When it comes to accessories, luxury lovers have no problem in shelling out exorbitant amounts of money. These ladies shoes are all much more than necessary footwear – they are glamorous displays of status and wealth and they are bound to steal your heart. Here are some of the world’s most expensive shoes for ladies.
1. Stuart Weitzman’s Rita Hayworth Heels
These gorgeous shoes, featuring diamonds, rubies and sapphires, were specially created for Kathleen “Bird” York, the talented artist who was nominated at the Oscars event for best song in 2006. Inspired by beautiful Rita Hayworth, the elegant shoes cost $3 million.
2. Harry Winston Ruby Slippers
Also priced at $3 million, these shoes were designed in 1989 by Ronald Winston to mark the fiftieth anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. It took craftsman Javiar Barerra two months to set every precious gem on these red shoes. Some 4,600 rubies and 50 carats of diamonds is pretty overwhelming for a pair of ladies shoes.
3. Stuart Weitzman and Le Vian evening shoes
Flaunting more gems than many women have in their jewelry boxes, these elegant sandals are adorned with a total of 385 precious stones. To match the beauty of the ankle bracelet and that of the front strap, the shoes are made of fine silver leather. Price is $2 million.
4. Stuart Weitzman Cinderella Slippers
Inspired by the fascinating tale of Cinderella, these gem-studded slippers are worth $2 million. Gold, cork and precious stones are all part of these jewels for feet, which made their debut in 2004 at the Oscars. Wearing them was beautiful country music star, Alison Krauss. They are made of Italian leather and set with 565 diamond carats, but the most impressive feature is the amaretto diamond on the right slipper, worth $1million.
5. Stuart Weitzman Ruby Slippers
Another dazzling pair of elegant slippers from Stuart Weitzman are these ruby-studded (120 carats) slippers. Covered in smooth red satin and featuring pure platinum, the slippers are priced at $1.6 million. Absolute beauty comes with a price.
6. Platinum Guild Stuart Weitzman Heels
Actress Laura Harring had the honor of first wearing these diamond-studded sandals at the 2002 Academy Awards. The incredibly expensive shoes ($1,090,000 million)were perfectly matched with a $27 million necklace, so it’s no surprise that she was accompanied by three bodyguards.
7. Stuart Weitzman Retro Rose Pumps
Clearly the most glamorous feature of these Retro Pumps are the gorgeous roses made of 100 carats of diamonds. Retro and chic, these lovely pumps, signed Stuart Weitzman can make a perfect accessory for a red carpet event.
8. Stuart Weitzman Diamond Dream Stilettos
First worn at the 2007 Oscars by beautiful actress Noni Rose, these glamorous stilettos boast 1,420 brilliant-cut Kwiat diamonds (30 karats). As a nice coincidence, the shoes were named “Diamond Dream” and were worn by a “Dreamgirl”. They are worth $500,000.
9. Borgezie Stilettos
An entire team of goldsmiths had to work in high-temperature conditions to create these flawless solid-gold stilettos. British jewelry designer Christopher Michael Shellis was the mastermind behind the glam project. Flaunting 2,200 diamonds, these jewels are priced at £100,000 (approximately $163, 400)and have a 1000-year guarantee.
10. Leon Verres Luxury Shoes
These Leon Verres creations are specially designed to steal every woman’s heart. With an inner sole made of gold or platinum, the sandals flaunt gold leather, black silk, diamonds and sapphires. Prices range from $13,400 to $145,000 and are one-of-a-kind.
11. Mai Lamore Rose Shoes
Priced at $27,945, the Rose Shoes by Mai Lamore are absolutely stunning. A true work of art, they are adorned with 18-carat gold, agate, onyx and hand-dyed silk petals. Feel close to nature and look dazzling with these glam shoes.
12. Pure Gold Shoes
680 grams of pure gold can take any shape, but Italian designer Wuhu chose to mold the precious metal in the form of a gorgeous pair of shoes. The Gold Shoes were made under the provision of World Gold Council and are just about the most flattering accessory you can wear on your feet.
13. Roger Vivier
Created by Bruno Frisoni, the creative director of Roger Vivier, this dazzling pair of ladies shoes are called The Dovima. They flaunt 24-ct gold-coated mesh, semi-precious stones, diamante, satin ribbons and crocodile skin. The highlight of these shoes are the rose pink taxidermy bird decorations with gold and crystal heads. They are priced at £30,000, or some $49,150.