Wednesday, 12 June 2013

24 Carat Gold Shoes

Alberto Moretti certainly has the Midas touch when it comes to shoes. Unveiled where other than the Monaco Grand Prix, these very special shoes are coated in a layer of 24 carat gold.

Whilst I can boast of having sampled a cappuccino with 24 carat gold sprinkles on top my footwear collection is somewhat lacking when it comes to precious metals. Coming in just two simple styles - that's stilettos for women and men's loafers - 'the material that covers the entire surface of the shoe makes it unnecessary to add any kind of decoration.' So Moretti let's the gold do the talking - and these shoes scream 'I'm rich beyond my wildest dreams.'

If you should fancy giving your feet a treat to a bit of bling it'll come as no surprise that these shoes are only for the very well heeled - coming in at £1,700 a pair. Adding to the exclusivity of the item they'll solely (get it?) be available from just 5 of the world's top department stores; that's Harrods London, Barney's New York, Fred Segal L.A., The Swank Hong Kong, and the Shoe District in Dubai Mall.

Prince Harry has worn the designer's shoes in the past, begging the question will a pair of Alberto Moretti's 24 carat gold shoes be added to the crown jewels?

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