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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

MrsBucketxx Tue 29-Jan-13 15:37:16

I'm a 7 and a half sometimes a 7 sometimes 8.

I'm jot ashamed at all if I had smaller feet id fall over, from. being a lanky cow.

the onky time I have had issue was in Malaysia when I was told sorry we dont stock sizes that large, I nearly cried sad

Tigerbomb Tue 29-Jan-13 15:40:21

I like being an 8. I don't feel embarrassed at all

In fact it's usually size 8's that are available. When I was a size 7, there was always a limited choice because they would be the first to sell out

fridgepants Tue 29-Jan-13 15:43:16

I'm a size 9, which is a lot harder to fit than being an 8 - most ranges stop at 8. It's annoying, it means that if I want something specific then there's usually two choices and one is £££, but 'embarrassed' is a strange idea - I was a size 8 when I was 13 and my friend used to say my feet looked huge in my gym shoes, but I've never been made to feel strange about it as an adult.

Women are getting bigger - not just in terms of weight/size, but height and bone structure too. It's more normal to have large feet than it was when you were younger, just because it's more common.

ellangirl Tue 29-Jan-13 15:45:19

Size 8 is nothing! My grandma had size 10 feet, now imagine finding those when she was young in the 50s!!

WaynettaSlobsLover Tue 29-Jan-13 15:46:05

I'm a 3 and it can be embarrassing sometimes shopping in the kids sections for shoes cos the shops don't always have my size. Feeling your pain op

PartTimeModel Tue 29-Jan-13 15:46:44

I feel luck if I get into an 8 - often its a 9 (also pronounced 'none' in this country). (That's a 42 if I am lucky).

Plan a holiday to Germany - big shoe sizes are more normal there. I cannot shop for shoes in Spain or Italy - they don't seem to do 42's.

I don't feel embarrassed though - nothing wrong with big feet.
Are you tall too? I'm 5'9"

fridgepants Tue 29-Jan-13 15:52:05

Yeah, I'm a 42 too. My running shoes are 43 or 44.

When I researched on eBay to sell some shoes a while ago, I kept finding shoes in my size coming up with 'TS/TV/DRAG' in the description. Unfortunately, shoes designed for drag queens specifically, while large sized, are not great for everyday wear.

Fizzerly17 Tue 29-Jan-13 15:52:24

I think your lucky to be a size 8.grin

When the sales are on there are so many size 8s left becoz they are such a rare size. I'm a size 6-7 n finding shoes in that size is a nightmare because its so common.

You should embrace your size 8 feet and think to yourself you have the pick of the bunch in the sales! Xxxgrin

wewereherefirst Tue 29-Jan-13 15:57:08

I'm a very wide size 8 and I used to hate having huge feet as a child. Now I'm an adult, I realise I would look silly being 5'11 with a size 5/6 shoe grin

What gets me is that the soles of a lot of size 8 shoes are so flipping narrow that my feet hang over the soles.

Chopstheduck Tue 29-Jan-13 16:06:14

Ha! I'm a 10, try getting shoes for a 10!

tbh I'm not sure it is true about 8s being easier to get hold of though, because I was told that when they get orders in, there are only a few 8s since there is less call for it.

I do find it a bit embarrassing, not so much in shops, but places like ice skating rinks, bowling alleys. I HATE having to ask for a 10.

Maraki Tue 29-Jan-13 16:07:46

I'm 5'10 with really long legs and size 8 feet. All shoes (except baller flats) look fabulous on me. The weirdest sky high heels look great on my feet on me and I love shoes! They would weird if I had smaller feet. Never had a problem finding beautiful shoes.
(The reality is that I wear ballet flats or biker boots as I need to run after my kid all the time. Heels not good for a muddy playground).

Locketjuice Tue 29-Jan-13 16:12:17

Try finding nice shoes left in the sale that are a size 4/5.... You don't! confused

Be happy you have 'larger' feet smile

ellangirl Tue 29-Jan-13 16:13:12

Locket you get no sympathy for that!

WinkyWinkola Tue 29-Jan-13 16:13:44

The staff in the shoe shops can make you feel like you have freak feet. I'm a size 9!

Amazon have a reasonable range of size 9s.

Who in the retail world decided women only go up to size 8? Some Chinese foot binding fetishist?! It's ridiculous.

rosiesmartypants Tue 29-Jan-13 16:14:43

I love being a size 8 (US 10) so many bargains to be had at sale time!

I managed to get a pair of Kenneth Cole shoes yesterday for 9 dollars, and a couple of outstanding bargains in Nine West grin

TheSecondComing Tue 29-Jan-13 16:15:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

wewereherefirst Tue 29-Jan-13 16:18:19

I rarely see size 8's in the sale. Always 3/4/5 as there's more of them produced.

ExitPursuedByABear Tue 29-Jan-13 16:20:02

DD (13) is already a size 8 1/2. We really struggle with riding boots as they are all too long and too wide for her legs.

I am keeping my fingers crossed that they have stopped growing, but reading that some of you are a size 10 I suppose they could just carry on.

DoItToJulia Tue 29-Jan-13 16:22:03

Another size 9-10 here.

It's shit, but not embarrassing. And it's only shit because shoe shopping is a freakin nightmare. I wear men's walking shoes (merrel type).

Another one with no sympathy for locket!

DoItToJulia Tue 29-Jan-13 16:23:53

I was that shoe size at you dds age exit. Hopefully shoe and boot people will start cottoning on by the time she is older, if she ends up a 10.

specialsubject Tue 29-Jan-13 16:26:21

yes, I also wonder at the choice of 'embarrassed'. How odd.

I also wonder at those who say that there are always size 8s left in the sale; I've never seen anything except 4 or 5 so assumed that those are the sizes that nobody wears!

I've long since learned to buy shoes by asking for what is in my size (41/42) rather than looking at what is on display. That said, I can only really wear trainers or boots now so at least being this size means that I can also wear mens' shoes. Generally a better choice anyway - cheaper, made more sturdily and with no silly pink bits.

FadBook Tue 29-Jan-13 16:30:03

I do understand how you feel. Another size 8 here too. It definitely has its benefits as you can get some right bargains.

I have been looking for brown boots for ages and finally got some Nine West ones in the sale from House of Fraser (£49 instead of £150!!) Still expensive but I know they will last me aggggggeeees (the last pair of Nine West shoes I had lasted me years, and I wore them to death), so it is a good purchase for me. They only had size 8 and 9's left.

I'm also tall (5'11) and would look very silly with size 5 feet and long skinny legs not to say I didn't dream of having size 5 feet in my early twenties or pretending to be a size 7 for many years squeezing my big feet in to the wrong size shoes grin

LimeLeafLizard Tue 29-Jan-13 16:31:31

I once asked for a size 40 (UK7) in a shop in Italy and still remember the horrified gasp from the two shop assistants - 'Quaranta???!' '40?' 'QUARANTA!!!!!!!!'

Did make me feel like a huge foreign oaf, so I understand how you feel.

I take a 41 now since having kids my feet have grown.

valiumredhead Tue 29-Jan-13 16:31:58

How odd, it's not like size 8 isn't readily available.

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