General chatter - I've been dying to ask this question....




Beautiful Ace
11-12-2008, 05:15 PM
For those who know by either experience or from hearing it or reading or whatever.... Do your feet get smaller when you lose a lot of weight???

I wear size 12 wide footwear, and even sometimes the wides, aren't wide enough... is there hope for my shoe fetish that's hiding deep down inside of me waiting to burst into song and dance when I lose weight?


mandalinn82
11-12-2008, 05:18 PM
Yes! I went from an 11 or 11 1/2 W to a 9 1/2 medium to narrow.

Beautiful Ace
11-12-2008, 05:19 PM
ARE YOU SERIOUS???? I think I might just cry again. lol


nelie
11-12-2008, 05:20 PM
Yup. I was an 11, now I'm 9.5

PhotoChick
11-12-2008, 05:21 PM
Yes. I was wearing an 8.5 in most things and right now I wear a 7 or 7.5, depending on the designer.

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Beautiful Ace
11-12-2008, 05:23 PM
That just gave me that much more motivation:D Thanks:D

kukristen
11-12-2008, 06:17 PM
Oii... I'm an 11 and my feet haven't BUDGED. But I've been wearing an 11 since I was like 12... so... :(

michellenew
11-12-2008, 06:41 PM
that make sense....i usually wear a 10, but since i lost some weight i could fit into 9.5....
glad you asked this question beautiful ace :)!

CountingDown
11-12-2008, 06:47 PM
I went from an 8W or 8 1/2 to a 7 or 7 1/2 :)

luvja
11-12-2008, 06:55 PM
I started at size 10... now I'm a 9 at the moment :D

Mom2QJandT
11-12-2008, 06:55 PM
I was an 11, now I'm a 9 or 9.5.

Schumeany
11-12-2008, 07:35 PM
I've gone from a 9 to an 8.

bargoo
11-12-2008, 07:40 PM
Of course you will.You lose weight all over your body. I was wearing 8 or 9 and now wear 7 or 7 1/2.

mandalinn82
11-12-2008, 07:44 PM
I totally know where you're coming from on the "shoe diva waiting to come out" front.

My mom ALWAYS made fun of my feet...offered to give me "the boxes" to her shoes, etc, etc, har-dee-har-har, very funny. One day she said (I think it slipped out...and then she did ALL kinds of backpedaling) "your feet aren't exactly fat. They're just puffy". Ouch. I always had to get wide shoes, and even those didn't always fit. Nothing strappy - it dug into the foot fat. I was NOT happy with the shoes available to me.

Fast forward to me getting fitted for running shoes a month ago. She measures me, says I'm about a 9.5. In RUNNING shoes! And then she said "do you normally wear a narrow, or do you just stay in standard width? You're right on the border".

I may or may not have cried. Which required all kinds of explanations to the poor salesgirl ("I'm so sorry. See, I used to be really obese, and my feet were so big and I could never find shoes and I had to order WIDE and its just so ridiculous that I'm crying but I can't imagine ever being a narrow and gosh, I'm so sorry..." Yeah - THAT wasn't embarrassing)

BillBlueEyes
11-12-2008, 07:46 PM
Went from a wide to medium - feet stayed the same length.

rodeogirl
11-12-2008, 08:25 PM
I'm glad you asked this. I would never have guessed feet get smaller, but now it just makes sense.

Cool! (ahem but God, if I can have an opinion my feet fat can go last!) :)

Beautiful Ace
11-12-2008, 08:32 PM
I totally know where you're coming from on the "shoe diva waiting to come out" front.

My mom ALWAYS made fun of my feet...offered to give me "the boxes" to her shoes, etc, etc, har-dee-har-har, very funny. One day she said (I think it slipped out...and then she did ALL kinds of backpedaling) "your feet aren't exactly fat. They're just puffy". Ouch. I always had to get wide shoes, and even those didn't always fit. Nothing strappy - it dug into the foot fat. I was NOT happy with the shoes available to me.

Fast forward to me getting fitted for running shoes a month ago. She measures me, says I'm about a 9.5. In RUNNING shoes! And then she said "do you normally wear a narrow, or do you just stay in standard width? You're right on the border".

