Everyone loves getting a new pair of kicks, but there are some shoes out there that most people couldn’t afford if they saved every penny they earned for 100 years. These are the most expensive shoes in the world – and they got on that list by lots of different ways. Some are notorious with a history behind them; some are inlaid with precious stones and metals and some are years or decades ahead of their time. Let’s take a look at the 30 most expensive shoes in the world.
30. Nike Lebron X
The first spot on our list goes to a pair of Nike sneakers that sold for $315. This was the highest price Nike ever slapped on a retail shoe. The Lebron X had some pretty incredible features like motion sensors to determine how fast you ran and how high you jumped.
29. Gucci‘s Fur Slippers
The second entry on our list of the most expensive shoes is a pair of slippers from Gucci that might cause someone to mistake you for Sasquatch – if they look at your feet anyway. They go for $1800.
28. Derby Shoes from Prada
These Derby Shoes from the well-known designer Prada are really incredible. They might be some of the most artful and eclectic shoes on the market, selling for around $1500
27. Metallic Futuristic Sneakers
These metallic futuristic sneakers from Margiela go for about $2000. They look a little strange, but there is no doubt that you will be wearing something no one else has.
26. Jimmy Choo Belgravia High-Tops
Number 26 on this list of the most expensive shoes in the world are these star-studded high-tops from Jimmy Choo. Jimmy Choo is famous for designing shoes for major celebrities like Princess Diana and Halle Berry, and for $2000, you can have your own Jimmy Choo shoes.
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25. Rick Owens X Adidas Mastodon
These are definitely not your normal pair of Adidas. They are very strange-looking, and the rarity of these shoes added to the name totals around $2000.
24. Nike Air Yeezy
This was the first Nike shoe to bear the Kanye West brand, which explains why they became so popular. In fact, although they sold for only $215, you cannot get a resale pair now for less than $2000.
23. The Gucci Spike Loafer
This is another $2000 shoe – a popular high-end price point for designers. This is definitely one of the most expensive shoes in the world – and possibly the most dangerous to wear!
22. NMD Pitch Black by Adidas
Only 500 of these NMD Pitch Black shoes by Adidas were ever produced, something that caused the price to shoot up to around $3000
21. Nike Dunk Low Pro SB “Paris”
Nike made the number twenty-one spot on our list as well with these Dunk Low Pro SB Paris shoes. Again, high demand and low supply raises the price to about $3000.
20. Nike HyperAdapt 1.0
This wasn’t the first self-lacing shoe that Nike produced, but it was the first one intended for commercial distribution. The price tag was around $4000.
19. Hobnail Ankle Boots
British fashion designer Alexander McQueen created these embroidered ankle boots that would set you back around $4000.
18. Nike Dunk Low Pro SB “Paris” Version 2
Number 18 on the list of the most expensive kicks in the world is another version of the Nike Dunk Low Pro SB Paris shoes. These ones were covered in artwork by French painter Bernard Buffet, raising their price to $4000.
17. Nike Air Mag
These were the second-to-the-first self-lacing shoes from Nike – modeled after the ones Marty McFly wore in “Back to the Future Part II.” They really look like futuristic shoes. Price: $5000
16. Nike Air Yeezy 2
The second pair of Nike shoes to bear the Kanye West brand was the Nike Air Yeezy 2. But these shoes weren’t that remarkable and wouldn’t have made our list of the most expensive shoes if it weren’t for a single color, “Red October,” which became so popular that the price reached $5000.
15. Geobasket Shoes
Designer Rick Owens made these Geobasket shoes for certain celebrities like Madonna. The price tag on these was a mere $6000.
14. Pharrell Human Race NMD Shoes
These Adidas shoes which bore the nickname “Friends and Family” were not released publically. But if you had been able to buy them, then you would have had to spend around $8000 for a pair.
13. Nike Dunk High Pro SB “Flom”
Strange nickname aside, these Nike Dunk High Pro SB shoes were another in the series with a major price tag. You could only get them from a select group of sellers, and the resell value on them is around $8000.
12. Nike SB Dunk High
Another version of these “Flom” shoes from Nike sells for about $12,000 on eBay. It isn’t clear what the major differences are.
11. Nike Mag
The Nike Mag’s were the original versions of the Nike Air Mag – the prototype version. It took them almost 30 years to accomplish what people had seen in the movies. There were only 100 of these ever made, and they sold for $28,000.
10. Autographed Kobe Air Zooms
Now, we’re into the top ten on the list of the most expensive shoes in the world, and the number 10 spot goes to an autographed pair of kicks featuring Kobe Bryant’s signature. Price: $30,000.
9. Nike “Air Force One”
These Nike shoes were certainly unlike anything else. Made in concert with Prryya and Chintan’s Couture and Jewelry company, these diamond-studded shoes inlaid with gold went for around $50,000.
8. Michael Jordan’s Converse
Guess how much a pair of Converse Fastbreak shoes that were worn by Michael Jordan in an actual game went for. $190,373. They might be the dirtiest pair of the most expensive shoes in the world.
7. Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers
These aren’t exact replicas of the Wizard of Oz ruby slippers that Dorothy wore, but they are pretty close. Even with a knock-off, the popularity of the movie shoots the price tag all the way to $612,000.
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6. Marilyn Monroe Shoes
Designer Stuart Weitzman is responsible for a lot of the most expensive shoes in the world. These Marilyn Monroe shoes are no exception. With the inclusion of Swarovski crystals and a satin rose, these are worth right at a million dollars.
5. Custom Shoes from Jason Arasheben
Jason Arasehben created these diamond-laden shoes that Nick Cannon wore when he hosted the last season of the popular TV show “American Idol.” With more than 14,000 diamond set into white gold, these shoes are worth every penny of the $2 million price tag.
4. Cinderella Slippers
Another entry from Stuart Weitzman is these Cinderella Slippers, which are one of the most expensive stilettos that you’ll ever see. They go for the same price as the American Idol shoes – $2 million.
3. Rita Hayworth Heels
Yet another creation from mega-dollar designer Stuart Weitzman, these Rita Hayworth shoes have almost every gem in the world encrusted into them somewhere. They sold for around $3 million.
2. Exact Replica Ruby Slippers
If you want an exact replica of Dorothy’s ruby slippers created by designer Harry Winston, then all you need to do is shell out around $3. Fun fact: The Smithsonian is doing a Kickstarter for $300,000 to restore the actual ruby slippers worn in the movie.
1. Shoes Thrown at George W. Bus
Finally, the shoes that were thrown at President George W. Bush by reporter Muntadhar al-Zaidi sold for almost $10 million. The person that made the shoes also got 300,000 orders for ones just like them – hopefully, not so 300,000 people could throw them at another president. These are the most expensive shoes in the world.