The world’s most expensive shoes cost a total of $65 million

The world’s most expensive shoes cost a total of $65 million

Good shoes can leave a good impression and enhance the look of any ensemble.

For most of history, shoes were just a necessity for people, but now they have become a symbol of status and wealth. Brands and designers are constantly trying to attract their customers by developing technology and innovative designs and selling their shoes at extremely high prices.

Let’s take a look at the most expensive shoes in the world today and find out how brands and designers justify their outrageous prices.

Harry Winston’s red shoes: (estimated value) $3 million.

There has been a lot of drama surrounding the red shoes of Dorothy Gale (played by the legendary actress Judy Garland), the iconic character of the classic film The Wizard of Oz.

Today there are four pairs of original red shoes. In 2005, one of them was stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids. In 2018, as a result of a special police operation, the expensive shoes were returned.

A man named Terry Martin confessed that he was the culprit of the theft. He thought they were real rubies. But to his dismay, the red capes used in The Wizard of Oz were plain, with no gemstones.

In 1989 (the 50th anniversary of the film), Ronald Winston, the son of the famous American jeweler Harry Winston, decided to pay tribute to the iconic shoes. Harry Winston Inc. made a pair of shoes with 4,600 rubies and 50 carats of diamonds.

Muntadhar Al-Zeid’s shoes that he threw at George W. Bush: cost: 10 million dollars.

The shoes became famous when an angry Iraqi journalist, Muntadhar Al-Zaidi, threw them at former President George W. Bush. It happened on December 14, 2008 in the palace of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, where he and former US President George Bush were answering journalists’ questions. However, journalist Muntadhar Al-Zaidi was in no mood to ask a question, instead he threw both shoes at Bush. However, Bush ran and managed to escape the two flying boots. Later, the Prime Minister of Iraq and some journalists apologized to President Bush for what happened.

However, many people of the world approved that protest and considered Muntadhar Al-Zeid a hero who told the truth to the authorities. One of the Saudi businessmen offered 10 million dollars for the shoes.

It is believed that the shoes worn by journalist Al-Zaidi were made by Turkish craftsman Ramazan Bayzan. The company later received 300,000 orders for the shoes in just one week.

As a result, Al-Zaidi’s historic but ordinary shoes (sans precious stones) cost a staggering $10 million.

Debbie Wingham’s diamond shoes: $15.1 million.

In 2017, British designer Debbie Wingham showed off her mastery of luxury with her ultra-luxurious high heels adorned with precious stones.

They became the world’s most expensive shoes at the time, bought by a very wealthy family from Dubai for $15.1 million.

The shining diamond shoes were covered with the most precious and rare stones in the world. The designer used a one-carat blue diamond and a three-carat pink diamond, as well as another 1,000 diamonds set in platinum.

Passion Diamond: $17 million.

UAE-based brands Passion Jewelers and Jada Dubai have teamed up to produce the world’s most expensive shoes. In 2018, the two brands showcased Passion Diamond Shoes at the iconic Burj Al Dubai.

Sparkling high heels made of pure gold stunned onlookers who saw the shoes with a solid gold frame studded with glittering diamonds. These shoes were studded with 236 diamonds, and a 15-carat flawless diamond near the toe made them even more stunning.

Antonio Vietri’s Moonstar: $19.9 million.

In October 2019, Moonstar Shoes won the title of the most expensive shoes in the world.

Italian designer Antonio Vietri showed his masterpiece at the Dubai Marina hotel.

Antonio Vietri regularly makes shoes with precious stones to attract the attention of the wealthiest customers, especially from the Gulf countries.

Vietri is no stranger to this concept, having designed numerous gold and diamond studded shoes that cost thousands and millions of dollars.

However, this time his Moonstar shoes became the most expensive in the world and still maintain this position.

We are talking about high-heeled sandals made of solid gold. The upper part is made of silver and gold and is decorated with a 30 carat diamond crown. Vietri used a rare Argentine meteorite to highlight the shoe’s polished style.