Top 10 Most Expensive Shoes in the World

It was no coincidence that most of the world’s most expensive luxury products hit the market within the last 10 years. It was a time of unprecedented growth and wealth building.

But over the last few months, the global economy meltdown has hit everyone like a gory car accident.

Even the Donald Trumps of the world are losing their shirts… and perhaps they’ll be looking to unload their shoes too, if they own any of these symbols of conspicuous consumption.

Coming soon to a pawn shop near you:

Top 10 World’s Most Expensive Shoes

#9: Diamond-Encrusted Custom Nikes

Price tag: $50,000

solitaire-kicks Specs: 11 carats of chocolate-colored diamonds outline the “swooshes” on a pair of Nike “So Cal” Air Force 1 “Supreme Max” runners

#9’s Claim to Shoe Fame: One of the only two menswear sneakers represented in the top 10. They were purchased by Outkast’s Antwan “Big Boi” Patton.

The Nike limited editions were customized with the fancy colored diamonds by Laced Up owner Ernel Dawkins and C Couture boutique owner Rita Patel.


Big Boi with his $50,000 Nike runners

#8: Slippers Worn by Indian Prince

Price tag: $160,000

diamondslippers Specs: Rare slippers encrusted with rubies and diamonds were once worn by the Indian prince Nizam Sikandar Jah of Hyderabad in the 18th century.

#8’s Claim to Shoe Fame: In January 2006, the jeweled slippers were stolen from the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada.

A few days later they were recovered thanks to an anonymous tipster. Experts examined the shoes and believe no damage had been done  “though there is evidence the shoes have been worn”. A 35 year old man was arrested in connection to the robbery.

#7: Stuart Weitzman’s “Diamond Dream” Stilettos

Price tag: $500,000

anikadiamond.jpg Specs: Shoe designer Stuart Weitzman and jeweler Kwiat partnered to create these stilettos adorned with 1,420 brilliant-cut Kwiat colorless diamonds weighing over 30 carats and set in platinum.

#7’s Claim to Shoe Fame: Anika Noni Rose, aka “the other one” in Dreamgirls, got her chance to shine at the Oscars in 2007 when she wore Stuart Weitzman’s “Diamond Dream” strappy sandals on the red carpet.


Anika Noni Rose rocking the Diamond Dream $500K stilettos

#6: Ruby Slippers from “The Wizard of Oz”

Price tag: $666,000

dorothyrubyslippers.jpg Specs: White silk pumps from the Innes Shoe Co. were customized by the Wizard of Oz costume department.

The bows have three large red glass jewels, bugle beads and glass rhinestones in silver settings.

#6’s Claim to Shoe Fame: While it is believed there were seven pairs created for 1939 movie classic “The Wizard of Oz”, the whereabouts of only four pairs are known.

One pair is in the Smithsonian; another was stolen in 2005 from the Judy Garland Museum and has yet to be recovered.

The last pair to come up for sale was in 2000, when it was sold at auction by Christie’s for $666,000.

Wizard of Oz

#5: Stuart Weitzman “Retro Rose” Pumps

Price tag: $1,000,000

diablocody1mshoesc.jpg Specs: Two diamond roses, fixed to 1940s-style dusty gold high heels.

More than 1,800 Kwiat diamonds weighing 100 carats were used to make the roses.

#5’s Claim to Shoe Fame: Every year, fashion footwear king Stuart Weitzman picks a new and rising star, a “Hollywood Cinderella”, to wear his latest multi-million dollar shoes to the Oscars.

In 2008, he selected screenwriter Diablo Cody to wear the $1M heels known as the “Retro Rose” down the Academy Awards red carpet.

Ms. Cody initially agreed to wear them but later backed out after critics questioned her “Indie”, anti-Hollywood cred for participating in a glamorous publicity stunt. She opted to wear an unnamed brand instead.

