We Are All Odd But Do You Know Just How Odd You Are?

@ellie333 (21029)
January 25, 2009 6:16am CST
The reason I am asking this question is earlier I went to get my sons feet measured and although in the past they have been the same size today he was a 9 1/2 H on one foot and a 10 1/2 H on the toher foot. That is a whole shoe size so I had to pay £32 ($50) to buy a special pair to allow for this which I don't mind as he is nearly five and needs properly fitted shoes. I know I have one leg slightly longer than the other as on every pair of jeans or trousers they slightly fray from touching the ground on my right leg but have never measured to know the exact difference. So what have you got that is much bigger one side than the other and does it bother you or cause you extra expense as in my case today? Huggles. Ellie :D
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
25 Jan 09
Wow! That's one shoe size bigger! I think, my left upper arm is little fatter than the right upper one! This i found out while wearing a tight fitting blouse the other way round by mistake some years ago. It would fit in but slightly on tighter side. Now, I am sure. Huggles back to you.
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@ellie333 (21029)
25 Jan 09
Hi Mimipi, Yes I was shocked it was a whole size bigger but it makes sense as his last two pairs of shoes he has worn one foot quicker than the other also. I suppose the blouse could have been cut tighter on one arm but yes I think my right arm is more musculkar as right handed and left slightly bigger. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
25 Jan 09
That's ruled our dear for now I find all the left sleeves tighter, my left arm is more muscular i am sure. It even looks so.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
25 Jan 09
no, I do know that one foot is about half a size larger than the other, but they are both right about 7 1/2 and 8, depending on the shoes and how big a "toe box" they have
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@ellie333 (21029)
25 Jan 09
Hi Elic, Yes some styles and makes do vary the size of shoe we buy. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@gemini_rose (16193)
25 Jan 09
Wow that is a big difference in sizes lol! I know one of mine has a foot about half a size bigger which is a bit of a pain but does not cost me more. I have noticed recently though that my daughter seems to have broad feet, she is a size 7 now but often a size 7 just will not go on her feet if it is a dainty 7 I have to look for the bulkier shoe that often seems broader. I may have to consider getting her fitted for shoes as she gets older.
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@ellie333 (21029)
25 Jan 09
Hi Gemini, I was suprised too that it was a whole shoe size as last time I had them measured he was fairly even on size but she double checked the measurements, I hope they grow back to more even sizes, I wonder if this is why he falls over a lot also. Huggles. Ellie :D
• Lubbock, Texas
25 Jan 09
Nobody is completely symmetrical. One leg or arm will be a tad longer than the other, some women have trouble getting a bra that will fit because their bre@sts are different sizes, etc. A full shoe size is a little unusual, usually 1/2 size is the norm, and we don't notice. My Mom always made me try on the left shoe first because it's common for the "off" foot to be bigger. (If you're right handed your left foot will be bigger). The most comfortable pair of shoes I ever had were picked off a sale table. One was size 8 and the other was size 8 1/2. Somebody had evidently been just the opposite from me. I would like to be able to buy shoes that fit properly, but after this many years of one shoe being 1/2 size too big for one foot, I guess I'll just continue to live with it.
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@ellie333 (21029)
25 Jan 09
Hi Thebeaddoodler, I realise this but I was most suprised it was a whole shoe size hopefully as he is still a growing lad the sizes will even out a bit as like you there will be problems when he is older getting shoes to fit. Great that you had that find one on 8 and one 8 1/2. It is a shame you cannot buy odd shoes really eh! Thanks for sharing. Hugles. Ellie :D
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@moondancer (7434)
• United States
25 Jan 09
Yes, ellie we all have anomolese in our sizes of everything. That's why they say no two things are alike. This includes our eyes, ears, hands, finger, and yes feet. I always try my shoes on the bigger foot, as do all people that is in the family. And to try on a ring you always try it for the finger that you wish it to be one as they all even on either hand are different from another one.
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@ellie333 (21029)
25 Jan 09
Hi Moondancer, So to be odd is normal then LOL. I was just shocked that it was a shoe size with my son earlier. Huggles. Ellie :D
• United States
25 Jan 09
yeah, I think that is a little bit mch in difference. Usually it's half a size.
• United States
25 Jan 09
I'm pretty semetrical so I don't have to worry about things like that.
