World's Most Expensive Shoes Cost Over $400,000

New Zealand footwear designer Kathryn Wilson has created pricey heels covered in 21.18 carats of diamonds

By Rose Curiel Apr 02, 2013 6:13 PMTags
World's Most Expensive ShoeCourtesy: Kathryn Wilson

Talk about statement shoes!

Ringing in at a whopping $418,450, shoe designer Kathryn Wilson's pretty pumps have the distinction of being the most expensive pair of shoes in the world.

So, what's so fancy about the footwear? As you might have guessed, the heels are covered in quite a bit of bling—21.18 carats of diamonds to be exact. Plus, Wilson's painstaking labor, which included more than 50 hours of applying the delicate diamonds by hand, also undoubtedly factored into the astronomical price. 

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But these shoes aren't exactly made for walking. Wilson required a full-scale security detail when merely making the heels, so a stroll about town in the sparkling shoes isn't exactly recommended. 

Practical or not, the shoes, which Wilson custom created for a Ronald McDonald House charity auction, did raise close to half a million dollars for the nonprofit. So, while some may dislike the extravagant design, we think it's fair to say that raising money for a good cause is always in style. 

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