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Designer Shoes

They say if the shoe fits, wear it. And we do. Shoes are especially favored objects in the world of fashion, with the sight of an attractive pair often causing rational thinking to quickly give way to an unshakable urge to buy them. It's no surprise that in luxury boutiques and department stores, shoes usually outsell all other types of accessories.

In shoemaking towns throughout the U.S., France, Italy, and worldwide, factories and workshops crank out brand name creations for the shoe obsessed one pair at a time. Designer shoes are all the rage from run-of-the-mill entry-level lines to major brands that sit atop the footwear hierarchy.

Classical styled high-heel pumps by Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo, objects of desire for many celebrities, start at several hundred dollars and rise into the four figures. Trademark res-soled shoes by Christian Louboutin can easily top $1,000 a pair, with versions in exotic skins approaching the $5,000 range.


Quick Facts

  • Jeweler Harry Winston recreated the iconic ruby red slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" in honor of the film's 50th anniversary, adorning them with genuine red rubies. The final cost: $3 million
  • In a 2015 Christie's auction benefiting UNICEF, pop star Lady Gaga paid $295,000 for three pairs of designer Alexander McQueen's iconic Armadillo boots from his Spring/Summer 2010 runway show. They were expected to fetch between $30,000 and $45,000
  • In 2013, Sotheby's in New York auctioned off a pair of bespoke Christian Louboutin red spiked patent-leather boots for $50,000, beating the $30,000 high estimate

Recommended Items at Auction

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Six Pairs of Shoes (Bruno Magli, Joan & Davis, Taryn Rose and Delman), Size 8
Oct 04, 10:00 AM EDT
Six Pairs of Shoes (Bruno Magli, Joan & Davis, Taryn Rose and Delman), Size 8
by Weschler's
Est: $40- $60
$508 Bids
Six Pairs of Shoes (Bruno Magli and Delman), Size 8
Oct 04, 10:00 AM EDT
Six Pairs of Shoes (Bruno Magli and Delman), Size 8
by Weschler's
Est: $40- $60
$856 Bids
Six Pairs of Shoes (Bruno Magli, Joan & David), Size 8
Oct 04, 10:00 AM EDT
Six Pairs of Shoes (Bruno Magli, Joan & David), Size 8
by Weschler's
Est: $30- $50
$354 Bids
Six Pairs of Shoes (Stuart Weitzman, Rangoni, Loft), Size 8
Oct 04, 10:00 AM EDT
Six Pairs of Shoes (Stuart Weitzman, Rangoni, Loft), Size 8
by Weschler's
Est: $20- $40
$254 Bids
Six Pairs of Bruno Magli Shoes, Size 8
Oct 04, 10:00 AM EDT
Six Pairs of Bruno Magli Shoes, Size 8
by Weschler's
Est: $40- $60
$354 Bids
Six Pairs of Shoes (FILA, Easy Spirit, Nike, LL Bean, Timberland, Blondo), Size 8
Oct 04, 10:00 AM EDT
Six Pairs of Shoes (FILA, Easy Spirit, Nike, LL Bean, Timberland, Blondo), Size 8
by Weschler's
Est: $30- $50
$253 Bids
Six Pairs Athletic Shoes (Nike, Eddie Bauer and Merrell), Size 8
Oct 04, 10:00 AM EDT
Six Pairs Athletic Shoes (Nike, Eddie Bauer and Merrell), Size 8
by Weschler's
Est: $40- $60
$353 Bids
Kinney Shoes Vintage Fur YETI Boots XL Roluc Ideal Italy
Oct 22, 10:00 AM EDT
Kinney Shoes Vintage Fur YETI Boots XL Roluc Ideal Italy
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $75- $150
$201 Bid
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Bottega Veneta - New w/ Tags - Raffia Stretch Flat Mule - Blossom Pink - US 7
Oct 06, 11:15 AM EDT
Bottega Veneta - New w/ Tags - Raffia Stretch Flat Mule - Blossom Pink - US 7
by BougieHabit
Est: $323- $809
$2501 Bid
Prada Capretto Miele Leather Flats Size 40
Oct 24, 6:00 PM EDT
Prada Capretto Miele Leather Flats Size 40
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
(2) Pairs Boots, Sorel & Dansko
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
(2) Pairs Boots, Sorel & Dansko
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
CHARLES DAVID + MORE SHOES PUMPS & CLUTCH BAG
Oct 12, 12:00 PM EDT
CHARLES DAVID + MORE SHOES PUMPS & CLUTCH BAG
by Converse Auctions
Est: $40- $80
$100 Bids
3 PAIR BLUE & GREEN SUEDE ANKLE STRAP SHOES
Oct 12, 12:00 PM EDT
3 PAIR BLUE & GREEN SUEDE ANKLE STRAP SHOES
by Converse Auctions
Est: $40- $80
$100 Bids
STUART WEITZMAN LEATHER MULES SLIDES
Oct 12, 12:00 PM EDT
STUART WEITZMAN LEATHER MULES SLIDES
by Converse Auctions
Est: $40- $80
$100 Bids
Salvatore Ferragamo Nadian Suede Flats
Oct 24, 6:00 PM EDT
Salvatore Ferragamo Nadian Suede Flats
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Salvatore Ferragamo Sadira Suede Heels Size 10
Oct 24, 6:00 PM EDT
Salvatore Ferragamo Sadira Suede Heels Size 10
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Bruno Magli Charo Taupe Leather Heels Size 10B
Oct 24, 6:00 PM EDT
Bruno Magli Charo Taupe Leather Heels Size 10B
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Bruno Magli Fresia Chestnut Leather Loafer Size 11
Oct 24, 6:00 PM EDT
Bruno Magli Fresia Chestnut Leather Loafer Size 11
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Bruno Magli Crillon Brown Leather Shoes Size 10.5
Oct 24, 6:00 PM EDT
Bruno Magli Crillon Brown Leather Shoes Size 10.5
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Bruno Magli Heather Beige Leather Heels Size 10
Oct 24, 6:00 PM EDT
Bruno Magli Heather Beige Leather Heels Size 10
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Bettye Muller Celebrity Purple Suede Heels Size 10
Oct 24, 6:00 PM EDT
Bettye Muller Celebrity Purple Suede Heels Size 10
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Roberta di Camerino Brown Leather Shoes Size 10
Oct 24, 6:00 PM EDT
Roberta di Camerino Brown Leather Shoes Size 10
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Designer Shoes


Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers

Weschler's

Weschler's

Bonhams

Bonhams

Hill Auction Gallery

Hill Auction Gallery