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Fascinating Foot Facts

Did you know?

The average adult takes about 18000 steps a day, with children taking even more.


Most feet walk about 70,000 miles in a lifetime, that’s neary 4 times around the world.


Leonardo da Vinci called the foot a masterpiece of engineering. Each foot has 26 bones, 19 muscles, over 100 ligaments and thousands of nerve endings.


Every time your foot hits the ground when walking, it’s the equivalent of twice your body weight. Running increases this to up to three times your body weight.


The foot has 250,000 sweat glands releasing about a quarter of a pint of perspiration every day.


Around 70% of foot problems come from the wrong footwear or ill-fitting shoes. The majority of these are caused by bad footwear as a child.


Over £30m is spent of chiropody services for the over 60s and most of these foot problems can be attributed to badly fitting shoes throughout childhood and adulthood.