The visit probably went like this:
"A pair of iron shoes, please."
"No, these are for me."
"You're going to nail iron shoes to your feet."
"No, I want regular shoes. Only made of iron. I need them to hunt down a hedgehog who also happens to be my husband."
Anyway, the princess wore out three pairs of these podalic torture devices before she finally found her prince. Now that's love. Then again, the princess probably didn't have anything better to do.
Thankfully, modern mankind doesn't have to occupy our time by chasing after ground mammals. We do it by trying to hit a ball into a hole in the ground with the least amount of chasing possible. It still calls for some good shoes, though.