Diablo Cody at the 2008 Oscars

Diablo Cody at the 2008 Oscars in her no-name gold flats

#4 Stuart Weitzman “Platinum Guild” Stilettos

Price tag: $1,090,000

2002weitzman700uk1 Specs: 464 Kwiat pear and round-shaped diamonds set in pure platinum thread top off these strappy stilettos.

#4’s Claim to Shoe Fame: Actress Laura Harring was the first Stuart Weitzman “Cinderella”. She was chosen by the shoe designer to wear the “Platinum Guild” diamond encrusted sandals to the 2002 Academy Awards.

Accompanied by three bodyguards, the shoes paled in comparison with the $27 million dollar necklace she also wore to the awards show.


Laura Harring in the Platinum Guild diamond heels

#3 Stuart Weitzman “Ruby Slippers”

Price tag: $1,600,000

Model Nicola Churchwood shows off Stuart Weitzman's Ruby Slippers

Model Nicola Churchwood shows off Stuart Weitzman’s Ruby Slippers

Jeweler Oscar Heyman & Bros contributed 642 round and oval rubies totalling some 120 carats, set in pure woven platinum on the 4 1/2 red satin stilettos.
#3’s Claim to Shoe Fame: In 2003 Stuart Weitzman created the “Ruby Slippers” in anticipation of another breakthrough starlet wearing them to that year’s Academy Awards. His inspiration was the original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy, otherwise known as #6 in our list.
However Mr. Weitzman ended up cancelling his shoe’s appearance. His spokesperson Jane Weitzman stated…”we pulled the ruby shoes we were planning to show off at the Oscars out of respect for those fighting in Iraq.”

Tied for #2: Stuart Weitzman Tanzanite Heels

Price tag: $2,000,000

levian2mshoes.jpg Specs: Stuart Weitzman teamed with jeweler Le Vian to painstaking match and cut 185 carats of museum-quality tanzanite and 28 carats of diamonds.

#2’s Tanzanite Claim to Shoe Fame: These eye-popping, $2M kicks were unveiled June 2008 in Las Vegas. No one has been photographed wearing them yet; it’s speculated that Mr. Weitzman created them for the Academy Awards in 2009.

Tied for #2: Stuart Weitzman’s “Cinderella Slippers”

Price tag: $2,000,000


Specs: 4 1/2 inch stiletto heels are set with 595 carats of platinum-set Kwiat diamonds.

One shoe is set with a 5-carat amaretto diamond, alone worth $1M.

#2’s Cinderella Claim to Shoe Fame: The “Cinderella Slippers” were worn by singer Alison Krauss (nominated for best song for the film Cold Mountain) at the 2004 Oscars while walking the red carpet and performing onstage.

alisonkrausscinderella Mr. Weitzman’s daughters were fans of Alison Krauss, and had asked their father to approach the bluegrass diva about wearing the $2M sparklers.

Prior to the Oscars, Ms. Krauss said “I just want the folks back home to be proud. To say, ‘She sang in tune and didn’t forget the words. And she didn’t fall off them shoes.”

#1: Stuart Weitzman’s Rita Hayworth Heels

Price tag: $3,000,000

Rita Hayworth Heels Specs: Stuart Weitzman designed the satin open toe stilettos around a pair of earrings owned by movie legend Rita Hayworth.

The earrings are laden with rubies, sapphires and diamonds.

#1’s Claim to Shoe Fame: For the 2006 Academy Awards, musician and Oscar-nominee Kathleen “Bird” York was tapped to wear Stuart Weitzman’s latest over-the-top creations.

The shoes “centerpieces” were diamond and precious gemstone earrings from the estate of late 40’s movie siren Rita Hayworth, and now belong to Hayworth’s daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan.


