According to the dictionary, a 'hoofer' is "a professional dancer, especially a tap dancer". That being the case, are these shoes just what hoofers have been waiting for?
The BBC reports:
A carbon-fibre hoof and up to 5,000 individual horse hairs make up the £1,300 shoes which were created by a team of fashion designers.
The knee-length and ankle-length shoes were commissioned to celebrate 100 years of the famous National Hunt festival, which begins on Tuesday.
There's more at the link.
Apparently three pairs were made, each expected to fetch over US $2,000. At those prices, they'd better come with free horseshoes for life - or, as my friend Dave commented, with the horse still attached!