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Can shoe size predict height?

Can shoe size predict height?

Height : There is no evidence that shoe size is predictable for height. ...Read more

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Can shoe size predict future height?

No: Shoe size can not predict height . Example my father was 5' 5" with a size 10 shoe. Guess i got my height from, my mothers side! ...Read more

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Size 8 shoe, what's a predicted height?

No accurate predict.: If a child suddenly has a change in shoe size, this can predict a possible growth spurt happening, but there is no accuracy in using shoe size as a predictor of height. ...Read more

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Does shoe size stop growing before height?

Usually...: Maturity in the foot is typically marked by the presence of all the tarsal bones, the closure of the epiphyseal plates (including the secondary site the heel and the lateral side of the 5th metatarsal) and the presence of the sesamoids. ...Read more

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Can shoe size have anything to do with height?

Not directly related: Shoe size and height are mostly genetically determined, however height can also be influenced by diet and exercise. Height can also be restricted early with detrimental activities (smoking, trauma, etc). Shoes size can change with increasing weight (pregnancy, obesity), but usually shoe size cannot decrease. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to estimate height from childs shoe size?

Is it possible for you to estimate height from childs shoe size?

Somewhat: The growth plates of the foot close before the ones of the legs and spine, and this usually occurs at age 14 in girls and 15-16 in boys. An x-ray of the foot and leg can help determine how much more growth the foot and the leg have, which can give an approximate estimate of the height. 60% of height is from the leg and foot. ...Read more

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At what age does a person stop growing height, and also shoe size?

Skeletal Maturity: A person stops growing when the growth plates in the bones close, which is medically known as "skeletal maturity." typically this is 16-18 for girls and 18-20 for boys. Bones in the foot generally mature about 2 years sooner than the long bones that affect height. Keep in mind that these are averages, so some people are on the very high or low ends of the spectrum. ...Read more

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How accurate is it that if you have a big shoe size you should be tall?

No: Just because you have large feet it doesn't mean you will be tall. My father was 5 feet 5 inches and wore a size 10 shoe. Hope that answers the question. ...Read more