09-29-2007 08:25 AM
Hey cindersue? What size bowling shoe would that 7 centimeter very vertically thick foot need? hehe
I know I wouldn't be able to bowl. I'd be falling flat on my face if my feet were bound. I'm glad they don't do that anymore.
I am not so sure in some areas that they dont still do it, dunno. I am still trying to figure out why ghosts cant make tight turns LOLOL. Guess if you want them to really stay out of your business you could live in a maze.
That one got me too. They must not have good brakes or something and they slide right past corners.
I use to read some of Pearl Buck books and she had some of the foot binding in her books. I have always wondered "HOW DO THEY LEARN TO WALK ON LITTLE KNOBS?" That is always a puzzle to me. They learn to walk twice. Once when they are babies and then when their feet are bound. OHHH!!!!! PAIN
09-29-2007 08:28 AM
The ideal sized bound foot was 7 centimeters or about three inches. The way to visualize the pretty bound foot is to look at your own thumb. It was about one inch wide and three inches long.
Tht is so amazing to me that the foot becomes so small. I did see some of the photos. Since the bones are broken and then the foot is basically folded in the middle, approximately how high does that make the foot, from where the arch was to the top of the foot? I'm just curious because I can't imagine what my size 8s would look like bound up. I don't think they would be described as pretty or delicate.
Some of those pictures were ugh! That is some painful traditions those poor girls went through.!