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Caesarea
06-24-2014, 01:42 PM
1992
The attached photo was recently posted in a DNA group, but there was no DNA study done. What I suspect there are probably several specific mutation for each one of the different foot style. What's missing are Chinese, Indian to name a few.

So based on the photo, what are your roots? I am Egyptian.

geebee
06-24-2014, 01:51 PM
Based on this chart, I'd be Celtic -- but maybe with a smidgen of Greek. :) Actually, the only difference between my foot and the Celtic foot in this chart is that in the chart the two smallest toes seem even with each other. Mine are not. As with the Greek foot, my outermost toe appears smallest (although actually it's more that it begins a bit further back).

EDIT: Should also add that I have the protrusion at the base of the big toe that's supposed to also be characteristic of the Celtic foot. Given that my ancestry is at least 1/4 British -- which in my case is actually more Scottish and Scots-Irish -- a "Celtic" foot would hardly be a surprise. (I'm also half German, but my foot is definitely Celtic and not Germanic. :) )

Caesarea
06-24-2014, 01:56 PM
Any male or female Assyrians out there? I have an Assyrian female friend, she tells me none of the feet in the photo matches her foot.

Humanist
06-24-2014, 02:10 PM
Any male or female Assyrians out there? I have an Assyrian female friend, she tells me none of the feet in the photo matches her foot.

Greek for me would be the best of the options available.

GTC
06-24-2014, 02:28 PM
Decidedly Roman. Hmmm.

I think I get my toes from my mother's side.

Agamemnon
06-24-2014, 02:28 PM
Something between Greek & Celtic lol.

rms2
06-24-2014, 02:33 PM
Judging by that drawing, I guess the Greek foot is what I have, since the two smallest toes on each of my feet are not equal in length as shown in the Celtic foot drawing. I don't have any Greek ancestry that I know about.

rms2
06-24-2014, 02:48 PM
I think the Greek foot explains why it is well known that Greek cockroaches never take refuge in corners. ;)

Mandoos
06-24-2014, 02:57 PM
Something tells me this is more of a "Statue of Liberty" study rather than genetics. My first two toes are same length, the rest get consecutively shorter.

Humanist
06-24-2014, 03:04 PM
Something tells me this is more of a "Statue of Liberty" study rather than genetics. My first two toes are same length, the rest get consecutively shorter.

My second toe protrudes slightly farther out than my big toe, and toes three through five are like yours (consecutively shorter). Thus, for me, the Greek foot was the best of the available options.

MfA
06-24-2014, 04:05 PM
Egyptian with Roman tendencies
http://abload.de/img/untitled15kyi.png

:D

I don't have a habit to look someone's feet but ''Celtic'' one is wierd, I don't think I've seen anything like that.

Táltos
06-24-2014, 04:08 PM
Not scientific, but good for fun. :) My feet are Egyptian according to the drawing.

Mehrdad
06-24-2014, 04:42 PM
Mine would be Greek, but duck billed Greek.... :)

Hanna
06-24-2014, 05:03 PM
I'm Roman.

DMXX
06-24-2014, 05:59 PM
Decidedly Roman. Hmmm.

Same; in fact, my foot matches the Roman one perfectly.

I would attach a photo to illustrate the point, but nobody needs to see that!

MitchellSince1893
06-24-2014, 06:13 PM
Something between Greek & Celtic lol.

Mine too. Mine is like a Celtic foot with a Greek pinkie toe

Agamemnon
06-24-2014, 06:18 PM
Mine too. Mine is like a Celtic foot with a Greek pinkie toe

Probably has to do with our common Z49 ancestry ;)

MitchellSince1893
06-24-2014, 06:26 PM
Probably has to do with our common Z49 ancestry ;)
:) Unfortunately my foot is from my mother's mother's father's side. :

Calamus
06-24-2014, 06:52 PM
My foot matches the Roman.

