The world of fashion has baffled us since ages ago and it continue to do so for a long time. One aspect of fashion that stands in the pinnacle is the shoes and among them, high heels have been a mark of utmost authority, style, and sophistication. For those who appreciate the finer things in life, high heels aren’t just a fashion statement; they’re a work of art and a symbol of status.
There are various types of high heels in this world and you must’ve seen a multitude of kinds of them. Out of them, some stand out to be the most majestic, and glamorous, but in this list, we present you the ones that stand out because of style and its abnormally high price. In this article, we reveal the “Top 10 Most Expensive High Heels in the World.”
10. Retro Rose Pumps by Stuart Weitzman – $1 million
When you think of elegance with expensive, this high heel delivers it effortlessly. The Retro Rose Pumps is entirely covered with gold color as it is made with gold leather, and the leather is accompanied by several precious stones. Each shoe has a 24-carat gold rose in it and is studded with about 100-carat diamonds. Moreover, altogether the shoe has about 400 diamonds in it.
Screenwriter Diablo Cody made the pumps debut at the 2008 Academy Awards after Weitzman chose him to wear them. But Cody declined the offer, saying it was a publicity gimmick. The real cause of the rejection is still a mystery. The approximate value of the pair, which is $1 million, is known, however.
9. Platinum Guild Stilettos by Stuart Weitzman – $1.09 million
If you are into expensive and valuable stones, then you must’ve heard of Kwiat Diamonds. But have you heard of a show made out of it? Well, if you haven’t this is your day, the Platinum Guild Stilettos are studded with over 463 Kwiat diamonds. It was made by Stuart Weitzman and his name pops up frequently in this list.
The stilettos, along with the 463 diamonds, are made of platinum and even the straps are studded with diamonds. Laura Harring presented the heels at the 2002 Academy Awards along with a $27 million necklace. Moreover, the straps of the heels are removable and can be worn as a necklace.
8. Ruby Red Stilettos by Stuart Weitzman – $1.6 million
If your favorite color is red, then it is sure that you will swoon over these high heels. Stuart Weitzman is a skilled designer and the Ruby Red Stilettos is one of his best works. Stuart found the inspiration for this shoe from the slippers from The Wizard of Oz of 1939. With a cost of $1.6 million, these high heels are one of the most expensive. The shoe was to be presented in 2003 but was postponed due to the Middle East War, although it was presented in Harrod’s London later.
The red high heels boast about 460 diamonds along with 640 rubies. The heels are also made of platinum that is covered with rich red color that makes it look stunning. Even the straps are covered with rubies and diamonds. This number of diamonds and rubies in a pair of heels is astonishing and hence easily makes it an expensive one.
7. Tanzanite Heels by Stuart Weitzman – $2 million
Stuart Weitzman makes his appearance again and this time even more glamorously. This pair of heels might look simple at first sight, but the massive tanzanite stones in the strap make it unique from others. Made completely of silver leather, it looks stunning with the blue tanzanite. The tanzanite stones give it a priceless look but the cost of this pair of heels is $2 million. Aside from the tanzanite, the toe strap of the heels is embedded with 28 carats of diamond. Therefore with such precious stones, the value of the Tanzanite heels becomes unquestionable.
6. Cinderella Slippers by Stuart Weitzman – $2 million
When you think of Cinderella, the first thing that comes to mind is the iconic glass heels. Well, Stuart Weitzman brought the idea to life by designing the Cinderella Heels. The strap of the heels are studded with about 565 diamonds of about 55 carats and the diamonds sit on platinum. The heels are transparent and the upper strap is made of durable glass.
Additionally, the right heel consists of an Amaretto diamond which is valued at $1 million. The diamond is embedded in Italian leather giving it a touch of exclusiveness. Some might debate that it does not bear any resemblance to the glass slippers from Cinderella, but Stuart only took the idea from the movie and it is a magnificent twist. Also, the heels were worn by Alison Krauss when she attended the 2004 Academy Awards.
