Statistics: Shoe Size and Foot Essay

1496 WordsJun 4, 20136 Pages
FINAL PROJECT STATISTICS DENISE CAPALBO Gender statistics is an area that cuts across traditional fields of statistics to identify, produce and disseminate statistics that reflect the realities of the lives of women and men, and policy issues relating to gender. Women can still wear men's shoes, but the size they are accustomed to will be labeled differently in the men's sizes. Although the shoe size is related to the length of your foot, the sizes do not follow a direct formula. Subtract 1 1/2 from your size, if you are a size 6. Therefore, your equivalent men's size would be a 4 1/2. Above is a dot graph showing the female comparison if she was to convert to a male shoe by length. It is a difference in length by a size and a…show more content…
Compared with males, the female’s foot is generally shorter, narrower, and the length of instep is not as long. The average woman wears a size 8.5 (her foot is approximately twenty-four centimeters or 9.5 inches in length, about an inch shorter than the foot of the average male). Further, the woman’s heel is narrower when compared to the ball of foot, which is wider and has a larger girth relative to the rest of the foot. Evidence supporting that the woman’s unique foot is the result of genetics, comes from a study of toddlers. Even at this young age, the study found boys and girls walked differently, and their feet differed in size and shape. Girls have a narrower foot than boys and when walking, put more weight on the ball of their foot and their toes. Clearly, the woman’s foot is