This type of slipper was placed on the feet of Chinese women to hide the ugliness of the foot-binding that was thought to enhance the beauty of the woman.
Jesus scorched the Pharisees with His statement, "You are white-washed tombs. On the inside is nothing but dead men's bones." (Matt. 23:27)
In another place, He spoke against using the traditions of man as doctrines of God (Matt. 15:9).
Paul told Titus (1:14) that the commandments of men could turn people from the truth.
Yet, the practice continues today across Christendom, and few can see beyond the apparent beauty provided by the slippers.