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Top 10 World’s Most Expensive Shoes

Purchasing a pair of shoes that costs thousands of dollars may rarely happen but what about purchasing a pair of shoes that costs more than that? Can you imagine slipping your feet in a pair of shoes that costs millions of dollars? You will consider this as a sign of insanity and it may seem impossible for you to imagine that there is a woman who has a pair of shoes that costs more than one million of dollars to wear it and walk on the floor. The question is what makes a pair of shoes cost this amount of money? The answer is revealed to you here so if you want to know it, take a look at the following top 10 world’s most expensive shoes that are ranked on the basis of their price. Let’s start with the least expensive shoes.

10. Stuart Weitzman Diamond Dream Stilettos – $500,000


This magnificent pair of shoes which is ranked as the 10th most expensive on our list is encrusted with one thousand four hundred and twenty (1,420) diamonds which are arranged in an attractive way to beautify the ankles and make them dazzling. These heels were worn by actress Anika Noni Rose when she attended the 2007 Academy Awards. They cost $500,000 to be the cheapest on this list.

9. Original Ruby Slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” – $666,000

Original Ruby Slippers from “The Wizard of Oz”

It is claimed that they exist in three pairs. The first one was stolen, the second was sold at an auction Christies for $666,000 while the third one is displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of History. This pair of slippers features large center bows on the top with three red glass jewels and three emerald-shaped crystals.

8. Stuart Weitzman’s “Retro Rose” Pumps – $1,000,000

This is the first pair of shoes on our list to cost $1,000,000. These T-strap shoes are encrusted with one thousand and eight hundred (1,800) Kwiat diamonds that weigh one hundred carats to form breathtaking white roses on their top near the toes. There are other four hundred diamonds that are used for decorating the shoes themselves.

7. Stuart Weitzman’s “Marilyn Monroe” Shoes – $1,000,000


These elegant shoes feature satin flowers with Swarovski crystals inside them. The crystals are claimed to be a pair of earrings that belonged to Marilyn Monroe. Regina King appeared with these shoes during attending the 2005 Oscars. These shoes were sold at the Celebrity Rags 4 Charity Riches auction for $1,000,000.

6. Stuart Weitzman “Platinum Guild” Stilettos – $1,090,000


They are encrusted with four hundred and sixty four (464) diamonds. These diamonds can be removed to be worn as accessories around the neck or as bracelets. These shoes were worn by the Mexican actress Laura Harring during her appearance at the 2002 Academy Awards. These shoes cost $1,090,000.

5. Stuart Weitzman’s “Ruby Slippers” – $1,600,000

They are inspired by “The Wizard of Oz” and encrusted with six hundred and forty two (642) Burma rubies that weigh 120 carats. They also feature elegant red satin and one pound of platinum to cost $1,600,000.

4. Stuart Weitzman’s “Tanzanite Heels” – $2,000,000

These silver shoes are encrusted with blue tanzanite gemstones that weigh one hundred and eighty five (185) carats in addition to other diamonds that weigh twenty eight (28) carats. These breathtaking shoes cost $2,000,000.

3. Stuart Weitzman’s “Cinderella Slippers” – $2,000,000

The shoes are inspired by the famous glass slippers of Disney princess Cinderella and this is why they are named Cinderella Slippers. They are made of Italian leather and are encrusted with five hundred and sixty five (565) Kwiat diamonds. The singer Alison Krauss appeared with these shoes at 2004 Oscars.

2. Stuart Weitzman’s “Rita Hayworth” Heels – $3,000,000

It is a pair of open-toed heels which is inspired by Rita Hayworth’s earrings and was worn by Kathleen York at the 2006 Academy Awards. These shoes are encrusted with diamonds, rubies and sapphires and they are currently owned by Princess Yasmin Aga Khan who is Hayworth’s daughter.

1. House of Harry Winston’s “Ruby Slippers” – $3,000,000

These are the most expensive shoes on our list as they cost three million dollars. They were created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the famous classic movie “The Wizard of Oz”. This pair of shoes is highly and carefully crafted as it took two months to be completely done and it is encrusted with four thousand and six hundred (4,600) rubies that weigh 1,350 carats in addition to 50 carats of diamonds. These magnificent shoes were worn by Judy Garland only who is the lead star of the famous classic movie.

Sara Nagi

Sara Nagi is an Egyptian writer and activist. After earning a degree in English literature from Cairo University, she began working as a journalist and publishing articles on social issues.Nagi rose to prominence with her debut short story collection "Hawaween" in 2008, which explored feminist themes and was groundbreaking for Arabic literature at the time. She has since published several other acclaimed short story collections and novels that have been translated into multiple languages.In addition to her literary work, Nagi co-founded Basma, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women survivors of violence and single mothers. She has been vocal on women's rights issues in Egypt through columns, public speaking engagements and advocacy campaigns.Her contributions to both Arabic fiction and social activism have earned Nagi several international awards, including the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature from the American University in Cairo. Forbes Middle East recognized her as one of the 100 most powerful Arab women in 2018.Nagi continues to push boundaries with her writing while raising awareness about gender equality through her work with Basma and other organizations.
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