Well, if you were willing to pay anything more than $10,000 Euros, they could have been yours!
WHEN the late King of Pop announced a comeback tour, who better to design his dancing boots than shoe maestro, Giuseppe Zanotti. Though Michael Jackson passed away before his return to the stage, the shoe lives on.
With design and functionality in mind, the shoe designer created three pairs – boots, flat gladiator sandals and ankle boots – adorned with Swarovski crystals. All three pairs were made for rigorous dancing, but alas, they were not destined to be on stage.
The rainbow-coloured ankle boots were donated by Giuseppe Zanotti to the Amfar (the Foundation for AIDS Research) Gala Dinner, held in September during Milan Fashion Week in Italy. The pair was auctioned for €10,000 (RM50,703), all of which went towards HIV/AIDS research. The other two models will be displayed at a show dedicated to the late singer, to be curated by Ruschka Bergman, Jackson’s personal stylist who commissioned the shoes for the King.