Best foot forward

work bootsYep, 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
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.

thanks dog


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Best foot forward

  1. janegundogan says:

    And this is why I did not go into accounting – yikes!

    • Analyzing figures was my last but one job, and I loved breaking down all the figures into my spreadsheet of some 78 columns!
      Last company was credit control then promotion to sales ledger and yet another spreadsheet of 56 columns.
      Loved it!
      Like the hair Janey!

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  3. maurnas says:

    This is my favorite kind of math right here. I do this stuff in my head dozens of times a day. Love it!

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