Q. What's your shoe size?

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Q. What's your shoe size?
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Sat, 01-19-2013 - 5:22pm

I know this is a really random question, but just to keep the thread going.

My feet are currently size 10. I wear a size 10 in high heels, flats, and sneakers, and I wear a size 9 in flip flops. A lot of my friends and family have claimed that because I'm size 10, my feet are huge. I don't think so at all. I've had fellow female friends with size 12+ feet (a lot of my friends were athletes, and tall ones at that). I'm 5'9" without shoes, so I'm not that tall, especially compared to those friends I was referring to. I've also tended to be self consious about my size, and that hasn't always been good. Once, back in college, I went out to bowl with friends, and instead of getting a size 10 bowling shoe, I got a size 9. My feet were so sore and swollen by the end of that night, and I quickly learned not to be too self-conscious. Laughing

So, what's your shoe size, have you ever been self-conscious about your feet or shoe size, and at what size do you consider someone to have "big feet"?

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Sat, 01-19-2013 - 7:38pm

I'm a 9 or 9 1/2, depending on heel height. But I have to have a wide width. If I may put in a plug - FootSmart is the only place I get my shoes now. They have tons of shoes of every brand, lots of special needs shoes and more wide widths than I've ever seen.

I've never been self-concious about my shoe size, but I sometimes am about my feet. They are wide, pudgy and the toes are short and have calluses. I call them troll feet, lol. But that doesn't stop me from wearing sandals and thongs each summer!

As for when I think someone has big feet? It depends on their height and build. If I saw someone about 5 feet tall with size 12 feet, I'd probably think they had big feet, but if they wore that size and were 6 feet tall, it would look fine.

And, speaking of feet, my dh has beautiful feet! Slim, fine boned, long toes, no callusses... The fact he never wears sandals or goes barefoot may have something to do with that, lol!

 


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Sun, 01-20-2013 - 6:20am

MEGAN HIIIIIIIIII!

Thanks for starting the thread...   I'm 5'4 and wear a size 6.  I think my foot size is fine for my height.  I have to agree with Ann, that the size of the foot depends on the height of the person.  To me your feet seem in proportion to your height so out with those sandals and don't worry about big feet. They aren't big.    ;O) 

 

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Sun, 01-20-2013 - 3:49pm

I suppose that makes sense. I still get ripped about my shoe size, though.

However, my feet are another story. I've gotten nothing but compliments about them. They seem to have a never stopping softness about them (probably why that guy at the beach back in FL was so eager to give me a foot rub). I only get calluses and thickness on them when I wear flip flops in the winter (which I've stopped doing recently). I always keep them in tip top shape, and everyone says that I have the softest and shapliest feet that they've ever seen. I remember the first time I went to the cozy, bohemian-like coffee house not far from my apartment. They had a cozy leather round table foot rest type thing there, so I took my flops off and propped my feet up. When I met the owner, I asked him if he minded that I propped them up. He said, "with feet that clean and nice, go right ahead!" Smile

When I was a kid (before age 14 or so), I never really took all that much care of them, I'd go barefoot so much, that the bottoms of my feet would always be dirty. By high school, however, I started to take serious care of them (especially because I wore flip flops nearly every day), and went to the salon nearly every week. I don't have as much time to do it nowadays, but I make sure to make a spa/salon visit at least once every other week (especially during spring and summer, when my tootsies are bare more often).

They got so much attention that some years back, when I was at my cousin's place, her boyfriend went crazy over my feet (to this day, I think he had a foot fetish). He started rubbing them, making comments about them, etc. It was weird as heck, but flattering. Tongue Out

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Sun, 01-20-2013 - 3:55pm

Interesting topic Megan!! :)

I currently am 5'4" and wear size 9½ shoe size in narrow. I usually wear medium width, though, for narrow is hard to find. Actually, though, I'm now more comfortable with a medium width through the toes if it's not too wide, but need narrow through the rest of my foot. That's impossible to find. I've never been self conscious about my shoe size.

I used to be 5'8½" and that size shoe seemed more "normal" for my height.

When I shrunk 4½", my shoe size remained the same.

I have been buying all of my shoes through shoebuy.com for years. They have free shipping both receiving and returning and they have thousands of shoes to choose from in all styles.

