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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Even my feet are smaller...?

Is it possible?  well, I GUESS it is since I know my shoe size got bigger when I got heavier.

I used to be a solid 8 for many years.  Then I got heavy, and the next thing I knew, my she size was an 8.5.  For probably close to 20 years, I've been wearing an 8.5 (and sometimes a 9 depending on the shoe or manufacturer).

For the wedding I was in, I bought some closed shoes (after having worn open-back shoes for many years as well).  I was really glad I tried those on when I bought them and didn't just go with the belief I was an 8.5, because the 8.5s were swimming on my feet.  Meh, I thought, it's that pair.

Well, I went to a shoe store this past weekend and was looking around, and I tried on one pair in an 8.5, and my feet were swimming in it.  Again, I figured it was that particular manufacturer.  I then found another shoe in an 8.5, and again, it was too big.  By the third time of trying an 8.5 only to find it far too big, I moved over to the 8s -- which fit.

Since many times our shoe size increases with our weight and girth, is it possible -- even likely -- for our shoe size to go back down again when we lose??  I'm thinking it must be a reality, because so far as I can see, I'm now an 8 again.


  1. The same thing happened to me. I went from 8 1/2 to a 9 when I was at my heaviest, then back to an 8 1/2 somewhere on the road to goal. It makes sense -- my feet had more weight on them then, so they were more spread out and took up more shoe real estate.

    I gave my size 9 Tori Burch flats with snakeskin trip to another bandster... Other than that, I didn't forego any shoes worth worrying about, thankfully!

  2. That was kind of my thought -- if they went UP when I was bigger, they SHOULD come back DOWN when I'm smaller. I guess I had just never thought about it. Sucks for all the shoes I have that won't fit now, but good news is many shoes I was wearing were open-heeled. :)

  3. By the way, it's GREAT to see you around again! I was MIA for far too long.