Embarrassed being size 8 shoe

(106 Posts)
MaryWants2getMarried Tue 29-Jan-13 15:34:51

Been struggling with shoe fit all my life. Even as a little girl I used to go fit

DoItToJulia Tue 29-Jan-13 19:32:03

Actually, nobody has mentioned your feet on this thread. Oh, no wait, I stand corrected. You have mysteryfairy.

Jellykat Tue 29-Jan-13 19:54:48

I don't understand Mary, size 8 is pretty much available everywhere these days from what i can see.. Why are you embarrassed?
(from a size 10 footed female btw)

Mrsrobertduvall Tue 29-Jan-13 20:13:42

Oh to be a size 8.

Try being a 9.

I want choice......not be limited to a handful of expensive shops.

mysteryfairy Tue 29-Jan-13 20:19:13

That's true Julia but several people have said tall women look odd if they don't have big feet. Bit disappointing that the only way people can think of to reassure OP about her proportions is to say others look wrong.

carlywurly Tue 29-Jan-13 20:25:15

Oh noo please don't spoil this by being touchy. I'm sure nobody meant any offence, just trying to cheer up the op.

I'm an 8 and would probably ideally like to be a size smaller as it gives me the option to still size up when sizes run small.

I really don't think anyone but me gives a flying toss about my shoe size now, but my mum and i did used to worry slightly about it when I had size 7 feet aged 11 smile

DoItToJulia Tue 29-Jan-13 20:28:37

They are saying they would look wrong, not you or other people, or the OP.

mysteryfairy Tue 29-Jan-13 20:35:39

I was just asking the children if my feet look like trotters! DS is a size 8 at 6ft 1 so has just realised he can blame me for his poor genes. Making the best of telling him he has girly feet after this thread. I don't think it's going to worry me for long so sorry for whinging - was just a shock to realise I had another defect hitherto unnoticed!

lastnightidreamt Tue 29-Jan-13 20:46:21

mysteryfairy - it's a defence mechanism, self-deprecating humour, as those of us with HUGE feet (size 10 here) can be quite touchy about it!

I can furnish any of you with large-footed DDs with a list of online shops, if you haven't already discovered them.

Oh bloody hell, no one said everyone would look silly with smaller feet we are talking about ourselves. My big feet are part of me, if they shrunk I would look hmm

I don't judge people on their shoe size, no one else here has. This is S&B not AIBU.

DoItToJulia Tue 29-Jan-13 21:13:03

Furnish me lastnight! Pleeeeease!

rustybells Tue 29-Jan-13 21:21:39

I'm a size 8 and have always felt a little embarrassed. Really struggled with it in my twenties, it is easier now, in my forties. Would love to be size 6...

FiercePanda Tue 29-Jan-13 21:33:08

I'm 5'11" and have size 9's... can sometimes manage to squeeze into an 8 but it's rare. It can be tough to find shoes that aren't hulking great clodhoppers or mens, so I tend to rely on DMs, Asda ballet flats ( blush ) or generic mens/unisex trainers. I'd love a pair of "proper grown up" ladylike heels, but I'm so self-conscious about my height that adding another three inches to it would be a nightmare. That said, I think my shoe size is one of the few things about my body that I haven't agonised over...!

lastnightidreamt Tue 29-Jan-13 21:33:44

www.longtallsally.co.uk
www.tallgirls.co.uk
www.cinderellashoes.co.uk
www.pricelessshoes.co.uk
www.katielongshoes.co.uk
www.soles4u.co.uk
www.totallylargeshoes.co.uk
www.bigshoeboutique.co.uk
www.vivaladiva.co.uk
www.duoboots.co.uk

Sorry for lack of links! Will keep thinking.....

lastnightidreamt Tue 29-Jan-13 21:34:50

sorry it's www.cinderellashoes.ie

MerlotAndMe Tue 29-Jan-13 21:53:39

I think that's normal now. my friend was teling me she was in small town shoe shop recently and the boxes were stacked up and stored on a mezzanine. The assistant was shouting up the stairs "do we have these in an eight?, yeah, an EIGHT!!!". Everybody for miles around could hear. sHE was embarrassed. but I think it's just that the manufacturers are slow to catch up. my dd is ten and her friend's feet are size 7.

steppemum Tue 29-Jan-13 22:10:31

i am size 10

I have always hated having big feet, it is a nightmare

I buy: mens shoes, a few from Brantano who have some size 10, and Evans who have quite a lot up to 10, but tend to be wide.

Got truly fab boot sin their sale.

My ds is 10. I just bought him size 8 trainers and football boots. Nightmare, I dread to think what size he will end up. He ws fed up because all the funky brightly coloured shoes were up to size 6.

dd2 is the same age 5 and size 13.

steppemum Tue 29-Jan-13 22:11:10

and I cannot buy online, for me all kids, just have to try them on.

almapudden Tue 29-Jan-13 22:20:17

I am 5'11" and size 9 (42/43 depending on thr shop), but my feet are very narrow. I don't think I've had a pair of shoes (rather than boots) that fit properly since I was about 15.

If my feet grow in pregnancy., I'm screwed!

sausagesandwich34 Tue 29-Jan-13 22:32:37

I'm 6ft and a size 10

the only place on the high street I can buy shoes from is Evans -and yes I do wear heels

it's only actually a problem if I'm going to a wedding or something where I get the shoes first and then have to get the outfit to match the shoes, rather than the other way round grin

but from age 11 to when I finished school I had men's shoes for school and either DMs or converse for casual -I never went anywhere posh!

dd is 9 and a size 5 so she has it all to come!

AgathaF Wed 30-Jan-13 07:34:58

Thanks for the shoe sites lastnight.

Lostonthemoors Wed 30-Jan-13 07:39:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Chopstheduck Wed 30-Jan-13 07:44:43

Don't think anyone has mentioned my favorite site - Pretty Big Feet

midnightisaplace Wed 30-Jan-13 07:44:52

I have been a size nine since I was 12 or 13. I dont mind it normally just when I need to go shoe shopping. I don't have the balance for heels so the fact that I can't buy any nice ones doesn't bother me.
Unfortuanately though when i was pregnant with DS(3.5) my feet got a bit bigger and they have stayed that way since. Not all size 9s will fit me now so I have even less choice.

AgathaF Wed 30-Jan-13 07:55:59

I tried to buy size 8s (would have even crammed into a 7, given the chance) in Thailand last year. The shop assistants looked at me in horror and told me they don't go above a 5.

I used to be embarrassed as a teenager, but back then I didn't know anyone with bigger feet - mine were the biggest in the class. Now, lots of women seem to have larger feet (although the shoe manufacturers appear unaware of this), but I wonder where all these women were when I was younger grin

exit your dd will be conscious about her foot size if you call her shoes canal barges. My sister is only a size 6, my mum once said it to her and he has had foot issues ever since. Shushing a shop assistant will also make her feel she should be ashamed, it is mostly the way you are with her that will determine if she is self conscious which of course she shouldn't be.

I used to be a 7 I'm now an 8 after having dcs. I have found new look to be brilliant, I fit into their size 7's as they do wide fit which is what I seem to need. A lot of retailers don't stock the higher sizes in shops but do sell on their Internet sites. I would say I used to care about my shoe size, I don't know if it's getting a bit older or having dc but I'm just taking my body for what it is now and I'm quite pleased with it.

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