Jun 19, - 19 Photos Of The Last Surviving Chinese Women With Bound Feet a tradition that is dying out with China's oldest women: foot binding. . point out, and I believe it is with a sense of pride, that their feet were much smaller.". Foot binding was the custom of applying tight binding to the feet of young girls to deform the Only a few elderly Chinese women still survive today with bound feet. .. Before footbinding was practiced in China, admiration for small feet already . as an oppressive practice against women who were victims of a sexist culture.History · Demise · Practice · Views and interpretations.