Have you ever taken time to look at your feet – I mean, really look at your feet? According to the researchers working at the online retailer OnBuy.com – a UK-based website – there are seven different types of feet, all of which mean something. The website surveyed 5,000 participants, asking them to rate their feet based on objective measurements like width and toe placement.

With the help of podiatry experts, the research team managed to create profiles for seven different types of feet. These types included the Roman foot, Peasant food, Egyptian foot, Square foot, Greek foot, Stretched foot, and the Simian Foot, according to Daily Mail.

The Roman foot

This is the most common foot type and is recognizable by the toes facing inward. The first three toes are also about the same length. These feet type usually have high arches.

Related health conditions include:

A higher risk of hammertoes, which results from weakened muscles around the toes.

The peasant foot

You have this type of foot if your big, second, and third toe are all the same length. They are relatively short. Since these short toes can affect balance, these feet are usually flat.

Related health conditions include:

Negative effect on the body’s alignment, which may increase risk of hip, knee, and ankle pain

Lower legs may rotate inward due to the collapsed arch. This can lead to pain.

The square foot

This foot type features all toes of the same length, which gives it a strong, stable base. This may include a wide ball and a narrow heel.

Related health conditions:

Unequal weight distribution can lead to metatarsalgia, pain in the ball of the foot.

The Egyptian foot

This foot type includes a long big toe with all other toes following it in an incline. These types of feet are usually longer and thinner than other shapes.

Related health conditions include:

There may be an increase in supination – or the holding of body weight on the outside of the foot.

Excess strain can be put on the ankles, which can lead to shin splints, bunions, or calluses.

The Greek foot

This foot stands out because of its long second toe, which makes it one of the most common foot types. Although technically an “abnormality” in its structure, the Greek foot has long bones in the foot.

Related health conditions include:

Increased risk of pain in the arches of the foot. Uneven toe bones can put more weight on certain bones, which can cause pain in the arch.

The Simian foot

The big toe on this foot leans inward, and the little toe is short.

Related health conditions include:

The inward-facing big toe could increase the risk of developing bunions.

Experts advise avoiding narrow and pointed shoes.

The stretched foot

Sometimes known as splayed feet or stretched feet, this type has separated toes.

Related health conditions include:

Load-dependent pain may result due to how the person needs to balance.

People with these wide feet may struggle to find shoes that fit the width.

What type of foot do you have?

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