Comparative Anthropometry of the Foot
ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS MA INDIVIDUAL PROTECTION LAB
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Comparative anthropometric data on the human foot are presented and discussed in detail in this technical report. Since reliable and definitive data on the feet of the U.S. civilian population are lacking, anthropometric data on the feet of the U.S. military population of men and women may be utilized in analyses of footwear sizing. Data are presented for fourteen foot measurements Foot Length, Instep Length, Foot Breadth, Heel Breadth, Bimalleolar Breadth, Ball of Foot Circumference, Instep Circumference, Heel-Ankle Circumference, Lateral Malleolus Height, Medial Malleolus Height, Ankle Height, Ankle Circumference, Calf Height, and Calf Circumference. These foot measurements are defined and illustrated. Detailed anthropometric data on the feet of U.S. Army men and women are presented in the form of bivariate tables which depict the distribution of various categories of foot sizes and show the interrelationships among foot dimensions. Selected anthropometric data on feet also are presented for a variety of foreign military populations in order to illustrate the range of variation in foot size to be found in different part of the world. In the final section, feet and footwear are examined in terms of the sizing of footwear, and the development of tariffs for footwear is explained with illustrative examples.
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