By Tamera Adams

Here are a few sparkly accessories that probably won't fit in a jewelry box, but will look chic on a shoe rack:

Laced with 18-karat gold chains instead of plain ol cloth shoestrings, SENI sneakers by Upper Echelon Shoes (UES) can help pull off a crisp look at a cocktail party, according to an interview in The New York Observer with 23-year-old socialite Nick Cohen, who started the UES line of high-end sneakers. This sneaker retails for $500.

Urban sportswear company Greedy Genius lets sneaker enthusiasts add glitz and glam to their kicks by offering eyelets with diamonds set in 14-karat white, yellow or rose gold. A set of 28 can range from approximately $2,800 to $6,000.

According to a recent Reuters blog , Chuck Taylor All Stars, classic high-top basketball sneakers from Converse, can still win a popularity contest. In fact, the brand saw a 23 percent rise in earnings this year. Capitalizing on its success, designer Dara Linda embellishes infant-sized Converse with Swarovski crystals and sells them on her Web site and eBay for $249.99.

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