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Keywords:

  • penile length;
  • correlation;
  • shoe size;
  • masculinity

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, infact.

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.