The world’s most expensive shoes, valued at Dhs73 million ($19.9 million), have unveiled on board a yacht in Dubai Marina.
Created by Italian designer, Antonio Vietri, the ornate metallic sandals, which have been dubbed The Moon Star Shoes, feature solid gold heels in the shape of the Burj Khalifa and hold 30 carats of diamonds.
A small piece of meteorite discovered in Argentina in 1576 has also been incorporated into the glitzy design.
Made as part of MIDE (Made in Italy, Designed in Emirates) Fashion Week, The Moon Star Shoes also look set to break the Guinness World Record for the most expensive shoes ever created, which previously stood at Dhs56 million ($15.5 million).
Back in 2017, the UAE-based designer showcased a pair of 24-carat gold stilettos in Dubai, worth more than Dhs120,000 ($32,000).
Speaking about his motivation to create such an opulent and over-the-top design at the time, Vietri said, “The word impossible does not exist in my vocabulary”.
From bags to belts, Middle Eastern women are no strangers to dropping some serious cash on eye-wateringly expensive accessories, but over Dhs70 million on one pair of shoes?
We’re struggling to wrap our heads around the cost per wear calculations alone.