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
    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
    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
    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
    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.