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Gatsby

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I've read/heard somewhere that most people have larger left feet than right feet and that good shoes are created to adjust for this (i.e., the left shoe a little larger). Is this completely unfounded? Also, if true, does this size differential have anything to do with right/left-handedness?

This is regarding the fact that my right shoe (on a C&J Handgrade) feels noticeably, though not uncomfortably, tighter than my left, and I'm left handed. Just a coincidence?
 

Bic Pentameter

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Interesting question, Gatsby. For what it is worth, I am righthanded, but my right foot seems bigger than my left.

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I'm a rightie and my right foot is a bit larger. If I only try one shoe on of a pair, it's the right one.

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I've never noticed a signifcant difference. I'm right-handed, but my left HAND is bigger than my right (probably from all those octaves, heh), and my left arm is slightly longer.

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Of all the feet I've seen over the years, most people have one larger than the other. There doesn't seem to be any connection to right or left handedness, as far as I can tell. Shoe manufacturers do not make different sized right and left stock shoes.
 

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I'm a rightie and my right foot is a bit larger. If I only try one shoe on of a pair, it's the right one.

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That is odd actually, the norm is that the opposite foot is probably 90% of the time the larger foot of the 2, and there will always be a difference unless you have had something like a broken leg etc occur.

Now I do not promise to be an expert on the foot thing, and believe me I do not have a foot fetish, however I have seen a few feet in my time, and it seems almost always, when a man is trying on a shoe, if I ask is he "right handed or left", I can normally on most occasions tell him which of his feet is bigger.

I think it has something to do with childhood kickball, when we were young on the playground the tendency to use the same dominate foot as our writing hand became the norm, and when play-time came on the asphalt, we kicked the ball with that foot, and it stubbed the growth, naturally making the dominate foot shorter.



What bullsh*t, but it sounded good.
 

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Now I do not promise to be an expert on the foot thing, and believe me I do not have a foot fetish,
Uh-huh. Sure.
(Right-handed, larger left foot.)
 

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Right-handed. Left foot slightly longer, right foot slightly wider. Go figure.
 

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I'm right-handed, and my left foot is marginally larger than my right. What it means I know not.
 

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I am ambidextrous and my left foot is almost a full 1/2 size bigger. Not sure what that means.
 

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You may also be left-footed while being right-handed. Oddly enough, I'm right-handed, but my feet are ambidextrous and my right is bigger than my left.
 

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When I fit footwear on our customers I inheriently ask what hand they write with. On most occassions the opposite foot is the larger. The body favors the opposite side to create balance hence the larger size. I have queried my customers in the medical fields and they say this is true. I have never read any documented medical truth to this but I always stand to be corrected.
 

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(Left foot larger, right-handed)
I guess I should thank you for bringing this up as I thought I was unusually constructed. My right shoes often need tongue pads to balance the fit.
 

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