For two out of every ten people the second toe is the longest.
The ancient Romans were the first to create distinct left and right shoes; previous to that all shoes could be worn on either foot.
The record for the person with the biggest feet in the world is held by an American, called Robert Wadlow. His feet were 47cm long and he took size 37 shoes!
There are approximately 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet, and they excrete as much as half a pint of moisture each day.
The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day. That's equivalent to a combined total of about 5 miles of walking accumulated through the day, or about 115,000 miles in a lifetime. That's more than four times the circumference of the globe. And it's a distance nearly half way from the earth to the moon.
Shoe sizes were devised in England by King Edward II who declared in 1324 that the diameter of one barleycorn - a third of an inch -would represent one full shoe size. Today, that's still true
It is against the law to take your shoes off if you have smelly feet in a theatre in Winnatka, Illinois
When you're running, the pressure on your feet can be 3 to 4 times your body weight
The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates once quoted, When our feet hurt, we hurt all over
An American study called "If the shoe fits, wear it" found that nine out of ten women are wearing shoes that are too small
Walking is the best exercise for your feet. It also contributes to your general health by improving circulation, contributing to weight control. and promoting all-around well being.
When you walk, the forces borne by your feet are about one and one-half times your body weight. When you're running, it can be three or four times your weight. When you jump, forces can exceed eight times your body weight
Your two feet strike the ground a combined total of about 1,800 times in the average mile of walking
Each foot usually contains twenty-six main bones--plus an extra pair of small ones known as sesamoids, for a total of 28. But some people can have more or less. This makes up around one quarter of all the bones in your body. There are also 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons. The great Renaissance artist Leonardo Da Vinci, the first individual to create accurate anatomical drawings of the foot, called them "a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art".
Shopping for shoes is best done in the afternoon, as your feet tend to swell a little during the day, and it's best to buy shoes to fit them then. Have your feet measured every time you purchase shoes, and do it while you're standing. When you try on shoes, try them on both feet; many people have one foot larger than the other, and it's best to fit the larger one
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40% of women have hurled footwear at a man.