Flicking through my Google alerts for news about big feet the other day, I came across a Craigslist advert from a guy looking for a lady with big feet in his area. Now I know that reading Craigslist adverts can be a bad idea for the easily embarrassed —particularly over breakfast— but Wow! I am no purity princess and this one had me raising my eyebrows.
I won’t repeat the advert here, but it got me researching foot fetishes and I found out that it’s not at all uncommon. Wikifeet, a database of celebrity feet, gets a massive 3.2 million visits per month from people browsing its close up foot videos and image galleries. A study in the International Journal of Impotence Research (yes, that’s a real publication) found in 2007 that out of 5,000 fetish forum visitors, nearly half said they had a thing for feet.
It’s also becoming more common for people to be loud and proud about their foot fetish. Director Quentin Tarantino is practically the poster boy for foot fanciers, focussing on Uma Thurman’s bare size 13 feet in several scenes in Pulp Fiction and the Kill Bill films. In 2010 he drank champagne from Thurman’s Louboutin at a Friar’s Club roast and in 2014, he was pictured getting cosy with a lady’s feet at an L.A. sushi restaurant (why the press always mention it was sushi I don’t know).
Tarantino loves big feet, but other celebrities are more shy on the subject of size. Certainly big feet seem to be a big thing on foot fetish blogs and forums. If you search You Tube, there are hundreds of videos of big feet, all with really enthusiastic comments. The consensus seems to be ‘if they are pretty, the bigger the better’ with long toes a big plus.
Science hasn’t nailed down the reason yet, but theories include a subconscious fear of STDs shifting the focus from sexy parts to taboo parts, or a cross wiring of the brain between feet and genitals. Either way, it seems size does matter 😉
Celebrities with foot fetishes:
The original loverman loved him some lady feet.
Ladies hoping to meet the King himself had to have their feet pre-screened for attractiveness. Uh-huh.
One half of Outcast, Big Boi has a thing for “a nice French pedicure. Just nice, clean, white trim, lotioned down, soft, well taken care of”
Angel from Buffy (and Bones) has a nice line in foot spa treatments, telling a reporter back in 2002: “a pedicure is always in my repertoire, as is massaging the foot with olive oil”
Former teen heartthrob Christian Slater likes toes. He thinks they are fun.
Hot elf Orlando Bloom has a foot fetish, according to ex-wife Miranda Kerr.
Musical powerhouse Pharell Williams admits he has a foot fetish, but has said nothing about whether it makes him happy…
I’m not personally sure it’s my thing, but there is certain something about a guy who appreciates a good pedicure and sexy pair of shoes! So, what do you think ladies? Having your big feet worshiped — hot or not?