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28/09/2018 14:25 BST | Updated 28/09/2018 15:21 BST

Buy The World's Most Expensive Shoes... Or These Gold Heels For Under £50

All that glitters.

The world’s most expensive shoes have gone on sale, a pair of golden stiletto heels that cost no less than £13 million.

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Debuted at the world’s only seven star hotel, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, these diamond-encrusted heels are a collaboration between Jada Dubai, a UAE-based brand, and Passion Jewellers.

Naturally, Twitter exploded at the hefty price tag attached to these metallic wonders.

Some questioned how much you’d be paying for discomfort – not only do the heels look high but they appear thickly embossed inside. Then again, we’re guessing the only distance they’ll need to travel is between a chauffeur-driven car and Michelin-starred restaurant. 

Someone else asked the $17 million question: what if they don’t fit?

For the most expensive shoes in the world, they clearly come with too many uncertainties, so we put together a round-up of the best affordable alternatives. Though flashy, gold heels are also a neutral that go with most evening looks. Even better, these ones won’t twist an ankle or break the bank, and they’re great with or without an heir to the throne.

  • The Classic Court With Sparkle
    The Classic Court With Sparkle
    ASOS
    Manolo Blahnik's influence means court heels don't look the same without some kind of embellishment. 

    Plaza Embellished High Heels, sizes 3-9 available, £24, ASOS.
  • The End Of The Rainbow
    The End Of The Rainbow
    Missguided
    Go to town switching these gems up on this pair of multi-coloured heels.

    Gold Multi Jewelled Heeled Sandals, sizes 3-7 available, £20, Missguided.
  • The Chunky Heel
    The Chunky Heel
    Simmi
    For those who prefer a rose gold hue, these block heels combine fashion and function. Just add your favourite pair of socks for a bit of autumnal contrast. 

    Kyra Rose Gold Lace Up Mid Block Heels, sizes 3-8 available, £30, Simmi.
  • The Sex And The City Heel
    The Sex And The City Heel
    Zalando
    If Carrie Bradshaw was getting ready for a night out on a budget, these would do her proud.

    High Heels, sizes 3-7 available, £43.99, Buffalo via Zalando.
  • Tied Up in Knots
    Tied Up in Knots
    Public Desire
    The knotted heel has been a hit over the summer months as a secure but fun party friend. It's also the ultimate pick-me-up when the weather and your mood are similarly grey and grumpy. 

    Freya Knotted Strappy Block Heeled Sandals, sizes 4-7 available, £29.99, Public Desire.