Chinese Woman Has the Smallest Feet in the World

Ms Liu, a 90-years-old woman from China is the current record holder for the smallest feet in the world.

Foot binding was an important tradition in China until the early 20th century. There are several theories regarding how a gruesome custom like foot binding became so popular, but regardless of which one is true, the outcome is still the same: women suffer excruciating pain, infections and disabilities.

Basically, young girls’ toes and foot arches were brutally broken, without any pain relief, and then bound in tiny shoes that prevented the feet from growing normally. Women with bound feet were actually considered “intensely erotic”. One of these women was Ms. Liu, a 90-year old woman, from Yunnan province, China. Her feet were bound when she was just 5 years old, and she has been living like this for the past 85 years.

Although foot binding was banned in China, and she doesn’t need to wear her tiny shoes anymore, Ms. Liu finds it makes her feet esthetically pleasing. She may be 90-years-old, but her feet are the size of a 10-year-old girl.


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  • connie Posted on December 8, 2010

    sorry but my foot size is real im 45 4.8inches tall and my shoe size is only asize 1 in kids shoes same size since i was 9 or 10 years old beat that

  • Jenny Posted on December 12, 2010

    Well I am 22 5 feet tall and wear a size 13 in little girls. But hey we are close. :-)

  • lotus Posted on March 9, 2011

    Lol @ connie and jenny
    every bone in her foot has been broken
    is your foot 3 inches long? lmao not so much
    thinking you can compete with 2000 years of culture makes me laugh
    that woman holding both her shoes in her hands, thats how big her feet are…

  • Melissa Posted on July 4, 2011

    I’m 14 feet haven’t grown since I was 7 I’m 13.5 and 14 years old, I’m 5″1

  • Sam Posted on September 21, 2011

    I’am 13 years old and have a size 1 feets did I mention I want to be a famous dancer?aarrg !