Angelot.... amazing victorian lacy socks. and I have shoes almost exactly like this, but theyre black leather and have a strap with a buckle, but same shape, height, and platform...so kinda not really. At all.
My favorite story in the Silmarillion: Fingolfin against Morgoth. (of course I prefer the one by John Howe, but I just totally dig how the artist rendered FIngolfin's stand to look so defiant, showing that he might actually beat this god)