I may or may not have cried. Which required all kinds of explanations to the poor salesgirl ("I'm so sorry. See, I used to be really obese, and my feet were so big and I could never find shoes and I had to order WIDE and its just so ridiculous that I'm crying but I can't imagine ever being a narrow and gosh, I'm so sorry..." Yeah - THAT wasn't embarrassing)

hahaha! that's so great:) yeh my dad used to tell me, hey look at the convertable, you can use it as a roller skate...:( lol I can't wait untill i cry because i CAN fit into a size 11 10 or 9

RoyalAthena
11-12-2008, 09:21 PM
I was a 9 1/2 W - 10 W. Now I wear a size 9B (regular). That was from losing 100 pounds. I have to lose another 50-70 pounds; I might lose more in my feet :)

tarryn
11-13-2008, 01:47 AM
defintly!ive only lost abt 13 pounds and my shoes already fit waay better !

aphil
11-13-2008, 07:35 AM
I never tend to lose in my feet as far as length (going from a 10 to an 8 1/2 or anything like that) but I do go from a wide width to a regular width.

The main thing for me, with shoes, is my ankle area. I have big, stocky, muscular calves (even when I am at goal) but when I am obese, my ankles get fat, and they look like tree trunks that go into my feet. However, when I lose weight, the ankle area slims down. THAT to me, makes me feet look so much better, because I can wear strappy heels without looking like an idiot...or I can wear hiking boots (that go above the ankle) without them feeling like they are going to cut the cicrulation off in my feet. :lol:


So, with me, I always wear a size 9...but I go from a 9 wide with NO ankles, to a 9 regular WITH ankles. :lol:

TJFitnessDiva
11-13-2008, 08:54 AM
I've gone from a wide to medium width in a 10. Then again I have worn a size 10 even when I was under 150lbs lol So not expecting it to go down length wise either probably will go down to narrow again though :)

So yeah, um water skis here!

modkittn
11-13-2008, 10:35 AM
I went from a 9.5/10 wide to an 8.5

grneyedmustang
11-13-2008, 12:07 PM
I've gone from a 12W to an 11, I'm hoping they continue to shrink. :D

FrouFrou
11-13-2008, 01:46 PM
I've worn a wide and medium 9 1/2-10 for god knows how long...nothing has changed.

Apple Cheeks
11-13-2008, 02:43 PM
The only thing that's changed for me is the width: my wide shoes are now a bit too loose.

(I wear a size 12, too.)




But, as another poster mentioned, I also have been wearing a size 12 since I was in my early teens. (I'm 36 now) Talk about trauma! Back then I was stuck wearing uncool grandma shoes, sneakers, or way out-of-fashion stuff since anything remotely trendy didn't come in my size! :(





I've made up for it in recent years, though, and am building an impressive shoe closet to rival the one Imelda Marcos had. :D

Beautiful Ace
11-13-2008, 05:45 PM
Hahaha, thanks to payless I have a couple nice shoes, but that's from over 4 years of popping in all the time to check, because they always LACK the 12's since they go the fastest.

Smiling_Sara
11-13-2008, 05:58 PM
My 8's that are Wide in my sneakers feel really loose now!

Beautiful Ace
11-13-2008, 06:00 PM
yay!

LindseyLouWho
11-13-2008, 11:56 PM
So far I've gone from a size 10.5W/11 to a 9.

Apple Cheeks
11-14-2008, 04:02 PM
Hahaha, thanks to payless I have a couple nice shoes, but that's from over 4 years of popping in all the time to check, because they always LACK the 12's since they go the fastest.

Roaman's and Lane Bryant (or whatever they call their catalogue now) usually have some cute shoes in size 12, and they're pretty inexpensive too.

Other places I've ordered shoes from are:

Silhouettes
Massey's (sort of expensive)
Zappos (great selection, even has big name designers)



I've gotten a few pairs of shoes from Payless, too, but like you mentioned they don't seem to have enough of the cute stuff in size 12's very often. Bungholes.