Runners Blow Past Walkers

Many runners have logged at least 100,000 in running miles alone. A runner named Herb Fred had run a whopping 250,000 miles by 2014. The pressure on the feet when running can be as much as four times the runner’s body weight.

Foot Sizes are Increasing

People are packing on the pounds, and feet are spreading accordingly. A 2014 study by the UK College of Podiatry found that the average foot went up two sizes since the 1970s. The world’s largest feet belonged to Matthew McGrory – US size 29.

Many Glamorous Women Have Big Feet

Jacqueline Kennedy (size 10), Uma Thurman (size 11) and petite Audrey Hepburn (size 10-1/2). The most someone ever paid for a pair of shoes was $660,000 for Dorothy’s shoes from the Wizard of Oz.

Why Our Feet are Ticklish

If you can’t stand having your feet tickled, it’s because each of your feet contains almost 8,000 nerves. Moreover, a large number of the nerve endings are near the surface of the skin of the foot, more nerve endings than in any other part of the body. You’ll be tickled pink to learn that ticklish feet are a sign of good health.

Women Have Four Times as Many Foot Problems Than Men

This painful fact is probably due to the wearing of high heels. It’s worth noting that a 2½-inch high heel increases the load on the forefoot by 75 percent. Women are also not helped when many of them wear shoes that are too small for their feet – more than half of American women have bunions

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