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In the anime The Quintessential Quintuplets, the quintuplets have halluces separated from Index toes.

Yotsuba's feet, from Season 1:enter image description here

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It's said that in the past, Japanese wear wooden sandals and therefore get this kind of separation. However, in the anime, the quintuplets don't wear shoes at home.

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My guess is that they wore wooden sandals or the like back in their childhood and formed the separations. But childhood isn't very long, babyhood subtracted when one doesn't wear any shoes. Can wearing wooden sandals in childhood form a lifelong separation between the hallux and the Index toe? How long does it take to form such a separation by wearing wooden sandals and the like?

If the above idea doesn't make sense, how can a modern Japanese form such a separation?

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Maybe this a false alarm.

At least, this may not apply to Itsuki s1. See S01E04 when Itsuki, Fuutarou and Raiha are taking a photo.

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S1 and S2 obviously had different animators, so this may be an animation adaptation thing.

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