Although footbinding died out in Taiwan in the early 20th century it was common in the preceding centuries. In fact, it was so common in the 1800s that foreigners visiting Taiwan seldom commented on the custom. It would have been simply stating the obvious fact that Chinese women had bound feet. On the contrary, footbinding is usually mentioned when it is not practiced - that is, in describing the Hakkas.
“To a stranger unaquianted with the language there is but little to distinguish the male Hakka boy or man from a Haklo [Taiwanese from Fujian], but with the women the case is different; their unbound feet and their complicated hair dress, somewhat resembling that of the Japanese, at once differentiating them from the Haklo women, who bind their feet and dress their hair with a single coil to the back.”
The Island of Formosa 1903 James Davidson