The Hangman can scorch the soles / back of the toes by dripping wax on to them, or by direct roasting, as demonstrated above, where the flame is almost touching the soles. In the photo above, a Witch is carrying out the burning on someone else.
Toe burning is not painful at all...just very thrilling. We just try to make it LOOK like it's painful.
Toe Burning is one of the services that can be provided just before the Hanging. It is done with a lighted candle. It is symbolic of the times when witches were burnt at the stake for crimes of withcraft. The feet are tied securely, so they cannot move and cooking oil is smeared on the soles. The lit flame is brought very close to the toe-pads to scorch them very slowly.