Women's Shoes

Shoes have long evolved from simple utilitarian foot coverings to functional wearable art that reflect the personality and individual style of the wearer. And in our modern fashion-focused era, with shoes, there can be a very fine line between appreciation and obsession. For many women driven by shoe lust, footwear isn't so much worn as it is collected, stockpiled, and admired. A fascination with shoes often turns into a rewarding guilty pleasure.

But not all shoes and boots are created equal. Sure, there is a time and place for sensible shoes, but the type of footwear that stirs the primordial urge to shop usually comes in the form of towering couture pumps, classy designer slings, and brand-name strappy flats.

From Christian Louboutin wispy-strapped stilettos to flirtatious Jimmy Choo evening sandals, women's shoes have the power to incite emotions ranging from intense love to almost mindless devotion. For footwear devotees seeking a new pair to satisfy their desire, auctions are an intriguing source for shoes both current and vintage.


Quick Facts

  • A signed pair of Jimmy Choo shoes worn by actress Emma Watson to the premiere of "My Week with Marylyn" sold at a 2015 charity auction for £2,622
  • In July 2015, ten pairs of Rupert Sanderson-designed heels made for Sandra Bullock raised $42,425 at an Art + Practice charity auction
  • In 2012, a pair of silk mules thought to be worn by Marie Antoinette on Bastille Day in 1790 expected to fetch no more than €10,000 sold at French auction for €50,000

Recommended Items at Auction

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CHRIS PAUL GAME USED AUTOGRAPHED JORDAN PROMO SHOES SNEAKERS
Oct 24, 10:00 AM MST
CHRIS PAUL GAME USED AUTOGRAPHED JORDAN PROMO SHOES SNEAKERS
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$2058 Bids
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NIKE AIR FORCE 1 PREM FANTASTIC 4 INVISIBLE SNEAKERS
Oct 24, 10:00 AM MST
NIKE AIR FORCE 1 PREM FANTASTIC 4 INVISIBLE SNEAKERS
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$766 Bids
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BRAND NEW NIKE DUNK LOW OG YELLOW STRIKE SNEAKERS
Oct 24, 10:00 AM MST
BRAND NEW NIKE DUNK LOW OG YELLOW STRIKE SNEAKERS
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$714 Bids
Fabio Rusconi: Black Leather & Rabbit Fur Flat Slides
Oct 28, 6:00 PM AEDT
Fabio Rusconi: Black Leather & Rabbit Fur Flat Slides
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD554 Bids
Herend Chinese Bouquet Rust/Apponyi Orange Porcelain Youth Shoe
Oct 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Herend Chinese Bouquet Rust/Apponyi Orange Porcelain Youth Shoe
by Weschler's
Est: $10- $20
$51 Bid
Phillip Lim: Black & White Textured Stiletto Pumps,
Oct 28, 6:00 PM AEDT
Phillip Lim: Black & White Textured Stiletto Pumps,
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD401 Bid
Scanlan & Theodore: Natural Timber & Canvas Wedge Peep-Toe Sandals, Red Leather Binding
Oct 28, 6:00 PM AEDT
Scanlan & Theodore: Natural Timber & Canvas Wedge Peep-Toe Sandals, Red Leather Binding
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD401 Bid
Sergio Rossi, Italy: Black Suede & Leather Stilettos, Bow to Toe
Oct 28, 6:00 PM AEDT
Sergio Rossi, Italy: Black Suede & Leather Stilettos, Bow to Toe
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD501 Bid
Givenchy, Paris: Black Wool, Silvertone Mesh Stretch Flats, Goldtone Metal Toe
Oct 28, 6:00 PM AEDT
Givenchy, Paris: Black Wool, Silvertone Mesh Stretch Flats, Goldtone Metal Toe
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD501 Bid
Stuart Weitzman: Crimson Patent Leather Round-Toe Pumps
Oct 28, 6:00 PM AEDT
Stuart Weitzman: Crimson Patent Leather Round-Toe Pumps
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD401 Bid
New Pair K-swiss 7.0 System Women’s Tennis Shoes
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
New Pair K-swiss 7.0 System Women’s Tennis Shoes
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Christian Laboutin, Paris: Black Patent Leather Pumps
Oct 28, 6:00 PM AEDT
Christian Laboutin, Paris: Black Patent Leather Pumps
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD120- AUD140
AUD601 Bid
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Von Schierholz Porcelain Figurine, Angel In Shoe
Oct 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Von Schierholz Porcelain Figurine, Angel In Shoe
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $50- $100
$100 Bids
ENRICO COVERI - 2 PAIR OF LEATHER SHOES - 80s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
ENRICO COVERI - 2 PAIR OF LEATHER SHOES - 80s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €40- €60
€400 Bids
Antique Meissen Porcelain Slipper Shoe Figurine
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Antique Meissen Porcelain Slipper Shoe Figurine
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $20- $200
$200 Bids
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John Boots' "First Car" Limited Edition Framed Print
Oct 23, 11:30 AM EDT
John Boots' "First Car" Limited Edition Framed Print
by Oakwood Auctions
Est: $175- $200
$800 Bids
Four pairs of Chanel leather shoes, 1980s,
Oct 25, 10:30 AM BST
Four pairs of Chanel leather shoes, 1980s,
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£1600 Bids
Vintage Bicycle Racing Shoes
Nov 13, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Bicycle Racing Shoes
by Copake Auction Inc.
Est: $50- $75
$200 Bids
Gene Burton Embellished Vest Women's Size 14
Oct 24, 2:00 PM EDT
Gene Burton Embellished Vest Women's Size 14
by Pace & Hong Auctions, LLC
Est: $0- $0
$280 Bids
Alexander Averin (b.1953) Russian, 'Tying My Shoe', oil on canvas, 10.5" x 8.5", 27x22cm
Oct 27, 11:00 AM BST
Alexander Averin (b.1953) Russian, 'Tying My Shoe', oil on canvas, 10.5" x 8.5", 27x22cm
by John Nicholsons Fine Art Auctioneer & Valuer
Est: £500- £800
£4400 Bids
A pair of gold leather shoes for a young
Oct 21, 1:00 PM BST
A pair of gold leather shoes for a young
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £80- £120
£500 Bids
A PAIR OF CHINESE EMBROIDERED SILK LADY’S/GIRL’S SHOES, CIRCA 1930
Nov 16, 10:30 AM GMT
A PAIR OF CHINESE EMBROIDERED SILK LADY’S/GIRL’S SHOES, CIRCA 1930
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £20- £30
£100 Bids
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CROSLEY FURNITURE SHOE CHANGING STATION WITH STORAGE
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
CROSLEY FURNITURE SHOE CHANGING STATION WITH STORAGE
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$10 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Women's Shoes


Theodore Bruce

Theodore Bruce

Bradford's

Bradford's

Antikbar Original Vintage Posters

Antikbar Original Vintage Posters

Copake Auction Inc.

Copake Auction Inc.