Roger Vivier’s £30,000 shoes: worth the money?

Roger vivier £30000 shoes

  Got a spare £30,000 ($42,459) lying around doing nothing, readers? No, us neither. But let's just imagine we have, shall we? Here's something to spend that imaginary cash on, and no, it's not a fancy car or a hefty deposit on a house – it's a pair of Roger Vivier shoes!

Designed by Bruno Frisoni and unveiled at Paris Couture Week, we're going to assume these probably won't be seen on the feet of mere mortals (although they possibly will be seen on the feet of Victoria Beckham at some point). To help justify the price(or maybe not, actually), they're made from 24 ct gold-coated mesh, with silk, satin ribbon, jet and semi-precious stones. What worries us a whole lot more than that, however, is the fact that they're topped with "taxidermy birds" which have gold and crystal heads.

That seriously creeps us out, but if you're fine with it, these can be made to order, although you should expect to wait a few months for delivery. What do you think?

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17 Comments

  • February 4, 2009

    Spork Fashion

    I love the birds on the toe! If they made a significantly less expensive version I would buy it. I don’t need gold, diamonds, and gemstones

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  • February 4, 2009

    Jilly

    I am going to have to agree…I adore the birds.

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  • February 4, 2009

    Madeline

    I don’t know what to say about this. They remind me of Norman Bates somehow…

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  • February 4, 2009

    Aanjo

    “taxidermy birds”????
    Like literally birds which have been killed, heads ripped off, and replaced with sparkling disco ball heads???!
    I’ll take my shoes sans-corpse please.

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  • February 4, 2009

    gokarm

    Well they look gorgeous, like something out of a fairy tale, but true, I cannot get over the bird on my foot. I’d get the heebies every time it touched me. No thanks. Still…worth the money, they are stunning. I saw a site the other day selling necklaces with hummingbird skull pendants. Actual hummingbird skulls. I get the same feeling…having that dangling on my neck just makes me shudder.

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  • February 4, 2009

    Maria

    Why would anyone want to wear anything with dead animals attached to it?? They would have to pay me 30k to wear anything as horrible as these shoes!!

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  • February 4, 2009

    Bubbles

    No shoes are worth that kind of money. Especially shoes with dead birds stuck to them.

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  • February 4, 2009

    Evelyn

    That’s just creepy (not to mention outrageouly priced).

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  • February 4, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    I can see them on Dame Edna Everage…

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  • February 4, 2009

    chocoholic

    they are ugly.

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  • February 4, 2009

    Kelley

    It’s sad that people waste time and money creating ridiculous things when that $42,000 could be going towards something so much better.

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  • February 5, 2009

    TMCFS

    Those are pretty, a bit too much for me, but pretty. My only question is: Who can pull that off?? And I wanna see who will rock em first!

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  • February 5, 2009

    Zoe

    Yes, they are a bit much. But if you were going to go somewhere where “a bit much” wouldn’t look ridiculous then they’d be fabulous.

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  • February 5, 2009

    a woman

    JESUS CHRIST. This is hideous. It’s such a shame, because under the dead birds, I can actually see a beautiful pair of golden sparkly heels, which would look greate on any occasion. When I win the lotto, I shall buy a pair and chop off the birdies.

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  • February 7, 2009

    Cally

    …Could go outside with a BB gun and make my own shoes…

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  • February 28, 2009

    SB

    I WANT I WANT!!!!! *drrroollssss

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  • May 3, 2009

    lucia

    hmmm lets see,, not only is $40,000 more than twice what i make in a year, i am a total bird lover and animal lover and the thought of a dead animal on my shoe— no WAY! and i doubt they died a natural death… thats disgusting, thanks but i’d rather get a way cuter pair of shoes for cheaper!

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