Foot Facts

  1. The shape of the foot is not determined until growth finishes at about 20 years of age.
  2. Adult shoe size is generally reached by the age of 14.
  3. People take an average of 10,000 steps in a day, adding up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime, enough to go around the planet more than four times.
  4. Feet may come in pairs, but they are frequently unmatched, sometimes differing as much as a full shoe size. Unfortunately, shoes are sold in pairs, not mix-n-match.
  5. Women generally average 10 miles a day, outdistancing men who average only seven miles a day.
  6. Feet are said to be the "mirror" of an individual's health. Arthritis and circulatory disorders often reveal their initial symptoms in the lower extremities. The foot also give clues about a person - height, weight and gait. Sherlock Holmes was the master of discerning limps, gender, social standing and foot disorders from footprints.

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