What do Cinderella, Holly (P.s I Love You) and Carrie Bradshaw have in common? Their love for gorgeous shoes and sandals, ofcourse! Whether it was playing a pivotal role in uniting our beloved Cinderella with her prince charming or alluding the grief-stricken Holly to her inner-passion of sketching, women’s shoes have proved themselves to be more than mere wardrobe accessories.
Shoes comfort you as fluffy flip-flops after a long day at work and turn all the gaping heads around at you in parties in form of those sexy pumps! Whether you are into fashion or not, there is no denying that a good pair of heels can transform your entire look effortlessly. After all, it is not for nothing that Marilyn Monroe is famously quoted saying, “I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!”
We have an endless wishlist of everything pretty and sparkling under the sky! But if there was that ONE thing that makes every fashionasta drool hyptonitically, it is unarguably the sight and thought of luxurious and high-end shoes.
Quenching your thirst for shoeporn, here is the list of the most bedazzling and expensive shoes to have hit the market! So what if they are mind-bogglingly out of our reach? That is just not going to stop us from ogling at these stunning beauties!
Warning: You may need to have a large tissue box by your side ‘cuz the prices of these shoes for women may make you weep terribly. Yep.
1. Most Expensive Shoes : Blixa Alligator by Manolo Blahnik ($5,000)
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Made from real alligator’s skin, Blixa Alligator are the most expensive sandals from one of the world’s deluxe shoe designer, Manolo Blahnik. The Legendary shoe designer apparently hates wedges and feels that a women can look at her alluring best in heels! All the materials used while making the shoes are top-notched and exotic, hence the jaw-dropping prices!
2. Most Expensive Shoes : Mai Lamore’s Rose Shoes ($27,945)
A sight to behold, Mai Lamore’s Rose Shoes are hand-made with 18 carat gold and the silk petals are hand-dyed and made of gold, onyx and agate. Easily one of the most aesthetically pleasing sandals in the world!
Mai Lamore is renowned for making nature his muse while designing extremely rare and exquisite footwear!
3. Most Expensive Shoes : Marilyn Monroe by Stuart Weitzman ($1 Million)
Inaugurating the “million dollar club” of shoes are Marilyn Monroe heels by the high-end eponymous shoe company, Stuart Weitzman. He is known for designing some of the most exorbitant and sumptuous shoes in the world. What makes these so special you ask? Well, apart from the classy name, Stuart has crafted these heels with a cluster of sparkling Swarovski crystals, embodied on Satin Rose.
They were famously worn by Regina King at 2005 Oscars.
4. Most Expensive Shoes : The Ruby Slippers from the House of Harry Winston ($3 Million)
We all love Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, but the question is if we love her and the movie enough to go ahead and recreate the shoes worn by her and upgrade it with 1,350 carats of rubies and 50 carats of diamonds? Well, we don’t think so! These stellar pieces of footwearwere designed in 1989 and took two months to get completed. The only one whose feet it graced happens to be the inspiration, Judy Garland, aka Dorothy, herself!
5. Most Expensive Shoes : Rita Hayworth Heels de Stuart Weitzman ($3 Million)
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And the most expensive heels in the world are by *surprise surprise* Stuart Weitzman, worth whooping $3 million, who designed the Rita Hayworth heels. He used the actress’s favourite earrings for his lavish open-toed creation, making it out of burnt sienna satin. Adding studs to the luxury factor are diamonds, rubies and sapphires on it. Currently, this pair of heels is in the possession of Hayworth’s daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan.
So if you were in some serious need of motivation to gear up and word hard towards becoming super-successful, we hope this list has done it for you! And remember: keep your standards high and heels higher!