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British feet 'are getting longer and wider'

Feet poke out from the end of a bed. Credit: PA

British feet are getting longer and wider, experts have claimed.

During the last four decades, the average British foot has increased by two shoe sizes, The College of Podiatry said.

In 1970, men's feet were on average size eight and women had size four feet, but now the average male wears a size 10 and the average female wears a size six, a spokeswoman said.

The increase could be linked to the population's increased weight and height, she added.