FaerieQueene
06-24-2014, 07:11 PM
I've seen this chart many times before. Based on this I'd be Egyptian, my dad a cross between Egyptian and Roman, and my mom a cross between Greek and Celtic. My feet are quite feminine and pretty, my dad's got big man, and my mom's long and boney woman feet.

basque
06-24-2014, 07:55 PM
I have very roman feet.

I think i have quite nice feet.

basque :rolleyes:

alan
06-24-2014, 08:17 PM
hahahah I dont know where they got the Celtic foot from. I have never seen one like it - maybe on someone who had an accident mowing the lawn barefoot. I think I have exotic Pharaoh feet lol

emmental
06-24-2014, 08:57 PM
Greek would be the closest for me

rms2
06-24-2014, 10:12 PM
I'm a poet and didn't know it!
Just look at my feet:
They're long fellows!

(I learned that back in grammar school.)

Gray Fox
06-25-2014, 12:39 AM
Actually the foot shapes in this article are considered to be "Celtic" and "Germanic". My foot matches perfectly with her Scotch Irish/Celtic foot type.

http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/footloose-in-archaeology.htm

Táltos
06-25-2014, 03:29 AM
Well after all this talk about how cute or ugly our feet are today, I did something really stupid to hurt one of my cute little feet. Somehow I slipped going up my steps, and stubbed the great toe of my right foot. I hit it so hard the toenail avulsed and had to be removed.

I don't know what part of this was more torturous today:
1. The injury itself.
2. The Lidocaine injections.
3. The feeling of your toenail being "tugged" out.
4. Or just the over all after effects of not having a toenail. UUUGHHH!

Sorry this is a bit off topic, but it hurts like hell! Oh well my foot still looks Egyptian.

Arbogan
06-25-2014, 06:27 AM
I have gedrosian feet, long and lithe, designed to cover long distances in raids.

Humanist
06-25-2014, 06:42 AM
I hit it so hard the toenail avulsed and had to be removed.

Hope it does not hurt too bad. :)

vettor
06-25-2014, 07:16 AM
mine are:

first two toes look Roman............same level
next three toes look Greek ..........

FaerieQueene
06-25-2014, 07:45 AM
I think the foot shapes are skipping generations in my direct maternal line.....I notice my mother and aunts have the same exact feet and toes whereas me and my maternal female first cousins also have the same exact feet and toes, which in turn look completely different from our mothers.

geebee
06-25-2014, 02:17 PM
I think the foot shapes are skipping generations in my direct maternal line.....I notice my mother and aunts have the same exact feet and toes whereas me and my maternal female first cousins also have the same exact feet and toes, which in turn look completely different from our mothers.

Well, clearly some foot shapes do skip more than others.:drum:

EDIT: Sorry, it's been a long day and I think my fingers can no longer be trusted around the keyboard.

AJL
06-25-2014, 04:08 PM
Actually the foot shapes in this article are considered to be "Celtic" and "Germanic". My foot matches perfectly with her Scotch Irish/Celtic foot type.

http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/footloose-in-archaeology.htm

My foot shape is Scots-Irish and my toes Modern English, though my little toe is quite small, so veering toward Roman.

There seem to be too many intermediate examples here to talk about "types" without some actual metrics.

Also, the so-called "Celtic type" in the initial picture appears to be a medical condition called Rothbart's foot or metatarsus primus supinatus (http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB4QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmortonsfoot.com%2Farticles%2Fprim usmetatarsus.pdf&ei=QfKqU-WAINWeyATv2IHQAw&usg=AFQjCNGbur9MMo6WT5irUBt_bl096Pbxgw&bvm=bv.69620078,d.aWw).

evon
06-25-2014, 04:28 PM
Egyptian :)

MikeWhalen
06-25-2014, 06:23 PM
mine are celticy greek, with me being celticy celtic

Taltos....Ouch...that sounds like a miserable experiance
as I get up 2-3 times a night to go to the bathroom, I have fairly often banged one of my toes on some damn thing or other-that sure wakes me up quickly...but I never hit so hard that I lost the nail..yech!

