Source: BBC News, January 16
According to officials, in the 1960s, a 24-year-old girl surnamed Wang from an impoverished region suffered from Blackfoot disease. Both of her legs had to be amputated, leading to the cancellation of her wedding. She remained unmarried and spent the rest of her life at a church.
The high heel is intended to honour her memory.
To attract women?
This does appear to be the reason behind the design.
“There will be 100 female-oriented features in the church like maple leaves, chairs for lovers, biscuits and cakes,” government spokesman Zheng Rongfeng is quoted as saying in local media.