When I first started taking Estee’s flexibility and conditioning class, she used to tell us
“give yourself the room you need. People will move out of the way.”
She was referring to dancers kicks in a full classroom, but it’s a good message in general. Are you giving yourself the room you need to grow as a dancer? As a person?
Stop worrying about squishing toes. If you have something you need to do to grow, do it. People will move out of the way.