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Posted by Jason on November 26, 2000 at 21:50:17:

In Reply to: Re: overlapping fifth toes posted by Jeff on November 23, 2000 at 11:26:32:

: : : : My fifth toes are gradually overlapping my fourth toes. I was born with normally positioned toes but in my teens my little toes began to ride up onto my fourth toes if my feet were in certain positions. This started with my right foot and soon followed with my left one. This is gradually gotten more intense to where walking or even shifting my weight while standing will cause my little toes to ride up. I am 28 years old now and neither little toe touches the ground anymore. Both, especially my right one, are noticeibly moving up on to my fourth toes. Does anyone else have toes like this or know what would cause this?

: : : I have the same thing as you, but only on my right foot. Like you I wasn't born with it but it started I think when I was about 10 and I'm now 19. Its quite bad now and I have to be careful with buying shoes. Also people sometimes stare at it, like when I'm on the beach. i was born with an overlapping fith toe on my left foot. it has gradually gotten worse over the years. i am now 37 and it overlaps the fourth toe so far that the tip of my little toe actually touches my third toe! you can't even see my little toe from the bottom side of my foot. i too was embarrassed for years and would not go barefoot, i finally got tired of hiding it and now i even wear sandals in public an find that nobody hardly even notices it. go barefoot and forget about it! hello jenny, jason and greg. i have never seen or heard of too many other people that have had a little toe like i have! i was very surprised at how many messages there were on this subject. when you have something that is different it makes you feel odd. it is nice to communicate with people that share the same differences that i have.isn't it funny how people can be so self-conscious about one small toe!

Jeff--Oddly enough, I'm not at all self concious about my little toes. I think they're kind of cool and they are unique. A lot of people out there have really ugly feet. I think my feet are reasonably attractive, they just have weird little toes. I wear Teva sandals and Birkenstocks and also go barefoot regularly.


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