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Anyone else have their "BIG TOE" much longer than all their other toes? What trouble do you have in shoe/toe comfort?

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What shoes (item# -- if from the Q, or name and style if from another store or online retailer) do you feel are the most comfortable for you WITHOUT over-stressing your big "Monkey" toe?! ;-)

THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT, SISTERS OF THE BIG TOE!

-Solar {#emotions_dlg.blush}

"What man actually needs is not some tension-less state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him."
-Viktor Frankl

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whitedogs1300428136.797214 PostsRegistered 1/9/2011Pennsylvania

I am a sister. Don't buy shoes or clothing from the Q anymore. Especially shoes that need to be tried on. Shipping two ways is too much. I buy shoes at Norstrom's at the mall. Sometimes on line at ShoeBuy. No charge for shipping. Even returns. A very good thing. Pointy toe or peep toe shoes work well for long toes.

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BackktoBru­nette1300428690.4732224 PostsRegistered 10/7/2010a Jersey Girl in PA

Solar - do you mean the 2nd digit or the 1st? The big toe is normally longer than the four others, and that's why many shoes (like Birkenstocks) are shaped to fit that shape. To me, "monkey toes" are what I have: my 2nd and third toes are longer than than others, including my big toe.{#emotions_dlg.w00t} - Bru






















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humpty dum­pty1300456843.474245 PostsRegistered 8/19/2007Western PA

My second toe is longer on each foot ... it is called "Morton's foot" ... I am most comfortable in open-toe sandals ...

- Good enough is good enough!! -

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Solar1300466204.314001 PostsRegistered 8/24/2007

I mean the toe that is analagous to the thumb on the hand.

UNLIKE me, I know on most feet the middle toes are longer than the "Big Toe".

Through the years I have put much stress on the big toes and if I bend them too much I get pain. I think that part of the reason is that the impact is not shared by the other toes as much as it should be. CALL ME MS. BIG FIRST TOE.

THANKS!

-Solar {#emotions_dlg.blush}

"What man actually needs is not some tension-less state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him."
-Viktor Frankl

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CLEM1300480074.49712576 PostsRegistered 9/1/2008PA

My big toes are longer too. I used to love the pointed shoes. Don't buy shoes from QVC.


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Santorini1300480323.137360 PostsRegistered 1/26/2007
On 3/18/2011 Solar said:

I mean the toe that is analagous to the thumb on the hand.

UNLIKE me, I know on most feet the middle toes are longer than the "Big Toe".

Your "first" toe. I don't think it's true that most people's feet have longer 2nd toes. You really think so? I think most have the longer big toe, with the rest of the toes dropping down in size to the pinky toe. I guess maybe I don't look at people's feet very much, though.

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tatz1300484335.936626 PostsRegistered 11/2/2010.....Kentucky

{#emotions_dlg.scared} any minnie mynie mo, catch me by another toe, could not resist, my toe problem is worse I think, I have the toe next to my big toe on the right foot, it is called a hammerhead toe, the knuckle on that toe is raised up (only way I can describe it ). Has always made me uncomfortable when it comes to wearing open toed shoes, I am older now, and don't care who will see it.

......formerly k dash
......not a tatz artist
......no tatz on me

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Qgirl1300484390.8234167 PostsRegistered 4/20/2005

Yes. I have a hard time wearing Danskos and finding decent fitting athletic shoes. I hate shopping for shoes because of my big toe.

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BackktoBru­nette1300485903.292224 PostsRegistered 10/7/2010a Jersey Girl in PA
On 3/18/2011 santorini said:
On 3/18/2011 Solar said:

I mean the toe that is analagous to the thumb on the hand.

UNLIKE me, I know on most feet the middle toes are longer than the "Big Toe".

Your "first" toe. I don't think it's true that most people's feet have longer 2nd toes. You really think so? I think most have the longer big toe, with the rest of the toes dropping down in size to the pinky toe. I guess maybe I don't look at people's feet very much, though.

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You are correct.;)






















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jellyBEAN1300495756.4733398 PostsRegistered 6/6/2009
On 3/18/2011 goodnite said:

My second toe is longer on each foot ... it is called "Morton's foot" ... I am most comfortable in open-toe sandals ...

I'd always heard that having a long "2nd" toe is a sign of extreme intelligence. Smile

At least this is true in my case. Wink

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Sister Gol­den Hair1300496450.7815304 PostsRegistered 7/18/2008

Both of my second toes are longer, so are both son's and both grandson's. I'm wondering if it is hereditary.

Reach for the moon, even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

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BackktoBru­nette1300498879.392224 PostsRegistered 10/7/2010a Jersey Girl in PA
On 3/18/2011 Sister Golden Hair said:

Both of my second toes are longer, so are both son's and both grandson's. I'm wondering if it is hereditary.

I read earlier that it is.






















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BackktoBru­nette1300499173.572224 PostsRegistered 10/7/2010a Jersey Girl in PA
On 3/18/2011 puddeesmom said:
On 3/18/2011 goodnite said:

My second toe is longer on each foot ... it is called "Morton's foot" ... I am most comfortable in open-toe sandals ...

