All you speak and all you hear
Hand that’s strong and voice it’s clear
An unforgotten memory when the moon begins to call – Red Rockers, China
Okay, so really, really bad title pun. Fine, I see the pun jar, and happily pay the tax therein. Meanwhile, take a look at these awesome new shoes I’ve just made!
Honestly, when I was doing research on Chinese Traditional Footwear for men, not a lot of interest came up, till I found some photos of Hanfu Qing Dynasty Warped Head Shoes. They were traditionally worn by men (along with the Hanfu robes), and generally made from silk or satin with cotton soles. In more recent times, these shoes have been adopted by both men and women, as a Traditional fashion choice. Since the thought of making Lotus shoes feels repellent, it’s safe to assume these unrigged shoes are for everyone with SLink flat feet in Second Life.
The Hanfu Warped Head Shoes, which are copy and modify, include a color HUD with six color choices. They’ve been materials enhanced, so the pattern (and particularly the dragon on the front) really pop.
I do want to do more traditional Asian footwear (Lotus shoe is simply not gonna happen, folks), and I’m quite excited about this project. You can now find the Hanfu shoes on the Marketplace and Inworld.