In a time when most large shoe brands, such as Timberland, Nike, Reabok have outsourced their labor, a handful of boutique shoe craftsmen have remain committed to the quality and care of an expert touch. While some may opt for a $20 pair of mass produced shoes at Target, there are others who appreciate the work of a true craftsman. When it comes to the craft of shoe making, the following 5 are some of the finest ever made– and also the most expensive. In a celebration of the historic craft of shoe making, here are 5 of the most expensive men’s shoes in the world.
Berluti Rapiécés Reprisés ($1,830) Founded in the year 1895, Bertuli’s shoes are produced in a bevy of colors and fit the natural footline. Supple leather just make make your feet go “ah!” if you can swing the price tag.
New & Lingwood’s Russian Calf Shoes ($1,550) This circa-1865 label makes shoes from Reindeer leather have have been “cured in baths of rye, oat flour and yeast, hand-finished and soaked in wood liquor,” according to Forbes. Sounds gross? Only until you cast your eyes on these glossy, well-crafted beauties.
A. Testoni Norvegese ($1,500) Extremely lightweight and elegant shoes can be hard to come by, even when you are paying top dollar. A. Testoni Norvegese’s shoes are both ultralight and very sleek, so you could run to catch that train if necessary. Or at least know that you could.
John Lobb 2005 Shoes ($1,280) Slick, smooth, and hard to replace, John Lobb’s shoes have an unusually streamlined shape and well thought-out color combinations. In this case, mahogany and ebony join together with the trimmest of laces.
Tanino Crisci’s Lilian Shoes ($1,250) People might not know that these shoes were as expensive as they were– they won’t stand out in a crowd– but your suits and your toes will thank you. Supremely classic design is a perfect “10.” So do you think you will spend this amount of money for a pair of shoe? Do share your opinion with Man Fashion's readers.
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