They have to keep growing !!!!

@arkaf61 (10882)
Canada
February 25, 2008 10:50pm CST
Ok, when I came to Canada I was 25 years old. I had not grown an inch for some years already. MY shoe size was 6.5. 7 for boots. SO how come now I wear size 8???? There is no other explanation. Our feet do keep growing as we age. Or is it only me? Have you guys noticed this happening to you? If this keeps going I will end up with size 10 when I"m old LOL don't like the idea that much, No, really is your shoe size different from what it was when you were in your twenties?
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@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
26 Feb 08
lol I'm still in my twenties but my feet did grow while I was pregnant. I went up a half size and it not just swelling because it has not gone back down. I was 8.5 and now i'm a nine. so if you are going to end up in a 10 and started out wearing a 6.5, i might have to custom order giant shoes... lol
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
26 Feb 08
heheheh we might have to create the "big fee society" LOL Now that you mention it, I did notice a difference when I was pregnant.. and you're right it couldn't be only swelling because it didn't go back to the smaller size.
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• United States
26 Feb 08
Actually Arkaf since we have been sharing tonight :))) The clothing industry have made sizes bigger than they use to while calling it the same size. Such as a size 12 now is actually what they called a size 8 years ago in my mothers time. Not so with shoes, they have been less kind to us. Instead of adjusting sizes for our expanding feet, and they do expand as you get older (they do not grow) we are left with the real truth that we have fat feet in our midlife, menopausal crises!
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
26 Feb 08
SO does that mean that I"m not as fat as I thought I was ????? Great news, my friend LOL But I guess you're right, it's more like expanding because my feet seem wider now . THis getting older thing is just a pain , and not on our feet LOL
@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
26 Feb 08
That doesn't surprise me. i dont really understand why they feel the need to adjsut the sizing system but it is true that they have. My grandmother and my mom have some old clothes that I noticed this in. Like I wear a 14 today but i can wear grandma's 8 or 10 from years ago. I dont understand, why they are changing it?
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• United States
26 Feb 08
Actually the trend at first was to flatter women. None of us want a reminder that we spread as we age. So what was a size 10 or 12 was our mothers size 8 and 6. But for what ever reason and I really do not know sizes have gotten bigger. Keep in mind our mothers never dressed with out lycra on the hips good supportive Bras and figure enhancing under garments. Were they thinner then we are now? HELL NO they were all trussed up! But think about the abuse our feet take? Our early years are spent in walking on high heels, then comes our working and mothering years speant all on our feet.... yes they spread and expand. The shoe folks have had no need to make us feel better.
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@drannhh (15227)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I think they are making the shoes smaller. I know for sure they are making T-shirts and blouses smaller, lol.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
26 Feb 08
Yeah, and jeans too. ;) It certainly can't be my feet, at least not that big difference.
• United States
26 Feb 08
rotflmao yep the clothes are getting smaller :))))) I sooo agree!
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@drannhh (15227)
• United States
26 Feb 08
Oh, the tops don't come down far enough any more either, and the plunging necklines too--tops should be cheaper as there is way less fabric.
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
26 Feb 08
Nope Sweetie I have always been a Size 4 and still am Are you sure it is not the shoes themselves?? I have certainly never heard of this before I have to admit that I guess it could just be the make of the Shoe you know (I hope) Love and Hugs
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@edaabby (134)
• Malaysia
27 Feb 08
so do i...my shoes size is 6 since i'm 15 until now, 23...
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
27 Feb 08
oops somehow I skipped your answer twin dear :) My mom is also a size 4 and I don't think that ever changed. But she is back home so I can't know if it's because they're changing the shoe size or not :) I know that the make of the shoe makes a difference, as well as it's design like usually wider shoes feel comfortable with one size and pointy ones with another. It just felt like a huge difference to me. Hugs to you twin :)
@Fishmomma (11504)
• United States
27 Feb 08
I had to increase my shoe width, but not the length after my second pregnancy. There are times, if I want a pump, then I have to be willing to wear a tight shoe or one that is loose, so rarely wear high heels.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
27 Feb 08
Yes I have noticed that there is some difference in the width as well, and that it makes a difference in how the shoe fits. I used to wear high heels - not too hight - but for a while, I too have decided to stay with more comfortable shoes.
• Philippines
27 Feb 08
I just noticed some shoe sizes are different..Sometimes I fit 7..sometimes 7 1/2..sometimes 8 and sometimes 9. My original is 7. I guess it's not our feet..It's the shoes we buy they have different sizes not all size 7 are 7 ..they are not accurate, if you know what I mean.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
27 Feb 08
Yes I tend to think that as one of the reasons as well. It makes sense and if they do it with clothes they most probably do it with shoes as well.
@AmbiePam (49113)
• United States
26 Feb 08
They say our feet and ears never quit growing, but that is a big jump. Don't worry, I wear a size 11 1/2. But are shoe sizes differently measured in Canada than in the United States? Because if they are, I guess my shoe size wouldn't be relevant. I'm almost 27, so I hope my feet don't go up any more sizes. I've had this shoe size since I was thirteen. The problem is if I want inexpensive shoes, they either come in 'granny' type shoes or shoes with tremendous heels. Seeing as I'm in my twenties and also six feet tall, I don't want either! LOL
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
27 Feb 08
hehehe I"m sure they stop growing at some time. I have read quite some logical explanations in here. ANd I was discussing another one with a friend today. We were commenting on how back home people were not noticing this problem and theorized that maybe it has to do with the fact that back home we usually have shoes on all the time. We might have some slippers but we always have something. Here because even during winter the floor does not feel that cold we tend to walk barefoot much more often, and maybe that also changes our feet somehow.
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@youngam86 (151)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I think that your feet eventually stop growing. I remember in high school that your nose is the one part of your body that never stops growing. My honker is huge, so I am scared! Lol
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
26 Feb 08
LOL so here are the facts: Our feet and nose won't stop growing and we're all going to go around in our old age with huge feet and nose. Now, wait a second...I don't think that the older people I know are that bad, so maybe it does stop growing after a while. What a relief!!!! hehehehehe
@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I think it has a lot to do with manufacturers nowdays. Most of them have gone to overseas plants and they use asian paterns, which are typically smaller. This is also true in most clothing.
@vanities (11376)
• Davao, Philippines
28 Feb 08
its still the same i guess..i guess different brand have different sizes(shoes)..thats what i had noticed..just like jeans..