Can shoe size predict penile length?

BJU Int. 2002 Oct;90(6):586-7. doi: 10.1046/j.1464-410x.2002.02974.x.


Objective: To establish if the 'myth' about whether the size of a man's penis can be estimated from his shoe size has any basis, in fact.

Subjects and methods: Two urologists measured the stretched penile length of 104 men in a prospective study and related this to their shoe size.

Results: The median stretched penile length for the sampled population was 13 cm and the median UK shoe size was 9 (European 43). There was no statistically significant correlation between shoe size and stretched penile length.

Conclusion: The supposed association of penile length and shoe size has no scientific basis.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anthropometry
  • Foot / anatomy & histology*
  • Humans
  • Linear Models
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Penis / anatomy & histology*
  • Prospective Studies
  • Shoes*