World’s most expensive shoes costing £11 MILLION are unveiled and feature over 1,000 real diamonds and solid gold zip
Designer Debbie Wingham made the heels for a birthday gift – but they come with an eye-watering price tag
The world’s most expensive pair of shoes have been unveiled — with a $15.1 million dollar price tag.
The footwear was created by UK designer Debbie Wingham whose previous creations have included the world’s most expensive dress.
Wingham is famed for her opulent and luxurious creations for celebrities, royalty and the well-heeled.
The world’s most expensive shoes are valued at £11.4 million and were commissioned for a birthday gift.
They are perfectly symmetrical and feature extremely rare large pink and blue diamonds, these stones alone are worth in excess of £980,000.
To top that off a further four, three carat flawless white diamonds and another 1,000 pointer diamonds framing the piped and quilted details which are techniques used in traditional cake artistry.
All diamonds are set in platinum while the zips and the plaque underneath the shoes are solid gold .
The shoes themselves were hand-made taking up hundreds of man hours and stitched together using 18 carat gold thread.
Even the leather coating process was painted in 24 carat gold paint.
They are decorated with Arabian Jasmin flowers made from leather and encrusted with diamonds.
Then a rose gold accent was added to the shoes to give it a slight contrast.
The soles and heels are in client’s favourite colours but are said to give the footwear a more contemporary fusion.
And last but not least the insides of the shoes are adorned with a real gold thread embellished inlay.
A spokeswoman for Wingham explained the shoes were commissioned by a family who wanted a unique piece of diamond art for a loved ones birthday gift.
The design was a collaboration with Florida-based contemporary artist Chris Campbell.
Wingham cam up with the ideas but Campbell made the shoe as he is the shoe artist and renowned for his attention to detail.
Debbie is designer of the Red Diamond Abaya dress which is still the world’s most expensive garment to date.
It was valued at a staggering £11.7 million.
She also holds the record for making the world’s most expensive cake, valued at $50 million dollar for a coming of age party.
She has a baking business called Couture to Cakes which currently has over a six months waiting list.
Wingham said she is using the shoes as her swan song to the world’s most expensive creations.
She will concentrate on her academy, The Future of Fashion, helping emerging talent.