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Old 10-29-2014, 09:36 AM
 
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I remember as a kid a sizes 8 - 10 was common, now I see 12 year old kids that wear a size 13 shoe? what caused the change in shoe size in later times like today? some people even wear size 14 -15 shoe!

I also worked in a shoe store before and people rarely asked for those giant shoe sizes back then.

I remember a young guy around 18 and about 5 ft 6' wore a size 13 shoe
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:59 AM
 
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Nothing, other than people just have larger feet. I am in my 20s, and I can still wear the boots I got when I was 13. But, maybe I had bog feet then lol I am a 7, or 8 now, depending on the shoe.

Maybe these people will be tall. Sometimes, tall people will have larger feet. A girl I went to church with was very tall when we were younger, and she wore a 13.
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:02 AM
 
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I remember as a kid a sizes 8 - 10 was common, now I see 12 year old kids that wear a size 13 shoe? what caused the change in shoe size in later times like today? some people even wear size 14 -15 shoe!

People are taller and bigger than they used to be. In my family, every generation increases in size.


Regarding shoes..
I wear a 10 - our taller daughter wears an 11
DH wears a 14 - our taller son wears a 15.
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Old 10-29-2014, 02:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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My mom wears a 9.5. I wear an 11, and so do both of my sisters. My 12 year old daughter wears an 8 already, and she's still growing.
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Old 10-29-2014, 02:47 PM
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I'm 5'11 and wear a 10-10.5.

The stores need to catch up...in places like H&M and Forever 21, sizes only go up to 9.5, maybe 10.
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:06 PM
 
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Not new!

Fats Waller - Your Feet's Too Big - YouTube
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Old 10-30-2014, 12:10 PM
 
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I always say it's the hormones in the milk and the meat but seriously it probably has something to do with the food and the fact that generations often outgrow their parents.

I wear a women's 10 and I know a lot of women who do but in the fashion world we still seem to be rare because they never order enough shoes. I have asked and it is not that we buy more of them so they run out. They still order less in that size.
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:07 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I am happy that I won't be around in another 200-300 years when people have feet 30" long. Those shoes are going to cost a fortune. My father wore size 7 shoes, I wear size 10, my son wears size 11. Definitely seems to be a trend. At the same time, the little piggy toe is getting smaller, and in several hundred years I expect them to go away completely. I'd bet on it but no one trusts me to pay up if I lose.
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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My Grandma wore a 9.5, my mom wears an 8, and so does my daughter.....I wear a 7!
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:13 AM
 
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In the USA and some other first-world countries, people are hardly getting taller. Weight doesn't normally lengthen feet until middle age, I think. Puberty is occurring earlier in much of the world, though, hence more young teens having big feet.
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