It isn't all about length (I’m getting a sense of deja vu with that phrase) but I bet you guys pulling on size 17 footwear feel pretty smug. Lets face it, I don't think there is a better chat up line in the world than ‘I’ve got size 17 feet, and you know what they say about guys with big feet...). Well I think its time you were all brought down a peg or two.

Well for a start Bigfoot is supposed to be a size 21 and while it can’t be corroborated I expect he has a pretty impressive width fitting as well. Even more impressive than the elusive missing link is Brahim Takioullah with the world’s largest feet at size 23. Shoving your feet into size 17 footwear seems less impressive now doesn't it?

In fairness it can’t all be smooth sailing. Endless comments like ‘I could go canoeing in those’ must get pretty tiring, and people stepping on your feet constantly must get painful. Also people’s feet are getting bigger each generation so it could be said that the people in size 17 footwear are simply more evolved than the rest of us. A scary thought indeed.

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