|Illustration: Library of Congress|
According to science, it means absolutely nothing. Despite the names given to each foot shape, there is no correlation between how your toes align on your feet and your ancestry, or personality traits, therefore I won't bother expounding on them. In fact, people of all ethnic groups, nationalities and personalities have each type of feet. So all we really know is what the name of our own shape of feet is. And it's all in good fun.
Here are 8 types of feet people throughout the world have:
Using this above illustration going in order:
1) Egyptian - The toes are tapered going from the longest big toe down to the little toe.
2) Roman - The 2nd and 3rd toes are longer in length than the big toe. It is the most common of all the foot shapes.
4) German - The big toe is the longest, followed by toes nearly the same length.
5) Oriental - Looks like the dark foot on the right. The toes are very slightly tapered, more rounded then an Egyptian foot.
6) Celtic - The foot with a tattoo.
7) Peasant - Also called Giselle, all the toes are nearly the same length.
8) A Very Short Little Toe
As mentioned, a majority of people have Roman shaped feet, and because the 2nd and 3rd toes are about the same length, it's thought to be good for balance and may give athletes an advantage in sports. I think after a lifetime of practice all 8 foot shapes work well for balancing a body as people are so adaptable.
In my research I also learned that some people can wiggle their little toes while others can't, but must use a finger to move them. It turns out I can move my little toes unassisted. Now what can I use my newly found talent to accomplish?🙂
|Peasant shape feet|
Have you figured out the shape of your feet yet? Oh, get wild and crazy ... also see if you can wiggle your little toes. We'll start a movement!😊
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