WHERE do shoe sizes come from?

WHERE do shoe sizes come from?

In 1324 the king of England announced that one inch would be equal to three barleycorns, or grains of barley.

At the time an average man's foot was said to be 39 barleycorns or 13 inches long.

This was called size 13, and a shoe that was one barleycorn longer was called size 14.

A shoe that was two barleycorns longer than that was called 15, and so on. - bigsiteofamazingfacts.com; news.google.com; myfootshop.com