Chinese Big Shoes

By Manolo the Shoeblogger


Manolo says, as the long time readers of the Manolo know, the Chinese peoples love the gigantic shoes! Here above is the latest example.

Here are the previous examples: Chinese Big Shoe 1, Chinese Big Shoe 2, Chinese Big Shoe 3, Chinese Big Shoe 4, Chinese Big Shoe 5, Chinese Big Shoe 6

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7 Responses to “Chinese Big Shoes”




  1. xiaolongnu Says:

    Possibly the Chinese shoe-makers are feeling the need to atone for the sins of one thousand years of footbinding history. The crippling of women and girls by deforming their feet is indeed something to be lived down, although as the scholar Dorothy Ko has pointed out in a series of very good books, it was something that women did to other women. But that’s not the point here. The question is, how many giant shoes does it take to make up for so many millions of those appallingly tiny ones?




  2. Ninjarina Says:

    I don’t get it. I will have to ask my parents if big shoes have any significance in Chinese culture. I know in Cantonese, it sounds like the word for “children” but also it can be bad b/c it is also a homophone for “rough.”




  3. Renee Says:

    …my daughter, who is enamored of all things asian and cute would make that shoe into a little trundle bed for herself and her kitties.




  4. dellsheng Says:

    I am a chinese boy
    we don’t like big shoes
    the shoes u show to us are only design for 2008 Beijing Olympic game
    It doesnt mean that chinese people like bit shoes.




  5. JQ Says:

    Those little ‘children’ on the shoes are the mascots for the 2008 Olympic games as ‘dellsheng’ said. They are on the olympic site. I think that they are extremly adorable. They each represent a certain aspect of the games like, field games, water sports and etc.













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