Everyone should kiss their toes and feet daily and tell them how much they love them. Think about what they do for you every day. (from chris, May 2012)
Heard of the Podiatrist who discovered the Celtic Toe? – Phyllis Jackson, a retired Gloucestershire podiatrist. Apparently, Jackson noticed the distinct differences between Celtic and Saxon feet during WWII and has gone on, in amateur archeology, to identify the Saxons and Celts in a sixth century cemetery based on their feet. English feet, according to Jackson, “tend to be broad and somewhat pointed — their toes form a steep angle from the first to the fifth…” The Celtic feet are longer and slimmer with more level toe tips. Celtic feet also have a bulge at the base of the big toe where bunions tended to form as a result of forcing their feet into English shaped shoes during WWII. I don’t know if her theories have been proven scientifically, but if you are interested you can check your own feet… or your neighbor’s. 😉
It seems a longer second toe is a characterizing trait of the Mediterranean race (ancestral to the British Isles too – hence the ‘Celtic theory’). I guess the horse riders of the steppes (Proto-Aryans) did not develop this long second toe because it would inhibit their horse riding skills, that’s why the descendants of these horse riders (Slavs and some Germans) don’t have this trait.
I’ve heard that a longer second toe means you’re a fast runner. I’ve been a fast sprinter all my life, so maybe that’s right too. And to all those people who hate their long toes, etc., I think it’s cool to be different – how boring if we all looked exactly the same!
My toes are weird. My 3rd toe is the longest, even longer then my 2nd toe, but they are still both taller then my big toe. So its like my toes come to a point in the middle. What type of toes are they aye?
I have a long second toe. It is ugly and looks like E.T.’s Finger. I like to pick my earwax with it. You can also pop it into the balloon knot. NICE!
I’m italian and my second toe is longer than my big one. I call it “the retarded toe” I HATE it!!!
my third toe is shorter than all the others. on both feet. What kind of disease do I have? helpppp
A longer second and third toe should be Worship loved lick and kissed.
My 2nd toe is longer than my first toe, and I HATE it! But yet its kinda cool. But I’m so self conscious about that I wont go swimming in front of people, or wear sandals. I think I might get surgery to get half the bone taken out.
This toe comment page is just freaking funny. I laughed for around half an hour. My left foot has a longer 2nd toe. The right foot is normal, longer big toe. Now the second being wider than the first, I guess that means that the 2nd is your big toe so you never noticed anything wrong…
I have a short big toe, making my second toe the longest. I have heard that a long second toe is a sign of intelligence and aristocracy. Further research today has revealed that this is an Egyptian hereditary trait that passed along thru Europe, esp. Italy and England. Some crackpot on the Internet wrote a paper stating that people with a long second toe tend to be serial killers with social adjustment problems. That’s crap! However, my IQ is around 132, so maybe the Intelligence theory is right. Also, I’m related to 1) The Scarlet Pimpernel and 2) The Burnhams who built the castle in Burnham England. So who knows?
I have big feet and i’m only 13 with another 3 years of buying school shoes which are ugly cos of my big feet. My big toes are HUGE!!!!!!!! so I wanna get surgery or something on it and I live in england so all year round in school I am forced to wear shoes that are ugly because of my big feet. I’m always praying to god to give me size 7 or 7 1/2 (uk sizes) feet and not size 8. if my big toes weren’t so huge then I would have size 7 feet which would be normal. Kids at school tease me cos of my big feet. I end up crying in secret lol. I just wanna be normal. in school everyone looks at me like I’m a freak or something. I just can’t accept my big feet. when I have to buy school shoes the shops don’t have anything in my size sometimes so my mum tries her best to make me feel comfortable. even my family tease me about it so I don’t know how I can call them family and know I’ve started crying. I’m so self conscious (can’t spell that) about my feet.
Is Morton’s Toe that big a problem? Perhaps it’s because I wear either sandals or hiking boots when I wear shoes at all, but I always thought that a longer second toe was more quizzical than problematic. My dad and I both have long second toes, and the only real effect that I can see is that we have more foot dexterity than others.
My second and third toe are longer than my “big” toe. My boys have normal feet, but my daughter is starting to show signs of having “circus freak” toes. I love that movie, has everyone seen it? I actually had a guy tell me he would never marry me because of my toes. Too bad for him, he married and mean and hateful woman and she passed that along instead.
I believe that the longer the second toe is, the bigger wave you can rip apart while surfing. However, on males, if the second toe is the longest, you have a disease called Flemingitis which shortens your life span by 7 years. In females, having a longer second toe suggests that someone from your genealogy had a sex change in the past.