I guess if a person was 5' tall and wore a size 12 shoe, that would be 'big feet'. I honestly never notice the size of a person's feet, though, only their cute shoes. ::wink:: What I do notice and do not like to see is bare feet or feet in sandles or flips that are dry and rough looking with badly taken care of toenails and it doesn't matter what size or shape their feet are. It takes very little effort to take care of ones feet and I think it should be part of regular personal hygiene care. That's just me though.

 

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Sun, 01-20-2013 - 4:07pm

Totally agree, Neverstopping.

Foot care is a must. That's part of the reason why I started taking care of my feet so much when I got into high school. Having dirty feet wasn't considered "cute" anymore, as much as it would be for a little girl. Especially as I found myself wearing flip flops more, I had to take care of my feet. And it really isn't all that hard. I found this foot cream (forgot the brand name). It's made of minerals from the Dead Sea, and it's a beauty secret of Middle Eastern and European women. Just massage a smidgen of it on the soles of your feet (I tend to rub it on the balls and heels of my feet, those are the areas that get most thick and rough), and they turn baby soft, tender, and smell oh-so-nice (smelly feet is another thing I absolutely hate). The Ped Egg also works wonders. I keep one in my apartment, just in case I don't have time to go to the salon. I think it's a universal fact, people love baby soft feet. Smile

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Sun, 01-20-2013 - 4:43pm

Megan...I remember when we first met you you talked about your cousin's boyfriend massaging your feet. That was odd for sure. However, if someone wanted to massage my feet and I they weren't acting wierd in general and if my husband didn't mind, I'd say go for it!! A good foot massage is wonderfully relaxing! Laughing

I am fortunate in that I don't have rough dry feet. They do get a little dry in the winter, but using lotion every day and at bedtime keeps them smooth and soft. My toenails are always neatly trimmed and polished. I use a light soft peachy beige polish, but I like other colors too. Because my feet aren't rough, scaley or dry, I only get the polish changed once every three weeks or so. I do get my fingernails done every week and a half though at my nail spa. They use shellac polish on me and I love it as it stays so nice looking until it's removed again. I wear other colors on my nails than I do on my toes. I have to wear a closed in shoe, can't wear sandals due to being physically limited and not walking well. I do wear cute shoes with only a narrow mary jane strap though. Sadly, I can't wear high heels anymore, have to wear flats. :( If I could wear sandals, I would match my toe polish to my nails polish. I know there are women who don't like nail polish, but I would rather see a clear polish on them than no polish at all. Of course everyone has to do their own thing and we all have different opinions and now you have mine..lol!

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Sun, 01-20-2013 - 4:53pm

Yep, a foot massage can be so relaxing, and can even be a turn on, if the right person does it. Kiss

I tend not to wear that much polish on my piggies. I tend to keep it clear or natural. It's only on a formal occasion when I paint them, and it's usually a dark red or black.

Speaking of which, how often do you gals go barefoot? Here in NY, it tends to be really cold in the winter, so I only go barefoot in the spring and summer. It's so refreshing to prop my feet up on a park chair on a hot, sunny day. Can't wait til summer! Laughing

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Sun, 01-20-2013 - 11:08pm

Megan...Sadly I cannot go barefoot. I've had extended reconstruction surgery on both of my feet. Barefoot is painful. I didn't go barefoot much before that, though, as it roughs up the skin too much and I didn't like stepping on whatever is out there. Stepped on a lit cigarette one time that a careless person threw down. Cured me of going barefoot! I will on the beach, though, if I'm sitting relaxing watching the surf. Reminded me of a fun time when husband and I were in Mazatlan, Mexico..lol....

 

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Sun, 01-20-2013 - 11:44pm

I wear a size 7 .. always have & looks like I always will :)




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Mon, 01-21-2013 - 9:37am

Megan, I go barefoot as often as possible. Not so much in town, because I couldn't go into stores barefoot, but in the summer I'm always barefoot around my yard or the neighborhood. I love the feel of grass, sand or even warm pavement on my bare feet! Because they are seen so often, I do keep my feet as soft as I can in the summer and keep the nails neat and polished, but all this foot talk has inspired me to do a little more for my feet in the winter, too. I'm going to see about keeping the dryness and calluses on my big toes at bay (they're persistent, though!) and maybe find a better lotion for them. They'll still be troll feet, but at least they'll be soft troll feet, lol!


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