When/if walking, Do you walk toe heel or heel toe?

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When/if walking do you walk toe heel or heel toe
Toe heel 32%  32%  [ 22 ]
heel toe 52%  52%  [ 36 ]
Don't know 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
Other answer 13%  13%  [ 9 ]
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25 May 2009, 6:53 pm

Hi all,

I was curious about this, as I've just remembered something I was told (oh so long ago, after diagnosis) about Aspie/Autie walking differences to NT's.

Thanks for reading and your time.



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25 May 2009, 6:57 pm

Heel-toe. I used to walk toe-heel, but it was corrected with physiotherapy.


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25 May 2009, 7:02 pm

heel toe, I used to walk toe heel but I grew out of it when I was 11-ish


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25 May 2009, 7:19 pm

Just toe. :oops:



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25 May 2009, 8:17 pm

1) If the floor is comfortable and I'm barefoot, both heel and toe tend to hit the ground at the same time. I guess I'm Hobbit-like in that I find walking barefoot generally pleasant.

2) If the floor is cold or otherwise uncomfortable and I'm barefoot, I'll walk on my toes.

3) From a young age (if memory serves), I was told that Native American dancers put their feet down heel-toe when dancing, so I learned how to do this for fun.

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25 May 2009, 8:29 pm

I don't do much walking nowadays, and when I do my ankles are immobilized due to a joint condition... but I used to love walking on my toes. Sometimes I still do if my body allows it.


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25 May 2009, 8:38 pm

heel to toe

used to be toe to heel, especially going up stairs/downstairs which I loved, but I learned to walk correctly after I signed up for drama lessons (where we did lots of walking exercises where we were told to walk from heel to toe).



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25 May 2009, 8:44 pm

It varies, depending on what I'm doing and what types of shoes I'm wearing. Normally either flat or heel-toe. When I'm walking flat, though, I tend to put a lot of pressure on the balls of my feet. I wear boots if I'm going to be on my feet any length of time because I have high arches and it causes me a lot of pain if I have to stand around normally; I also tend to shift weight back and forth between feet when standing and this stresses my feet far worse than walking. I try to either be moving or sitting, not standing.


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25 May 2009, 8:50 pm

If barefoot, I tiptoe. With shoes, toe-heel. But I clicked "other."



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25 May 2009, 8:59 pm

heel toe, i think pretty much everyone does don't they?


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25 May 2009, 9:10 pm

Me?? I was hopping for most of my life till recently. What I
mean is that I walked on my toes. I never touched the heel
of my shoe to the ground. I was always hopping around like
a bunny. I have more control now. I saw a occupational
therapist when I was 9 years old. If I am nervous and worried,
I can still hop with my toes.

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25 May 2009, 9:46 pm

Re: the walking on the balls of the feet. Do they know why some autistic folk have a tendency to do this?


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25 May 2009, 9:50 pm

In bare feet I walk toe and ball of feet. All my toes scrunch and i basically tiptoe with a sense of disgust because of the feeling of the soles of my feel touching the ground/floor surfaces. ahgahgghghgh.
in shoes I walk normally.



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25 May 2009, 10:39 pm

I don't like my feet touching the floor either. I always wear flip flops or shoes.



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25 May 2009, 10:48 pm

Both ways. I never noticed that. I have flat feet that will fall off any day now.
When I was younger I used to get constantly told to lift my feet when I walked. I used to just slide them along the ground.


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25 May 2009, 10:54 pm

I walk on my balls too. I often scare the bejeezus out of co-workers when I enter their office because walking this way can make very little sound. I've learned to do either a little shuffle step or key jingle before crossing the doorway now.


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