Robertocavalli_1 It's still way too early to start thinking about Christmas and all of its attendant parties, but it's never too soon to start admiring sparkly party shoes, and these ones are just made to be admired. In fact, I think I'm in love. Sadly, as well as being the most beautiful shoes I've seen in a long time, they're also amongst the most expensive - $978 at Zappos.  The uppers and foot beds are velvet, the soles metallic leather and the straps rhinestone, all of which adds up to just under $1000 worth of shoe.