If you’re the kind of person who has always believed that big feet equals a big penis, then sadly you’re wrong.
According to The Mirror, next time you’re on a Tinder date you’re not going to be able to judge anything from the size of your potential mates shoes.
Speaking to Insider , Dr Jill McDevitt, resident sexologist at CalExotics, said: “Penis size is not correlated with or predicted by shoe size or any other body part for that matter.
“Penis size is determined by a combination of genetics and environmental factors, mostly in utero.”
Dr Nesochi Okeke-Igbokwe, a New York-based physician, said: “The body of research available demonstrates no scientific evidence that can definitively link both penile length and shoe size, yet the ‘large feet equals large penis’ myth still continues to pervade in popular culture.”
It really is an old wives’ tale, as there have been several different studies that have rubbished the claims.
In 2002, researchers from St Mary’s Hospital measured the penis length of 104 men and related this to their shoe size.
In results that may be a little shocking, the average penis length was 5.1 inches (13cm), and the average UK shoe size is a 9.
In the study, published in the British Journal of Urology International , the researchers wrote: “The supposed association of penile length and shoe size has no scientific basis.”