CON AIR star Nicolas Cage has a true passion for shoes.

The Hollywood actor recently visited upscale West Hollywood store FRED SEGAL and paid $25,000 (GBP16,000) on footwear by cobbler to the star GEORGE ESQUIVEL, whose masterpieces go for $480 (GBP320) to $2,000 (GBP1,300) a pair.

The screen star's purchases included creations modelled after Cage's 1959 CADILLAC (black and silver with leather interior) and THE STINGRAY - a sleek black leather number with sharkskin.