It’s that time of year when tax refunds start showing up for the early birds out there, and we know the feeing all too well of money burning a hole in our pockets. If you’re lucky enough, your extra funds may even cover some of this season’s most expensive footwear (and if they covers more than that, we need to start going to your accountant). In our search for the Internet’s most luxe shoes, we found everything from thigh-high boots to sneakers with prices that reached way above $4,000; even one designer found its way onto this list twice!

I’ve been writing about footwear for almost three years now, and I am still flabbergasted when I see prices climb into the upper thousands. While shoes won’t quite reach the astronomical price points of this season’s most expensive handbags, it’s still intriguing to see how embellishments add up to these colossal price tags.

In most cases with handbags, exotic materials like crocodile and python are the explanation for the staggering, five-digit price tags, more so than embellishments. However, when it comes to some of the most expensive shoes on the Internet right now, the latter is to blame. The embellishments are often hand-placed and the embroidering and beading are often hand-stitched, and that means high prices.

Jimmy Choo Cinderella Pump
$4,595 via Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo Cinderella Pump

Christian Louboutin So Kate Strass Crystal Pumps
$3,945 via Saks

Christian Louboutin So Kate Strass Crystal Pumps

Louis Vuitton Cosplay Low Boot
$3,800 via Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Cosplay Low Boot

Manolo Blahnik Zarina Embroidered Suede Boot
$4,380 via Neiman Marcus

Manolo Blahnik Zarina Embroidered Suede Boot

Givenchy Nunka Thigh Boots in Black Leather
$3,625 via Net-a-Porter

Givenchy Nunka Thigh Boots in Black Leather

Rene Caovilla Strass Caged High-Heel Booties
$3,600 via Neiman Marcus

Rene Caovilla Strass Caged High-Heel Booties

Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Embellished Painted Platforms
$3,495 via Móda Óperandi

Dolce and Gabbana Velvet Embellished Painted Platforms

Roger Vivier Lasso Pearly Ankle-Wrap Sandal
$3,350 via Neiman Marcus

Roger Vivier Lasso Pearly Ankle-Wrap Sandal

Valentino Street Couture Beaded Leather Sneakers
$3,075 via LUISAVIAROMA

Valentino Street Couture Beaded Leather Sneakers

Tom Ford Python Chelsea Boot
$2,790 via Bergdorf Goodman

Tom Ford Python Chelsea Boot

Gianvito Rossi Laser-Cut Open-Toe Leather Knee Boot
$2,745 via Bergdorf Goodman

Gianvito Rossi  Laser-Cut Open-Toe Leather Knee Boot

Alaïa Python Ankle Boots
$2,500 via Net-a-Porter

Alaia Python Ankle Boots

Christian Louboutin Miss Taos Beaded Pump
$2,495 via Bergdorf Goodman

Christian Louboutin  Miss Taos Beaded Pump

Casadei Swarovski Crystals Daisy Pumps
$2,415 via LUISAVIAROMA

Casadei Swarovski Crystals Daisy Pumps

Chanel Sandals
$2,400 via Chanel

Chanel Sandals
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Kate
Kate
6 years ago

Some of these are really over the top, almost silly, but others are little wearable works of art. None are within my shoe budget, unfortunately!

Katherine Callaghan
Katherine Callaghan
6 years ago
Reply to  Kate

A lot of these shoes are simply stunning! They are so beautiful that even if I could afford them, and sadly I can’t, I would be scared to wear them!

Sparky
Sparky
6 years ago

Refund? What’s that?

kemilia
kemilia
6 years ago

Those Chanel sandals are the most unattractive ever!

Katherine Callaghan
Katherine Callaghan
6 years ago
Reply to  kemilia

Couldn’t have said it better myself!

comfortista_style
6 years ago

I am not paying thousands for shoes that hurt my feet

Lindackistler4
Lindackistler4
6 years ago

“my .friend’s mate Is getting 98$. HOURLY. on the internet.”….

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nickpa
nickpa
6 years ago

Am I the only one that thinks Valentino & D&G prices are ridiculous for their quality? From bags to shoes the prices doesn’t much the appeal or their quality..

Khaya
Khaya
6 years ago

I love the Jimmy Choos!! They would be a beautiful wedding shoe 🙂

Also obsessed with the Givenchy boot and the Gianvito Rossi lace up boot! Loveeeeee

SerenLuv
SerenLuv
6 years ago

Jimmy Choo Cinderella…WOW

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