The toe crusher is a very simple technique that’s a ton of fun.
Be careful with this technique! Toes are small and delicate, and a little pressure goes a long way. Start out slow and gentle, and increase the intensity slowly. We wouldn’t tie this on anyone with arthritis or other joint issues that affect the toes.
1Make a lark’s head around the big toe with the rope exiting toward the inside of the foot.
2Double back toward the outside of the foot, making a reverse tension.
3Go down between the second and third toes and back under the foot to the inside of the foot.
4Go over the foot, down between the third and fourth toes, and back under the foot.
5Keep going in a spiral until you have wrapped around all the toes.
1Begin with a column tie below the knee.
Avoid the knee joint and the common peroneal nerve, which is vulnerable just below the knee on the outside of the leg.
2Go down between the big toe and the second toe, then under the big toe toward the inside of the foot.
3Go around the big toe, over the connecting rope, and down between the second and third toes.
4Working in a spiral, wrap each toe in turn, making sure to go over the connecting rope each time.
5After the final wrap, go under the foot and finish with a half hitch around the connecting rope.