5. Rita Hayworth Heels by Stuart Weitzman – $3 million
Stuart Weitzman seems to be everywhere when it comes to high heels and once again he is here with a pair of heels worth $3 million. The chocolate-colored heels are the most expensive set of heels designed by Stuart Weitzman and crafted the idea from Rita Hayworth. The heels come embedded with a pair of earrings owned by Rita Hayworth, hence the name of the heels. Moreover, the heels have stones such as sapphires, diamonds, and rubies.
A pair of earrings owned by Rita Hayworth gives it its astonishing price and the heels are owned by her daughter Princess Yasmin Aga Khan. Therefore, along with being elegant and magnificent, the heels come with authenticity, so the price of $3 million cannot be debated.
4. Red Ruby Slippers by Harry Winston – $3 million
The Wizard Of Oz had a considerable impact on fashion, mostly the iconic red shoes. There are a myriad of heels that have been designed and made based on the red shoes from the movie. Most of them do not look similar to the original, but the Red Ruby Slippers by Harry Winston is the one that is a replica of the red shoes of Dorothy.
Valued at $3 million, the Red Ruby Slippers might not be good when it comes to appearance, but the shoes are packed with rubies and diamonds. Made as a tribute to the movie “The Wizard of Oz”, the shoes are embedded with 4600 rubies and about 50 carats of diamond.
3. Diamond Stilettos by Debbie Wingham – $15.1 million
Debbie Wingham is a popular figure when it comes to design, and this pair of high heels might be her magnum opus. The Diamond Stilettos is full of gold. The chains are made of 18-karat gold and even the threads are of gold. The leather body is painted with 24-karat gold. Additionally, there are 3-karat diamonds embedded in the shoe. With such precious metals and stones with a combination of a designer like Debbie Wingham, the heel’s worth of $15.1 million becomes unquestionable. The pair of heels is owned by a family in Dubai.
Aside from the heels, Debbie Wingham has designed one of the most expensive dresses and even one of the most expensive cakes.
2. The Passion Diamond Shoes by Jada Dubai and Passion Jewellers – $16.9 Million
Coming in at $16.9 million is a beauty made of gold and diamonds. The Passion Diamond Shoes designed and made by Jada Dubai and Passion Jewellers are one of the most beautiful heels and of course most expensive. The shoe found its debut in the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, a venue befitting for shoes of such elegance.
The whole structure of the shoe is made of gold, even the heels and the soles. The only aspect where it is not gold is the diamonds. Each shoe has 59 small diamonds that are lined neatly around the shoe, therefore the total diamonds on both heels is 118.
1. The Moon Star Shoes by Antonio Vietri – $20 Million
Everyone wants something out of this world and Italian designer Antonio Vietri took it upon his hands by designing a shoe with a meteorite. The Moon Star is the most expensive high heel in the world with a value of $20 million.
The high heels are a mixture of gold, diamonds, and Argentinian meteorite. The heels of the shoe are entirely made of gold have a unique skyscraper and are embedded by 30 carats of diamonds. The most awe-inspiring feature is the presence of a meteorite. The high heels have an Argentinian Meteorite embedded at the back.
Therefore, $20 million for the Moon Star is expected. The unique design, gold heels, diamonds, and a meteorite are enough to give it its price tag as it is surely ethereal and an extraterrestrial among the high heels in the world.
As we conclude our journey through the “Top 10 Most Expensive High Heels in the World,” it’s clear that these iconic pieces of footwear transcend their functional purpose and become true works of art. These high heels exemplify the intersection of fashion, craftsmanship, and opulence, and they stand as a testament to the heights of luxury that fashion can attain.
While these high heels may not be within reach for most of us, they serve as a source of inspiration and appreciation for the creativity and skill of renowned designers and artisans. Each pair tells a unique story, whether it’s through rare gemstone embellishments, intricate handcrafting, or innovative design.