foot facts
  • Each foot has 26 bones. Both feet contain nearly 25% of all the bones (206) of the body.
  • Each foot is made up of an intricate network of over 100 tendons, ligaments, and muscles. 
  • Shoes that push the big toe into smaller toes set you up for bunions.
  • If you have high arches and get redness and pain on the top of your feet, skip the two middle holes in your lacing and loop them vertically on the sides of your shoes instead.
  • Heel pain is the most common foot pain with 43% of Americans experiencing it within the past year. 
  • 6/10 Americans experiencing heel pain have trouble performing life’s daily activities.
  • The same kind of roll-on that you apply to your armpits can help prevent the foul smells caused by the sweat glands in your feet.
  • Every step places 1.5 times your body weight of pressure on your foot.
  • It's better to buy shoes during the afternoon when your feet is swelling a little.
  • The ancient Romans were the first to create shoes that were distinctly for the left and right feet. Before that, shoes could be worn on either foot.
  • A 2½-inch high heel can increase the load on the forefoot by 75%. Women are 4 times more likely to have foot problems.
  • Standing in one spot is far more tiring than walking because the demands are being made on the same few muscles for a longer length of time.
  • The average person walks 5,000 to 7,000 steps a day, nearly 100,000 miles in a lifetime, between 3 to 4 times the earth’s circumference.
  • 75% of Americans will experience foot problems at one time or another in their lives.
  • If the hair on your toes suddenly disappears and the skin on your feet gets thinner or shiner, peripheral arterial disease may be to blame. 
  • Toenails grow faster during hot weather, pregnancy and teenage years.

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