If you are in the market for some brand new kicks to place under the Christmas tree this year, Antwerp World Diamond Centre may have exactly the pair for you. Taking footwear to an entirely unchartered territory, the organization recently unveiled what has been called the “World’s Most Expensive Shoes” on December 4, 2013. Specifically prepared for the Business of Design Week in Hong Kong, the unveiling event was attended by hundreds of VIP guests rubbing elbows from around the globe, including Queen Mathilde from Belgium, and Kris Peeters from Flanders.
Totaling an astonishing 1,550 carats, the black leather ankle boots with an eye-catching paisley pattern are made with some 39,083 natural fancy-colored diamonds shimmering in shades of pink, champagne, and gray for a truly glittering appearance. Manufactured directly from the Antwerp-based companies of Diarough/UNI-Design and A.F. Vandevorst, the unmistakable logo stands out with a plethora of particularly rare pink diamonds that also peak the value. Officials from Antwerp World Diamond Centre shared that designing the boots required more than 30,000 hours of designing, selecting, and setting the diamonds by hand for the ultimate in footwear perfection.
More expensive than Stuart Weitzman’s Rita Hayworth heels, Antwerp has valued the “World’s Most Expensive Shoes” at the incredibly low bargain price of $3.1 million! Planned to be placed on sale following the event, these extremely couture ankle boots could be yours, if you so happen to have endless sums of cash lying around. Yet not all sizes are available, so be sure to place your inquiry immediately!