The Scoop on Cate Blanchett's $11,000 Shoes!

07/29/2008 at 11:26 AM ET

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French brand Roger Vivier is known for their pricey buckled shoes, which can range anywhere from $396 for signature flats to four digits for boots. For the Helpmann Awards this week in Australia, Cate Blanchett donned a pair of limited edition Roger Vivier Limelight America platform heels with sequined star detail and Swarovski crystal buckles. The shiny heels made the rest of Roger Vivier’s heels look downright affordable with a startling $11,000 price tag! We are all for splurging on designer heels, but $11,000 for one pair? That’s our fantasy shoe budget for the year! Tell us: What is the most you are willing to spend as a splurge on shoes?

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K on

I doubt that she actually paid for them. They probably gave them to her as to be photographed in; so that blogs like this one would write about it and would get their name out…thought I would say this before there are thousands of comments that talk about how selfish she is for spending that kind of money on shoes instead of feeding starving people in Africa.

Tina on

they are beautiful shoes and they are worth every cent that she paid for them !!!

nicki on

guartee if she had to work REALLY hard for her money she wouldnt have spent that much.

Mary on

K, I agree with ya. A lot of the outrageously big-ticket clothes/accessories that these celebs have are often just a one-time borrow.

But anyhow, I think the most I would be willing to spend on a pair of shoes is $1000. And they would have to be phenomenally exquisite and well-made to justify the cost.

lydia on

most i spent was 200 dollars on tall colen haan boots and and they were marked down from 500.

lydia on

sry about my last comment. that is entirely untrue

orli on

those shoes are beautiful, but i don’t know if i’d pay 11,000 for them. the most i’ve ever EVER spent on shoes was a pair of louboutins for around 500, and the most i’ll ever spend on those is maybe 700-800, but they would have to be a) on sale from some other ridiculous price; b) the most amazing and mindblowing things i had ever seen on this earth.

SW on

they look very old fashioned pilgrim-ish – 11,000$ could be spent on sooooo many other things that are more important – that’s food for a family of four for 3 years

Leah on


Abigail on

The most I’d spend on a pair of dressy shoes? $40 I’m a cheapskate :)

Cate Blanchett and the $11,000 shoes | ShoeBlog on

[…] People Magazine gives us the scoop on these glittery heels Cate Blanchett donned at Australia’s Helpmann Awards: they are “a pair of limited edition Roger Vivier Limelight America platform heels with sequined star detail and Swarovski crystal buckles.” Wait, that’s not the best part: They cost $11,000! Eleven. Thousand. Dollars. This stinks of a publicity “rental,” to be honest with you–I can’t imagine any celebrity, no matter how addicted to fashion, paying that much for a pair of shoes she’s going to wear only a handful of times in her life. Related Posts: None Found […]

cindra on

I think that the shoes are pretty, but not $11,000 pretty. GIVE THAT MONEY TO CHARITY INSTEAD! Do you know how many poor people that can feed, clothe, and shelter???? Make the right choice

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