It is feasible to walk without toes, despite the fact that a foot without toes will impair stability, balance, and strength. People missing toes frequently purchase customised shoes with walking aid toe inserts.
People rarely lose all of their toes. Diabetes is the leading cause of lower-extremity amputations in the United States, and diabetics must occasionally have their toes amputated for their health and safety. People who lose only their big toe have the option of purchasing a prosthetic big toe, but this is typically unnecessary and done for cosmetic purposes.
After training the remaining foot and leg muscles to compensate for the missing phalanges, individuals without toes can even learn to run again.