Kathleen “Bird” York in her $3M heels at the Oscars

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176 Responses to “Top 10 Most Expensive Shoes in the World”

 Hannah  11.2.2010 | 12:37 pm

wowww those shoes are seriously expensive!!!!

 shuunu  11.9.2010 | 12:45 pm

You can get superman's boots with 3 milly.Atleast with those you can fly around and shit..

 jeycel andre  11.22.2010 | 5:52 pm

super…. cn'
t imagine..

 meseret daba  11.29.2010 | 1:43 am

i don't think it is very attractive

 meseret  11.29.2010 | 1:47 am

i don't think that

 zainalcom  12.1.2010 | 1:57 am

i am also CAZY !
i spend alot of money for my hobby 😀

but… 3M$ !! OMG

 Arif Raheem  12.6.2010 | 9:35 pm

If some one is rich,its not mean it u waste ur money..these ppl r dont have mid,wich one like its Most Expensive shoe.. i dont like this ppl.

 Tebza  12.11.2010 | 8:38 am

Ppl dat buy dos shoes ar gridy.if i was rich i would donat dat money 4 poor ppl,charity

 Betty Boop  12.16.2010 | 5:25 pm

but whats really sad is them ugly ass feet them rich bitches got!! LMAO

 bibesh  01.1.2011 | 3:55 am

it worth's

 yolanda  01.4.2011 | 4:18 pm

why in the hell would you just give your money away like that to make someone else rich who's probably laughing on the inside at you because they just got your ass, if your stupid enough to buy then why not sell it. I B damn if i spend that kinda cash on a shoe that will touch the same ground that people crap all over to me its a personal issue within the person themselves to buy something like that and then wear the shit on the same ground people piss on talking bout pissing off your money, i seriously hope one day you wont need that money again because it would serve you right god works in mysterious ways when your so wasteful like that. IDOT! I'm in the wrong buisness! Never knew it was so many rich idiots.

 degf  01.11.2011 | 2:15 pm

you guys ill go spend 130 bucks on a pair of boots, lets you walk up a hill in ur 3m hi heels dumb bitches

 Duran  01.27.2011 | 2:39 pm

WWWWOOOOWWWW these damnn celebrities don t know how to spend they money.. Its sad we still got people starving to death and these ignorants are wasting 2 million dollars on some stupid shoess!!! amazing

 taurusmyst  02.9.2011 | 3:14 pm

sick world… really sick world .. is because of this kind of bullshit .. that the world is going straight to hell…. all the people who likes or pretend or wants to have money to buy this unspeakble things .. should and will burn into the flames of the gods and mother nature …

 Marie  02.10.2011 | 3:42 pm

The most expensive pair of shoes I own are my $65 dollar running shoes that I wear every single day. And I thought I was splurging with those….

 jimmy  02.15.2011 | 7:21 pm

All that money they waste on shoes and made of the same material that an everyday person buys…. They should give people some of that money…
I have a family and support all of them and I am a proud father and husband that money will help my child pay for her education I make 25k a year and support them and they say the economy is bad but people don’t help as much as they should they help foreign countries that not bad but they do it for the wrong reasons so they wont pay loots of taxes and just to look good around the media and that’s the truth!

 Brithani  02.24.2011 | 12:24 pm

lov those shoes I going to buy them today cause i am so lucky!! so all of you guys better be jealous that i can actually afford shoes like that…and no im not givin you guys them or money for them xD

 uhearddat  08.1.2011 | 7:00 am

ain't no one want ur sh** azz money u dirty,spoiled no life idiot go buy yourself a life

 adlehser  02.26.2011 | 7:58 am

wow …

 raghav  03.2.2011 | 1:34 am

these people are fucking crazy

 Llswagga  03.21.2011 | 12:33 pm

Just get some shoes made like That if u know someone who makes shoes

 guyWHOhatesRICHppl  03.27.2011 | 2:56 pm

omfg this is what people would pay more than $50,000 4? only spoiled rich trash would wast at least $1,000 dollars for shoes, but come on, $3MIL? and there ugly as hell, just buy shoes that look good, becuz the good looking ones r at least arond $200-$500, which is stilll a lot for shoes

