Three of the World’s Most Expensive Shoes Ever Sold

January 28, 2013 by awin321  
Published in Fashion

Three of the World’s Most Expensive Shoes Ever Sold.

A passion for shoes can turn into an investment opportunity, especially for women who, not much unlike Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw, have a self-professed addiction to them. According to one episode of the acclaimed dramedy, Carrie Bradshaw realizes she might just have a problem with her spending habits, when she adds up all the money she’s ever spent on shoes and comes up with the nearly incredible amount of $40,000. And it’s not just fictional characters who suffer from this ‘plague’: consider notorious former Pilipino first lady Imelda Marcos, who owned a legendary collection of no more than one thousand and two hundred pairs of shoes. Since her passing, it appears her collection has fallen into forgetfulness and has sadly degraded. Fortunately, though, the world does not lack in exorbitantly priced shoes – and we’re not talking about spending some $800 on a pair of designer women shoes. The footwear on the following list is far, far beyond such puny price tags.

Manolo Blahnik Boots

Blahnik is perhaps the world’s most famous shoe designer, up there in the footwear creator Pantheon, along with Jeffrey Campbell’s spiked platforms and Jimmy Choo extravagantly elegant shoes. That being said, Manolo Blahnik takes the cake in two respects: first of all, his creations are famous for being almost impossible to wear, because of their high heels; secondly, he’s no stranger to attaching price tags to his creations that might literally leave one breathless. He is, after all, the man who gave the world a pair of snake skin patent leather pointed toe stiletto boots which cost no less than $14,000!

The Ferragamo Sandals

How much is too much when it comes to sandals? How about $2,390 for a pair of crocodile skin patent metallic grey pump sandals, from Salvatore Ferragamo? There is an entire philosophy behind Ferragamo’s creations, which were all based on one and the same principle: that the arch of one’s foot is the most important part of the body, since it essentially supports one entire body weight. That being said, we think the price tag on his (admittedly gorgeous) Spring/Summer 2006 Avila shoes might just be a bit steep…

The Handmade Diamond-Encrusted Shoes

Yes, both items featured above are expensive, even exaggeratedly so. But they’re no match to the luxury designer white shoes that sold on eBay for no less than $90,000. The one-of-a-kind shoes featured a white bow at the back and had their heel entirely covered in genuine diamonds by Dino. While we admit that such shoes would make any bride-to-be swoon on her wedding day, we can’t help but wonder if a pair of shoes should ever cost more than most cars.

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