I came accross your page looking for stuff about my phobia, maybe you can help.. I have no idea. I have a major foot-phobia.. I cant stand to look at feet, touch feet, someone elses feet touching me, or even talking about feet! It drives my crazy! Talking about feet just makes me sick to my stomach and wanna barf, looking at feet or feet being close to me I get a little edgey.. But if someone elses feet are on me, OMG I freak my throat starts to close and i basically almost pass out, I'll cry and yell and scream until the feet are out of my site and not touching me.. As a young child my friends and family used to find it funny, and they would wake me up by putting their feet on me, it's not AS BAD if the person has socks on.. and I am always wearing house sliipers or socks or shoes, I've been known to not take my shoes off til i absolutly have to.. (ive even slept in shoes) Even though I'm only 15, I dont thinbk it will get any better over time, only worse! It's REALLY hard to cuddle with my boyfriend when i know his feet are in the same bed with me..
I hate feet. They discust me. Tough feet and looking at feet. Esspecially other peoples.
I would like to submit my rather unusal phobia...i have a great fear of feet! I can't think of a name though!
I also cannot stand bare feet. I wear socks all the time. Feet absolutely gross me out. I especially can't stand to see someone else's bare feet or have them within a foot away from me (no pun intented). Feet give me the creeps!
Hi, I have a fear of feet and since there is no name for it, I came up with "pes pedisphobia." "Pes pedis" being the latin word for "foot" and put together with "phobia." Hope it helps.....
I was reading your fears and I have a friend who is terribly afraid of birds, and we looked it up on a different website and it is called ornithophobic. Also she is terrified of feet. She has thrown up because a foot(with sock on) touched her. She screams bloody murder when she gets kicked or stepped on. She has a rule in her house where you MUST wear shoes, unless theyre really dirty, then socks or you can wear a pair of her shoes. She wont let her boyfriend touch her with his feet or take his socks off around her. She is also afraid of like fake feet. I once gave her a stuffed foot as a gag gift and she freaked out. After that she wouldnt talk to me for months.
I have to agree with one of your readers on your phobia website...I am terrified of feet! I am 17 years old and live with my mother and father. When my dad comes home from work, he takes off his boots and socks and begins rubbing his feet. If I am anywhere close enough to see or even hear this dirty act, I must leave the room. i get sick to my stomach and begin to gag. My friends find it amusing to take their socks off when on roadtrips to soccer games and quietly "sneak up" on me by slipping their feet over the back of my seat. My mom once had to pull the car over in order to calm me down. I was screaming hysterically and she threatened to take me to the emergency room. I can't make rules in my house, but I do command ONE thing...Everyone in my house must wear socks. I am not as bad when people wear socks, but it is still terrivle. I don't like seeing, touching or hearing (like when people rub their toes or whole foot together and it makes a scratchy sound) anyones feet. I can't even touch my own feet! oddly enough, my sister has the same fear. Although she does not live with me anymore, she is nearly as bad, not letting her usband in bed without proper "gear" (and by gear I mean socks)!
I have a phobia of feet too, and I don't know anyone else that does, so all my friends laugh at me. They are just really freaky and I hate them anywhere near me. I don't find them as bad when they have shoes on but if they are bare I totally freak out. My friends also find it funny to put them close to me because they don't understand what its like!
Fear of toes
I Have a huge fear of feet. When ever i see feet i freak out. i can't stand to look at them and especially touch them, even with socks on. My friebds think it is funny when they rub their feet on me but all it does is make my want to throw up. I think the reason for my fear is when i was younger my older sister would stick her foot in my face and make me lick them and ever since them i dont look at them the same
i don't know why but i am terrified of feet there gross and the feel of other peoples feet i hate feet so much i have to were socks all the time because my own feet gross me out. i mean i tried every thing to make me not afraid of them but it doesn't work when feet touch me i get so freaked out i get mad like someone is doing just to piss me off my friends used to think it was funny and hold me down and put there feet on me tell i almost burst into tears it has gotten so bad that i cant lay down beside someone without my own blanket because there feet might touch me when I'm sleeping
Hi. I read a lot of your phobia page, and i am glad that i'm not the only one here!!!! i have a very weird fear of feet! i just..dont like bare feet touching me..It isn't to the extreme where i cant look at feet or insist that everyone wears socks around me..it just completely grosses me out when people put their feet on me..my friends do it as a gag all the time and I freak out.
Oh my Gosh, I read about the fear of feet and that is SOOO me! It just started about 2-3 years ago, I never really noticed untill someone touched me with there foot. I can handle my own, and SOME feet are okay, some people don't have weird feet, but MOST feet make me want to gag. My best friend who has FREAKY feet put both of them on my legs the other day and I felt trapped, my stomach knotted up and I almost cried, and totally and completely freaked out. I am so glad that I finally found other people with similar fears!
I had no idea there were other people afraid of feet like me! Itís comforting to know that I am not alone. Bunt, unlike the others, my own feet do not bother me at all. I never wear socks or shoes in my photography class or home darkroom, and I hate to wear sneakers or close-toed shoes. Iím seventeen years old and have had problems with my right foot for years (high arch, weak ligaments). Iíve been on crutches thirteen times and had two surgeries in the past four or five years. Whenever I see the podiatrist, I canít shake his hand without feeling extreme discomfort and I must wash my hands immediately after returning home. I canít stand my feet touched, either. My family and friends think itís funny to freak me out with their feet. I get chills and goosebumps and shake when feet come near me. If I am touched by a foot, I flip out. I can feel the foot germs crawling all over my skin like tiny bugs. I have to wipe them off on something, anything, to make them stop. It makes me want to rip my skin off! Iím so glad there are other people who understand me! I call it podiphobia, because I go to a podiatrist, but I canít find a real name anywhere.
