It seems shoes have always been held in esteem in Beijing’s history, and it’s easy to understand why once you’ve discovered embroidered shoes. Used as a means to accentuate the attractiveness of their feet, wealthy women invested in these beautifully embroidered shoes to wear at weddings, baby showers, birthdays, funerals, and other significant life events. Now far more readily available, you can own a pair too (without having to master the skill of embroidery!).
Update: June 10, 2021