Prepare to be dazzled by gold and diamond footwear…

Dubai is a city with expensive taste be it cars, ice cream, and now even shoes – we do like a bit of luxury.

Unveiled today at Leatherworld Middle East 2017, the new collection by Italian designer Antonio Vietri is the very height of fashionable footwear. It features a range of jewel-encrusted women’s shoes, including a pair that costs in excess of Dhs120,000.

This pair of gold-encrusted pumps will set you back a cool Dhs120k. Ouch.

Vietri is no stranger to Dubai, where at the same exhibition last year he debuted a pair of golden loafers priced upwards of Dhs300,000 that were well received by footwear aficionados.

“I’m delighted to officially unveil my women’s collection at Leatherworld Middle East 2017, following the resounding success of the global launch of my men’s collection at the show last year,” said Vietri. “Gulf consumers love exclusivity and luxury that’s entirely unique, and I’m excited to present customers and retailers something completely different from anything they’ve seen before.” 

This latest collection boasts silk pumps embossed with gold or silver flourishes, and interested buyers will be able to customise based on their preference with Swarovski crystals, pearls or diamonds.

Leatherworld Middle East is a three-day exhibition taking place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre between 30 April – 2 May. More than 50 exhibitors from 16 countries are in attendance showing off the very latest innovations in the leather and tanning industry.

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