Celebs rock the high, high heel-less look

2012-06-23 00:00

EVERYBODY wants to own a pair of Christian Louboutins, Jimmy Choos or Manolo Blahniks. These shoes don’t come cheap. But for celebrities or socialites, money doesn’t seem to be a worry.

The latest shoe craze has got to be the heel-less platforms that have been spotted on a number of celebrities.

One of the first people to be seen walking in these was Lady Gaga, who is known for her outlandish dress sense. They were specially made for her by Japanesse designer Noritaka Tatehana, and cost around $15 000 (R120 000).

Soon other celebs followed suit. South Africa’s own diva, Somizi “SomGaga” Mhlongo, had tongues wagging when he rocked a pair of heel-less Alexander McQueen platforms at this year’s South African Music Awards (Sama).

Much like Gaga, the choreographer and TV personality always has people anticipating what his next outfit will be. The shoes, which have also been seen on celebs like Victoria Beckham and Angela Simmons, are said to retail at around R25 000 to R30 000.

Last year, Beyonce stunned the fashion world when she wore a pair of gravity-defying high heels, by Dutch designer Jan Taminiau in a poster for her album 4.

But these stars’ expensive shoes have nothing on the Harry Winston Ruby Slippers, which cost $3 000 000 and are the most expensive shoes in the world.

They were created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. The shoes, which took two months to create, are made of 1 350 carats of rubies, plus 50 carats of diamonds.

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