These days shoes are not only worn to protect feet, but they’ve also become a fashion necessity.
Designer shoes can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. But for the ridiculously rich, it can go up to millions which also serves as an indicator of a person’s status symbol. And if you have any pair of the shoes listed below you know you’ve got it made.
Here’s a look at the 20 most expensive shoes in the world as of 2022:
8. Stuart Weitzman Wizard of Oz Ruby Stilettos
Net Worth: $1.6 million
What could possibly make a woman feel more beautiful than a pair of elegant shoes? Perhaps, a pair of ruby stilettos! These “Wizard of Oz” inspired heels are worth $1.6 million. They have a cherry red insole, and a red satin upper and are encrusted with 642 Burma rubies.
7. Tom Ford Custom by Jason Arasheben
Net Worth: $2 Million each
Nick Cannon from America’s Got Talent commissioned jewelry designer Jason Arasheben to customize a pair of Tom Ford loafers.
Arasheben studded the loafers with 340 carats of round-cut diamonds set on white gold and they are now valued at a massive $2 million. Cannon wore the expensive pair in America’s Got Talent Finals in 2014.
6. Stuart Weitzman Tanzanite Heels
Net Worth: $2 million
Stuart Weitzman’s Tanzanite Heels feature 185 carats of luxurious blue-purple tanzanites (a rare gem from Tanzania) and 28 carats of diamonds.
They were designed by jewelry designer Eddie LeVian in 2006. These silver-leather shoes with platinum heels are valued at $2 million. The shoes are comparable to a royal necklace. Due to the similar gems embedded in the shoes. 16-carat pear-shaped tanzanite dangles from the diamond-encrusted ankle strap, which also boasts pear- and oval-shaped tanzanites.
5. Stuart Weitzman Cinderella Slippers
Net Worth: $2 million
Made highest quality Italian leather, the ankle and toe straps are perfectly crafted into an intricate lace-like design which was created from 565-carat diamonds in platinum settings.
The right slipper plays host to a magnificent, rare 5-carat amaretto diamond providing the only glint of color in the shoes. Marie-Claire describes these slippers as simply the stuff of fairy tales. It was worn by singer Alison Kraus at the 2004 Oscars.
4. Stuart Weitzman Rita Hayworth Heels
Net Worth: $3 million
These deep brown peep toe shoes which unveil a beautiful Satin flower cost a cool three million dollars.
Typically, Stuart Weitzman’s shoes are not bright or bold, but this one is the most unique.
They are an excellent expression of his ability to do different things with his talent for the right event or occasion.
Stuart Weitzman created the Rita Hayworth heels because he found her inspirational and that the American actress and dancer was the perfect person to make a pair of shoes about.
3. Harry Winston Ruby Slippers
Net Worth: $3-4 Million
In 1989 Ronald Winston, son of the famous jewelry designer Harry Winston, celebrated the 50th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” by unveiling his own version of the famous ruby slippers from the classic film.
The beautiful slippers took two months to create and really are something special. There are 1,350 carats of rubies and 50 carats of diamonds embedded in these shoes. These gorgeously over-the-top shoes really are in a category all their own. With a price tag of $3 million, they are far more lavish than the original shoes, adorned only with simple red sequins.
2. Debbie Wingham High Heels
Net Worth: More than $15 Million
The 24-carat gold leather shoes are made from rare diamonds and sewn with pure gold thread.
Valued at $15 million, they were the world’s most expensive pair of shoes until the creation of the passion diamond shoes.
DailyMail reported that Debbie Wingham is well known for her over-the-top commissioned creations that tend to come with price tags of an eye-watering sort.
British designer Debbie Wingham was commissioned by an unnamed family to design these unique Stilletos.
1. The Passion Diamond Shoes
Net Worth: $17 Million
The luxurious Passion Diamond Shoes which are made from diamonds and gold, took over nine months to design and create. According to Business Today the Passion Diamond Shoes, feature several hundreds of diamonds, with two flawless diamonds of 15 carats each. The stunning stilettos are on display in the Burj Al Arab seven-star hotel in Dubai.