If you notice the long second toe of Sekhmet, ruler of Thebes, (statue in the Metropolitan Museum, Egyptian collection) it is longer than the big toe. This is a sign of wisdom and I wanted to, as a long middle-toed person, to make sure this gets proper documentation. There have not been any major studies of this topic as far as I am aware. If there are art students out there, this could be your thesis.
But I have studied these long toes in all of the famous museums and it is a sign of classical integrity and those long toes are the classic look, I'm here to tell 'ya. This is a many-year content study that uses careful observation of rendered physiques in both paintings and sculpture on this continent and abroad. Long toes are the dominant form. And I did read somewhere that it is a sign of wisdom but this is a blog so I can invoke opinion and mix with fact and not give a notation because I don't remember where the source information was.
If you happen to have short companion toes, you are o.k. Don't be discouraged. You might want to question my observations like my (smart) short-toed husband does. Maybe short toes are a sign of a logical mind.