the Oscar ceremony in 2004. Priced at $2,000,000 these shoes are stunning and every girl’s dream.
Ruby Slippers by Stuart Weitzman
As is obvious from the name, these shoes were designed by Stuart Weitzman after being inspired by the “Wizard of Oz” classic. Priced at $1,600,000 these stunning pair of shoes were especially designed for the 2003 Oscars.
This elegant pair of shoes is crafted using 123.33 carats of 642 Burmese rubies encrusted on pure platinum base and covered with delicate red satin that provides it a beautiful finish. It’s no wonder then that these shoes have made it to the top ten list.
‘Platinum Guild’ Stiletto by Stuart Weitzman
This beautiful pair of stilettos is strappy and made with platinum fabric. Again designed by Stuart Weitzman, these stilettos were worn for the first time by Laura Harring, a Mexican actress, for the 2002 Oscars.
Adorned with 464 Kwiat diamonds cut in perfect shapes, this pair of pencil heels is worth $1,090,000. A unique fact about this pair of shoes is that the beautiful gems can also be removed and one can wear them as neck or hand jewellery.
Retro Rose Pumps by Stuart Weitzman
Again making to the top list of most expensive shoes in the world are the beautiful pair of Retro Rose Pumps by designer Stuart Weitzman. Priced at $1,000,000 these heels are inspired by the shoe designs that were popular in Hollywood during the 1940s.
Adorned with 1,800 beautiful Kwiat diamonds that are used to add beauty to the roses on the toes, these shoes are encrusted with beautiful 400 precious stones. These shoes were offered to Diablo Cody, the ‘Juno’ screenplay writer, for the Oscars ceremony in the year 2008, but the offer was refused!.
“Marilyn Monroe” Shoes by Stuart Weitzman
Designed by Stuart Weitzman, these heels are adorned with sparkling Swarovski crystals which are surrounded by beautiful satin. These exquisitely beautiful pair of stilettos are intricately crafted and are one of the most elegant pair of heels in the world. The inspiration behind these shoes is the famous actress Marilyn Monroe.
These shoes are actually crafted using a set of earrings worn by this beautiful actress. They were first worn for the Oscars ceremony in the year 2005 by the actress Regina King, and later sold in an auction for $1,000,000.
Original Ruby Slippers from the classic “The Wizard of Oz”
Two of the top shoes in the list of most expensive shoes in the world have been inspired by the original Ruby Slippers used in “The Wizard of Oz”. These red stain shoes are embellished with beautiful red sequins and embedded into very fine chiffon. Three emerald shaped crystals and red glass bugle beads surround a pretty bow on the top of each slipper.
There are three pairs of such shoes, and one of them has been auctioned at Christies for $612,000. Check out the pair displayed at Smithsonian’s National Museum, whenever you happen to visit this place.
‘Diamond Dream’ Stilettos by Stuart Weitzman
Another pair of shoes that have made it to the list of top ten expensive shoes in the world are the beautifully crafted ‘Diamond Dream’ Stilettos by Stuart Weitzman. This pair is encrusted with more than 30 carats of 1,420 sparkling Kwiat diamonds.
These stilettos were worn by Anika Noni Rose for the 2007 Oscars. Worth $500,000 these elegant pair of shoes have a beautiful ankle bracelet studded with gleaming diamonds.