When we talk about luxurious high heels, what probably comes to mind is the story of Cinderella – How her simple life was turned to a luxurious one overnight. The story was sweet, but the heels worn that night were magical. Don’t underestimate the power of high heels. The fact that they are worn in your feet doesn’t mean that they are not noticeable.
When it comes to beauty and fashion, women are known to lead the way. Right from the hair and earrings till down the heels, they never disappoint. While shoes might be a basic need for most people, others take serious considerations of what they put on their feet.
Here is a list of the top 10 most expensive high heels in the world.
10. STUART WEITZMAN RETRO ROSE PUMPS – $1 MILLION
Designed in the 1940s, These Stuart Weitzman Retro Rose Pumps take 10th place in the most expensive high heels list. The pump of each shoe is made out of gold leather. They also feature a diamond-studded rose of 24-carat gold and 100-carat diamonds. These are only the pumps, with the entire shoes having almost 400 diamonds in total.
The pumps debuted at the 2008 Academy Awards when Screenwriter Diablo Cody was chosen by Weitzman to flaunt them. Cody, however, turned the offer down citing a publicity stunt. The actual reason behind the refusal still remains unknown. What is known, on the other hand, is the estimated value of the pair which stands at $1 million.
9. STUART WEITZMAN PLATINUM GUILD STILETTOS – $1.09 MILLION
The Platinum Guild Stilletos are famous for their 464 Kwiat diamonds. The heels were presented by Laura Harring in 2002 at the Academy Award. She complimented them with a $27 million necklace. Having these heels on puts you in the map of the most expensive heels in the world.
A unique feature with this pair lies with its ankle strap. Its straps are removable and can be used as necklaces or bracelets. Studded with diamond, they are more than likely to make an appearance. The beauty, style and luxury of this heel make them worth their price.
8. STUART WEITZMAN WIZARD OF OZ RUBY STILETTOS – $1.6 MILLION
The Ruby Stilettos are not only beautiful but also expensive. Retailing at $1.6 million, these heels are the 8th most expensive pairs in our list. The pure platinum heels are coated using a red stain finish for a luxurious look. Moreover, the appearance is completed with 123-carat 642 rubies. For those who love red shoes, these are the most expensive of them all.
The pair were expected to debut in 2003 but delayed due to the Middle East war. They made their entry later on at Harrod’s in London.
7. TOM FORD CUSTOM BY JASON ARASHEBEN – $2 MILLION
The only male shoes in the list, Tom Ford custom by famous designer Jason Arasheben are a sight to behold. Nick Cannon wore them in 2014 when he hosted America’s Got Talent to make a statement. Indeed, the statement was loud and clear.
These shoes took more than 2000 hours to complete- spanning over a year. Good things take time. By the end, they were worth every second spent on them. They contain 340-carat 14,000 white diamonds in them. They are priced at $2 million.
6. STUART WEITZMAN TANZANITE HEELS – $2 MILLION
Two prodigies, Stuart Weitzman and Eddie LeVian teamed up to produce a masterpiece- The Tanzanite Heels. The $2 million silver leather heels are a beauty- and a fortune too. The work was a result of true craftsmanship and the producers deserve all the accolades along their way.
The heels are designed using a blue tanzanite gemstone mined in Tanzania, Africa. The gemstone is combined with 28-carat diamonds at the toe strap. They contain the ‘Stuart Weitzman’ label at the heel region.
5. STUART WEITZMAN CINDERELLA SLIPPERS – $2 MILLION
Stuart Weitzman brought to life everyone’s fantasy of what the Cinderella heels looked like with these heels. As fancy and appealing as the heels are, they are equally expensive retailing at $2 million. The heels are fully studded with diamonds- 55- carat 565 diamonds to be specific.
The right foot heel of the Cinderella slippers is special. It features a $1 million Amaretto diamond. The diamonds are carefully and professionally studded into an Italian leather of the heel. These heels were worn by famous singer Alison Krauss during the 2004 Academy Awards.
4. STUART WEITZMAN RITA HAYWORTH HEELS – $3 MILLION
These heels are a real beauty, just like their inspiration- famous Hollywood Stuart Rita Hayworth during the 1940s. The design of the $3 million heels are chocolate in color and feature a pair of Hayworth’s old earrings. The heels are further studded with diamonds, sapphires and rubies.
Stuart and Eddie LeVian once again showcased their prowess in designing glamorous and fashionable shoes. The current owner of this piece is Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Hayworth’s daughter.
3. HARRY WINSTON RUBY SLIPPERS – $3 MILLION
The Harry Winston Ruby Slippers debuted in the 1939 movie Wizard of Oz. the pair were seen to be worn by the character Dorothy Gale, as she walked through Emerald City looking for the wizard. The shoes were designed 50 years later in 1989 as a tribute to the movie.
During the celebration, the shoes were valued at $3 million. The pair is studded with diamond and rubies to complement its look. Many people have, however, criticized them as ‘not stylish.’
2. DEBBIE WINGHAM HIGH HEELS – $ 15.1 MILLION
The Debbie Wingham Heels ruled the streets as the most expensive heels in 2017 before the passion diamond shoes came along. Wingham’s latest creation is a work of beauty- no doubt about that. Apart from these heels, Wingham is also known to design the most expensive dresses (priced at $17.7 million), the most expensive ruby as well as the most expensive cakes.
With these shoes, Wingham was in charge of the design while her partner Chris Campbell in charge of the real work. 3-carat blue diamonds are used in the construction. Moreover, the pair also contains gold soles and zippers. The luxurious pair is owned by an unknown family in Dubai.
1. JADA DUBAI AND PASSION JEWELERS PASSION DIAMOND SHOES – MOST EXPENSIVE HIGH HEELS, $ 17 MILLION
Get ready for this – Jada Dubai and Passion Jewelers Passion diamond shoes are currently the world’s most expensive high heels with a price tag of $17 million – almost $2 million more than their closest competitors.
The elegant stilettos are designed from real gold embellished with 15-carat flawless diamonds. Each shoe has 59 small round diamonds placed all around it – a total of 118. The CEO of the company behind this pair made it clear that the company only designs their shoes using diamonds.
The shoes were displayed at the world’s only seven-star hotel, Burj Al Arab in Dubai.
Yes, these top 10 most expensive high heels are a whole level of fortune. But they aren’t just ordinary heels. Their designs are impeccable. The most expensive materials are used in their construction. Moreover, the effort, dedication, and craftsmanship put into their production make them worthwhile for those wealthy enough to afford them.