• Question: Why do we have toes??

    Asked by kannah to Jo, Leo on 25 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Leo Garcia answered on 25 Jun 2010:

      In the past, our ancestors used their toes to give them grip and purchase on branches, because they lived primarily in trees. They still serve a purpose now that we walk upright by providing balance and support for our weight, and giving us some extra thrust for forward motion.