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Shoe emergency - need advice! (sympathy really)

(10 Posts)
AndiMac Thu 18-Oct-12 17:25:47

I am off to a masked ball this weekend. I have my sexy red dress and have just found my sexy red shoes to wear with them. Only problem: I haven't worn the red shoes since before I was pregnant with DS 4 years ago and they no longer fit! I am both upset at my fat wide feet and also at the loss of this lovely pair of shoes to my collection.

What should I do? Take painkillers, ignore the slight toe cleavage and stuff them into the perfect pair of shoes, or wear a pair of proper fitting black and slightly but not nearly as sexy shoes?

I actually know the answer to this and plan to take the black shoes, but I want people to mourn with me the demise of my normal-sized young women feet as I now have had it confirmed. sad

TheCraicDealer Thu 18-Oct-12 17:32:31

Console yourself with the thought that if you wore the red dress with the lovely red shoes you'll look like a Clarins lady in Boots.

Could you bring the wee shoes to a cobblers and get them stretched? [hands OP tissue]

ggirl Thu 18-Oct-12 17:34:50

it's pants isn't it , my feet have never returned to the same size since before children despite my weight returning to pre-children

ebay them maybe?

AndiMac Thu 18-Oct-12 17:45:10

With the amount of cleavage on show, I have doubts that I would look like a Clarins lady, but yes, they are far too pointy for my tastes now (the grapes are souring as I type). I will probably try and eBay them, but that doesn't change the fact I'm very sad about my feet getting bigger, never to return.

Thank you for the sympathy.
<sniffs quietly whilst thinking about wailing loudly>

AndiMac Thu 18-Oct-12 18:19:05

Husband came home and was unsympathetic to my plight, saying, "Good, maybe we can get rid of a few more pair along with these".

<wails loudly>

TheCraicDealer Thu 18-Oct-12 18:29:06

Go out a get a new pair, see who's laughing then OP's DH. Muhaha!

AndiMac Thu 18-Oct-12 18:33:26

Revenge is a dish best served as a side to a new pair of shoes.

BikeRunSki Thu 18-Oct-12 18:37:46

Treat yourself to new sexy red shoes in a bigger size.

Foot expansion post pg is particularly rubbish if you are a broad 8-8.5 to start with. Two babies later I share DH's shoes (note: DH is not a transvestite).

GreenEyesAndHam Thu 18-Oct-12 18:40:22

Rest assured, no one ever looked at a woman post- kids and thought "blimey her feet have put on weight"

Small comfort, but comfort nonetheless

AndiMac Thu 18-Oct-12 19:30:20

Foot expansion is definitely one of those things that no one ever told me to expect after having kids. I did laugh at the non-tranny DH comment. I bought my last pair of running shoes from the men's department as well. GreenEyes, that comment does give some small comfort, thanks.

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