or was that the reason she sold them on ebay?
WOW - they went for 570$ check out the link here for more photo's. and she has a blog in ebay too (which i didn't even know ebay did) - its here with other shots of her enormous shoe / boot collection.
thanks too Xu Xu for the link and no - i hadn't won the lottery, or have a rich patron and besides they'd be too big for me anyway. best i continue practicing with what i have even if they're humble ankle height ones.