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post #31 of 55
He had "stunning" brown toes(from the refried beans), and used chuhuahua cheese, I think.

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post #32 of 55
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I ran across some trivia that I thought might interest you Bears. "Without taking off your shoes, try to remember: Is your big toe longer or shorter than your second toe? The answer, according to foot experts who study sports performance, can give a telling clue to athletic ability. On most people's feet the second toe is longer. But, if your big -- or first -- toe extends further, you possess a natural advantage in skiing, sprinting, and certain other sports. Having a longer big toe, you can more readily lean your full body weight onto it. In skiing, planting the big toe is a must for cutting an edge. ..."

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Even though the links are long gone, this seems to be a great TBT Topic/Thread to bump. 

 

 

For the record, my big toe and second toe seem to be the same length.  Sort of like the Roman foot in this graphic 

post #33 of 55

To quote someone (?) that posts here regularly "this thread is no good without pictures"! 15AA feet. Sort of an Egyptian/Greek hybrid?
post #34 of 55

Ain't helping me....

post #35 of 55


My toes are enjoying a nice soak

post #36 of 55

Wow.  Nice resurrection.

post #37 of 55

Does the gnarly big toe nail count?  That would be what usually makes my big toe slightly longer.  After a pedi the big toe is slightly shorter.

 

 

 

Click Thumbs Up if you get this reference..

post #38 of 55

broke my big toe Saturday - since then it has increased in size significantly.

I'm very relieved to hear that having the new bigger toe means I should ski better.

post #39 of 55
My wife's "goddess" feet as she likes to call them since she has a long second toe. She skis very fast!
post #40 of 55

I once read a magazine article that claimed people with longer middle toes are more highly sexed. Let's see how many people boast about their big toes now...

 

My big toes are a tiny bit longer and the nails either go black or separate from the nail bed every damn year. Some years they grown out by ski season, but it's not looking hopeful for this year. grrr.

 

Apparently I'm Egyptian.

post #41 of 55

*checks middle toe*

 

Yep, sounds about right.  Which way, though, I will neither confirm nor deny ;)
 

post #42 of 55

:worthless

post #43 of 55
Greek.

post #44 of 55
Thread Starter 

This is hilarious!

 

My big toes used to be a little longer, but after two operations on my right big toe, it's shorter than the second toe. It does make ski boot fitting a little easier on that side, I have to admit.

 

post #45 of 55
From several years ago, before I finally learned to keep those nails trimmed better:
post #46 of 55
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post
 

This is hilarious!

 

My big toes used to be a little longer, but after two operations on my right big toe, it's shorter than the second toe. It does make ski boot fitting a little easier on that side, I have to admit.

 

 

While reading the toe fusion thread and wondering if I may also be headed down that road the though occurred to me that I could just take a DIY method to big toe fusion..

 

Take a hammer, smash the knuckle of my big toe:eek:( then duct tape it up and stay off it for a couple months..:dunno

 

Just kidding of course, but if I did ever get that drunk again to do something so seemingly brilliant I'd be sure to post video:rotflmao: 

post #47 of 55
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post
 

This is hilarious!

 

My big toes used to be a little longer, but after two operations on my right big toe, it's shorter than the second toe. It does make ski boot fitting a little easier on that side, I have to admit.

 


That's really interesting that your fused big toe is so much shorter than it was.  I can imagine there would be an advantage with bootfitting. 

 

I should have asked for that when they did mine:

 

 

What I really can't figure out is how I seem to have inherited EGYPTIAN feet.  I thought all my ancestors were German.

post #48 of 55
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That's really interesting that your fused big toe is so much shorter than it was.  I can imagine there would be an advantage with bootfitting. 

 

 

Well, I'm pretty sure that is the result of the implant they had to remove. The implant made it a little shorter, and removing it made it much shorter.

post #49 of 55

A lot of mojo to bring this one back Tricia!

post #50 of 55
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A lot of mojo to bring this one back Tricia!


Trying to find threads for Trowback Thursday isn't always easy, and Thursdays seem to sneak up on me but I find a gem from time to time that strikes a chord.  :D

post #51 of 55

My big toes are longer. Alas I'm not a natural skier and most definitely not a sprinter. As for jumping, lucky if my feet leave the ground at all. As far as pics--I have better things to do than take pictures of my feet. For that matter I have better things to do than this forum--off to the farmers' market.

post #52 of 55
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My second toe is longest, and my big toe has hair on it, like Bilbo Baggins.

Never had black toe... been bootfitting too long I guess, and avoided it.

Hey LindaA, wattsa matter, dontcha like feet?

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I think that describes my feet well.  I always trim my nails as short as possible, have slammed them pretty hard, but no black toe nails yet.  Cut your toe nails guys.

post #53 of 55
If you're really core you could have your podiatrist permanently remove your toenail and avoid future nail problems completely. It's all the rage in ultra running circles.
post #54 of 55
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If you're really core you could have your podiatrist permanently remove your toenail and avoid future nail problems completely. It's all the rage in ultra running circles.

My wife had that done and paid dearly in both cash and pain for a procedure that was supposed to prevent it from growing back.  Guess what grew back?:hopmad:  She didn't go back and have it done again because it was so painful the first try..

post #55 of 55
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My wife had that done and paid dearly in both cash and pain for a procedure that was supposed to prevent it from growing back.  Guess what grew back?:hopmad:  She didn't go back and have it done again because it was so painful the first try..

 

D'oh! 

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