Are you a shoe person? Well, if you have more than 5 pairs of shoes in your closet…you probably are. But even if you’re not, it’s interesting to see how much people are willing to pay for the leather on their feet. So get ready because these are the most expensive shoes in the world!
1 Off-White x Air Jordan 1 ($1,100)
The “best” sneaker of the year is also one of the most sought-after, which is the case for the Off-White x Air Jordan 1. The release for the shoe was so mad that Nike had to postpone it, with the SNKRS app shutting down due to the high demand. If you wanted this year’s top shoe, you needed to pay top dollar.
2 Prada Derby Shoes ($1,500)
3 Air Jordan 1 Royal Satin ($1,590)
I’ve been very critical of Jordan’s deceptive release practices in 2017, but the Satin version of the Air Jordan 1 “Black/Royal” showed a dedication to storytelling. The shoes only dropped at Walters in Atlanta and Active Athlete in Houston, two mom and pop shops that carried the shoes when they first releases. That rarity and regional exclusiveness drove up the resale market for these satin joints. And, oh yeah, people love “Black/Royal” Air Jordan 1s.
4 A Cold Wall x Nike Air Force 1($1,631)
Unless you have a pile of money or a plug in London, you probably didn’t get your hands on the A Cold Wall x Nike Air Force 1. Only released at a pop-up in in the Big Smoke, the sneakers were a throwback to classic Air Force 1 styling and were even given The Harlem Lace Job in the press photos. Talk about authenticity.
5 Just Don x Air Jordan II “Arctic Orange” ($1,646)
Just Don and Jordan Brand dropped the third installment of their Air Jordan II trilogy this year, this time releasing them in sizes for the whole family. The men’s pairs are going for bread, too. It all makes sense that the sneakers, being inspired by luxury handbags, actually go for the price of a luxury handbag.
6 Adidas Pharrell NMD Hu Race Trail “Cotton Candy” ($1,751)
Pharrell had a really hot year with Adidas, and one of his Hu Race NMD Trail sneakers were only sold at BBC in New York City. Guess what? They resell for way more than the pairs that were sold everywhere. Surprised? Not in the least.
7 Gucci Fur Slippers ($1,800)
It’ll cost you about $1,800 to look like you’re walking around with living creatures on your feet.
8 Margiela Metallic Future Sneakers ($2,000)
For nearly $2,000 you can have these…well, whatever they are.
9 Gucci Spike Loafer ($2,000)
10 Rick Owens x Adidas Mastodon ($2,000)