The most expensive shoes displayed at Dubai last October, and you won’t believe how much they’re worth.
What’s the most you would spend on a pair of shoes? US$50? US$100? US$200? What about US$15 million (more or less S$20 million)? Cause that’s how much the most expensive shoes in the world are.
These are the most expensive shoes in the world
Designed by Debbie Wingham, the most expensive shoes displayed to the public at the Raffles Dubai Hotel in October of last year to celebrate the hotel’s 10th anniversary. She was commissioned by an unnamed family to create the shoes for a birthday gift.
What are the most expensive shoes displayed made of?
Why are they so expensive? The shoes are made of:
- rare pink and blue diamonds which cost more than US$13 million
- four 3-carat pure white diamonds
- 1000 pointer diamonds
- solid gold zippers and plaque under the shoes
- leather painted with 24-carat gold paint sewed with 18-carat gold thread
- Arabian Jasmin flowers made from leather
- gold thread embellished inlay
The shoes took hundreds of hours to assemble and were made by Florida-based contemporary artist Chris Campbell.
Wingham also designed the most expensive piece of clothing ever created. In 2013, she designed the Red Diamond Abaya dress, which cost US$17.6 million (S$23.3 million).
In 2015, she designed a US$75 million (S$99.4 million) cake. The six-foot-long cake was made to look like a runway fashion show, and weighed nearly 1,000 pounds. It took over 1,100 hours to make, and was adorned with 4,000 diamonds worth over US$45 million (S$59.7 million)— this included a 5.2-carat pink diamond, a 6.4-carat yellow diamond, and 15 5-carat white diamonds.
Earlier this year, she also designed a US$1 million cake that was designed to look like a life-sized Arabian bride.
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