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To my knowledge, there are two types of toe switches:
1. A normally open contact switch worn inside the shoe that can be closed by pressing on it with your toe. These are usually pancake looking in appearance. Disadvantage is only one switch is possible unless you do both shoes.
2. A series of magnetic reed switches located on the shoe of one foot and a strong magnet worn in the toe of the other shoe. Contact is made when the toe of the magnetic shoe comes close to the location of the reed switch in the 1st shoe. Advantage: you can get 3 or 4 contacts possible.

Does anyone have a source for either type of toe switch?
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I found the pancake switch I was referring to, thanks to Tim Wisseman. Here is the link if you need some too. They are pricey at $16 plus $16 postage.

Now to locate a decent four channel reed switch version. That will probably have to be handmade. Dan Baines used this on his Crookes Residual Ectometron.

https://www.tapeswitch.com/store/cart.php?lid=0#oc

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Gary Salisbury
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Here's a small contact switch that is much cheaper than what you already found. 38 cents each. Not sure it will work for a toe switch but for that much it would be worth a try.

https://www.te.com/usa-en/product-2337229-2.html
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Just an update for anyone interested: Tim Wisseman now makes his own and sells them for $5. I ordered one for a repair job I was doing but haven't received it yet so can't comment on it.
Gary Salisbury
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I have two of Tim's toe switches, and they work fine.
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