Lotus Shoes For Lotus Feet

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Raymond shows off old photographs of ladies with bound feet

Opposite from Lim Tian Seng’s Peranakan Beaded Shoe Shop in Temple Street (Jalan Tokong) is Raymond of Wah Aik Shoemaker, who also makes beaded shoes. However, the highlight here is actually his Lotus Shoes, which are really small shoes custom made for ladies of the old days with bound feet, also known as Lotus Feet.

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a pair of lotus shoes on display

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striking colour combination

Obviously, such ladies are on the extinct already and so, the Lotus Shoes that are made now are only made for display purposes or as souvenirs. Most of the shoes displayed at Raymond’s shop are not for sale as they are considered ‘antiques’ but for those that are available for sale, they are priced at RM95 per pair.

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super small shoes

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side view

For someone like me who has never come across a real life woman with lotus feet, it is difficult to phantom how it is possible to have such small feet.

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Raymond busy putting together a pair of beaded shoes that his sister sewed

Wah Aik Shoemaker
Add: 56, Jalan Tokong, 75200 Melaka.
Tel: 06-2849726
Email: WahAik.Shoemaker@gmail.com

Business hours: 9.30am – 5.30pm

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