There is just something so miraculous about opening up a box that contains a new pair of shoes and touching them for the first time. You run your hands over the small details that could be easily overlooked by an untrained eye, touch the embellishments, and revel in the rich hues. You know exactly what outfit you are going to wear these shoes with, as you had it all planned out in your mind from the moment you first spotted the little gems. They are special, and bring you great excitement.
There is a certain love for shoes that exists whenever you fall in love with an expensive designer pair and work hard to save your money to purchase them. Owning a pair of designer shoes that you know are going to be a part of your life for the long haul, takes your feeling towards the shoes to a whole other level. But, that level is taken to another extreme when you are a celebrity and have access to shoes that sometimes are so exclusive that us “normal” people can’t purchase.
The celebrities that we know and love have special access to shoes and designers that we only dream of having in our wardrobes. They live in a different world where it seems they have a special key that unlocks the door to designer shoes straight from the runway and are given special edition collections for free, where they actually cost thousands of dollars.
Just like we have our favorite shoes that we turn to for daily wear or special occasions, celebrities do as well. They have their favorite designers that they go to season after season because they love their style and artistic eye, and are often seen wearing these shoes all over town.
10 Elizabeth Banks, Jean-Michel Cazabat Two-Tone Wooden Sandals: $179
The Hunger Games star has been running around town doing promotional work for her upcoming lego movie and pulling out all her favorite looks along the way. While in LA, she was recently spotted wearing these fabulous Two-Tone Wooden Sandals, which have a fun twist on a classic warm weather look. Designer Jan-Michael Cazbat is known for crafting wonderful sandals that women love, and Elizabeth Banks definitely is a big supporter. These chunky heels with their pop of color on the straps make her favorite summer looks complete.
9 Blake Lively, Pour La Victoire Platform Pump: $250
The Gossip Girl fashion icon is known for sporting the most fashion forward shoes and clothes no matter where she is spotted. She steers away from classic colors, and tends to opt for more avant garde designs. These muted yellow, snakeskin printed pumps come in a wide array of thirteen different colors, each adding a unique embellishment to whatever look you are currently wearing. Not only does Blake love these in real life, but also wore them on the set of the show.
8 Kate Middleton, Stuart Weitzman Cork Wedges: $375
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, loves her classic lines and colors, but somehow always pulls it together to appear flawless and fashion forward, as if right out of a magazine! These classic Cork Wedges by designer Stuart Weitzman are the perfect favorite shoe for Kate because they flow effortlessly with her entire summer wardrobe. The wedges also keep her feet from intense pain after walking around to various events with her husband, Prince William. Mr. Weitzman, your shoes are fit for a princess.
7 Jennifer Aniston, Pedro Garcia Temple Wedges: $495
Known as the “sweetheart” of the big screen, Jennifer Aniston tends to steal our hearts in every movie and television show that she’s in. Being that she has a track record of wearing clean, simple, sexy looks no matter if she is on the red carpet or running errands, this Temple Wedge by Predro Garcia seems to fit seamlessly into her lifestyle. It is a classic, earthy wedge that is perfect for daily wear, but has a five inch heel that makes it totally appropriate to wear at night. Made in Spain and crafted from leather with a cork heel, this is one look we definitely should be copying.
6 Lea Michele, Jenni Kayne Ankle Strap Heel: $595
We all known actress Lea Michele from her starring role in Glee, but she recently stepped out on the red carpet wearing her favorite pop of color strappy sandals to a big Hollywood event. The Ankle Strap Heel by Jenni Kayne is made in Italy of snakeskin in an allover grey color with a pop of royal blue on the heel. They create one of those “watch how good I look as I walk away” moments for whomever dares to wear this four inch stiletto heel. Michelle surely knows how to pick a favorite that works with many pieces in ones wardrobe.
5 Kristen Bell, Casadei Patent Pumps: $770
4 Nicole Richie, Jimmy Choo Patent & Leather Pumps: $850
We all know that Nicole Richie is a total style icon and known for her great taste, she has even created her own label, House of Harlow to solidify that. So it’s no surprise that her favorite shoe of the moment is an innovate designer by Mr. Jimmy Choo himself. This two-tone color block pumps is constructed of both nude and black colors, and leather and patent materials. It is a great fashion forward look that will compliment anyone’s style immaculately, as long as you can afford the high price tag.
3 Rachel Bilson, Christian Louboutin Color Block Sandals: $995
We all know that celebs love their Christian Louboutin red soles, and Rachel Bilson is no different. Mr. Louboutin was on point whenever he designed this color block sandal, giving it fun colors, a supportive heel, and compassionate strap around the ankle, making it easy for women to wear these shoes for great lengths of time. You can wear them with a casual look, or dress it up a bit the way that Rachel did. Either way, this is a great favorite.
2 Olivia Palermo, Manolo Blahnik Jewel Satin Pump: $995
We all know and recognize these shoes from Sex and the City, and have yearned for them since we saw first Carrie Bradshaw place them in her oversized, unrealistic New York City closet. Lucky Olivia Palermo scored a pair of her own and knows how to flawlessly incorporate them into her wardrobe; by mixing them with a menswear inspired black and white short pant suit. These royal blue, stiletto pumps are eye catching and intricate in design with the delicate square embellishment resting at the toe. With Manolos being known as one of the more comfortable designer heels, it’s no wonder these are on her favorites list.
1 Beyonce, Prada Jewel-Toe Twilight Sandal: $1,450
Beyonce is well-known for her innovative fashion that inspires everyone around her, and these favorites of hers certainly take the cake. The sling back design features flame detailing in green, ivory, and black patent leather. A jeweled rose embellishment lies right above the open toe, surrounded by various cut-out details. Lastly, they feature, a leather padded insole for comfort and support. With so much going on within this shoe, you would think it would be too much, but Beyonce rocked this look in a lemon colored ensemble, letting Prada take the stage.