Mogul Toy of the Day: $228,452 Shoes
3:54 pm, May 11th | by Amy Tennery
Ladies and gents, we present to you the shoe that can never be worn. Ever. Okay, maybe a mogul might wear them inside if they had a staff of people sweeping the ground in front of them with the fury of an olympic curling team.
The Telegraph explains that these $228,452 shoes are made of solid gold and have more than 2,200 diamonds embedded in them (mostly on the straps it would seem). All told, there’s about 30 carats worth of diamonds in the pair.
Somewhere, a lightbulb just went off in the mind of a guy planning to propose to a shoe freak.
The Telegraph goes on to add that the shoes were “created by a team of goldsmiths in temperatures of more than 1000 degrees celsius,” much like Thor’s hammer, we imagine.
The sad part is, as far as we can tell, no one has reported what size these shoes are. This may be a huge mistake, considering that the designer, Christopher Michael Shellis, has been trying (unsuccessfully, it would seem) to market these for about six months now.
That being said, who would actually wear these? If you could get over the fear of walking on six-figure clompers, wouldn’t these hurt? If they’re really made of solid gold, those straps aren’t gonna bend at all. And while we’re on the subject, how heavy would a solid gold shoe be? Screw Sketchers’ Shape Ups, wear these for a couple hours and your daily workout is done.
Actually, that might be a great marketing ploy. The workout shoes for billionaires/