meaning of "go out on the toe"

Hi,

I can’t work out what the part in bold might mean. Could you explain its meaning to me please?

Also, is it right that size five shoes means a pair of shoes which size is five?

Thanks in advance !

Ruth has very small feet, so her shoes are only size five. Saying that the hippies went out on the toe of her size-five shoes means that she kicked them out. In other words, she gave them the boot. She ejected them from the town.

The whole thing gives the image of a small, genteel, dainty woman who is tough enough to throw bigger, more vulgar, more obnoxious people out of town all by herself.

Thank you !
It is a metaphorical language :slight_smile:

But note that it’s not a common expression. I think it’s probably unique to that text.