Yep, I’m back, and I have a shiny new pair of boots which will be given their first outing later this afternoon.
Same shop, same design, and hurrah, same price.
In and out of said shop in less than five minutes.
Hubby came up with an interesting piece of trivia.
A pair of work boots has a life of approximately 1,500,000 steps.
I’m a number cruncher right?
If you’re up to the challenge, read on. If not, I won’t be offended.
According to answers.com.
Average stride length: 2.2 feet for women and 2.5 feet for men
you can estimate stride length relative to your height
(females: height x .413 equals your stride length; males: height x .415 equals your stride length) .
For my post, I decided to use the formula, taking my height at 1.7 meters (5 ‘ 7 “) and arrived at a stride of just over 27 inches.
On average, our total walk distance each day equates to about 3.5 miles.
So in a year, that’s around 1277.5 miles (no wonder we feel tired) just walking the dog.
(For a comparison, London to Naples is 1250 miles)
From my calculations, it takes me 2321 steps to walk a mile (and no I shall not be counting them to double check!) , so that’s 2,964,923 steps a year.
So bearing in mind that I have worn my boots every day for the past twelve months or so, I have certainly got my money’s worth.
My boots cost £22.50, so that’s just over 6p a day.
Six pence a day to walk 8123 steps in comfort.
So that’s 0.000007589 of a penny per step.
JUST WALKING THE DOG