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Sunday Territorian - - NEWS -

A CHI­NESE fac­tory worker says walk­ing in huge iron shoes weigh­ing more than 200kg each can in fact cure back pain. Zhang Fux­ing says he has been walk­ing with iron shoes for seven years and is now up to 400kg. He claims to walk up to 15m each day in the shoes, and touts them as a cure for back pain and hem­or­rhoids. Zhang be­lieves his shoes are the heav­i­est in China, but ad­mits that he faces com­pe­ti­tion from a num­ber of other ec­centrics. One of two Chi­nese iron shoe wear­ers to share a Guin­ness World Record for walk­ing 10m back­wards in heavy­weight iron boots is Zhang Zhenghui from Chang­sha. He re­port­edly has gold­painted shoes weigh­ing more than 200kg. Lai Yingy­ing, an entertaine­r from Fu­jian in the east, re­port­edly wears shoes tip­ping the scales at 300kg.

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