The lifestyles of the rich and famous carry an endless array of options. They drop big bucks on everything from cars and mansions to meals and attire, there’s no game that’s too big to play. It seems that anything can be upgraded, and it’s possible to find a designer and exclusive version of anything. Accessories are a huge component of putting together the ultimate look, and shoes are no exception.
In fact, they’re the main feature. Men and women alike have the ability to select from the most outrageously designed and styled shoes. Some of these shoes feature diamonds and are worth more than you could ever imagine. It’s hard to imagine that the things you walk on could cost a fortune, but it becomes easier to understand when you examine the fine art and craftsmanship that went into designing them.
10 Shoes Worth One Million Dollars!
Laura Herring is one very, very lucky lady. Not many of us can say that we’ve had shoes worth $1.09 million on our feet, but she can certainly attest to having this incredible experience. She was fortunate enough to wear these Stuart Weitzman Platinum Guild Stilettos at the 2002 Academy Awards. These finely detailed shoes are adorned with 464 sparkling Kwiat diamonds.
This diamond-type has become a statement signature for many of Weitzman’s designs. These are not simple to affix to a shoe, and as you can imagine, the labor required to design and create these shoes is nearly as expensive as the jewels that are on them. The coolest feature of this shoe – the straps are removable and can double as a necklace!
9 Big Boi's $50,000 Kicks
Welcome to the shoe game! Sneakers and heels that cost as much as people’s cars and mortgages and in some cases – even more than the trust funds of the rich and famous! Leave it to Outkast to feature shoes worth a whopping $50,000. Big Boi’s Nike Air Force 1 sneakers are covered in $13,000 worth of diamonds.
This is some serious bling for a man’s sneaker! They are among the most expensive runners that have been designed. The use of so many P&C Diamonds on these shoes has not gone to waste though – it’s been reported that all proceeds from his sale of this shoe goes to a charity foundation that he has established.
8 Astonishing $3 Million Shoes!
Most of us can’t imagine putting our toes into something worth a few thousand dollars, let alone a few million! A select few celebrities have this privilege and Rita Hayworth was one of them.
While she’s famous for her talent, she may be forever immortalized for her shining moment in these shoes! She’s seen here wearing shoes worth $3 million dollars. Yes, you heard it right! She first wore these shoes in The Shawshank Redemption, and they were later given to Princess Yasmin Aga Khan. Adorned in diamonds, rubies, and sapphires, we can see how they would be fit for royalty!
7 This Is What $2 Million Dollar Shoes Look Like!
Stuart Weitzman takes the cake again! This time, for his $2 million Cinderella Slippers worn by Alison Kraus at the 2004 Oscars. The red carpet glitters thanks to Stuart’s prestigious shoe collection! This particular pair features 565 Kwiat diamonds estimated at 55 carats in total.
The laces have a platinum setting, and this pair of shoes features a 5-carat amaretto diamond that’s incredibly rare, and is said to be worth $1 million on its own! Aside from these obviously luxurious styling details, this shoe was meticulously designed to feature a clear stiletto that is 4 inches in height. It’s intended to make it appear that the structure of the shoe is invisible so that the intricate jeweled designs can be featured more prominently.
6 Diamond Dream Shoes $500,000
Have you ever heard of the Diamond Dream Stilettos? Well, you have now! These are one of Stuart Weitzman’s most popular designs. Only the most elite celebrities are permitted to put their pretty little feet into these shoes, and many A-listers have worn the shoes in movies and on the red carpet.
These rare and delicately designed shoes have become more recognized, popular, and of course- more valuable with each celebrity appearance. Anika Noni was seen showing these off at the 2007 Oscars. These gorgeous, dainty, sandal-style shoes boast 1420 diamonds – 30 carats of them! Valued at $500,000 that’s a shoe that packs a whole lot of glitz and power!
5 Michael Jordan, The Legendary $104,765 Sneakers
Not all the expensive shoes in the world are fancy high-heeled ones. In fact, there’s a tremendous market for sneakers and this category continues to rise in its monetary value. One of the most expensive pairs of running shoes made were Michael Jordan’s Air Jordan 12’s. These runners come with a price tag of $104, 765. Imagine that –for running shoes!
These formerly belonged to Jordan himself. They were forever made famous when they were worn as he played for the Chicago Bulls while feeling ill, during the 1997 NBA Playoffs. Despite his illness, he managed to score 38 points in that game, and it became known as the “Flu Game” from which these shoes took their name.
4 Nick Cannon's $2 million Tom Ford Shoes
Nick Cannon wore these diamond-covered loafers during his appearance on the 2014 season finale of America’s Got Talent. Cannon is known for living in the lap of luxury, and obviously has the means to afford anything his heart desires. He showed the world that his style has no limit when he wore these $2 million Tom Ford shoes for the world to see on national TV.
He had these custom-made, of course. We’d never think Canon would have to buy anything off a shelf! The shoes featured more than 14,000 full-cut diamonds and carried a weight of 340 carats! They took over 2000 labor hours to create, and Nick graciously donated them to charity when he was finished with them.
3 DJ Khaled's $25,000 Running Shoes
DJ Khaled is known to have an outrageous fashion sense. His style choices are loud and boisterous and nothing is out of reach when it comes to making a fashion statement. This became ever-so-clear when he was seen sporting Air Jordan 3’s Grateful shoes. Sure, they may look like they are “just sneakers” to naïve eyes, but the reality is, these runners will set you back $25,000.
These shoes gained notoriety when he was seen sporting them proudly, and now of course, they’re the apple of every man's eye. The bright red feature of this shoe makes it easily recognizable. The value of these shoes keep sky-rocketing and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a further rise in their worth in the near future.
2 Dorothy's Shoes Are Worth $660,000
The Wizard Of Oz can be credited for giving us some pretty spectacular and wildly famous shoes! The Original Ruby Red Slippers from this movie were worn by Actress Judy Garland. This dates back to when the film was released in 1939.
They are now worth a whopping $ 660,000! It’s been said that the original owner won them at the age of 16 as a second place prize in a contest. They were later sold to a shoe collector by the name of David Elkouby, in Hollywood. Debbie Reynolds once owned a pair, and remains on display at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.
1 Marilyn Monroe Inspired, With A $1 Million Price Tag
A red carpet just wouldn’t be the same without some of Stuart Weitzman’s shoes being featured. The most rich and famous celebrities of our time flock for the opportunity to wear his brand. A true staple to the red carpet life, and making every celebrity’s “must-have” list, Weitzman’s shoes are the ultimate end-goal for everyone with a shoe obsession.
His design of the Marilyn Monroe Shoe is deceiving since Marilyn did not actually wear the shoe herself. This $1 million pair of stunning footwear has a cluster of Swarovski crystals in the center of each shoe, which were originally earrings from Marilyn Monroe’s personal collection. This incredible feature makes everyone want to say they’ve worn them at least once! Regina Ray was the lucky lady that adorned these stunners at the 2005 Oscars.