If you thought you saw everything about fashion, think again. For the past few days, it is in Dubai that it is possible to admire a pair of pumps at the price of 17 million dollars.
While Fashion Week is in full swing in Paris, a pair of shoes is a sensation in Dubai. Indeed, since Wednesday 27 September, it is possible to admire a pair of pumps not quite like the others. These shoes that have been designed and created in Italy have some peculiarities and it is mainly the materials used to design them. The manufacturer, Hemant Karamchandani chose to use leather, silk, gold and no less than 238 diamonds to create this small masterpiece. And among these jewels, we can count 20 diamonds of 15 carats each. This is the rarest and most expensive gemstone in the world.
Silk and Gold Feet for Whom?
But who might want to buy this pair of stilettos? According to the creator, Hemant Karamchandani the acquirer is undoubtedly in Dubai: “Dubai is a city of millionaires and billionaires. There is a potential market throughout the Gulf region and (particularly) Saudi Arabia.” It seems obvious that ordinary mortals will not be able to acquire this sublime pair of shoes that actually costs $17 million. However, if as we prefer you only admire it, it is to Burj Al-Arab that you will have to go, one of the most sumptuous palaces in Dubai.
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Top 10 of the most expensive (but not necessarily the most beautiful) shoes in the world.
In order, we have:
Soccer shoes signed by footballers: $ 218,000 (auction)
Nike Air Jordan signed by Jordan himself: $ 60,000
Nike with gold logo and 11 carats of diamonds: $ 50,000
Tistoni made with rare alligator leather: $ 38,000
Signed Kobe Bryant: $ 30,000
Nike with 620 grams of pure gold: $ 24,000
Louis Vuittons! $ 10,000
Gold-Soaked Nike: $ 5,405
Aubercy with diamonds: 4510 dollars
Stefano Bemer made of Toad skin and dromedary: 2000 dollars
The Most Expensive Shoes in The World
And the most expensive pair of shoes in the world is… A pair of sneakers.
Who would have thought that a pair of sneakers would one day form the most expensive pair of shoes in the world? And yet, at $4 million, the shoes below, signed by the American basketball player Dwyane Wade and made by a large luxury brand, were put on the market in New York in the spring of 2016, for the benefit of a charity whose mission is precisely the distribution of shoes in underdeveloped regions.
Change of style for the second most expensive pair of shoes in the world. Who said that American rappers are known for their taste for flash accessories? On September 16, 2014, Nick Cannon showed up with $2 million in shoes during the final of NBC’s Tele-Crochet America’s Got Talent Show.
It took more than 2,000 hours for designer Jason Arasheben to embed 14,000 white diamonds, totalling 340 carats, on Tom Ford moccasins. The president of Jason Of Beverly Hills, to whom the rapper had ordered them, is a specialist in the manufacture of bling bling items for stars and crowned heads. He has worked for Michael Jackson, Princess Lafita of Saudi Arabia, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey (who is also the ex-wife of Nick Cannon). “It took me four months to find all the diamonds and cut them up so they were all the same size,” the artist told Women’s Wear daily, adding that he demolished seven pairs of shoes before succeeding. Although he claims that these moccasins were designed to be comfortable and functional, he acknowledges that Nick Cannon “probably won’t play basketball with it.”
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They are in any case now in the Guinness Book of records as the most expensive shoes in the world. In 2013, booties worth $ 3.188 million had been presented by the Antwerp house A. F. Vandevorst and the Belgian diamantaire Diarough to promote the Flanders region, but they had not been approved in the Guinness Book.