Um, well I have a SLIGHT longie. my second toe is longer than my big toe due to a break in the growth plate. I woke up one day and BAM! my toe was LONG! I also have a shortie toe right next to my longie toe which makes my longie toe stick out even more. my friend messily thinks it is rather cool! she wishes she had a longie and a shortie as well! isn’t that cool? oh yeah and I also had these boat races at school and um, I was scared to expose my longie so I taped it and told everyone it broke and I think it worked until I got into the pool and it fell off. oh dear. but it was all good in the hood cause nobody noticed! isn’t that cool? I also stand there smoothly with my other foot covering my longie and shortie toe foot so I don’t expose my LONGIE! I also like the statement ” CHECK MY LONGIE ” I have a bumper sticker with that on it. yes, I do.
I read somewhere that a longer second toe showed aristocratic descent. Has any one else heard this?
I think that this is rubbish. Who ever thought this up has no idea what there talking about.
Toes are just toes. Length doesn’t mean anything. Sorry, but Science beats beliefs and “sayings”! Hahaha.
I always thought, when the second toe was longer than the big toe, that it was “Athena’s Foot,” because her statue shows her second toe to be longer than her big toe. It’s a mark of Athen’s wisdom.
People with longer second toes are freaks.
Morton’s toes are on every race and creed. Yes it’s genetic, and no, idiots, it has nothing to do with leadership or intelligence. Go re-read your tea-leaves. A bigger second toe means: Sometimes you gotta buy bigger shoes. Period.
What about the third toe being shorter than the fourth?
I’m Italian…and when I visited Italy, so many people had the second toe longer than the big toe … maybe it’s an Italian thing too!
My dad always said my second toe was okay – my big toe was too short.
My third toe is longer than my second toe, but not longer than my big toe. what kind of toes do I have?
I have my middle toe longer than all my toes EXCEPT the big toe. what does this mean?
I heard if your second toe is longer you are stubborn.
My Soulmate has the longer second toes and she has always proudly declared it to be a mark of psychosis!!! I Love Her!!! One of her names is “Gina, Queen of Cats”!!!
I like to suck on my third toe… Hmmm, maybe that is why it is the longest.
My second toe is longer too, and I hate it. I would love to have ‘normal’ feet!
They say if you have a fat big toe and you are a very easy going person.
I wonder if toe length has any correlation with ratio of finger length and in utero sex hormones.
In my travels, I’ve noticed that the majority of women have the long second toe – whereas most men seem to have the big toe as the longest one.
I have found that a shorter 2nd toe allows you a great advantage over long toes in Cranium.
my second and third toe are the same length but smaller than my big toe. What’s its meaning?
people with the 2nd toe bigger than big toe are often seen as aggressive people, how wrong can one be, like astrology its our nature to protect, but we don’t go looking!
I hate all of my toes, they are all long and skinny and of course the second toe is bigger than the first. Is there a surgery to even all of the toes out and make them ALL even?
my granddad used to call my grandmas toes….. pick pocketing toes cos the second was longest… ha ha!
I have a longer second toe as do all 4 of my children. My partner has a shorter second toe, so the “dominant” bit might be a dominant gene. Feet are feet. They are the only ones you have so look after them.
I have Morton’s Toe, and when I ran track, I was relieved to find how many of the top sprinters also had Morton’s Toe. Ugly but functional.
feet are ugly ….period
Wow, it seems like I’m not the only one with the longer second toe. the only dif. thing is that its only on one foot. my other foot’s second toe is fine. but the long toe on the right foot required surgery! it was at least 3/4 of an inch longer than the big toe. pretty crazy. I was so self conscious about taking my shoes off/ going swimming/ or even walking around in socks because you could tell!!
My father was blond and blue eyed. his second toe was longer on both feet and so are mine. sometimes my second toe makes me trip if I am barefoot. I have to buy shoes one half size bigger.
I have a longer 2nd and I hate it! My friend is always making fun of me! it makes me mad cuz her toes are short and stubby!!!!
Am I the only one who has same-length big and middle toes on both feet? Hahaha, this whole thing is silly, but still interesting, somehow
I thought my toes were weird cause they go perfectly down in size, big toe then second, third, fourth fifth, each are just shorter than the next, everyone I see has a second toe longer that’s why I thought mine were weird
Yeah I laughed so hard reading everyone’s comments! Haha but I’m definitely getting my 2nd toes shortened…my life will be complete!
To suggest that a longer second toe is a “disorder” is absurd. it’s perfectly fine and anybody with a shred of self-confidence wouldn’t give it a second thought. (side note: I do have celtic ancestry.)
I agree with the celtic ancestry. My ancestors are from Scotland and my 2nd and 3rd toe is longer than my big toe. I just thought I was a freak, now I can hold my chin high.
Second toes that are longer than the big toe means that you’re really smart 😀