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May 12, 2011 12:44 PM
I have a strange question.. do your feet get smaller as you loose weight? I didn't notice it before... but when I went to buy new shoes for my new dress I got a pair of 6's.. my walking shoes at 8 1/2... so did my foot shrink or is it just that I got sandal's instead of walking shoes?

If they shrunk that's a very surprising NSV lol I never imagined that happening.
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May 12, 2011 12:46 PM
Mine have shrunk a little, my boots that used to be hell to get my feet in now slide on easily. When buying dress shoes or sandals vs. sneakers your dress shoes will be about a half size smaller than your normal day to day shoes. So most likely you're feet shrank some :)
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May 12, 2011 12:48 PM
Actually for me, yes. Maybe I just had fat feet?!
I fluctuate from a 9 to an 8. On the same shoe. So it's not a different style or brand. Weird.
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May 12, 2011 12:52 PM
That's quite a big jump --- I don't think either option explains it. I can vary by a size or so based on manufacturer of the shoe and width of the shoe, but not 2 and a half sizes! That is odd.

I actually have the opposite happen, my feet got bigger. The theory is from all the walking/jogging. I went from a 7.5 to an 8 in tennis shoes and a 7 to a 7.5 in all others.
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May 12, 2011 12:52 PM
I went from an 8 1/2 to a 7 so i would say in my case, yes
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May 12, 2011 12:54 PM
My feet have not shunk as in a lesser shoe size but they have most definitely lost weight.
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May 12, 2011 12:57 PM
Yes...the weight forces your feet to spread...the loss in weight causes less pressure on the tendons allowing ( a little "bounce back" so to say! Also any fat deposits and water retention in the feet get better from the weight loss! Its just a great win win situation. Of course it is sad to say goodbye to some favorite shoes in the closet, but on the plus side?? a new trip for NEW SHOES!
May 12, 2011 1:00 PM
Weirdest weight loss phenomenon-- SHRINKING SHOE SIZE!

No joke. Happened to me.
May 12, 2011 1:15 PM
I went from a size 10 to a size 9 shoe! It can happen smile
May 12, 2011 1:15 PM
QUOTE:

I have a strange question.. do your feet get smaller as you loose weight? I didn't notice it before... but when I went to buy new shoes for my new dress I got a pair of 6's.. my walking shoes at 8 1/2... so did my foot shrink or is it just that I got sandal's instead of walking shoes?

If they shrunk that's a very surprising NSV lol I never imagined that happening.

I certainly did. And that can be quite annoying when it comes to expensive motorcycle boots.

I had to buy 12 EEE motorcycle boots when I ramped up my Iron Butt rides back in '09. As of January of this year, my feet flop around in them when I put them on so I had to stuff paper in the toes!
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May 12, 2011 1:47 PM
Went from a 10 to an 8.5! It is crazy!
June 9, 2013 3:31 AM
What I have noticed is that my feet are now narrower. When I was growing up, I always was a "Narrow" in men's shoes. When I was at my heaviest, my feet spread to a B width. . . but now that I'm less-heavy, I apparently am back to an A. Thank goodness I didn't spend much $$ on shoes before! (But I might buy some nice ones now.)
June 9, 2013 3:37 AM
I hope that happens to me, I'm a 10 1/2 :)
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June 9, 2013 4:06 AM
Yes they do and noticeably so depending on how much you lose.

My adult foot size which I'd say I reached in high school was 8 to 8.5. After that, I spent so many years in a 9 that I started to consider it my shoe size. It didn't stop there though, oh no,...later I had to shove my hocks in a 10.

Now I'm back to the 8 to 8.5 range and it's been so long since I was here that I constantly have a confused look on my face when I'm shoe shopping lol. It feels the same way as shopping for clothes in a smaller size which is definitely an ago boost, but I still always have the look of "well I'll be darn, it actually fits" on my face in the dressing room.
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June 9, 2013 4:09 AM
Shoe size can definetly change. It's not always the size per say that changes but the width. Before i hav extra wide feet and usually requred 1 size bigger shoes to fit in. When my feet got more narrow i could go down in shoe size.
June 9, 2013 4:11 AM
Mine have too. I was very glad too, they went up from a 5 1/2 to a 7 as I got bigger, they have gone down to a 6 again now, and I'm finding heels easier to walk in again which is a lovely bonus
June 9, 2013 4:15 AM
No.

They just got less fat.
June 9, 2013 4:25 AM
My feet have definitely gotten smaller. Not only did I have to buy a whole new wardrobe but I had to buy all new shoes. I was amazed. However, the last 3 weeks or so my feet had been killing me. Then it dawned on me one day during my morning workout -- I hadn't bought new workout shoes in over a year and a half. My feet were swimming in them. I had them tied so tight the tops of my feet were killing me and I was still sliding in them so my toes were pushing against the fronts. I bought new workout sneakers last week and it is a world of difference.
June 9, 2013 4:35 AM
Mine did. I went from a size 8 to a size 7. So now, not only do I not have clothes that fit, I don't have shoes that fit either.
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June 9, 2013 4:38 AM
I have noticed this! I am down a shoe size since starting my weight loss in January 2013....and boots that I wore are too big now on my now skinnier calves...but yes, apparently you can lose a bit of fat off your feet, bizarre. I remember when I was pregnant and had a lot of fluid retention I went up a shoe size then.
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June 9, 2013 4:40 AM
My feet went down 2 and a half sizes

it was just annoying to keep having to buy shoes
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June 9, 2013 4:41 AM
Think it does. I used to be a 5.5-6 and now I am 5-5.5 having lost 40lbs. A former colleague lost over 130lbs and went from a 6 to a 3. She said she lost one shoe size fairly quickly and then the final two all at once when she got really close to her goal weight. Makes sense that the more weight you are carrying the more the bones in your feet get pushed out and apart, as well as the fact that there could be a little fat padding there.
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June 9, 2013 4:46 AM
Mine went down half a size.
June 9, 2013 4:53 AM
Yes, mine did. Now I need new shoes!!!
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June 9, 2013 5:57 AM
I hope it happens to me. I'm an 11.
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