There are even people who have made an entire career out it (they’re called “foot readers”, by the way).
Yep, just like getting your palm read, your feet – especially your toes – can tell a whole lot about who you are and where you’ve been.
“I can’t tell your future, but I can see your past and your present. There’s no escaping from it; your feet say a lot about you,” British foot reader and reflexologist Jane Sheehan told The Telegraph.
Your feet can also speak volumes about your health and general well-being.
“When people are depressed, they put all their weight on the front of their feet when walking,” she added.
“So there will be darkened areas of skin on the toepads.”
And the colour of your feet can also be telling.
“Another test is to compare the colour of someone’s feet to the colour of the skin just above their ankle,” she said.
“If the feet are paler, it indicates exhaustion and weakened blood circulation. Yellowness is a sign of someone being rather fed-up. A callous on the ball of the foot, just under the little toe, indicates that the person is shouldering too much responsibility.”
According to Sheehan, most of us don’t pay enough attention to our feet.
“Most of us ignore our feet until they start hurting or going wrong,” she tells Mamamia.
“As a reflexologist, I can tell some things about health when I am applying pressure to different areas of the feet, and I can also sometimes see when an area of the
foot looks too swollen or too flacid, which would alert me to investigate further about the related area on the body.”
She says you can also tell a lot about a person’s well-being by looking at their nails, too.
“If the nails are vertically ridged it can indicate a metabolic imbalance and if they are horizontally ridged it can indicate having gone through a time of great emotion and stress. There is even a cancer that can appear in the nail initially as a thin vertical black line,” she tells Mamamia.
Our feet even give us away when we feel humiliated.
Goodness. We feel so betrayed right now…