“This study investigated the relationship between foot size and human balance performance. The balance performances of 30 female subjects (15 young, 15 elderly) were assessed by a force platform system.”
The experimental study found that participants with larger feet were not so prone to swaying than those whose feet were less generously proportioned.
“In general, the bigger the foot size, the lower mean sway velocity and the bigger the normalized foot size, the higher balance strategy score (more ankle strategy), especially for the young group.“
The paper is published in : Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, September 2013 vol. 57 no. 1 pp. 920-924