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06-04-2014, 09:45 AM
Do you think of fat as being fat? My friends say different things, overweight people sometimes say that "maybe I can't fit into a size 8 pants but I can fit into a size 8 shoe!" I get insecure about my feet just as I do about my hips, and avoid certain shoes for fear that they are not flattering. I'm just curious how others think about it.

06-04-2014, 11:53 AM
I have wide feet and used to avoid flats because I thought they looked weird on my feet, but now I think they actually make my feet look a little thinner. Unless they're pointed, then they look plain weird on me. However, I do stay away from anything with lots of elastic straps because they... uh, push out the fat on my foot? I guess, and it is so not flattering. So to answer your question, yeah I do think about it. Some shoes make my feet look fat if they're too tight on top. I also feel like I have fat toes lol, just like I have fat fingers.

06-04-2014, 11:44 PM
Losing about 45 lbs brought me from a size 11.5 shoe to a 9.5-10. I've always had long, but pretty narrow feet, so I really haven't the foggiest idea how that happened.

06-05-2014, 06:45 PM
I also lost a shoe size. Very annoying. Because I needed new shoes.

06-05-2014, 09:08 PM
I have only seen truly fat feet - like with actual rolls of fat that overspilled the shoes - a few times. But I think many overweight people have bloated/puffy feet because of dietary and/or health reasons.

06-05-2014, 10:32 PM
I'm so glad to hear that weightloss has affected people's feet! There's hope for me then because pregnancy grew my foot half a size and infant wear some of my favorite shoes anymore.

06-05-2014, 10:39 PM
Count me as one to drop shoe sizes too. It was a very, very expensive year as I needed new everything when I dropped 90 pounds - coats, shoes, underwear several times, bras several times, and then the regular clothes.

06-29-2014, 09:02 AM
I wish I could relocate some of my fat to my feet. :p
I have the scrawniest looking feet and ankles and they carry around big ole thunder thighs and a humongous booty which only makes them look more out of place. About this time last year my feet and ankles were swollen from medication and my sister told me that my feet and ankles looked much better that way... and she was right! :p:dizzy:

06-29-2014, 01:38 PM
I am still having size 8 for shoes;-) The only thing i feel is that my feet became a bit wider. But it's not critical. I have pretty nice feet and love beautiful shoes and high heels;-)

06-29-2014, 02:29 PM
Carrying excess weight for decades contributed to my developing arthritic big toe joints, which have a buildup of bone around them. So even though I lost over 100 pounds, my feet, which were once 7 1/2 regular width, even narrow in the heel, have spread out with age and developed a dorsal bunion, which means that I wear an 8 wide. I'd need them operated on and the excess bone growth scraped off to wear a regular size 8. But yeah, the flesh on the top sank in considerably, and shows the tendons rayed out now, and my toes are thinner.

07-06-2014, 10:46 AM
I am still having size 8 for shoes;-) The only thing i feel is that my feet became a bit wider. But it's not critical. I have pretty nice feet and love beautiful shoes and high heels;-)

I have very nice feet and that is WHY I avoid high heels. I've noticed women who wear them on a regular or semi-regular basis get bad looking feet from the abnormal positioning and stress of high heels. I like having pretty feet, it's my one bit of me that I don't wish would change. Gotta have something, right? My shoe size has never changed, regardless of weight.

07-06-2014, 11:09 AM
What a lively homage to your feet mauikaui. I'm trying hard to feel that way about all the parts of my body but alas I'm finding it rather difficult to find anything to love about my thighs :(

I normally wear flat shoes, well designed with orthopedic qualities as log as thy don't look old lasting but I've been able to find a number of really good comfy heels that I wear for special occasions. Not all heels are damaging and what's important is not wearing them all the time.

07-07-2014, 10:50 AM
I have to have at least one thing that I am not constantly wishing would change. My feet are nice, thin, straight with toes in descending order and clear nails. That's good enough for me!

07-07-2014, 10:57 AM
I kinda knew that I was losing fat of my feet, but shoes that were way too tight over a year ago, slid in nicely this summer. They used to be painful to wear and now there was some room to spare. I think at my heaviest I was taking size 8, now I am a comfortable size 7.

Marina Brasil
07-29-2014, 10:11 PM
I definitely have fat feet and i hate it! I'm currently buying shoes that are one size bigger than the ones i used to wear...

08-09-2014, 08:07 PM
OP, I don't have fat feet per se, but I do have large feet. Always have. My feet belong on someone 3+ inches taller than me. And this may be a long post - this topic hit a chord with me.

When I was in high school, I thought my feet were ugly because they were big. They were as large as my dad's (though he had smallish feet for a guy), which was horrifying to me at the time. My cousins teased me about it, people at school did too, and guys would put on my shoes and laugh at me when they fit; girls would go out of their way to show me their tiny, size 5-7 feet. I tried to hide my feet all the time. I would wear clunky shoes that hid any trace of my feet.

Then one day when shopping with my mom, I admired a pair of shoes that showed heels and toes. She said I should try them on, and I told her that people with feet like mine shouldn't wear shoes that show any skin (or shape). She was very confused and said that wasn't at all true.

Since then, I've come to love my feet. I've even had people tell me they have a lovely shape (which may be excessive, but still ;)).

I love shoe shopping now. I also have nice (if wide) ankles that I can show off. I wear shoes that show all manner of skin and don't give it a thought. It's a total 180 from how I was as a kid. There are still some styles of shoe that won't fit (pinches my feet) or aren't flattering on their shape. I avoid those. But there are a lot that look nice, too! It is hard to find my size sometimes, but often a last pair will be in my size, so I get a discount!

Wannabeskinny, your feet are probably a lot more awesome than you think. I'd take a good friend or a family member you like and go shoe shopping with them. They'll help give you a perspective outside of the (probably erroneous) one you have about your feet. I bet you they're lovlier than you think. :)

Now if a guy puts on my shoes and jokes about them fitting, I tease back that I have a nice dress that go with the shoes if he'd like to try it on, too. That usually shuts them up or makes them laugh with me. :)

I feel almost zero insecurity about my feet now. The only major bummer is that I can't share shoes with friends or family. But they also get bummed that they can't wear my cute shoes either, so it's pretty even. :yes:

08-09-2014, 09:28 PM
Love cute shoes!

My husband thinks I'm crazy when I was telling him my shoes are now too loose!

08-10-2014, 05:01 AM
Lianna that's a great story thanks for sharing!! Isn't it awful how other kids can pick up on our insecurities and bully us? Our feet are like any other part of our body, we need to love and appreciate them for what they do and how they look. In the recent months ie made huge strides in accepting myself and building a better appreciation for my body. My feet are strong, and wide but they look awesome in all of my shoes! Yey foot love!

08-12-2014, 12:47 AM
I used to work at a shoe store and measured people of all shapes and sizes. People who are taller have bigger feet (i'm one of those tall people, Size 10 shoe here!). Many skinny women have wide feet. Its not just a plus size thing. What i saw was ankles and calves being an issue, not so much the actual shoe size. If your on your feet all day that can be an issue to because your feet swell.

08-14-2014, 12:58 AM
Right now my feet are fluffy, I'm a size 7 but right now I'm wearing a size 8 and have to get me wide...when I lose the weight, I'll most likely go back to smaller size, and I won't need to buy the wide shoes. I didn't like my feet, but now I do, even if they're fluffy or not, I love them for carrying me around ALL THE TIME, no matter how big and overweight I get! I love them, and I want to take good care of them for all they do for this big body.