Certainly a class on its own, an embodiment of style and fashion, and terribly expensive. These are probably the most appropriate phrases to use when describing those expensive designer shoes that, every so often, come out of the fashion world.
Women, generally, seem to be more attracted to shoes and are more likely to buy a pair than men. According to retail and consumer experts, women in the United States spend billion on fashion footwear every year.
Base on a study, it was found out that handbags and footwear have completely replaced clothes as women’s choice to showcase their personal taste, status, wealth and style.
Truth, when items are expensive chances are manufacturers used the highest quality materials possible which makes them more durable and would definitely last longer than the cheaper ones.
However, there are times that the high price of a shoe is due to some uncommon, unconventional or unique material integrated into the shoe’s design, like the $2 million stiletto sandals created by known designer Stuart Weitzman.
The pair of shoes has a total of 55 carats of clear diamonds and one big 5-carat stone decorated into the straps of the shoes. Another pair that Weitzman designed was a pair of ruby stiletto sandals inspired by the ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz.
The pair was made by weaving platinum threads and inserting 642 rubies on the straps. The pair amounted to a cool $1.6 million, definitely not something that you could wear everyday. Really, sometimes the price of these designer shoes are already bordering on the absurd.
Years before, a $200 pair of shoes were considered as already expensive and for the high and mighty. Nowadays, prices for a more “practical” and “normal” pair of expensive designer shoes usually range from $500 to $15,000 depending on the materials used.
Italian leather is considered as the best leather in the world for making shoes and would certainly mark up the selling price of any pair of shoes by a considerable amount. Women shoes that are made from pure Italian leather and fashioned by highly skilled Italian craftsmen can easily fetch a price of more than $1000.
Usually, shoes made from exotic skins like crocodile, alligator, snake and ostrich skins are the most expensive pairs that you’ll find in boutiques, malls and shoe shops.