One of the world’s finest museums, The Mint, is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. On display now through the end of May 2009 is a fine exhibit of ladies’ shoes titled The Heights of Fashion: Platform Shoes Then and Now. Gentlemen, set aside the agonizing memory of accompanying your wife to the shoe store, this is different. When on display at a museum gallery, the shoe is elevated to an art form (and she’s not allowed to touch!).