One of the fundamental rules in Tracking. The ground does not lie.
You are not simply looking at a footprint. What you have in front of your eyes is an entire story, or a part of it. It’s up to you read what is impressed in ground and collect all the details you can earn from it. It’s way more than take. It’s earn. Putting all the details together will make you able to construct a figure in your mind. You don’t depict it, you must put all the fragments/informations in a precise order. Then you have an illustration. You are starting knowing a little something about the person you look the footprint. I call it “First date”.