To me, toe rings are the single sexiest fashion accessory a woman
can possibly wear. When combined with bare feet, they are a
In my opinion, toe rings should also be worn exclusively by women.
Men can wear finger rings, earrings, nose rings, necklaces,
bracelets, etc. But, let us keep toe rings an eternal symbol
of femininity, shall we?
Thank you. :)
A Brief History of Toe Rings
In other areas of the world, toe rings have been popular for
centuries. In some regions they even have a particular
In India, for example, Hindu women wear them as a symbol of their
married state, much like our tradition of wearing a ring on the
third finger of the left hand. It even has a corresponding
ritual in their marriage ceremonies, where the rings are placed on
the bride's toes by the groom.
In the United States, however, toe rings did not really exist
until the early 1990s. I remember exactly when they began to
appear on the scene.
I was in college at the time. Having been a connoisseur
of women's feet since I was very young, my habits of observing them
were well established. It was therefore quite easy for me to
spot - and quickly become fascinated with - this new behavior of
women to wear rings on their toes.
They seemed to explode in popularity in a very short time.
Within just a few weeks of having seen one for the first time,
a number of girls on campus were wearing them. I'll spare you
the details of what happened to me when my friend across the hall, who
was the finest example of
The Pure Form I have
ever known, first wore one.
But, in the years since then, they seem to have suffered a
tremendous decline in popularity. While they do still exist,
and you can find a section dedicated to them in any decent jewelry
store or department, very few women are actually seen to be wearing
them. Even my friend, the aforementioned envoy from Heaven,
stopped wearing them.
Despite the apparently miniscule market, you can find toe
rings in a broad range of styles, colors and materials. They
come in three general designs:
- Metal, Open-Loop
- Made from some metal, usually iron, gold or silver, and open on
one side to allow for adjustment.
- Metal, Closed-Loop
- Also made of metal, but formed into a solid ring. These are
fitted, like most finger rings.
- Comprised of an elastic band. These may either be translucent
and have a single object (such as a butterfly or a miniature flip-flop)
on the top, or they may have beads or jewels all around the band.
Within these, you can get toe rings that depict all manner of things,
from skulls to angels. You can also see them in simple,
polished metal bands, or intricately sculpted rings.
With this wide variety, I would think that there would be more of
them visible than there are. The only thing I can think of is
that, like the
anklet mystery, a lot of women are wearing
toe rings inside of their shoes and socks. What a waste that would
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