There are even people who have made an entire career out it (they’re called, simply: “foot readers”).
Yep, just like getting your palm read, your feet – especially your toes – can tell a whole lot about who you are and where you’ve been.
“I can’t tell your future, but I can see your past and your present. There’s no escaping from it; your feet say a lot about you,” British foot reader Jane Sheehan says.
Your feet can also speak volumes about your health and well-being. Take their colour, for example. “Compare the colour of someone’s feet to the colour of the skin just above their ankle,” Sheehan said. “If the feet are paler, it indicates exhaustion and weakened blood circulation. Yellowness is a sign of someone being rather fed-up. ”
Sheehan also uses what’s called a “toe alphabet” to read people. Generally speaking, there are four different foot shapes, and each shape carries different personality traits:
The Roman Foot
The Roman Foot is characterized by the first three toes, which are all roughly the same length, and then two smaller toes at the end.
People with a Roman Foot have a tendency to be balanced, and are also outgoing and sociable.
They also like travelling, and are open to new experiences and exploring new cultures.
The Square Foot
If all of your toes are the exact same length, then you have a Square Foot – also known as a Peasant Foot.
People with this type of foot are renowned for being reliable and practical. They will weigh all the options before making a decision, and are known for being good friends and very caring.
The Greek Foot
Also known as the Flame Foot, people with this type of foot have a second toe that extends beyond the big toe.
People with a Greek Foot tend to be active, athletic and creative, and are enthusiastic about new ideas and projects.
They are natural leaders, but can get stressed easily, and have a tendency to be impulsive.
The Egyptian Foot
The Egyptian Foot is balanced, with a big toe and then each toe after that getting smaller in chronological order.
These foot owners value their privacy, and have a tendency to hide their emotions, which can sometimes bubble over into sudden mood swings.
People with an Egyptian Foot also tend to be secretive, and have a need for their own space.
And here are what some of your toe quirks could mean:
Wiggly Little Toe
If you can wiggle your little toe separately to the rest of your toes, you have a tendency to be restless, unconventional and in need of constant change.
You also like adventure and can be quite flirty.
By contrast, those who can’t wiggle their little toes are considered loyal.
Small Little Toe
If your little toe is smaller than usual, you have a childlike personality, are playful, and also quite fun to be around.
Large Big Toe
If your big toe extends way ahead of the rest of your toes, you are creative and a sharp thinker.
Who knew our feet could tell so many tales?
Source: Demeter Stammell/MamaMia