Fab Foot Facts and Statistics


Known as sweaty, smelly and perhaps linty, feet are often under appreciated. The unsung heroes of the human body, your feet deserve to be worshiped and revered for the hard work they do. From smell, to size, to toe-tasks, to shoe choice, find out enough foot facts to fill a Size 100 shoe.

Rad Foot Records

Matthew McGrory holds the record for biggest feet, wearing US size 28½ shoes. Cost/pair? $22,745

Madeline Albrecht is the lucky owner of the record for most feet sniffed. While working for a research company testing footcare products for Scholl, she sniffed around 5,600 feet

Healthy Foot Factoids

The average person takes 10,000 steps/day. That adds up to 115,000 miles over a lifetime. (or around 4 trips around the planet)

There are 52 bones in the human foot - accounting for 25% of the bones in the entire human body

Feet can tell all your dirty secrets...early symptoms for diabetes, arthritis and circulatory problems may show themselves in the feet

The average woman walks 3 miles more a day than the average man

There are 250,000 sweat glands in the feet.

Sweat glands in the feet produce as much as half a pint of moisture each day

Foot odour is normally produced when skin proteins decompose while being exposed to excessive amounts of sweat

Feet = Hard Workers

The skin on your feet is 20 times thicker than on any other part of the human body

The pressure on the feet when running can be as much as four times the runner's body weight

When walking, each time the heel lifts off the ground it forces the toes to carry one half of the walker's body weight

The Stats on Shoes

It's best to shop for shoes in the afternoon, when the feet have swollen a little

It is estimated that the first shoes were created 5,000,000 years ago during the Ice Age, perhaps made from animal skins

Eight out of ten women say their shoes cause them pain

Nine out of ten women wear shoes that are too small for them

Shoe size is increasing over time -
  • 1986 - 12% of American women had shoe sizes 9.5 and higher
  • 1994 - 17% of American women had shoe sizes 9.5 or higher
  • 1998 - 30.4% of American women had shoe sizes 9.5 or high
Three out of every five women experience foot growth after age 20

Wearing high heels causes a woman's bum, on average, to protrude by 25% more than her regular bum protrusion



Sources:

http://www.designershoesalon.com/tipsfacts.htm
http://www.totalfootcare.ca http://www.foothealthcare.com/html/footfacts/footfacts.htm
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