The heroine of the series "Sex and the City" Carrie Bradshaw once uttered a phrase that every woman agrees with - there is not a lot of shoes. Any girl, without exception, linger for a second near the shop window, where exquisite boats, stiletto sandals or cute shoes are displayed. True, models of some manufacturers are not available to every customer, because for them they will have to pay a fortune. How much is the most expensive shoes in the world and what brands produce it?
The most expensive shoe brands in the world
What makes shoes luxury and expensive? Many factors are taken into account: the design, the material from which the products are created, the reputation of the manufacturer ...
Hermes is one of the oldest brands in France, which is primarily known for handkerchiefs, handbags and perfumes. Among the company's products there are women's shoes, and manufacturers are focusing on comfort, durability and discreet refinement of models. Here you will not find high thin heels, uncomfortable buckles, rhinestones or other non-functional attributes - only soft leather, comfortable shoe and elegant design. A special place among Hermes shoes is occupied by boots above the knee on a flat sole or with a small heel, which can be worn with trousers or with a skirt. The approximate cost of one pair of shoes is $ 1,000.
Shoes from Manolo Blahnik became popular thanks to the same Carrie Bradshaw and another famous brand fan - Madonna, who once said that this product is much better than sex. The designer's collections mainly consist of shoes with high thin heels - pumps, sandals and ankle boots with original design and shiny accessories. For the manufacture of shoes Manolo Blahnik uses not only leather and suede, but also textiles, sometimes the most daring colors. Interestingly, the stones, brooches and rhinestones on his models never look vulgar or flashy, which means "advanced aerobatics." A pair of shoes from Manolo Blahnik will cost 1200-2500 dollars.
Dolce & Gabbana
D & G is a brand that has long been a symbol of grace, sophistication and elitism. Women's shoes are famous for their durability and unusual, sometimes even futuristic design. A distinctive feature of most products is the heel, which in many models has a non-standard form, decorated with embossed or shiny elements, stones and even garlands of flowers. The collection of the brand includes a large number of models of leather, suede, velvet, satin and textiles for various occasions. Casual shoes or sandals will cost 2-3 thousand dollars, and the price of the holidays can reach 8 thousand.
Products by French designer Christian Louboutin (Christian Louboutin), whose name was the name of the brand, gained worldwide fame for its red soles and bold shoe design. He specializes in the manufacture of shoes, sandals and ankle boots with high heels, which emphasizes the bend of the female leg - the legendary shoemaker himself believes that this is the most sensual part of it, and you can find more comfortable models in the company stores. In this work, the designer uses leather, satin, velvet, rhinestones, metal accessories, and sometimes shoes and decor appear in the most unexpected and original combinations. The cost of models from publicly available collections is 7-10 thousand dollars, the brand also produces handicrafts, which will cost many times more.
In terms of value, Stuart Weitzman brand shoes leave many expensive brands far behind, because these are not ordinary shoes, but real works of art. For their products, the couturier uses alligator leather and other expensive materials, and as a decor - precious stones and metals. Of course, the master does not focus on the mass market, because his products are inaccessible to ordinary customers, and you can’t walk along the street in sandals decorated with real diamonds. Clients of the brand are movie stars, pop stars and other famous personalities who regularly attend secular receptions and all sorts of “red carpet”. The price of an exclusive pair of shoes Stuart Weitzman starts from 500 thousand dollars.
Do not be upset if you can not afford the products of Christian Louboutin, Dolce & Gabbana or other expensive brands. But do not forget that a real woman shoes should not be too cheap. As the legendary Marlene Dietrich said, it is better to buy one pair of good shoes than three pairs of bad ones.