National I Love My Feet Day

Although feet often get a bad rap for being disgusting looking or smelling, they are actually a very important part of the human body. Approximately 25% of the bones in the body are found in the feet, as are 18% of the joints and 6% of the body’s muscles. Feet are a part of the body that’s responsible for holding up our body weight and doing everyday activities such as walking and running. That’s why someone went ahead and invented a holiday that honors feet in a big way and encourages people to love their own feet. This holiday is known as National I Love My Feet Day and it falls on the 17th of August every year.

The History Of National I Love My Feet Day

National I Love My Feet Day was invented by Carolyn D. Jenkins. It was intended to be a day on which people not only loved their feet but took proper care of them. Taking care of your feet is especially important for individuals with diabetes or certain circulatory conditions.

Amazing Facts About National I Love My Feet Day

Feet are the subject of this holiday, so we decided to go ahead and found out everything we could about this part of the body. We searched the Internet high and low and came across some interesting facts about feet. Facts that we would like to share will all of your right now.

  • There are approximately 100 muscles, 33 joints, and 26 bones in the human foot and ankle.
  • The average person should walk 10,000 steps a day.
  • The feet have over 8,000 different nerves in them. That’s more per square centimeter than any other part of the body.
  • During a day of walking, your foot will experience the equivalent forces of a fully-loaded cement truck.
  • By the time a baby is a year old, their feet are almost half of their adult size.
  • Human feet have approximately 250,000 sweat glands and these sweat glands can produce a half-pint of perspiration per day.
  • A person’s foot size will be the largest by the end of the day and the smallest at the beginning of the day.
  • Toenails grow a lot slower than fingernails. It takes approximately 6-months to grow an entirely new toenail.
  • Recent research has shown that there is no correlation between shoe size and penis size.
  • Morton’s Toe is the name given to the condition where the foot’s second toe is longer than the first.
  • The average person walks over 110,000 miles over the course of their lifetime.

Observing National I Love My Feet Day

All you have to do to celebrate this holiday is to show your feet some special care. Go out there and get a pedicure and/or a foot massage. If you’re diabetic, then check your feet and make sure that they’re in good condition and are free of cuts that could become infected. It’s also a good day to use the hashtag #NationalILoveMyFeetDay on your social media accounts to spread the word about this holiday.

When is it?
This year (2023)
August 17 Thursday
Next year (2024)
August 17 Saturday
Last year (2022)
August 17 Wednesday
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