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
Christian Louboutin So Kate Strass Crystal Pumps
$3,945 via Saks
Louis Vuitton Cosplay Low Boot
$3,800 via Louis Vuitton
Manolo Blahnik Zarina Embroidered Suede Boot
$4,380 via Neiman Marcus
Givenchy Nunka Thigh Boots in Black Leather
$3,625 via Net-a-Porter
Rene Caovilla Strass Caged High-Heel Booties
$3,600 via Neiman Marcus
Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Embellished Painted Platforms
$3,495 via Móda Óperandi