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  • #602733
    cinderella
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    They really are!! It’s starting to get me nervous. I used to be a 7.5 and now I’m a 6. I had to get a whole new shoe collection (not that I’m complaining or anything but…). It happened over the last year. Is this normal or at least semi-normal?

    #870578
    Shticky Guy
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    Look on the bright side… You might get that glass slipper on yet!

    I have never heard of going down shoe sizes like that besides very old people like in their 70s start shrinking, which is very far from your age. Otherwise no. To give me a better picture, please tell me what decade you were born in

    #870579
    cinderella
    Member

    “To give me a better picture, please tell me what decade you were born in”

    But then you’ll know almost how old I am! So I’ll widen the range- Late 80’s-Early 90’s.

    #870580
    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    If you are in your late 80s-early 90s then its quite normal for your feet to have shrunk. You’ve nothing to worry about. But if you meant you were born in late 80s-early 90s then you have not widened the range. Thats also ten years but I do not know anyone that age who has this problem. Are you sure you really were a 7.5 and were not measured wrongly?

    #870581
    big deal
    Participant

    Are u losing weight?

    #870582
    cinderella
    Member

    Big Deal- No.

    Shticky- How do you know?

    #870583
    Health
    Participant

    Cindy – Maybe all your bones are shrinking? Very soon you’ll turn back into a pumpkin.

    #870584
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    Hellooooo, being size 6 is awesome cuz all the sample sizes are size 6 and they almost never sell. 😀

    #870585
    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    Cind I’ve just realized EXACTLY what the problem is. If you dont mind, I wont post until tomorrow. Can you wait till then or will that be too late?

    #870586
    cinderella
    Member

    “Thats also ten years”

    Yeah, I realized after I posted it lol.

    OneOfMany- Being a 6 isn’t bad, I love it because I always loved small feet. But my sister is a 5-5.5 and it’s nearly impossible for her to find shoes. So I’m just hoping this shrinking business stops now because I don’t want to have to buy all my shoes in the childrens section!

    #870587

    cinderella, i was gonna ask you the same question about having lost weight- that’s what happened to me, i lost weight and went from a size 7 to a size 6. One of Many, i totally agree!!!!! 🙂

    #870588
    cinderella
    Member

    Shticky- If I don’t shrink down to nothingness first 🙂

    #870589
    shlump
    Member

    Cinderella u sure are right ur feet better stop shrinking cuz im a suffering 5.5 !!!!! and its almost imposable to find shoes

    #870590
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    Just buy some insoles and bump up to a 6. 🙂

    #870591
    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    Ok cind here I go. My theory was…

    April Fool

    #870592
    a mamin
    Participant

    It happened to my daughter when she was 18. She wore a size 9 1/2 and went down almost 2 sizes.What happened was , her feet were totally flat and at that age she developed an arch in her foot, which shortened her shoe size.

    #870593
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    Was it really an April Fools’ joke?

    #870594
    cinderella
    Member

    No, it really did happen to me! I didn’t even realize I posted it on April 1st. But I’m happy to report that I am now a stable 6. And I found 2 pairs of really pretty heels that fit me at Nine West.

    #870595
    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    You’re a stable 6? What did you buy? Horse shoes?

    #870596

    cinderella, are you serious? Thats weird your name is cinderella too, with that whole parsha you had with the prince and the step sisters. anyways, I actually wanted to share with you all that i have the EXACT opposite problem. after each baby i find that my feet grow 1/2 a shoe size larger. I blame it on the hormones.

    #870597
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    Nine West? Pshaw. Did you check out Nordstrom Rack?

    #870598
    Nechomah
    Participant

    ARWSR – Blame it on your feet spreading due to the extra weight from the, ahem, baby. Having your feet grow is very common during/after pregnancy.

    PS – Great to see you back

    Shticky – ROTFL

    #870599
    cinderella
    Member

    OneOfMany- Be careful!! Nine West is one of my favorite shoe stores. You don’t want to go knocking it now, do you?

    Shticky- 😀

    ARWSF-It is common for feet to grow during pregnancy but they should go back to normal after.

    #870600
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    If she knocks it then people will stop going, which will mean more shoes for you.

    #870601
    cinderella
    Member

    Okay then- knock away!

