Three of the World’s Most Expensive Shoes

When you think of luxurious shoes, several names probably run through your mind. Miu Miu. Gucci. Louboutin. With base prices ranging from $500 to $1000 a pair, they definitely make the list of the world’s most luxurious designer shoes. But when you are talking about the most expensive shoes in the world, there is one name that cannot be left off the list: Stuart Weitzman.

Stuart Weitzman


SW-Rita-Hayworth Stuart Weitzman World's most expensive shoes
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Never heard of this shoe designer? Stuart Weitzman has a reputation for creating over-the-top shoes for the red carpet. To rock a pair of Weitzman’s jewel-covered creations, be prepared to shell out upwards of a million dollars a pair. His most extravagant pair, named after Hollywood siren Rita Hayworth, are rumored to be worth $3 million, but we will never know for sure. The shoes aren’t up for sale as they belong to Rita Hayworth’s own daughter — who also happens to be an actual princess.

These chocolate colored shoes were inspired by a pair of earrings worn by the starlet. They are adorned with a satin flower as well as rubies, sapphires, and diamonds. Singer Kathleen “Bird” York wore these expensive stunners to the 2006 Oscars. Now one of the most expensive shoes in the world, we love the classic style of this pair. They work for the red carpet or a night out on the town.

Tom Ford


Tom Ford Most Expensive shoes in the world
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The most expensive men’s shoes ever created were designed by Tom Ford for Nick Cannon. The $2 million smoking slippers are covered in white diamonds set into 340 carats of white gold. In fact, there are more than 14,000 full-cut round white diamonds in this one pair of shoes. That makes these one dazzling pair of kicks.

You may have seen Nick Cannon wearing them on the Season Nine finale of “America’s Got Talent.” Shoes like these are definitely ones that need to be reserved for a special occasion. That doesn’t keep us from lusting after the look!

Harry Winston


Harry Winston Ruby Red Slippers Most Expensive Shoes
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What little girl hasn’t dreamed of wearing Dorothy’s ruby slippers on her feet? The most expensive shoes in the world are a replica of the iconic shoes featured in “The Wizard of Oz” with one notable difference. These Harry Winston shoes aren’t covered in red sequins but are encrusted with thousands of rubies and diamonds. You better ask Glinda for a full bank account because these unbelievable shoes carry a shocking $3 million price tag.

These shoes are a museum quality piece to be treasured, for sure. We love the small heel and bow on the front. Rocking a pair of heels like these would definitely turn heads on any red carpet.

The most expensive shoes in the world are more show-pieces than footwear, but that doesn’t make us want them any less. Which of these shoes would you love to get your hands, err feet, on? Want a reason to wear shoes like this? Try our article on luxury wedding dresses then add a pair of stunning shoes to your feet on your big day.

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