Fascinating Foot Facts... did you know:


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).