Are Kanye West & Giuseppe Zanotti’s Heels Worth $6,000?

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Thought the $4,000 invisible shoes were one of the most ridonkulous things you’ve seen in a long time?

Well, it’s only been a couple of days, and we already found something to top that. Kanye West collaborated with Giuseppe Zanotti to create this pearl embroidered stiletto for the Spring 2012 collection of his Dw by Kanye West clothing line.

It’s now available at Colette, one of Kanye’s favorite upscale French retailers. Since this shoe is by Giuseppe Zanotti and Kanye West, you know it will be expensive. But $6,000 expensive? Check it out and see if it’s worth that insane amount:

Giuseppe Zanotti x Kanye West Pearl Embroidered Sandals

Giuseppe Zanotti x Kanye West Pearl Embroidered Sandals

Giuseppe Zanotti x Kanye West Pearl Embroidered SandalsGiuseppe Zanotti x Kanye West Pearl Embroidered Sandals, $6,000

So, we’re trying to determine why this shoe is priced at nearly $6,000. It could be made of top-quality calfskin and suede leathers, handmade in Italy, and the pearls could very well possibly be embroidered one by one by hand.

But we’ve seen the same things on other designer shoes before, and those shoes hovered around the $2,000 mark, tops.

Giuseppe Zanotti himself hardly ever goes beyond that mark. So does this mean the rest of this shoe’s $6,000 price tag comes from having Kanye West’s name attached to it?

The embroidery detail on the vamp and the padded leather ankle straps isn’t even entirely made up of all pearls:

Giuseppe Zanotti x Kanye West Pearl Embroidered Sandals

Giuseppe Zanotti x Kanye West Pearl Embroidered Sandals

Today, Kanye West will present his Dw by Kanye West Fall 2012 collection at Paris Fashion Week. Only Kanye West can top Kanye West, and we’ve got a feeling that he’ll be doing that today with another buzz-generating pair of shoes.

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