Is this not the most over-the-top description of shoes that you've ever read?
A new fashion exhibition focusing on conceptual, artistic, and extreme footwear, aims to reevaluate the occult power and mystery of shoes ... these innovative and radical designs aim to defy space, anatomy, and gravity, pivoting around sculptural methods and blending traditional craft and nontraditional materials ... this exhibition creates a meandering journey between the ephemeral and the perennial, the beautiful and the painful, the mythology and reality of some of the most charged and coveted objects in fashion history.
Ridiculous! And they look even worse than the description.
If shoes have 'occult power', surely they can heel what ails you? And is a shoe still a shoe if it can't be worn without serious risk of injury?