This is the result of an encient chinese tradition called footbinding where the unfortunate person wears a shoe that is barely larger than an ipod. (classic, not touch!). The toes are forced to creep under the sole of the foot and eventually grows into this “lotus” foot.
Interestingly enough, apparently the original story of Cinderella came from China. In that version, the kind never met cinders and became obsessed with finding whoever had such a tiny foot to fit a tiny shoe.
Wouldnt have bothered personally.