I'm making a program that estimates a probable size (widest width and longest length) for a human's foot given the length and width of the leg to which it is attached. However, try as I might, I can't seem to find the average foot-to-leg size ratio. Does anyone know this? It would be even better if you have different ratios for males and females.

As a note, I don't want to know that this varies depending on certain circumstances, just a good average number that will let me generate people who aren't grossly out-of-proportion


A brief study I conducted of my peers (10 people of varying genders, ages, and races, all about average body type) revealed a rather consistent foot-to-leg length ratio of 1:3 for males and females (variance is insignificant), and width of 2:3 for males and 1:2 for females.

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  • $\begingroup$ Insignificant at a glance of after Chi-Squared with regards to the foot-leg ratio of males/females? How big was your sample? $\endgroup$ – Rory M Feb 7 '12 at 18:30
  • $\begingroup$ @RoryM It was brief; sample of about 10 people ages 18 to 25. I didn't quite have the time to do an expansive study of peoples' legs since yesterday :P $\endgroup$ – Supuhstar Feb 7 '12 at 21:56
  • $\begingroup$ poor effort - I'd have expected at least 100,000 samples in 24 hours!! You might want to include that information in your answer to help future visitors from google etc =) $\endgroup$ – Rory M Feb 10 '12 at 22:50

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