Chinese factory worker Zhang Fuxing says walking in huge iron shoes weighing more than 440 pounds each can cure back pain, but faces hefty competition in his bid to build the country's heaviest footwear. He says: 'I've been walking with iron shoes for seven years,' before strapping two crudely welded iron blocks to his feet.
Zhang took a deep breath before each wrenching step in the towering footwear, with every impact leaving him struggling for balance. It took him over a minute to take 10 paces, but he claims to walk up to 50 feet each day in the shoes. Here's a video of Zhang 'walking' in his heavy shoes.