The Most Expensive Shoes in the World (That You Can Buy Online)
A love of finely crafted footwear is a dangerous obsession to have. Although the most expensive pair in the world are DEFINITELY out of most shoppers' price range (they're vintage Roger Vivier pumps that cost $26,629.06, according to Forbes.com), tons of designer shoes aren't cheap. Plenty cost more than a month's rent. We spend a lot of time staring at pricey pairs on the internet, dreaming of our next big purchase. Barring any outstanding credit card debt (pay your bills before shoe shopping, kids), we recommend occasionally shelling out for fancy shoes. Since luxury labels use the best materials available, their products fit better and last longer. Plus, pumping money into our lackluster economy is the best way to boost it, so spend when you can! Below, we've found 10 beautiful high-end shoes for the serious shopper looking to invest in their wardrobe. Would you buy any of them?
Topping the price index are these surprisingly demure Christian Louboutin heels. You can bet all $4,465 that's genuine alligator skin.
Christian Louboutin croc simple pump, $4,645, barneys.com
You probably never knew you needed a pair of hand-woven leather stilletto boots. Now you do.
Gucci Woven leather boots, $3,750, net-a-porter.com
Slip into these crystal-studded platforms for a debaucherous night of fun.
Gianmarco Lorenzi satin heel sandal, $3,348, farfetch.com
An worthy option for budget-less brides.
Tabitha Simmons chandelier sandals, $2,190, tabithasimmons.com
Um, they look like David Bowie and Elvis Presley co-designed them. And that is kind of amazing.
Balmain suede & patent embossed boots, $2,725, luisaviaroma.com
Total music video shoes: just add leather shorts and flame red hair.
Christian Louboutin Maralena flame sandal, $2,445, bergdorfgoodman.com
Time to retire your black kitten heels.
Gucci 'Sofia' crystal embellished platform pump, $2,295, nordstrom.com
The slightly inclined wedge makes these fairly easy to walk in and (bonus!) the high leg is super warm for winter.
Rick Owens thigh high wedges, $2,073.60, forwardforward.com
Flamboyant turquiose feathers are like facinators for your feet.
Jimmy Choo Marlene feather and suede sandals, $1,995, net-a-porter.com
Satin and crystals amp the value of basic ankle booties.
Giuseppe Zanotti crystal bootie, $1,835, barneys.com