 GUYwhoHATESrichPPL  03.27.2011 | 3:04 pm

people work their whole lives to pay for themselves, and just barely make it.
kids in africa don't have an education because its too expensive, and guess what?
education in africa is only 50. DOLLARS. A YEAR.
$3MIL can pay for a lot of kids.
Last, but NOT LEAST, so many people have no food, no water, and no home. all they have is a tent, very little food and water. some lost their parents. WHERES THE LOVE PEOPLE?????

 j.b looover  03.31.2011 | 10:47 am


 KawaiiGurlz  04.2.2011 | 11:40 pm

3m for weird looking shoes? they look like they worth $40 …wataheck!!…. there r ppls out there who could rlly use a helpful hand … donate some of ur money,dont donate them on worthless things… (:

 chinessseejap  04.8.2011 | 7:27 pm

u guys are stupid as crap bying dos shoes they look like crap and u spend 3mil on um cmon man fricken stupid rich people no wonder theres people fighting for a scrap of food.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 milton  04.14.2011 | 3:48 am

Wow the shoes are nice.thinking economicaly please people we need those shoes in africa to boost our name: mpho from south africa 27738304929

 sadaf  04.19.2011 | 10:09 am

if i saw any lady walking on the red carpet in some million dollar shoes i would go out of my way and kill the lady wearing them and runaway with them as fast as i could. i mean for a million dollars i put it on my life i could run faster than usain bolt.

 Shawn  05.11.2011 | 2:41 am

The price tags on these shoes are like a mirror to the buyer’s egos. I’d rather have the sapphires and rubies be worn on a woman’s body than donned on her feet as accessories to her shoes.

 Rebecca  05.22.2011 | 6:03 pm

WOAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why would someone PAY for those shoes?? I mean seriously! what are they smoking?? and the 3million dollar shoes i would have to say were probably one of the worst looking shoes there!!! OMG!!!

 myara  05.25.2011 | 7:43 pm

These Ppl Crazy i wouldnt Dhat much on some ugly ass shoes

 aisha  06.5.2011 | 6:13 am

This is crezy why nt use the money on charity? 3 million shoe? Gosh.

 M. Witty  06.14.2011 | 10:50 pm

I think it's really sad that all those gorgeous gems are wasted on shoes that hardly ever get worn. Just incredible to me – all the money that gets thrown around in Hollywood!

 Emanuele Rubini  06.21.2011 | 3:41 pm

the video of the sculpture can be seen on the video channel:
The artwork Cinderella was conceived to give praise to products made in Italy and the elegance of Italian luxury products admired and even imitated all over the world. Cinderella is an unique work that idealizes the shoe as an object of desire for all women and a sought after symbol of fashion. Cinderella’s elegance also embodies a sex-symbol. It is set on a base-casket rendering the object more precious. This sculpture was created based on the dynamics of equilibrium and thinness, the hardness of the black Belgian marble is transformed into a fluid silhouette, where the idea becomes visible. The eye flows on the heel from where it raises to a ribbon that entwine the ankle of an imaginary princess. With resemblance to a snake for it’s sharp tail, it bewitches both a man and a woman triggering a strong yearning and desire. It sinuously crawls downward changing into petals or wings of butterfly that softly caresses the foot. The soaring heel with an amazing thinness like the blade of a knife gives a sensual rush and at the same time the metallic element gives an aggressive-transgressive breaking the continuous curves with its geometric verticality.
Cinderella, an unattainable dream: impossible to wear!

 princess  06.24.2011 | 3:06 am

thats correct! instead of buying those things.why not helping poor people

 kazz  07.4.2011 | 2:53 am

dis is purely nonsense,i av a pair of tommy shoe worth $100 nd is far better dan d $3m shoe,may be they dont work 4 d money.

 Huks  07.6.2011 | 8:06 am

I think at this point i should work around bare-footed i mean am natural.

 shanaynay  08.10.2011 | 9:04 am

omg i just luv these shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 dinara  09.19.2011 | 8:13 pm

they cost more than i do no joke <3

 marite  01.12.2012 | 9:11 am

the fulgyest shoes ever

 jordyn  06.19.2012 | 1:45 pm

i think its actuly werth it

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