Huang Xiaoming (黃曉明) has always been known for his good looks, but his height has always been up for dispute. On his public profile, it lists his height as 179 centimeters (approximately 5 feet 9 inches). However, many netizens believe that his shoes are padded with heightened insoles because he appears to be the same height as other male celebrities who list their height as 175 centimeters. If standing next to another celebrity of a similar height but with a wider frame, Xiaoming appears to be smaller and shorter.
Netizens also discovered that Xiaoming’s shoes have an odd, arched shape. The shoe appears to be too small to accommodate his feet, and the insole is bulging at the top.
In a recent interview to promote his new drama Winter Begonia <鬢邊不是海棠紅>, Xiaoming finally settled the mystery. The show allowed fans to submit their questions, and the most asked question was about his height. One fan bravely asked, “How many centimeters tall are the insoles of your shoes?” Xiaoming did not take any offense and answered the question openly, “I had previously injured my foot when filming The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom <白髮魔女傳> and had six metal nails inserted, so my arch is much higher than the normal person. I need shoes that are wider, or I cannot insert my foot in.”
At the time, he was filming a wire scene and fell from a high level. His left foot had a comminuted fracture, and his right knee was injured as well. He later posted a photo of his healing feet on Weibo and his arch was very pronounced.
Xiaoming also inquired with the audience where he could find comfortable shoes. “I order custom -shoes for my left foot. The injury led to hyperplasia so the top of my foot has increased in size, and many shoes cause me discomfort. Viewers who are facing the same type of issue, where do you find shoes that don’t hurt?”
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.