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@ellie333 (21029)
25 Jan 09
Hi Gitfiddleplayer, Glad to here that you are well balanced. Huggles, Ellie :D
@littleowl (7157)
25 Jan 09
Hi Ellie..the right side of me is latger than the left, when it comes to buying shoes it is a pain but I only have to get a pair of size six instead of five and a half, that is my main bugbear...Huggles littleowl
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@ellie333 (21029)
25 Jan 09
Hi Littleowl, I guess it must be annoying having to get the larger pair rather than the 5 1/2. I hope my sons feet will even out a bit as he grows. Huggles. Ellie :D
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
25 Jan 09
hi ellie..nice post as i also want to share with you that im also having a problem with the shoe size of my son..evrytime i buy shoes for him the sizes increase..so far..he was exactly the same size as me..250inches..my size was both same..have a nice day
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@ellie333 (21029)
25 Jan 09
Hi Marketing, they grow so quickly don't they, I just hope that my sons even out a bit the more they grow, thanks for sharing. Huggles. Ellie :D
@littleone3 (2065)
25 Jan 09
Hi Ellie, My thumb on my right hand is smaller than my thumb on my left hand. My dad always use to tell me that this was because i sucked my thumb as a child. It does not affect me as it is not that noticeable.
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@ellie333 (21029)
25 Jan 09
Hi Littleone, Naughty girl for sucking your thumb but if it isn't really noticable I guess it doesn't mater too much eh! Thanks for sharing. Huggles. Ellie :D
@Humbug25 (12551)
25 Jan 09
Hi ellie333 Wow that is a bit odd, both your son and yourself!! LOL I don't think I do have anything bigger or longer on one side of my body than the other, am I the one that is odd? LOL . Anyway I don't think I have, I have never really looked so maybe I have!!
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@ellie333 (21029)
25 Jan 09
Hi Humbug, Yes you must be the odd one as everyone is odd is somewhere as none of us are perfect symetrical but it may only be a mm here or there so you are very lucky. Huggles. Ellie :D
25 Jan 09
Hi ellie, My left leag is biggier then my right and I can 't pull my zip right up on my left legs so I can't wear boots and it diffucult to get an angle boots my size as I only wear sixe I or 2 but with jeans, I have to hem my leegs up everytime I buy them I am only four foot eight inches tall, so I really have proplems with my clothes. Love and huggles. Tamara xxxxx
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@ellie333 (21029)
25 Jan 09
Hi Tamara, I knew you were short, that must be so frustrating with trousers and jeans each time though. I have short legs but they do make a short leg length which is slightly long but okay for me. My sister-in-law is Thai and is extremely small and she shops in the childrens sction sometimes to get things to fit. Huggles. Ellie :D
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
25 Jan 09
[i]Hi ellie, really? that is a big difference! LOL! I heard that it is normal for everyone that their one foot it bigger than the other whichever they use a lot for force but in my case, there are shoes really when I will try it, it is more tight in my left side but not a huge difference! In my case, it is obvious that my right hand is bigger and uglier than my left hand! LOL! I guess it is because I am right handed and always using this for a lot of works! LOL! [/i]
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@ellie333 (21029)
25 Jan 09
Hi Checapricorn, Yes I thought a whole shoe size was a bit much but he is still a growing lad so hopefully they will even out bit. I am right handed but I can't see any visible difference in size. Huggles. Ellie :D
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
16 Feb 09
That is so interesting about your son's feet being a whole shoe size different. I don't know of a single part of my body that's bigger on one side than the other. I can see how the whole shoe thing could get pretty expensive, especially if, as an adult, you had such a difference in your shoe size. Hope his feet "equalize" as he grows older. Take care.
• India
26 Jan 09
the reason i was asked for the earlier m sons feet measured and although i the past they have been the same size right of the country.
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I feel for you about your feet, I have strange eyes, I have what is consider low vision on one eye and legally blind on the other, I can still do be on the computer. IT causes me pain and discomfort and many trips to the optomistries in the past have left me knowing I have keratoconus and was in a area where most doctors knew nothing about it so that they could help me properly. *hugs*
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
26 Jan 09
Hey ellie! Now that is unusual! I know that there are parts of our bodies that are slightly off and that is supposedly normal! But, to have foot be a complete size larger where you have to break up a pair of shoes? Hopefully, his other foot will catch up or the other one will slow down! That is something I have never heard before. I could see that happening here! They would have made you buy 2 pairs of shoes because they would have told you that they can't break up a pair!
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
26 Jan 09
Wow I know that sometimes on leg or foot is slightly larger but this seems to be a considerable difference.My differences are mostly psychological or charecter based.At the ripe age of 32 I am a recluse and I am single and for most persons in my community this is odd.Most persons consider me an oddity because I dont talk much and I am merely seen outside my home ,just in and out like a ghost.Personally I am ok with this buut I know many persons consider this unusual and I can understand but ok nevertheless
• Indonesia
26 Jan 09
I lucky because I don't need to buy a special pair
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Jan 09
I am usually am quite symetric but sometimes the arms of a sweater is longer on one side than the other, but I have not had much problem with clothing that way.