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Most beautiful shoes
These days, you can pay a cool US$3m (£2m) for a pair of gem-encrusted heels, or go jogging in a pair of diamond-flecked trainers. But extravagant footwear fads are not a new phenomenon. You need only visit the wonderful Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto to see just how obsessed past cultures have been with prettifying their feet. The most exquisite slip-ons in the Canadian collection are the golden mojari of a 19th-century Nizam of Hyderabad. The curly-toed treasures are embroidered with gold metal thread and dotted with rubies, diamonds and emeralds set in more gold. They are also arguably the world's most valuable shoes for men.