The World’s Weirdest Shoes

The world’s weirdest shoes stand out because they are built with extraordinary features. In spite of their appearance, many of them are actually functional. Several use quite ordinary materials in unexpected ways. Others are literally a puzzle.

Gadget Footwear

A few designers have built shoes that contain a compartment for mobile phones and other gadgets in the heel. Shoe heels usually provide balance. These creations go beyond that to provide storage space for digital devices. There are also shoes built as CD players. Play music from your favourite album while you walk or run. One drawback is that the disc will probably skip constantly.

Shoes that Display Living Fish

This kind of footwear uses heels as mini aquaria. The base is constructed with a transparent material. It is not solid and the space is filled with water. Fish can be seen swimming around inside. Some of the designs have spiders instead of sea creatures.

Boots that Look Like Food

Fast food fans will like this kind of footwear. They are not regular boots. They resemble hamburgers. The heels are built to look like bread. Pieces of tomato and beef peep enticingly out from under a slice of cheese. The laces look like they are made from delicious cheddar.

Animal Shoes

These products might be mistaken for hooves until you look closely. Several only copy the animals in their shape. Others come complete with fur, splint bones and cartilage. There are some that resemble mice. There is something a bit unnerving about that.

Several top contemporary designers have exquisite sandals made from fish skin. Tilapia leather is used with other kinds of leather to make colourful and trendy shoes. Casual observers would not be able to tell what they are made from. The weird sandals that made this list are not like that. Those actually use whole fish as a base. Regular straps provide support at the lower portion of the feet.

Too Heavy to Be Worn

Wire, iron and stone have been used to make shoes for display purposes. These materials would be painful to wear on a regular basis because they would be too heavy. Sandals and other products made from these materials would be likely to slip on some surfaces.

A high heel manufactured completely from metal was created by a designer. The sandal looks like a sculpture. It features two ankle straps and a cross front strap design with peep hole styling. All the parts are forged from metal.

 

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The World’s Most Expensive Shoes

Some fashionistas will tell you that there’s no cost too high when it comes to that perfect pair of designer shoes – but some of the world’s most expensive shoes will doubtless prove a little too pricey for even the most dedicated fashion footwear fanatic! Here’s a look at three of the most expensive – and beautiful – designer shoes ever produced by the fashion world:

Diamond Dream Stilettos

Footwear designer Stuart Weitzman has created some of the fashion world’s most desirable and dazzling shoes – they are also among the world’s most expensive! These shoes were designed for Dreamgirls star Anika Noni Rose, who wore them to the 2007 Oscars. It’s no wonder these are some of the world’s most expensive shoes – the Diamond Dream footwear features no less than 1420 gorgeous 30 carat diamonds. The shoes came with a hefty $500 000 price tag, but they’re far from the most expensive womens shoes designed by Weitzman – his ravishing Ruby Slippers are valued at $1.6 million, and his beautifully blue Tanzanite Heels are worth a jaw-dropping $2 million!

Roger Vivier Vintage Heels

Back in 1962, the late great Roger Vivier designed a pair of kitten heels to grace the feet of an Iranian princess. The French designer created one of the world’s most expensive pairs of shoes by embroidering them with silver thread and encrusting them with precious topaz.

These shoes sold for an expensive and impressive $26 629, and today, you’ll find the French Shoe Federation deems Viver’s shoes to be absolutely priceless.

Original Ruby Slippers

Who could possibly forget the gorgeous pair of ruby slippers worn by a young Judy Garland in the 1939 production of The Wizard of Oz? This famous pair of shoes has also earned a place not only among the world’s most expensive footwear, but also in the ranks of the most valuable pieces of film memorabilia. It’s believed that seven pairs of these scarlet shoes were originally created for the film, and the four surviving pairs became some of the industry’s most coveted and expensive shoes. One pair of Ruby Slippers was auctioned at Christie’s for an impressive $612 000.

These aren’t the only Ruby Slippers to rank among the fashion industry’s most expensive shoes. As mentioned above, the original design inspired Stuart Weitzman to create a pair of $1.6 million red satin stilettos encrusted with 642 Burma rubies. The most expensive Wizard of Oz-inspired shoes however, were designed by Ronald Winston and Javiar Barerra in celebration of the movie’s 50th anniversary. The shoes were created in 1989, and featured more than four thousand rubies, not to mention 50 carats worth of diamonds! These shoes boast one of the world’s most expensive price tags, valued at $3 million.

Do you think these extravagant and expensive shoes are worth such a large sum of money? Celebrity fashionistas certainly do!

Nicky Warner is an experienced, passionate writer with a special interest in fashion, from the average safety boot to elaborate designer footwear.

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Bags, Blogs, and Shoes

I have a number of passions. Girl Gloss started out of my passion (addiction actually) for lip products, specifically balms. Then it morphed into a larger beauty and fashion blog. Another of my passions is handbags. I love them! I also found when I joined Pinterest (follow me here: Carleen Coulter on Pinterest) that I kept pinning pictures of shoes. So, a new blog was born: Bag Blog Shoe.

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The site focuses mostly on pictures of cool bags and shoes across all price ranges and has a lot of Pinterest interaction. It is just getting off the ground, but come on over and pay it a visit!

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