Check out world’s most expensive shoes. It costs £13,000,000
A pair of shoes thought to be the most expensive in the world was showcased in Dubai on September 27, 2018 for £13million.
The lavish heels are made from gold patent leather, silk, and embellished with 236 diamonds, as well as featuring a round 15 carat flawless D- diamond centre piece at the tip of each shoe.
The ‘Passion Diamond’ shoes are the second set of showstoppers from UAE-based designer Jada Dubai, who hit headlines earlier in the year for its royal collection, also in collaboration with jewellery brand Passion Jewellers, which included a pair for £217,800.
The one of a kind shoes will be made bespoke to fit the buyer, but a prototype has been created in Italy that will be viewed by just 50 VIP clients at what’s billed as the world’s only seven-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai.
Speaking about the extravagant design, Hemant Karamchandani, chief executive of Passion Jewellers, which supplied the diamonds for the shoes, said: ‘Dubai is the city of millionaires and billionaires, we see it as a potential market, along with the entire (Gulf) region.
Maria Majari, co- founder of Jada Dubai which designed the shoes, added: ‘We wanted to create a truly unique piece.
‘Jada Dubai designs only shoes with diamonds. For the launch of our second collection, we wanted to create a piece that is truly unique in the world using very rare diamonds.
‘Even inside, the logos of both companies are made out of gold, which is very thin, so it will be very comfortable for walking.’
The prototype is a European size 36 (US 5.5, UK 3.5), but the shoes will be custom-made to the client’s size – once he or she has stumped up the full retail price.
The designer’s Instagram account, which has a modest following of 3,000, shared a video of the shoes to its page racking up 8,000 views.
And while most comments were from awe-struck followers pining for the fancy footwear, some were less impressed.
‘The sheer disconnect between people who can afford to buy these shoes and the rest of the world is mind boggling,’ one user commented.
Dubai, a hub for Gulf fashion and home to the biannual Arab Fashion Week, has seen a growing number of tourists over the last few years, with more than 16 million people visiting the emirate last year.
Earlier this year the same brand hit headlines when a pair of shoes went on sale for £217,800, as part of its debut ‘royal collection’.
The handcrafted high heels were encrusted with 54 carat white diamonds and 416.2 carat white sapphires, as well as featuring gold and platinum encrusted soles.
According to The National the fancy footwear took more than a year to make, with gold specialists from three countries coming together to craft the masterpieces.
Described as the ‘first pair in the world’, the shoes are part of the Royal collection by United Arab Emirates-based designer Jada Dubai, which also feature a pair of shoes inspired by Princess Diana and Grace Kelly.