A Foot Length to Height Calculator

A Foot Length to Height Calculator

Foot Length to Height Calculator


How much is foot length in inches and how much is it in centimeters? This interactive foot length to height calculator will help you determine the corresponding height in both inches and centimeters.


While you might be more familiar with other health-related ratios -- like weight-to-height ratios or waist-to-hip ratios -- the foot-to-height ratio can be helpful in some situations. It's most applicable in forensic science, when it can -- somewhat morbidly -- be used to estimate height from a foot if the rest of the body isn't available. But foot size can also be used in children to predict the growth spurts that occur during puberty.The normal height-to-foot ratio is about 6.6:1, according to data from the University of Rhode Island Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering. That means you'll generally have roughly 6.6 inches of height for 1 inch of foot length. However, the ratio is just an estimation, and many people have larger or smaller feet than you'd calculate based on this ratio.

While it can be tempting to measure every dimension of your body to figure out if you're "normal," don't stress out about the height-to-foot ratio. The ratio has only limited applicability in the real world, and it doesn't offer any insight into your health -- if your feet and body are healthy, it doesn't matter what shoe size you wear. Focus on staying active to keep the tissues in your feet strong, maintaining a healthy body weight and following a balanced diet for good foot health. Wear shoes that fit -- not too tight or too loose -- and offer proper arch support, and avoid wearing high heels for long periods of time, since they're linked to foot problems. If you're concerned that your feet are too small or big, or you've noticed any abnormal symptoms in your feet, consult your doctor. (Source: www.livestrong.com)




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