What Do Your Feet Say About You?

By: Monica Lee

What Do Your Feet Say About You?
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About This Quiz

With 42 muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints and at least 50 ligaments and tendons, the foot is more complicated than you think. It's not just the thing at the end of your legs that can rock a great pair of kicks! Plus, feet have over 250,000 sweat glands, so how you take care of them can make date night pleasant or pungent. 

And those feet deserve a little tender loving care because they impact our life and livelihood. Besides carrying you from place to place, you also need them for stability and balance. Unfortunately, they are easy to ignore because they are usually hidden under socks and shoes. So let those doggies breathe! 

Yes, how you treat your feet are the subject of this quiz. You'll be surprised how much we can tell about you and your lifestyle when you answer some feet-focused queries. Now don't play footsie with us, we need straight answers to match you up with the correct little piggy behavior. You'll be quizzed about whether you keep your feet clean, soft, and presentable, hide them in the sand, or have serious medical issues with your feet. Get on good footing with your feet. Take this quiz today. 



Your friends want to dance until dawn. What's your reaction?
Perfect, I just bought these gorgeous stilettos that will make my legs look great!
I'll dance for a little while, and then I'll sit and talk.
Sounds fun, but I bet after an hour my feet will start hurting.
Can't wait, but I'll wear a shoe that lets me dance all night.

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Time to go to the beach! What are you thinking about your feet?
I'll look great - I just had a pedicure.
The skin on my feet always get sunburned. I'll stay under the umbrella.
My feet are SO ugly! I'll have to stick them in the sand.
Walking in wet sand can really strengthen my feet and leg muscles.

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How often do you have a pedicure?
Every two weeks unless I want a color change, then more often.
I do a home pedicure whenever I think I need it.
I don't want anyone looking or touching my toes.
I like keeping my nails trimmed between pedicures, but I get one monthly.

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How do you protect yourself against athlete's foot?
I always wear my flip flops when I'm at the gym. Even in the shower.
I try not to go anywhere I might get it.
It's too late.
I'm super careful. I'll even wear socks if I forgot my flip flops.

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If you get a pedicure, what color polish do you choose?
Something bright and eye-catching.
I usually get a clear polish.
Anything that doesn't stand out but hides my ugly nails.
I like seeing if there are any bruises or anything going on with my toes, so I go with clear polish or none.

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Do you remove calluses on your feet?
Of course, I want soft, sensuous feet.
I like having calluses on the bottom of my feet, then I can walk on rough surfaces and it doesn't hurt.
Why should I? They just come back.
Calluses tell me where my shoes are rubbing. I try to take care of the shoe problem and remove the callus.

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Do you push back the cuticles on your feet?
My pedicurist does.
Yes, when I remember.
I know I'm supposed to, but I can't remember why.
Yes, pretty religiously.

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What is the biggest worry you have about your feet?
Fallen arches
Blisters
Bunions
Plantar Fasciitis

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If you've been on your feet all day, what do you do when you get home?
Drop off some things at home and head out for the night.
Take my shoes off, put on my slippers and head to the couch.
I'm already wearing gym shoes, so I just go about my evening.
Put my feet above my heart and massage my legs and feet to get the circulation flowing.

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You're running out the door, what pair of shoes are you grabbing?
Gorgeous pumps
Something sensible but stylish
Crocs
Athletic Shoes

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Do you wash your feet daily?
Yes
I wash my feet when I shower or bathe.
No
Yes, and I moisturize them.

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Is it important to pay extra attention to the spaces in between the toes?
Yes, although I don't always remember to wash between my toes.
I figure the water gets in there. I dry them thoroughly.
Whoops.
Yes, I don't want any sweat, dirt or bacteria living there.

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Do you wear the right footwear for the weather?
Hey, if it's a party I'm wearing heels, no matter the weather.
I try to wear waterproof shoes in the winter.
There are times when I don't wear something breathable and my feet get hot and sweaty.
I always wear the right shoes for the weather.

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How do you get rid of foot odor?
I buy new shoes all the time.
I switch up the shoes I wear.
I change socks frequently.
I use foot powder.

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What kind of socks do you wear with your shoes?
Whatever looks cute.
I like socks that have a pattern or cartoon on them.
Whatever socks were on sale.
I go for good quality socks made from cotton or wool.

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What happens if you trim your toes the wrong way?
They catch on your tights and ruin them.
They catch on your socks.
They bleed.
You can get ingrown toenails.

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What is the proper way to trim toenails?
Rounded, like my fingernails.
Trim them to where your toe ends, don't let them grow longer.
As short as possible so you don't have to trim them for awhile.
Straight across.

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How many hours are you on your feet each day?
14
11
13
12

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How many hours do you sleep each night?
6
9
7
8

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If you are giving yourself a home pedicure, what should you include?
Sorry, I don't do home pedicures.
Soak, exfoliate and put a base polish on, then color.
Soak, exfoliate, and moisturize. I don't do nail polish.
Massage, soak, exfoliate and moisturize at a minimum.

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What is the correct way to paint your toenails?
Base, color, clear top coat.
Use toe separators to keep your toes apart. Then paint with base and color.
Rub off the old color and paint on the new color.
The "three stroke method," which consists of using one stroke on each side and a stroke in the center.

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Why should you remove the nail polish color after a few days?
So you can try a new color.
It could stain your nail.
I don't. That seems like a waste.
If you leave the polish on for too long, you might find that your nails look yellowed.

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What's wrong with nail polish remover that has acetone?
It smells.
It's hard on your skin.
It evaporates if you leave the top off.
It has a severe drying effect on your nails.

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How can you stop bunions before they get out of hand?
Wear bunion pads.
Don't wear pointy shoes.
Consider surgery.
Make sure your footwear isn’t causing the problem.

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How can you prevent nail polish from staining your skin?
Apply a small amount of Vaseline on the skin around your toe nail.
Apply polish carefully
Don't apply polish. Problem solved.
Use the tip of an orangewood stick wrapped in cotton and soaked in nail polish remover to clean up the skin.

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What might happen if you cut your toenails too short?
My toes will look fat and round, not long and elegant.
You can get an ingrown toenail.
Nice and short means I can wait longer to cut them again.
Dirt and fungus can get in between the skin and nail and cause an infection.

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Many people don’t realize that osteoporosis often shows up first in the feet. What should you do to prevent this?
Get medical checkups regularly.
Exercise.
If it's gonna happen it's gonna happen.
Eat more calcium like salmon and almonds

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Your feet are meant to evenly bear the weight of your entire body. What weight balancing exercise would you do?
I just stretch my feet and toes every so often
Yoga
I don't really like to exercise
Tai Chi

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What's wrong with flip flops?
Nothing, especially if they are cute.
They are fine as long as you don't wear them all day. They don't have much support.
You can stub your toe.
You should always wear supportive foot wear and that rules out flip flops.

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What kind of massage do your prefer?
Head
Neck
Back
Foot

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