10 Different Types of Feet And Their Shapes

10 Different Types of Feet And Their Shapes

Dec 14 , 2020

Erandika Mohanathasan

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Feet support your daily activities.

For instance, the arch supports the body while moving. In fact, the arch height determines how your feet move. 

The foot types can be varied according to different arch formation or toe formation. 

The foot types according to arch formation can be categorised into three as

In particular, a neutral arch is known to be healthy, low arch makes the foot turn inwards extremely and high arch causes the foot turn inward slightly at impact. Sadly, having low or high arch leads to having long term injuries.

In addition, irregular feet shape could lead to having painful and long term conditions such as hammer toes, bunions, shin splints etc. So, if you get severe pain in the lower leg, consult a doctor to identify if it occurs due to your feet shape or other reasons.

Learn About Your Foot Type

To find the foot type, you can find it using the imprint of the foot on a soft surface.

If the majority of the foot is imprinted, it shows that the foot is flat.

On the other hand, if only the heel and ball of the foot is imprinted, this shows a high arch foot. Medically, doctors use “Harris Mat” to identify the Foot type.

Similar to the Arch foot types, you can also differentiate foot types using the toe formation.

1. Greek Feet

The characteristic of Greek foot is that the second toe is bigger than the big toe. Rest of the toes are the same size as the big toe.

Statistically, 5 to 10% of the people have Greek feet.

Sometimes, Greek feet are also called “Flame feet” or “Fire feet”.

2. Egyptian Feet

In Egyptian feet, the toes are angled 45 degrees.

So, the entire foot can get shaped at an incline. As a result, it is narrower and longer than a normal foot shape.

Statistically, this is the most common type, where 70% of the people have Egyptian Feet.

3. Extra Small Toe Feet

Extra small Toe type is identical to Egyptian feet, but this type has an additional pinky toe.

Interestingly, the rest of the foot and toes still get angled at 45 degrees.

4. Peasant Feet

The characteristic of the peasant foot is where all the toes are of the same length.

Sometimes, the toes can be longer than usual. Because all the toes are of the same size, the foot may look like either a square or a rectangle.

Therefore, Pleasant feet are also called “square feet”.

5. Roman Feet

In the roman foot, the first three toes are of the same length and the other two will be the normal height in the descending order. Statistically, this is the second most common foot type. 

20 to 25% of the people have Roman feet.

6. Stretched Feet

In Stretched feet, the big toe is placed away from the rest of the toes, with a considerable space/gap in between.

7. Wide Set Feet

Wide set foot means there is a considerable amount of space left between each toe. 

Sometimes, wide feet are also called a “traveler’s feet”.

8. German Feet

German feet are square feet with long big toes.

9. Celtic Feet

Celtic feet are a mixture of greek feet and other types of feet mentioned above.

10. Aboriginal Feet

Aboriginal feet are a rare feet type. In aboriginal feet, the second and third toes are bigger than the big toe.

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