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ave you ever spent some time looking at your feet and observing what’s going on? Their shape, their color, and the way they move are tangible findings. These aesthetic characteristics are a mirror of what’s going on deep inside the body. They are indicators of your physiological condition and health.

 

You stand all day, you run, you walk, you squeeze the feet into shoes, most of the time rarely letting them free to stretch and enjoy the open air. And then, when they start hurting and giving you problems, you panic.

 

Today you’ll start observing your feet in a very general way, looking at their shape. Its finally time to take off shoes and socks!

 

Our feet are not all the same, there are differences. We can divide them into 3 main groups: The greek, the Egyptian and the Roman (or Polynesian). These three different shapes are not pathological, but have their own characteristics, weaknesses and strengths.

 

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In the Greek foot, the 2nd toe is the longest. This type of foot, is the longest and its supposed to have the best distribution of loads on the forefoot. It’s also called model foot because it’s considered the most likable shape aesthetically speaking.

If you have the greek foot you can wear, for longer periods than others, pointed shoes and high heel footwear, because your toes have enough space and they don’t overlap.

 

In the Egyptian foot, the big toe is the longest, and the other toes decrease in length until the little toe . This type of foot is the most prone to getting problems because the long big toes are pushed inside the shoe, creating the bunion. This happens because it’s incorrectly overloaded during the phase of push off during walking.

 

The Roman or Polynesian foot is squared, with a large base of support, and it doesn’t give many problems. The first three toes are of the same length, while the others usually are smaller. In this case pointed shoes, shoes too tight and in general, high heels, arent recommended, because they push forward the forefoot. Being that the forefoot is particularly wide, it will be uncomfortable and possibly painful.

 

Rumor says, these names — Greek, Egyptian and Roman — derive from the shape of the sails of their ancient vessers. To the above shapes can be added, the germanic shape, characterized by the wide plant and the Celtic one, which is more slender and longer. Although, these last two, are less common.

 

In this Anatomy-blog session you will find a little bit of anatomy, a little bit of healthy tips and anything that you need to know about feet. This series of blogs will teach us a lot about them and will help us make the right choices. Tweet me or FB me what you crave to know next!