Why Is One Foot Bigger Than The Other?


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Amman Aamir Profile
Amman Aamir answered
You probably noticed that when you buy shoes and the man measures your feet, one foot is larger than the other. Since one foot does not do any more work than the other, why should this be so?

It is related to the fact that our body is "asymmetrical", that is, it does not consist of two identical halve right and left you can see this for yourself in many ways. If you look at your face in the mirror, you will notice that the right half of your face is more developed than the left. The right cheek is more prominent, and the mouth, eye, and ear are moulded with greater precision.

The same applies to the rest of our body. The legs are not equal in strength and dexterity. The heart is on the left side and the liver on the right, so that internally the body is not exactly balanced. The result is that our skeleton develops in a slightly unbalanced way.

Now this slight difference can have a tremendous effect on how we do things. The uneven structure of the body causes us to walk unevenly. The result is that when we cannot see, as in a snowstorm, a fog, or when blindfold, we will walk in a circle. The same is true of animals, whose body structure is also uneven. And if anyone were to drive a car blindfold, he would end up driving in a circle, too!

When we come to the question of right-handed and left-handed people, we run into something curious. Ninety-six per cent of all people are right-handed. But this is not due to asymmetry of the body; it is due to asymmetry of the brain.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Dominance isn't always the case. My left foot is larger than my right foot but I write, throw, kick, etc. With the right side of my body. I think it has to do with how you develop before you're born.
Judit Ortega Profile
Judit Ortega answered
It might also be due to what size you are dominant on. If you are right handed, your right side will be affected. Muscles on the more dominant side of the body will be bigger/more defined. For example, stride from your dominant leg will be longer then the stride from the other leg. So factors stemming from this might affect the size of your body parts.
sarah kazmi Profile
sarah kazmi answered
The heart is placed on the left side of the body and the liver is on the right , that is why the entire human body develops in a slightly imbalanced way including the foot.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I asked my mom and my dad and they both said that nothing is the exact same. So I guess one arm is longer then the other, one hand is bigger then the other and so on.
peter johnson Profile
peter johnson answered
Good Question.
Many ethnologists think that the "Bigfoot" (of the North American mountain forests) should really be called the "Biggerfoot".
aileeny Profile
aileeny answered
According to the  Two Ronnies T V sketch it is the other way around. That is one foot is smaller than the other. !!!LOL,     Seriously none of us have perfect symmetry it is not just the feet.
thanked the writer.
peter johnson
peter johnson commented
In fact ,some heads are bigger than others. But two heads are usually better than one.
aileeny commented
BB, Two heads are better than one BUT does it not depend upon whose heads they are??? Just a thought mind!!
aileeny commented
Looking through a book by Chris Mcmanus, Right hand, Left hand regarding symmetry, I came across this. That corns on the right foot are worse than corns on the left foot. Just in case someone is interested!!

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