Do Men Wear Toe Rings?

It's not big secret to us, but a lot of men buy and wear toe rings. 

Lots of guys do email us though, asking if it's okay for them to wear toe rings. They also want to know what toe they should wear them on (any toe is fine). Wearing toe rings is not a sign of sexual preference by any means. 

Toe jewelry is largely associated first with Indian culture, then Bohemian fashion, and now has become a popular reflection of beach culture, flip flop-wearers, and a fun vacation indicator. 

Men and women tend to wear toe rings on the second or third toe, and sometimes the big toe. This type of jewelry was largely marketed to women, but toe rings are generally unisex designs. However, around the 1990s, more masculine toe jewelry designs emerged in fashion. American male surfers were the first large group of men to sport the body jewelry accessory. Today toe adornment is becoming more mainstream for men who like jewelry.

For many years, Indian men have been known to wear toe rings on each big toe - a sign of masculinity, power and strength. They may also wear toe rings for medicinal purposes, utilizing pressure points on the toes for healing. Indian women also wear matching rings on their toes as a sign of marriage.

People can expect to see more men wearing toe rings in the future with the large selection of masculine designs and the greater social acceptance of male body jewelry.

Why not give it a try? Let us know what you think by commenting below!



Comments (31 Responses)

18 July, 2022


I’m a 48 year old straight guy whose been wearing fitted toerings for 20 years now!
Started wearing them in college in the early 90s when college classmates from California returned from a school break trip home with their GFs and had a few 2mm bands on their 2nd toes. Said they got them with their GFs in Venice Beach. I decided to try them out when I went to LA for Spring break. I found the same style bands in LA that Spring and wore them for several years until graduating college and moving home to Hawaii.
I wasn’t sure if toerings were popular or accepted back home in Hawaii, so I took them off before returning home. Boy was I wrong!
Back home, toerings were a popular form of foot jewelry, since sandals and slippers (flip-flops to Mainlanders) were popular footwear and toes were out in the open. I found that many of my high school friends and work colleagues had discovered them as well.
Around summer of 2002, I decided to bring back the bands and rings I wore in college. After many different toering combinations, finding a reliable source for ordering (toerings.com, of course!) , and the encouragement of co-workers (both women AND men), I settled on my current toerings: On the 2nd toe of my LEFT foot: a 4mm flat basketweave band surrounded by 2 1mm silver rings on the top and 2 1mm bands on the bottom. On the 2nd toe of my RIGHT foot, the same stack, but with a bead band in place of the basketweave band.
20 years later, I’m still wearing both sets of toerings, still comfortable and getting more questions than ever!
In 2021, I added 2 stacked bands to my bigtoes on each foot when summer came around. Now I get questions and comments almost daily about my choice in foot jewelry!

I’d say that both women AND men can wear toerings and shouldn’t be concerned what other people think about them. Just as earrings are popular with men, so can toerings! Be yourself and express your individual spirit however you choose!


18 July, 2022


I wear toe rings on both of my feet& go barefoot where I can. It feels good to wear them & go barefoot in public. I’m happy about that.

05 April, 2022

Paul Cisneros

I love wearing toe rings! Have for years. They look great with flip flops or any non bulky sandal. Make your feet look good too!

05 April, 2022


I have worn multiple toe rings and color on my toes since I was a teenager and I am in my late 40s now, I’ve never thought of them as sexualized or anything like that, I enjoy having clean looking manicured feet..

05 April, 2022

Guy Brown

I’m 68 years old and have been wearing my toe rings for 17-18 yrs. I think and feel sexier with them on. Also wear ankle bracelets on both. ( leather) Am expanding my rings to three or four soon.

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