Woman shoes has always been a kind of object of desire and a way to draw additional attention to one’s own person - this is proved by many public people, collecting sandals, boots and sneakers with enviable persistence - the first lady of Philippines, Imelda Marcos, for example, has a wardrobe of 1,200 pairs of different shoes.
Jessie Randall, a famous New York designer and founder of Loeffler Randall brand, reasonably argues that the right woman shoes can turn any woman into a real beauty.
Fashion market analysts noted the recent steady trend - the more expensive and exclusive shoes are, the more unhealthy the desire to possess it is, breaking into a real obsession with the elements of a breakdown. Rich, even unseemly luxury accessories and footwear in a wardrobe - that is the way for modern woman to prove how special, stylish, refined, self-sufficient and independent she is. And the main justification for such a shoe disease is the idea that expensive and famous shoes have better quality and are therefore more comfortable and will last almost until the Second Coming … Fashionable women themselves often do not believe in this fashion mantra, and just hide behind it, visiting another shoe boutique once again …
Yes, such shoes are expensive, but they are probably just more rare and equipped with a popular logo, so do not expect comfort of slippers from 12-centimeter pins. The main thing in shoes - materials, design idea and, of course, the name, because if shoes cost $ 14 000, leather, fabric, lining, precious stones, crystals and other accessories and elements of painting … - all this is apparently so rare and exclusive, that author’s features and logos used by eminent couturiers, whether this is a form of a heel or a stamp and a toe processed in a special way, as if emphasizing exclusivity of the model, are necessary attributes of a shoe … It’s like a painting, which is of particular value, when signed by its author.
Here are examples of the most expensive and exclusive woman shoes according to Forbes magazine, celebrities hunted it so actively and mere mortals dreamed of it in a passing fashion season, and will continue dreaming during coming one.
1. Manolo Blahnik, $ 14,000
This is a real fetish, a cult object, icon, idol and the voodoo doll in one person. This Manolos, so widely known for their unhealthy high heel and transcendental price. This is an embodiment of eroticism and perversity of a woman’s secret desires. Crocodile leather, metal stud and execution of the most cherished dream.
2. Louis Vuitton, $ 4,500
In 1854, Louis Vuitton opened his first store in Paris. One and a half centuries later, his specially designed bags, wallets and other leather accessories are just at the point of fashion attack, despite the fact that many fashion critics have already dubbed them as an attribute of real mauvais ton and blind idolatry. Exclusive pair of boots of ostrich skin once again confirms that LV - is the true style and chic.
3. Chanel, $ 2,875
Infinitely beautiful and elegant collection of woman shoes from Chanel fashion house can boast of an enviable variety of models and materials - from aggressive red boots up to flats with a modest logo on the toe. And these shoes of alligator leather with the finest calf lining became a true star of Chanel’s Cruise 2006 collection, and while they are positioned as “comfortable shoes for office work and leisurely walks around the city.”
4. Ferragamo, $ 2,390
Salvatore Ferragamo has always been convinced that foot arch is the most important part of human body, as it supports weight of entire body and ensures stability of our position in space. He continues embodying this idea in each pair of his shoes, and certainly pleases others. Convenient silver sandals for a cocktail party in 2 versions: crocodile leather for those who are richer, and ostrich for those who are more practical - a perfect gift for a fashion parties star.
5. Roger Vivier, $ 2,195
Roger Vivier once created legendary woman shoes for a heroine of divine Catherine Deneuve in 1967 (film «Belle du Jour»). Today it is a popular brand, working with Hogan and Tod’s, and embodying the idea of chic and sophistication of the classic cinema world. Satin, velvet, rich decor and a considerable price - a pair of shoes from Roger Vivier should present in every self-respecting girl’s wardrobe.
6. Jimmy Choo, $ 1,750
Since 1996, Jimmy Choo keeps star parties, fashion and club bohemia, office ladies and wives of oligarchs in a pleasant tension, because he always follows his main rule: namely shoes and handbags are main components of any toilet, not clothing and jewelry, as many think. A pair of aggressive red alligator shoes - what a wonderful proof: a modern view of sexual and comfortable shoes, which combines convenience of everyday shoes and luxury of expensive goods.
7. Louis Vuitton, $ 1,380
Once again, Louis Vuitton! The appearance of this brand in the most expensive pairs of woman shoes for a second time speaks for itself: such boots are created to show them somewhere on a social event or interview for a major fashion tabloid. «Vienna Flower High Boots» are designed to wear them in an expensive car, walk along expensive carpets and show on paparazzi pictures.
8. Gucci, $ 1,250
Gucci is one of the most famous and recognized Italian brands: sunglasses, bags, shoes and watches with the famous logo has long been settled in known models’, rappers’ and fashionistas’ cloakrooms. Dark-purple high-heeled boots with a zipper and a thin elegant gold buckle - an Apogee of rigor, elegance and a hint of a dominant position of their possessor.
9. Bottega Veneta, $ 1,140
Snakeskin shoes from Bottega Veneta should become a real “diva” of your shoe shelf! The brightest model of the brand’s fresh collection - is a good investment - it will help you on a dance floor, and even red carpet.
10. Escada, $ 995
They are really smart and quite inexpensive. Democratic price, and perhaps the most interesting design, make sandals from Escada almost the star of our special chart. And besides … they are pink.
11. Givenchy, $ 995
They look gloomy without any frills, but deprived of an important thing - special Givenchy charm - restraint and sadness in delicate lace and soft lines …
So this is it - a dozen of the most expensive and selling footwear brands on the basis of a study conducted by Forbes Magazine in global fashion market.