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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

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Nike Air Jordan 1 Mid Alternate Bread Sneakers
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Nike Air Jordan 1 Mid Alternate Bread Sneakers
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$758 Bids
Nike Air Jordan 1 Mid Gym Red & Black Sneakers
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Nike Air Jordan 1 Mid Gym Red & Black Sneakers
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Est: $0- $0
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Prada, Italy: Black Suede Mary Jane Style Ballet Flats, Square Toe, Silvertone Buckle Closure
Jun 20, 11:00 AM AEST
Prada, Italy: Black Suede Mary Jane Style Ballet Flats, Square Toe, Silvertone Buckle Closure
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD150- AUD250
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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN LOUIS STRASS FLAT GOLD SHOES
Jun 22, 1:00 PM EDT
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN LOUIS STRASS FLAT GOLD SHOES
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $800- $10,000
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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN LOUIS STRASS SPIKES SNEAKERS
Jun 22, 1:00 PM EDT
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN LOUIS STRASS SPIKES SNEAKERS
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Ferragamo, Italy: Plum Leather Flats, Grosgrain Ribbon & Goldtone Logo Detail to Toe, Low Stacked Heel
Jun 20, 11:00 AM AEST
Ferragamo, Italy: Plum Leather Flats, Grosgrain Ribbon & Goldtone Logo Detail to Toe, Low Stacked Heel
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD200- AUD400
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Vero Cuoio, Italy: Brown Leather & Suede Quilted Calf Boots, Stacked Heel, Leather Interior
Jun 20, 11:00 AM AEST
Vero Cuoio, Italy: Brown Leather & Suede Quilted Calf Boots, Stacked Heel, Leather Interior
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD200- AUD400
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Vintage Salvatore Ferragamo Shoes In Box
Jun 27, 9:00 AM EDT
Vintage Salvatore Ferragamo Shoes In Box
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
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Vintage Salvatore Ferragamo Shoes
Jun 27, 9:00 AM EDT
Vintage Salvatore Ferragamo Shoes
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
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Vero Cuoio, Italy: Black Suede Pumps, Stacked Heels
Jun 20, 11:00 AM AEST
Vero Cuoio, Italy: Black Suede Pumps, Stacked Heels
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD501 Bid
Zara, Spain: Beige & Black, Rhinestone Strappy Flats, Ankle Straps, Gunmetal Tone Hardware
Jun 20, 11:00 AM AEST
Zara, Spain: Beige & Black, Rhinestone Strappy Flats, Ankle Straps, Gunmetal Tone Hardware
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD100- AUD200
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Eliot Zed, England: Black Rib Quilted Leather Ballet Flats, Lace Bow Detail to Toe, Low Stacked Heel
Jun 20, 11:00 AM AEST
Eliot Zed, England: Black Rib Quilted Leather Ballet Flats, Lace Bow Detail to Toe, Low Stacked Heel
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD200- AUD400
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CELINE Paire de sandales en raffia, cuir marron monogammé, et semelle caoutchouc. T.38
Jun 29, 2:00 PM CEST
CELINE Paire de sandales en raffia, cuir marron monogammé, et semelle caoutchouc. T.38
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Mokono 1948: Black Slip-On Neoprene Walking Shoes, Suede Heel, Elastic Laces
Jun 20, 11:00 AM AEST
Mokono 1948: Black Slip-On Neoprene Walking Shoes, Suede Heel, Elastic Laces
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD501 Bid
GRENSON - Pair of Oxford shoes.
Jun 20, 2:00 PM CEST
GRENSON - Pair of Oxford shoes.
by Capitolium Art
Est: €200- €250
€101 Bid
Adorable 1960’s ensemble
Jun 27, 9:00 AM EDT
Adorable 1960’s ensemble
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Bostanian and Sebago Mens NEW Designer Shoes
Jun 23, 9:00 AM MST
Bostanian and Sebago Mens NEW Designer Shoes
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Ara, Germany: Cherry Red Suede Ballet Flats, Red Patent Top Caps, Lace Bow Detail, Low Patent Heels
Jun 20, 11:00 AM AEST
Ara, Germany: Cherry Red Suede Ballet Flats, Red Patent Top Caps, Lace Bow Detail, Low Patent Heels
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD501 Bid
Angel Smile, Australia: Brown Knotted & Twisted Leather d Flats, Gold Tone Hardware, Zip Closure
Jun 20, 11:00 AM AEST
Angel Smile, Australia: Brown Knotted & Twisted Leather d Flats, Gold Tone Hardware, Zip Closure
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD401 Bid
Bruno Magli Ladies Flats
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Bruno Magli Ladies Flats
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Vintage Amiri Skel Low-Top Sneakers- Size 13
Jun 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Vintage Amiri Skel Low-Top Sneakers- Size 13
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Est: $100- $1,000
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New Vintage Salvator Ferragamo Ladies Shoes
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
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