    #870602
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    heh heh. Though I actually was knocking brand retail stores. Much cheaper to get ’em Nine West shoes at Nordstrom Rack or Marshalls. (I like Nine West too. :P)

    #870603
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    (But not as much as I like my Cole Haans. Which you can also get at Nordstrom Rack.)

    #870604
    cinderella
    Member

    Ooh, I love Cole Haan! Also Stuart Weitzman.

    I do agree with you about them being more expensive in an outlet store. But sometimes it’s worth it because they have all the sizes and colors…

    #870605
    Health
    Participant

    Cindy –Guess what? You think you have problems – My brain is shrinking. That’s right – a lot of organs & organ systems get smaller as we age. Aging starts about 30 -35 years of age.

    #870606
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    To bad it doesn’t happen to our noses. :p

    #870607
    cinderella
    Member

    Sooo… I’m not close to 30-35. What else do you think might be the cause, Dr. Health?

    #870608
    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    a lot of organs & organ systems get smaller as we age

    Strange. As my kids grow older, my back pocket appears to be shrinking

    #870609
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    Hey cinderella, did you any nice wedges while you were shopping? Something springish, maybe beige…I looked and looked before Y”T but couldn’t find anything – all too strappy or MUCH too platformy. 🙁

    #870610
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    Why don’t you people just shop online?

    #870611
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    Sometimes I look around online…but you have to try shoes on before you can buy them.

    #870612
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    I used to have a fear of buying shoes online, but then I just said to heck with it, you can return them anyway. One time my shoes came and they weren’t the right size, and sending them back turned out to be much more convenient than I thought. I use Zappos. I am not being paid by them to write this.

    #870613
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    Oh, it’s not only the fit…

    but I think this might be a girl thing. 🙂

    #870614
    Health
    Participant

    Cindy -“What else do you think might be the cause, Dr. Health?”

    First, Who said I’m a Doc?

    Second, it depends on if there are other things going on like weight loss. If there are -then it would need a workup.

    If it’s just your feet -maybe you measured wrong the first time.

    #870615
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    Yeh yeh I chap the matziv.

    #870616
    cinderella
    Member

    OneOfMany- I got these amazing beige wedges from Nine West. They have a cork wedge that looks amazing! Definitely check them out!!

    Why don’t you people just shop online?

    Shoes look different on your feet than they do on the screen. You need to try them on first. Sometimes I’ll buy flats online, like jellies or ballet flats because you can’t go wrong with them.

    First, Who said I’m a Doc?

    Well you’re diagnosing me so…

    Second, it depends on if there are other things going on like weight loss.

    Nope.

    If it’s just your feet -maybe you measured wrong the first time.

    That must be it.

    #870617
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    I browsed Nine West’s website…didn’t see anything I liked…

    But good news! I went to DSW today and I found them! 😀

    #870618
    BTGuy
    Participant

    The universe is said to expand and contract. So I guess that means feet, too. Hold on to those 7.5’s.

    Cerealously, perhaps it is the sizing of the shoe. Since many things are now made overseas, I noticed clothing and shoe sizing is in no way consistent with former standards.

    #1871546
    lindis
    Participant

    I see this is an old post, but I was googling to see if there was any answer out there as to why my son has gone from a size 12 1/2 as a freshman in high school, to 11 1/2 freshman in college to this year at age 26 we had to buy him new ski boot because he shrunk more. he is a size 10 now. I see comments here saying maybe you measured wrong, etc. and that is not fair to say to someone asking a real question. you know your feet. I am wondering what causes this to happen. his doctor has no idea. curious, since this is such an old post, if your feet have shrunk any more in the years since you first posted this. my son went down 2 and a half sizes over the past 12 years. it is a real thing. But what on earth is the cause? still searching. I believe you, and you are not alone. it is a weird thing, and I can find no answers.

    #1873816
    yehudayona
    Participant

    Out of curiosity I googled this. The most interesting post I saw was someone who found she had lactose intolerance, and when she started avoiding lactose, her feet shrank. I also found this: So, your feet could be getting shorter because your arches are getting higher or because you are supinating more than you had in the past. But both of these conditions are fairly rare. The most common reason for a shortened foot length has to do with toe alignment.

    If you’re concerned, why not ask a podiatrist?

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