For the finale of America's Got Talent, Nick Cannon knew he needed something special to set him apart from the Seacrests and Dalys of the world. Did he prank the judges? Nah, that's been done. Did he put on a crazy colorful suit? Um, no. So passé. Instead, Cannon decided to blind everyone (with $wag, obviously) when he stepped on stage in a $2 million pair of Tom Ford shoes encrusted in a casual 14,000 diamonds. Permission for your jaw to drop.
The super average footwear (LOL, JK) was created by California jeweler Jason Arasheben, founder and owner of Jason of Beverly Hills, and who Cannon approached specifically to create the one-of-a-kind shoes.
“Not very often do I get a request for the most expensive shoes in the world," Arasheben told WWD. "When Nick approached me last year, he said he wanted to make history and be so over-the-top. He wanted to set a new standard in diamonds. ‘How can we make the most expensive pair of shoes in the world and make this finale special?’ he asked me." Yeah, I'd say these are pretty over the top.
Arasheben also revealed that the whole process of perfecting the shoes took almost a year, since they had to go through seven pairs of shoes until the team found the perfect pair of patent-leather Tom Fords. All of a sudden, the J.C. Penny heels I wore to prom just don't seem as cool to me anymore...
Cannon's shoes are so impressive that the Guinness Book of World Records is currently checking them out to see if they're the Most Valuable Pair of Shoes in the world. Hey Nick, hit us up if you need anyone to take them off your hands. Or feet. You know what I mean.