For saying how important they are to our everyday livelihood, we at Gentle Grip think the humble foot isn’t given enough attention when it comes to how we look after our bodies. Here are some incredible feats our extremities pull off.

While the average human being manages between 4,000-6,000 steps a day, that balloons to around 100,000 miles in a lifetime, with women averaging three miles a day more than men, too.

The oldest, preserved shoe is a whopping 5,500 years old, and was found in an Armenian cave. It’s believed to be a leather lace-up moccasin shoe and was discovered buried among sheep dung!

If you’re a regular runner, the pressure your feet are under on a run can be as much as four times your own body weight. Be careful while you’re out and about as ankle strains are one of the most common injuries in sports.

And if you’re in the market for a new pair of shoes; wait till the afternoon! Your feet will be more swollen by that stage, leading to a more accurate fit.

Feet can be a big problem for diabetics, with poor circulation and nerve damage prevalent, which can lead to skin ulcers. Fortunately, Gentle Grip’s diabetic-friendly socks tackle that with soft socks that increase circulation and are ready-made for sufferers.