9 Of The Most Expensive Men’s Shoes

by: Joseph On  Monday, November 19, 2012

Most Expensive Shoes

most expensive men's shoes

Your shoes can say a lot about you, even if you don’t realize it. A pair of flip flops might say “I am on the way to the beach” or “I am unemployed,” while a really nice sneaker might say “do not challenge me to a footrace.” But these nine pairs of shoes, some of the most expensive on the market, say something else entirely. And that is, “I am extremely rich.” So take a look at this gallery of nine of the most expensive men’s shoes out there, and realize how poor you really are.

Barker Black Ostrich Cap Toe - $975

Barker black ostrich cap toe

This tough-to-find shoe from Barker Black is one of the most expensive out there. That relative scarcity means a pair of these can go for almost a thousand dollars. For some people though, that’s a bargain.

GJ Cleverley & Co. Bespoke Shoes - $995

GJ Cleverly

Any style of these custom shoes from GJ Cleveryley & Co. goes for about $995. And no matter what your custom specifications, most of the shoes will be characterized by small laces and a very shiny gloss finish. The result is a unique but classic men’s shoe.

Edward Green Dover Split Toe - $1,075

Dover Split Toe

As you might guess from the name of the Dover Split Toe from Edward Green, these shoes are distinguished by the seam that cuts across the toe on each pair. In case you’re interested, it’s made from pigs’ bristle. But that’s only one of many reasons a pair of these shoes go for around $1,075.

Martin Dingman Crocodile Arlo - $1,195

Crocodile Arlo

As long as you can steer clear of any activists brandishing red paint, these genuine crocodile leather shoes from Martin Dingman should serve you well. In addition to the Venetian crocodile skin, leather, and rubber, these shoes have a price tag of just under $1,200.

Tanino Crisci Lilian - $1,250


As you can see, the Lilian from Tanino Crisci has got style and elegance to burn. And if you see anybody on the street wearing them, you know they have money to burn – because a pair of these shoes costs about $1,250.

Bespoke John Lobb 2005 - $1,280

A custom pair of shoes from the famous John Lobb brand is one of the best ways to treat your feat and regularly used sidewalks to world-famous luxury. And that luxury doesn’t come cheap, with a pair going for as much as $1,280.

A. Testoni Norvegese - $1,500


Another rarity in the world of upscale men’s footwear is the Norvegese from A. Testoni. They’re built to last, and designed for maximum comfort for the wearer. But they aren’t built to come cheap, and pair can cost as much as $1,500.

New & Lingwood Russian Calf Shoes - $1,550

Russian Calf Shoes

The leather used to make these incredibly shiny (and expensive) shoes is “cured in baths of rye, oat flour and yeast, hand-finished and soaked in wood liquor.” The final cost for shoes made using this process? A respectable $1,550.

Berluti Rapieces Reprises - $1,830

Since the Berluti brand was founded back in 1895, they’ve been known for their extremely high-quality men’s footwear. Their Reapieces Reprises model shoe is sometimes billed as the most expensive commercially available shoe on the market. Just how much for a pair of these (reportedly) super-comfortable and stylish shoes? $1,830.