This decadent heel ranks as the most expensive shoe in the world at $17 million. The Passion Diamond Shoe was created by the United Arab Emirates-based brand Jada Dubai in partnership with Passion Jewelers in 2018. These golden pumps are covered in nearly 240 diamonds and made from real gold.
British designer Debbie Wingham unveiled these ultra-luxe Diamond stilettos in 2017. Commissioned by an unnamed family in Dubai, U.A.E, for a birthday and is meant to resemble a cake. Her creation was a collaboration between herself and Chris Campbell, a contemporary artist based in Florida. The heels are loaded with precious gems including 3-carat rare pink diamonds and 1-carat blue diamonds. In addition, there are four 3-carat diamonds and 1,000 pointer diamonds set in platinum framing. The pair also features gold soles and zippers, as well as 24 karat gold paint on the leather. The stitching was done with an 18 karat gold thread and features a gold thread inlay. The shoes were finished off with a rose gold accent and a leather Iranian jasmine flower at the center of the shoe.
While the original pairs of ruby red shoes were covered in red sequins, this pair is far more opulent and expensive. In 1989, Harry Winston’s son Ronald Wilson wanted to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz.” After two months of placing 4,600 rubies on the slippers, the House of Harry Winston debuted its own rendition of the iconic shoe. This pair features 1,350 carats of rubies and 50 carats of diamonds and their value, $3,000,000.
While the Stuart Weitzman has a number of ultra-luxe million dollar shoes, the most expensive shoes from the American designer are the Rita Hayworth Heel coming in at $3 million. The shoe exudes Hollywood glamour as it’s adorned with earrings made of diamonds, rubies and sapphires worn by silver screen starlet Rita Hayworth. But these shoes aren’t for sale; the pair belongs to Hayworth’s daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan.
Yet another stunning pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes top the list of the most expensive shoes. This Tanzanite Heel is valued at $2 million and was a collaboration with Eddie Le Vian of the prestigious Le Vian Jewelry. The silver shoes have straps that feature 185 carats of tanzanite along with 28 carats of diamonds. And don’t forget the back. The 4.5-inch heel is encrusted with 595 carats of Kwiat diamonds set in platinum.
Stuart Weitzman’s sparkling stiletto was worn by country singer Alison Krauss at the 2004 Oscars. One of the most expensive shoes in the world, the pair features Italian leather and 565 Kwiat diamonds. The right shoe also has a rare 5-carat amaretto diamond that by itself is valued for more than $1 million. The Stuart Weitzman shoe also has a clear 4-inch stiletto heel that is intentionally designed to make the structure of the $2 million shoes “disappear” — giving all the attention to the precious gems when in the spotlight. It’s a shoe truly fit for someone’s “Cinderella moment.”
These diamond-covered loafers were worn by Nick Cannon on the 2014 season finale of “America’s Got Talent.” The stunning slippers were custom-made and commissioned for the TV host by Jason of Beverly Hills, an L.A.-based jeweler. With more than 14,000 full-cut round diamonds on the shoe, this pair has a total weight of 340 carats. The diamonds were also placed in white gold on a Tom Ford sole. The shoes were reported to have taken over 2,000 hours of labor to complete and are valued at $2 million.
There’s no guarantee that if you click your heels three times these shoes will take you home, but the this pair of ruby slippers does make a statement. Inspired by the film “The Wizard of Oz,” these stilettos feature 642 Burmese rubies on the elegant red satin straps. These cherry-red heels were displayed in a glass case at Harrods in London back in 2003. The shoes are currently valued at $1.6 million.
The Platinum Guild Stiletto by Stuart Weitzman is adorned with 464 sparkling Kwiat diamonds. The stiletto was meant to shine on the red carpet and was worn by former Miss USA and actress Laura Harring at the 2002 Academy Awards. While valued at $1.09 million, these shoes might not be as impractical as you think. The straps actually come off the sandal and can double as a necklace. Another masterful shoe.
The Stuart Weitzman luxury designer brand has a few pairs valued at up to $1 million, including these Marilyn Monroe-inspired heels. But the elegant shoes weren’t actually worn by the actress herself. At each center of the shoe is a cluster of Swarovski crystals that were once earrings that belonged to Ms. Monroe. Regina King wore the champagne-colored shoe at the 2005 Oscars when she was nominated for her role in “Ray.” After the ceremony, Weitzman allegedly replaced the original crystals with replicas and gave the pair to the Celebrity Rags 4 Charity Riches auction. It was there that the shoes sold for $1 million.
These vintage-inspired rose pumps pay homage to 1940s glamour complete with a classic T-strap (a signature style of shoe at the time). These shoes feature roses worth 100 carats of 1,800 Kwiat diamonds. In addition, the pair has 400 more Kwiat diamonds that embellish the shoe throughout. The shoes also pack some drama, quite literally. When Stuart Weitzman selected screenwriter Diablo Cody to wear the shoes back in 2008 for Oscar Awards, she refused to wear the million-dollar shoes. Cody, who was nominated and won Best Original Screenplay for her movie “Juno” told reporters on the red carpet that she thought “it was a cheesy publicity stunt.”