An Italian shoemaker has made the world's first 24-carat gold shoes

Mar 31, 2017 694

Filthy rich and already boast enough glass slippers to win a dozen princes? Italian shoemaker Antonio Vietri has the thing for you: 24-carat gold shoes. Vietri, from Turin in northern Italy, hopes to attract shoppers from wealthy Gulf countries with his blue or black suede moccasins with stitched gold-plated uppers.|

"These are the first shoes in the world in 24-carat gold," he told AFP. "The particularity of these shoes is that gold is not simply applied, it is not like an accessory or a button. Gold is an integral part of the shoe". Small strips of gold are woven by hand and sewn with leather to ensure the moccasin uppers are comfortable.

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SOURCE: https://www.thelocal.it

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