Big Foot – for Real

by Laura Overdeck

Who has the biggest feet on Earth? Jeison Hernandez, with feet almost 16 inches long! His size 26 feet amaze everyone who sees them, but the biggest feet ever were Robert Wadlow’s 18 1/2 inches long, size 37AA feet. All we can say is, don’t try to play soccer against these guys.

Wee ones: Stand next to a grown-up so your feet are side by side. Whose feet are longer?

Little kids: Hold your right foot against your left forearm (the part from your elbow to your wrist). Which one is longer?  Bonus: How much taller would you need to grow to stand 7 feet tall like Jeison? Find out your height rounded to the closest foot!

Big kids: If Jason wears a size 26 shoe, how many sizes bigger were Robert’s size 37 feet?  Bonus: For grown-ups, a jump of 3 shoe sizes equals 1 inch in shoe length. If Jason is size 26 and your feet were 6 inches shorter, what shoe size would you wear?

Answers:
Wee ones: The grown-up’s feet are probably longer!

Little kids: Cool fact: on most people, the foot and forearm are close to or exactly the same length!  Bonus: Different for everyone…find out your height in feet, then subtract from 7.

Big kids: 11 sizes bigger.  Bonus: Size 8, since your feet would be 18 shoe sizes shorter.

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