Wah Aik Shoemaker
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Wah Aik Shoemaker information
The Yeo brothers continue the tradition begun by their grandfather in the same little shoemaker's shop that has been in the family for generations. The beaded Peranakan shoes here are considered Melaka's finest and begin at a steep but merited RM300. The most unusual souvenirs are tiny bound-feet shoes (from RM95).
This minute footwear harks back to China's now-defunct tradition of foot binding, where women endured lifelong pain and deformity to attain the 'golden lotus' ideal of feet no longer than four inches.