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Since the Qing Dynasty concubines' shoes were so difficult to wear, why did they wear them?

For those friends who are very interested in flower-pot bottom shoes in the Qing Dynasty , interesting historical editors bring detailed articles for your reference.

"Everybody loves beauty", women are particularly special for beauty. For example, most girls like to wear various high-heeled shoes and thick-soled shoes. What surprises most boys is that girls wear such high shoes. It ’s not only contemporary women, but ancient women are also keen to wear a variety of high shoes. When we watch the Qing opera, we will find that the concubines always wear a kind of “flower-pot bottom shoes”. In Zhugege, the little swallow fell to the sky because she was unaccustomed to wearing such shoes. This shows that these shoes are difficult to wear. Since it is so difficult to wear, why did the Qing Dynasty concubines wear them?

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After Manqing entered the Central Plains, he brought many special customs of the Manchus to the Central Plains, such as forcing everyone to wear a "money rat tail" hairstyle. Another example is to let concubines wear such "flower-pot bottom shoes". "Flower-pot bottom shoes" are also called "flag shoes" and "horseshoes". It was a kind of shoes worn by Manchu women in the Qing Dynasty. The soles were made of wood. The height of the sole is generally between 5 and 10 centimeters, but the highest can reach 25 centimeters. The sole is thin and wide, the front is flat and the round is round. The shape and the footprint are very similar to horseshoes. This kind of shoes is very difficult to wear, and it will fall miserably if you are not careful. It is mainly worn by young and middle-aged aristocratic women over the age of thirteen or fourteen. The older they are, the less flexible they are. lower and lower.

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There are various claims about the origin of the "bottom shoes". Among them, there is a legend saying that in order to pass through a mud pond and regain lost territory, they tied high shoes to the shoes, like Bai He walked through the mud pond and regained the territory smoothly. In commemoration of this victory, the Manchu women wore such "flower bottom shoes". Another is that Manchu women often go to the mountains to pick mushrooms and pick wild fruits. In order to avoid being bitten by poisonous snakes and poisonous insects, they tied high wooden blocks to their shoes, and over time, they formed "flower-pot bottom shoes."

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Since "flower pot bottom shoes" are so difficult to wear, why are Manchu women in Qing Dynasty keen to wear them? What are the benefits of wearing them? First of all, like contemporary women like to wear high heels, why Manchu women like to wear tall "flower pots" One of the important reasons for "sole shoes" is to increase the height, so that the feminine beauty and beauty of the women are vividly displayed. In addition, we all know that Manchu women like to wear cheongsam, which is easy to drag to the ground, and wearing "flower bottom shoes" can make cheongsam not to drag.

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The third is related to a big habit of the Han nationality—wrapping the feet. Since the Song Dynasty, the Hans have formed a deformed aesthetic—beautiful women with three inches of golden lotus. After the Manchu prince entered the Central Plains, many Manchu women followed the Hans Small feet, however, the Qing emperor strictly forbidden Manchu women to “wrap their hair and wrap their feet.” Manchu women had to wear “flower-bottom shoes”. In this way, they could prevent their big feet from being exposed and achieve the effect of not having their feet wrapped. Fourth, concubines are also very particular about wearing "pot shoes". Different levels of concubines wear different kinds of "pot shoes". When the emperor forgets the concubine's status, just look at the shoes she wears. It's clear .

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