Human feet have evolved enlarged heels in order to bear the amount of weight that has also been increased. The human foot evolved as a platform to support the entire weight of the body, rather than acting as a grasping structure, as it did in early hominids. Humans therefore have smaller toes than their bipedal ancestors. This includes a non-opposable hallux, which is relocated in line with the other toes. Moreover, humans have a foot arch rather than flat feet. When non-human hominids walk upright, weight is transmitted from the heel, along the outside of the foot, and then through the middle toes while a human foot transmits weight from the heel, along the outside of the foot, across the ball of the foot and finally through the big toe.
Now here is a prime example of evolution. What I call ship feet. High, strong arch and instep, and countoured like a sailing ship upside down, or perhaps like a Starfleet ship. Notice the toes are long enough to trace an arc, like a regular shoe is shaped, rather than short and forming a slant from the big toe back to the pinky.
So some of you folks are genetic backworlders.
Scifi frauds. SF illuminates.
Culture General Contact Unit (Eccentric)