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Old 11-07-2014, 11:28 PM
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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My mom wears a size 9 and I wear a size 10/10.5
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Old 11-08-2014, 12:15 AM
Location: interior Alaska
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I think women are just less likely nowadays to try to stuff their big feet into little Cinderella shoes.
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Old 11-08-2014, 10:50 AM
Location: Elysium
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Maybe it has something to do with kids wearing softer athletic shoes on almost a full time basis now? I remember our boy who is three inches shorter than me was wearing a larger shoe size than me when he was 15.
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Old 11-08-2014, 04:40 PM
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People are larger it seems ... I do think that people are healthier now with more complete diets than in the olden days, esp, in America. When I heard about what my grandparents ate during the depression growing up... man no wonder they were so small!
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Old 11-08-2014, 04:45 PM
Location: Houston, TX
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I think small people usually wear smaller size shoes. Also, skinny people often wear smaller size shoes. Gf and I both wear pretty small shoes. She wears a 5 1/2-6 (and 5' tall), and I wear a 6 1/2-7 (5'2" tall). However, size 7 seems to be a very common size shoe. I have trouble finding them in that size, no matter what style I'm looking for. We also often fit into kids' shoes. I have noticed the large sized shoes look really fugly compared to the smaller ones, and are more expensive as well.
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:08 PM
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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I have teeny feet. I buy my tennis shoes in the kids dept. My heels pop out of size 5 dress shoes when I walk.
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Old 11-09-2014, 11:35 AM
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Im only 5ft 6 and i wear a 10.5 ( a completley impossible size to find!). My daughter is 15 and wears a 9.5 already and is already taller than me.
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:48 AM
Location: Somewhere
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I wear a size 6 (can go up or down .5 depending upon style of shoe). When I was younger I was a size 5 but after 2 babies the feet got a little bigger.

My mom wears a size 7.5 and my daughter is a 7/7.5. My daughter's father is a large man so I'm sure that had something to do with it ;-)
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:36 AM
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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People in general are getting bigger these days.
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:18 PM
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It's all the hormones in our food.

I wear size 12 athletic shoes, so I know all the good clodhopper jokes.
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