I'd always heard that having a long "2nd" toe is a sign of extreme intelligence. Smile

At least this is true in my case. Wink

Both my 2nd and 3rd toes (after my big - which they're not - toes) on each foot are long; does that mean I'm brilliant?CoolWink






















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Solar1300499384.3134001 PostsRegistered 8/24/2007
On 3/18/2011 santorini said:
On 3/18/2011 Solar said:

I mean the toe that is analagous to the thumb on the hand.

UNLIKE me, I know on most feet the middle toes are longer than the "Big Toe".

Your "first" toe. I don't think it's true that most people's feet have longer 2nd toes. You really think so? I think most have the longer big toe, with the rest of the toes dropping down in size to the pinky toe. I guess maybe I don't look at people's feet very much, though.

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A while back I read that the "classic Roman foot" had the longer toes in the middle -- sort of mimics the hand. Because my mom and dad and I all had the longer big toe and the rest of the toes dropping down in size, I used to think that was usual -- THEN I STARTED TO LOOK AT PEOPLE'S FEET -- WOWOWOWOWOW! Most have the more "classic" foot.

-Solar {#emotions_dlg.blushing}

"What man actually needs is not some tension-less state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him."
-Viktor Frankl

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jellyBEAN1300500877.5473398 PostsRegistered 6/6/2009
On 3/18/2011 BackktoBrunette said:
On 3/18/2011 puddeesmom said:
On 3/18/2011 goodnite said:

My second toe is longer on each foot ... it is called "Morton's foot" ... I am most comfortable in open-toe sandals ...

I'd always heard that having a long "2nd" toe is a sign of extreme intelligence. Smile

At least this is true in my case. Wink

Both my 2nd and 3rd toes (after my big - which they're not - toes) on each foot are long; does that mean I'm brilliant?CoolWink

Does the name Einstein ring a bell? {#emotions_dlg.thumbup1}

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LaterGator1300502923.6710299 PostsRegistered 1/9/2007

Figure 2. This displays the different foot shapes. It compares toe length with foot width.

I have Egyptian shaped feet.

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Snuggle-Bu­nny1300503853.2636879 PostsRegistered 7/2/2008In My Flower Gardens in Beautiful PA
On 3/18/2011 Solar said:

I mean the toe that is analagous to the thumb on the hand.

UNLIKE me, I know on most feet the middle toes are longer than the "Big Toe".

Through the years I have put much stress on the big toes and if I bend them too much I get pain. I think that part of the reason is that the impact is not shared by the other toes as much as it should be. CALL ME MS. BIG FIRST TOE.

THANKS!

-Solar {#emotions_dlg.blush}

HUH? You are kidding right? My big toe is the longest and then progressively get shorter. I'm sure the big toe is ideally the longest!

Don't give up five minutes before the miracle. . . . .

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BackktoBru­nette1300506704.562224 PostsRegistered 10/7/2010a Jersey Girl in PA
On 3/18/2011 puddeesmom said:
On 3/18/2011 BackktoBrunette said:
On 3/18/2011 puddeesmom said:
On 3/18/2011 goodnite said:

My second toe is longer on each foot ... it is called "Morton's foot" ... I am most comfortable in open-toe sandals ...

I'd always heard that having a long "2nd" toe is a sign of extreme intelligence. Smile

At least this is true in my case. Wink

Both my 2nd and 3rd toes (after my big - which they're not - toes) on each foot are long; does that mean I'm brilliant?CoolWink

Does the name Einstein ring a bell? {#emotions_dlg.thumbup1}

{#emotions_dlg.laugh} Love ya, PM!






















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BackktoBru­nette1300507098.432224 PostsRegistered 10/7/2010a Jersey Girl in PA
On 3/18/2011 Snuggle-Bunny said:
On 3/18/2011 Solar said:

I mean the toe that is analagous to the thumb on the hand.

UNLIKE me, I know on most feet the middle toes are longer than the "Big Toe".

Through the years I have put much stress on the big toes and if I bend them too much I get pain. I think that part of the reason is that the impact is not shared by the other toes as much as it should be. CALL ME MS. BIG FIRST TOE.

THANKS!

-Solar {#emotions_dlg.blush}

HUH? You are kidding right? My big toe is the longest and then progressively get shorter. I'm sure the big toe is ideally the longest!

Hi, Snugs - yours is how I think most people's are; just look at how many shoes, especially Birkenstocks, are shaped. However, I like to think that my lengthy 2nd and 3rd toes, and their ability to easily spread - all help with my balance when I do yoga.;) - Bru






















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Solar1300597585.7634001 PostsRegistered 8/24/2007
On 3/18/2011 LaterGator said:

Figure 2. This displays the different foot shapes. It compares toe length with foot width.

I have Egyptian shaped feet.

Thanks! Guess I have an EXTREME Egyptian foot...Maybe that's why they named me Cleopatra!

-Solar {#emotions_dlg.thumbup1}

"What man actually needs is not some tension-less state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him."
-Viktor Frankl

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