Even More Facts About Feet From Your Open-Toe Athletic Shoe Experts

A couple months ago, we brought up a handful of interesting foot facts in one of our blogs. Today, we’d like to bring you even more! Since feet are the foundation of our bodies, there is an abundance of information about them - and about the shoes that go on them! With how much our feet do for us, make sure you do something for them! At OpeToz, we create high-quality open-toe tennis shoes to keep your feet happy all day long. Be sure to check out our collection of open-toe socks and open-toe athletic shoes after you read these super interesting facts about feet!

Interesting Facts About Feet

There’s A Reason Baby Feet Are So Darn Cute

Baby feet are so cute sometimes we just have to play with them! But what makes baby feet so special? Babies actually have a cushiony pad of fat where their arch should be, making their feet extra flat and chubby. This fat pad usually begins to disappear between the ages of two and three, and those cute baby feet become ordinary kid feet. In fact, our feet continue to develop into young adulthood.

High Heels Do A Lot Of Damage

Just a small 2.5-inch heel on a shoe can increase the weight on the forefoot by 75 percent. Not only that, but wearing heels every day can shorten your calf muscles and increase the tension on your Achilles tendon. Heels have also been shown to cause serious back and knee pain as well. While they make our legs look fantastic, at the end of the day, our bodies are not designed to wear heels all day long.

75% of Americans Will Experience Foot Problems At Some Point

This can include anything from ingrown toenails to gout to plantar fasciitis, among other mild and serious conditions. And unfortunately, women are four times more likely than men to experience foot problems, due  largely in part to regular wearing of high heels. Many of our customers have foot problems themselves, and come to us because our open-toe athletic shoes offer plenty of support as well freedom of movement.

The Most Expensive Shoes Sold For Over Half A Million

When you think of expensive shoes, you probably think of a beautiful pair of Louboutins or Manolo Blahniks. While these shoes regularly retail for thousands of dollars, they are far from the most expensive shoes ever sold. In 2016, Nike released an auto-lacing Air Mag shoe inspired by Marty MFly’s futuristic shoes in Back To The Future. These shoes sold for an average price of $26,000. But that’s not even close to the most expensive shoe. In 2017, a pair of old Converse Fastbreaks that were allegedly worn by NBA star Michael Jordan when his team won gold at the 1984 Olympics sold for a whopping $190,373. And we’re not stopping there. The single most expensive pair of shoes ever sold puts Michael Jordan’s Converse to shame. The winning pair of shoes are none other than the ruby red slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard Of Oz, which sold at an auction for $660,000 in 2000.

Feet Sweat - A Lot

Your feet have about 250,000 sweat glands and together can produce about half a pint of sweat every day. That’s about 22.5 gallons of sweat per year, or a full bathtub of sweat in just 5 years! All that sweat creates the perfect habitat for bacteria and fungus to grow - so make sure you are wearing breathable open-toe tennis shoes to help your tootsies air out.

Get Your Open-Toe Athletic Shoes Today

So, we learned that feet sweat a lot, heels can do permanent damage to your feet, and three out of four people will experience foot problems in their lifetime. Thankfully, there’s a pair of shoes that can help with these issues - and they don’t cost $660,000! Our open-toed athletic shoes are breathable, supportive, and comfortable - the only thing that would make them better is if they auto-laced like Marty McFly’s!

Shop our collection of open-toe athletic shoes today!
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