Mike

Táltos
06-25-2014, 06:42 PM
mine are celticy greek, with me being celticy celtic

Taltos....Ouch...that sounds like a miserable experiance
as I get up 2-3 times a night to go to the bathroom, I have fairly often banged one of my toes on some damn thing or other-that sure wakes me up quickly...but I never hit so hard that I lost the nail..yech!

Mike
Yeah OUCH with several expletives! The most embarrassing part for me is this happened while awake in the middle of the afternoon. Somehow I don't fall down the steps, I fall going up them. And good thing for that actually as I probably would have damaged some other body part that is more necessary, LOL!

The moral of the story: Going up steps too fast + wearing flip flops = STUPID DISASTER.

Stephen1986
06-25-2014, 07:36 PM
Mine fit into the "Egyptian" category.

Stephen1986
06-25-2014, 07:41 PM
Actually the foot shapes in this article are considered to be "Celtic" and "Germanic". My foot matches perfectly with her Scotch Irish/Celtic foot type.

http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/footloose-in-archaeology.htm

Mine are English/Germanic.

Gray Fox
06-25-2014, 08:32 PM
My foot shape is Scots-Irish and my toes Modern English, though my little toe is quite small, so veering toward Roman.

There seem to be too many intermediate examples here to talk about "types" without some actual metrics.

Also, the so-called "Celtic type" in the initial picture appears to be a medical condition called Rothbart's foot or metatarsus primus supinatus (http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB4QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmortonsfoot.com%2Farticles%2Fprim usmetatarsus.pdf&ei=QfKqU-WAINWeyATv2IHQAw&usg=AFQjCNGbur9MMo6WT5irUBt_bl096Pbxgw&bvm=bv.69620078,d.aWw).

Right, that's why I was putting the so called types in quotation marks. My problem with my feet has stemmed from how narrow they are. I have trouble finding shoes that fit both snuggly and comfortably and those which give my high arches support. I think this is where the derogatory term "Flat footed Irish cop" comes from. Arches falling due to little or no support. So perhaps the "Celtic foot" is at least somewhat true. :noidea:

soulblighter
06-26-2014, 02:26 PM
Here is mine for fun...
1997

MikeWhalen
06-26-2014, 06:07 PM
Sam-your narrow feet are probably some sort of environmental survival adaptation so all those stupid snakes you have living around you have the smallest 'area of opportunity' to see and bite, when you walk up on them accidentally!

M


Right, that's why I was putting the so called types in quotation marks. My problem with my feet has stemmed from how narrow they are. I have trouble finding shoes that fit both snuggly and comfortably and those which give my high arches support. I think this is where the derogatory term "Flat footed Irish cop" comes from. Arches falling due to little or no support. So perhaps the "Celtic foot" is at least somewhat true. :noidea:

MfA
10-08-2014, 09:20 AM
Footprint found in ancient city of Parion


Archaeological excavations in the Hellenistic city of Parion, located in Turkey's northwestern province of Çanakkale’s Biga district, have revealed a 2,000-year-old footprint that is believed to have belonged to a labourer.


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8R2q9LdM8yw/VDLZTS6yJgI/AAAAAAABIV8/_Cw7QiAuxXc/s1600/Turkey_Parion.jpg

http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2014/10/footprint-found-in-ancient-city-of.html

Yggdrasil
10-08-2014, 09:51 AM
My feet are between the Egyptian and the Roman style. :) There is a definite Egyptian decline in the overall shape but not as steep, and my middle toe is allmost as long as the second one.

panhudist
06-25-2016, 10:34 AM
is only 5 roots there ?

icebreaker
06-25-2016, 11:33 AM
Greco-Roman

Viktor Reznov
06-25-2016, 12:58 PM
Egyptian.
But somewhat close to Roman as well, the difference between my big toe and the one next to it is'nt that big.

Egyptian with Roman tendencies
http://abload.de/img/untitled15kyi.png

:D


Yes, this fits me. :)

Lirio100
06-25-2016, 03:53 PM
Greek. Oddly enough appear to have been inherited from my paternal grandmother--who is entirely German ancestry!

