Friday, January 17, 2014

The Frustration of Small Feet

My college roommate is getting married in June (yay!) and I'm a bridesmaid (double yay). The bride has decided what to do for bridesmaids' attire (we get to pick our own dresses, within parameters, of course. So exciting!). And though I have time to choose a dress--and more of that type will come out as the weather warms up, the shoe hunt has begun pretty much now.

This isn't because I like shoes. In fact, I prefer to pad about barefoot. It's more comfortable for my pigeon-toed feet and my bum right ankle. Also, my feet are a size four and a half. That's right. 4.5, US size. Up until a couple of years ago, I was buying sandals in the kids department. I still could, probably.

Sneakers aren't usually a problem to find, but dress shoes? Whew. Nearly impossible. And I say "nearly," because there is a speciality shoe store where I procured a couple of pairs of "grown up shoes" that I wear to work and whenever I want to look taller.

Which, when you're 4'11", is a lot of the time.

I just want a pair (or two) of decently adult-looking shoes that aren't a trial to walk around in. I was not blessed with feet that like shoes either, so they have to be reasonably comfortable.

Really, feet? Just another half an inch?

4 comments:

  1. Wow! Really. Yeah, I'm 5'3 with the feet of someone taller. In fact, they've grown since I've been working retail! Boo. My feet are a bit anti-shoe, too. I'm pretty much stuck with tennis shoes (which I hate) and ballet flats (which don't like to be stood up in all day.)

    Good luck with the shoe hunt!

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    1. I can do a size 5 when I have to, but size 5 in a possibly heel-like sandal is not a good idea for the ankle that likes to twist, y' know? I wish I could figure out how to walk in heels taller than 2", but that ain't going to happen, so on the hunt I go.

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  2. I can relate to having a difficult to find shoe size. My is 5 EE. Also, not easy to find--but probably easier than 4.5. You have my sympathy.

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    1. Thank you ;-) A lot of stores seem to start with size 5. If they carry 4.5, the selections are tiny.

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