They’re not the most popular body part, but according to new research, your feet can actually be an indicator of your wealth.
New analysis of 5,468 people’s feet by UK online marketplace OnBuy has found that there is one foot shape that earns 15 per cent more than the average.
OnBuy reached the conclusions after the participants from around the world sent images of their feet, and also disclosed their annual salaries.
Somewhat ironically, the “peasant” foot type takes home an average £45,000 (AU$80,852) a year, compared to the £39,000 (AU$70,072) on average.
Unsure if this is you? Take a shoe off and look: you should have three equal length toes. You’d be lucky if this were you, however: the peasant foot is the rarest type of foot.
“People with a peasant foot are known for their strategic thinking and consistency – meticulously contemplating the pros and cons for both big and small decisions. These qualities allow for consistent and positive career growth, contributing to their financial success,” Cas Paton, CEO and founder of OnBuy.com said.
The second most financially successful foot type is the square foot. That’s a foot where all the toes are the same length. People with this type of foot earn an average of £43,000 (AU$77,258) a year, or 10 per cent higher than average.
Paton said this type of foot denotes creative and social energy.
“People with this foot type are innovative – coming up with the best ideas and remaining the centre of attention, Greek footed [people] are well equipped for networking and fast paced work environments.”
The next highest earner was the stretched foot. Paton said that these people are known for their hard work but are often more driven by personal, rather than financial or career goals.
“Also known as the traveller’s foot, those with this foot type typically want to explore the world and learn about themselves – this is arguably why they are not amongst the highest earners.”
Then there’s the Roman foot type. These people have toes pointing inward and are “known to be cautious”.
“Unlike those with square feet, [they are] sometimes too afraid to jump at opportunities, stalling their professional progression and subsequently their salary.”
The Egyptian and Simian foot types earned the least.