Where does come from?
The foot emoji, 🦶, was approved under Unicode 11.0 in 2018.
On older, unsupported platforms, it may appear as a box or question mark. But, that’s OK. We’re here to tell you what it looks like.
Bicycle or walk 🙌🏾🙌🏾🚲🦶🏿👣
— Jason Hill (@JasonHi77786362) February 22, 2019
The foot emoji represents a human foot from various angles, often delineating all five toes. Apple and WhatsApp’s designs depict the sole of a foot. Google’s design shows a right foot and ankle, while other major platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Samsung, show the left.
Like many other emoji that show people and their parts, the default color for the foot emoji is a Simpsons yellow. But, the foot emoji also has skin-tone modifiers, ranging from light to dark: 🦶🏻, 🦶🏼, 🦶🏽, 🦶🏾, and 🦶🏿.
On Apple operating systems, the foot emoji, as noted, shows the bottom of the foot. Darker skin tones of this emoji have prompted some criticism by people who, rightly, point out that darker-skinned people usually have lighter skin tones on their soles (and palms).
Doing too much – if the bottom of your foot is black you should be visiting your doctor. https://t.co/kNDiLLNM8d
— Flightbae™☻ (@justcallmeBABA) October 31, 2018
The foot emoji is a more realistic alternative to the footprints emoji, 👣, which joined Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and depicts the outline of two human feet. It’s often used in combination with the foot emoji and the paw prints emoji, 🐾.
Who uses ?
The foot emoji is frequently used in reference to all things foot-related, figuratively and literally. This includes walking …
I love walking around barefoot 🦶
— ☀️B♏️ (@HolyCity_Saint) March 2, 2019
… foot massages and pedicures …
— XTERRA South Africa (@XTERRASA) February 23, 2019
I'm actually getting a pedicure at the moment. So relaxing…🦶💅💅💅💅💅💅💅💅🦶 pic.twitter.com/ut3VbNUg9l
— diane lloyd (@ladydvl) February 19, 2019
… footwear …
.@EKUBaseball will serve approximately 250 local children by washing their feet and giving them a new pair of shoes on Monday. The event is part of the National Day of Service campaign by Samaritan’s Feet.
— EKU Sports (@EKUSports) January 18, 2019
… and various foot-related figures of speech (e.g., misstep for “blunder”).
My missteps 🦶 have only improved my balance ⚖️ . I am better than before.
— •W•🐺•L•F• (@subanj) February 20, 2019
The foot emoji also marks content dealing with athletic footwork, as in the sport of basketball.
— Grind City Media (@grindcitymedia) January 31, 2019
People also use the foot emoji to discuss their, yup, foot fetishes. (Hey, whatever floats your boat.)
I am the Queen of Foot Fetish
Don’t ever forget it bitch boy
— Goddess Stephh 💋 (@footbaddie) February 22, 2019