foot types

foot types

descriptors of foot shape Table 1; foot shape must be matched by shoe fit, or shoe trauma and foot distortion are likely, especially during childhood; Figure 1
Table 1: Foot types
Foot typeCharacteristics
Short broadShort in relation to its width
Square forefootAll digits and metatarsals are of almost the same length; a feature of Down's syndrome
HypermobileA greater than expected range of movement at foot (and lower-limb) joints
Long slenderRelatively narrow in relation to length
TriangularA very narrow heel and a wide forefoot
Long inner borderLong hallux in relation to the other digits
Highly archedPes cavus
Flat footPes valgus
Grecian or RomanSecond toe longer than all other toes, including the hallux
Morton'sShort hallux/first metatarsal
Figure 1: Foot types. (a) Rectus; (b) adducted or atavistic. STJ, subtalar joint; 1 MPTJ, first metatarsophalangeal joint. This article was published in Neale's Disorders of the Foot, Lorimer, French, O'Donnell, Burrow, Wall, Copyright Elsevier, (2006).
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