Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) artist, mathematician, inventor and all-round genius, described the foot as 'the greatest engineering device in the world'
Here are some fun facts to support his theory and make you smile at the same time!
The average person takes about 18,000 steps a day
Feet walk an average 70,000 miles - almost four times around the globe - in a lifetime
The foot contains nearly one-quarter of the bones in our body
The foot has 250,000 sweat glands, producing an eggcup full of sweat every day
The foot comprises 26 bones, 21 muscles and 500 blood vessels
The foot absorbs 3-5 times body weight each time it hits the ground
Feet give numerous clues to many disorders from diabetes and gout to arthritis and circulatory problems
The foot contains around 72,000 nerve endings - making it sensitive, sensuous and for many, an erogenous zone
About 60 per cent of us have one foot larger than the other
Feet are getting bigger - up to two shoe sizes since the 70s,.according to a survey by the College of Podiatry. Average men's shoe size is now 10 (up from 8) while for women it's a six (up from four).