Asimakidis
06-25-2016, 07:29 PM
Greek. Both parents have Greek as well.

Hanna
06-25-2016, 07:57 PM
Footprint found in ancient city of Parion



http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8R2q9LdM8yw/VDLZTS6yJgI/AAAAAAABIV8/_Cw7QiAuxXc/s1600/Turkey_Parion.jpg

http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2014/10/footprint-found-in-ancient-city-of.html

Looks like a mixture of Egyptian and Roman.

puntDNALKing
06-25-2016, 08:48 PM
Mine is Egyptian, but I have seen 1 to 3 in my family, but never 4 and 5.

Deftextra
06-26-2016, 02:49 AM
Mine looks looks like a hybrid between Egyptian and roman, but if I had to choose one it looks more roman.

cvolt
06-26-2016, 01:02 PM
Mine are Egyptian completely.

Magnetic
06-26-2016, 01:04 PM
Alien

Anath
06-26-2016, 01:52 PM
Greek >.<

vettor
06-26-2016, 06:28 PM
mine is between Roman and Greek ....................what do we call this ,?,,,,,,Thracian?

Cyrianne
07-20-2016, 03:46 PM
1992
The attached photo was recently posted in a DNA group, but there was no DNA study done. What I suspect there are probably several specific mutation for each one of the different foot style. What's missing are Chinese, Indian to name a few.

Huh. One rather Celtic foot and one foot that decided if it wants to be rather Roman [the third toe is longer]. Go figure.

...

Maybe this explains why I am one of those oh so fortunately gifted with two left feet on the dance floor.

Cellachán
08-11-2016, 01:21 AM
Right foot is classic Greek foot, left is Greek tending to Egyptian.

leonardo
08-11-2016, 01:53 AM
I have a Greek and Egyptian foot as well. I never noticed the difference before now.

Amerijoe
08-11-2016, 03:11 AM
It's Greek to me.

Impaler
04-10-2021, 09:21 PM
Roman here.

lana6765
04-10-2021, 09:40 PM
Made me laugh.

I'm a Roman!

Not sure it's scientific, but it was amusing.

SWAHILLI_PRINCE16
04-10-2021, 10:04 PM
Greek :D

Northern Adriatic
04-10-2021, 10:54 PM
Egyptian, but somehow leaning Roman...

lana6765
04-11-2021, 11:33 AM
Footprint found in ancient city of Parion



http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8R2q9LdM8yw/VDLZTS6yJgI/AAAAAAABIV8/_Cw7QiAuxXc/s1600/Turkey_Parion.jpg

http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2014/10/footprint-found-in-ancient-city-of.html

:D

This is closish to my foot shape. Mine are like the Roman example, but with the third toe slightly shorter than the second.

I’m also terming it Greco-Roman or maybe Rome-Egyptian. Or maybe Parion-foot!

ceribell
04-11-2021, 12:10 PM
I have the Egyptian type, with moderately high arches. They are in pretty good shape, considering many years of walking in high heels.

lana6765
04-11-2021, 12:40 PM
Actually the foot shapes in this article are considered to be "Celtic" and "Germanic". My foot matches perfectly with her Scotch Irish/Celtic foot type.

http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/footloose-in-archaeology.htm


Mine are English/Germanic.

Interesting, yet I have neither foot type.

JMcB
04-11-2021, 02:27 PM
Judging from their chart, mine are Greek

Mandoos
04-17-2021, 05:58 PM
The fat pronating kind. Not sure if that's specific to any roots of mine, lol.

hantrolugharsts
04-17-2021, 06:58 PM
Egyptian

rikvdb
04-18-2021, 12:11 AM
Of that picture none.
https://i1.wp.com/ancestralfindings.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Your-Foot-Shape-and-Your-Genealogy-chart.jpg?resize=810%2C548&ssl=1
The latter in the link is closest.