Hey! i was looking at your site and its wonderful to know that others have the same thing i do! Im only 15 and my entire family makes fun of me for this fear of feet! I cant stand peoples feet being on me i stand on chairs and scream when people come after me with their feet! No kidding! Other than that im a normal teen! However, i was looking on a site to prove that this is a real phobia and they called it "podophobia" podo meaning foot or feet. Hope it helps!
I have a really big foot phobia. dey r really gross and freak me out. I am also scared of wooden spoons. dey soend shivers dwn my spine and even tlkin about them mkes me freak out!!!
My girlfriend has this strange phobia that we so lovingly consider a foot-phobia, with pretty much the same symptoms as the other cases that have written in. I was suprised, however, at the lack of medical name for this fear of feet. I believe that I could be of some service at naming this ailment. Since the word "phobia" is Greek, it is only befitting to develop a Greek prefix, rather than Latin. I took a little trip to the English-Greek dictionary and found out that the word for "feet" is "podia" in Greek. Therefore, the most logical name that i could come up with is "Podiaphobia." I hope this helps.
First of all, my friend is also a footphobic. She likes her feet, but if she sees someone elseís, bare, she freaks. She doesnít seem to have a problem when she doesnít see them, just when she sees them bare.
Hey i was just reading your web-site and found out that i'm not the only one who is terrified of feet. I don't know what it is, but i cannot be around feet. If someone puts their feet on me, i start to freak out and i've even been known to cry for like 30 minutes because of this... what's the deal??
I was so happy to see on your sight that others have a foot phobia. Typing that word alone creeps me out. Ones in shoes or usually even clean socks do not bother me. But when they are naked I freak. People think its hilarious to shove feet near me but it seriously makes me feel ill. Nobody realized how sick it is to me, what can I compare it to so they will understand? I may also be a minor case of a germaphobe also, I wash my hands constantly and go nowhere without antibacterial. I cannot eat if my hands are not clean.
Its really bad in the summer. I look around, and all i see are feet everywhere. I dont understand why people can so freely expose themselves like this. Its almost offensive. I wish i could just be like everyone else. Some feet are exceptable and some aren't. Mine aren't. I'm really against plastic surgery, but if there were something I could do about it, "for free," I would take advantage. Sometimes the hot water in the shower runs out because i just stand there looking down and...good god. Good lord help me. Will i ever get over this? Has anyone ever gotten over this without the use of therapy? Also, why is it such a problem??? Please get back to me if you have any advice. I am two feet away from my demise. Thank you.
I have a mild fear of feet. I don't have a problem at all if they are wearing shoes and am even OK if socks are on (as long as they aren't near my face) but bear feet freak me out. They are just so weird and if someone puts their feet on me (bare) I freak out and start screaming. I had to do gym at school and we were doing counterbalances and we had to put our feet near each other, just the thought of my feet touching someone else's made me feel sick, it took so much effort not to scream out. My brother teases me and every chance he gets he will shove his feet in my face which drives me crazy. I also hate having my toenails clipped, I can't do it myself and I hate other people touching my feet. I wear socks all the time (even in bed) so I don't have to look at my feet and I usually put those veruca socks on when I get in the bath so I don't have to look at them! I know it's crazy but I can't help it.
i am scard of feet i like people to wair socks and i do not like feet near me im all right with my own thow 'prosstysters' is the name i call it.
Until I was twelve, I had an uncontrollable fear of showing strangers my own feet. I would freak out if anyone asked me to show my feet and start sobbing uncontrollably. I spent several years weaning myself off of the fear...even though now, at nearly 20 years old, I still prefer to keep my socks on around people I don't know and have never owned a pair of sandals.
I have a fear of people touching my feet. I don't particularly like feet in general, but I get so afraid when somebody touches my feet. I refuse to get pedicures, and I'll scream if someone offers me a foot massage. I'll start freaking out if someone just bumps into my foot, or if someone touches my foot using an inanimate object. My sister was getting a pedicure a couple weeks ago, and I was there with her. I couldn't even watch her get a pedicure, I couldn't stand the look of the woman massaging my sister's foot. Most people that know about my weird foot phobia think I'm completely crazy, and touch my foot simply to see me in an anxiety attack. I don't really like people touching me in general, but it's absolutely horrible if it's my feet.
I hate feet. They discust me. Tough feet and looking at feet. Esspecially other peoples.
I havent found a name for my fear yet...its not that im scared of other peoples feet...they can touch theirs or do whatever with them...it doesnt matter to me but no one can look at or touch or talk about my feet, i completely freak out when people do...
hello. i have a phobia of feet and i think it's called podophobia..or so i've read somewhere on the net...hope it helps all of those who dont know the name for it...
at last! i have been the only person i know who is afraid of feet i know for like ever! i am glad i am not the only one there are other people like me! i too cannot stand other peoples bare feet near me it makes me feel sick, want to cry and shake with fear. the only bare feet i can just about stand are babies feet and my own. feet with socks on are not as bad as bare feet, but if i can see toes wiggling errgh! it makes me feel sick! people think, because it is a weird unheard of phobia, that it is funny, and make jokes about it and talk about feet near me, but when they see how it affects me, they realise that it is real!
I semi have a phobia with feet... I completely freak out if people touch my feet. I scream and try to get my feet as far away as possible. If someone touches my feet then I feel kind of queasy and want to cry. even if people are touching my feet bare, with socks, or with shoes it annoys me so much but other peoples feet aren't as bad but if they touch me I feel extremely grossed out and such. I am really glad that I'm not the only one with this phobia. my friends like to attack me or keep me occupied with one thing and touch my feet til I notice and It makes me feel like choking something.
I have a really big foot phobia. dey r really gross and freak me out.