Shoes were never supposed to be part of a fashion statement or the statement itself. It was supposed to be a tool and nothing else, a tool that would protect our feet and let us walk freely wherever we wanted to. But that was a long time ago.
Shoes are now something else. Of course, they are still a tool and they never lost their utility (that’s debatable though, if you consider stilettos), but they have become something more than just a tool to cover and protect your feet. They have become a symbol of fashion, of status and of wealth.
And like any luxury fashion items and accessories, shoes are no exception when it comes to hilariously expensive accessories. So, here are the 4 most expensive shoes you can buy in the world today.
Jada Dubai and Passion Jewellers Passion Diamond Shoes
Costing a whopping or even unbelievable US$23.6 million, it is the most expensive shoes in the world and a mile higher than its closest competitor. Revealed in the iconic Burj Al Arab in Dubai, it is a collaboration between Luxury footwear designer Jada Dubai and Passion Jewellers. the stiletto shoes are made of gold, leather and silk. They feature as many as 236 diamonds, along with a 15-carat D-flawless diamond near the toes.
Debbie Wingham Heels
Before the Jada Dubai Diamond Shoes took over the mantle as the most expensive shoes in the world, it was held by the Debbie Wingham Heels for a long time. Created by British designer Debbie Wingham in collaboration with footwear designer Chris Campbell, it was made for a private client for their 30th birthday. It costs $15.1 Million and took over a hundred creative hours to make.
The George. W. Bush Shoe
This one takes the cake. It is a normal run of the mill shoe that is neither exotic or is adorned or made by any exotic materials. It however, marks a significant event in the history of the world and so has a high value to it. This is the shoe that was thrown at the then US President George. W. Bush by Iraqi journalist Muntadar-Al-Zaidi and it was eventually sold for $10 Million.
Harry Winston Ruby Slippers
This one is straight out of a fairy tale, literally. Designed to be the replica of Dorothy Ruby’s slippers from the Wizard of Oz, they were created by famed designer Harry Winston are studded with expensive jewellery and feature art-work, the creation of which took 2 months. It costs $3 Million and were created as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the film’s release in 1989.