Meaning of FOOTING in English
/ ˈfʊtɪŋ; NAmE / noun [ sing. ]
the position of your feet when they are safely on the ground or some other surface :
She lost her footing (= she slipped or lost her balance) and fell backwards into the water.
I slipped and struggled to regain my footing.
the basis on which sth is established or organized :
The company is now on a sound financial footing .
The country has been on a war footing (= prepared for war) since March.
the position or status of sb/sth in relation to others; the relationship between two or more people or groups :
The two groups must meet on an equal footing .
They were demanding to be treated on the same footing as the rest of the teachers.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005