Americans' feet getting bigger, but shoe choices slim

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    Sep 10, 2014 5:49 PM GMT
    These are recent trends too, I am seeing young guys with bigger feet than mine, bigger toes and wider, not necessarily longer, though average length maybe now 11 shoe size for average height of 5'10

    At 10 and narrow shoe size, my feet are small in comparison, this may explain why I never excelled at sports, kind of clumsy at 6 foot with narrow feet, I managed roller skating, barely, but not ice skating, I always had balance issues with that, for my height and build, I should have a wide foot and at least 11-12 shoe size


    It's not clear why sizes are growing, but customers seeking larger shoes look online, not in stores
    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-04-13/news/ct-big-feet-met-20140413_1_larger-size-shoes-expanding-feet-larger-shoes

    Feet Are Getting Bigger, and Many People Wear Shoes That Don't Fit Right
    http://online.wsj.com/articles/feet-are-getting-bigger-and-many-people-wear-shoes-that-dont-fit-right-1405466145
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    Sep 10, 2014 5:57 PM GMT
    11.5 4E, and i'm 5'9 and a half. luckily, most normal-width shoes fit ok since trying to find sneakers with a 4E label is nearly impossible.
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    Sep 10, 2014 6:02 PM GMT
    True that - stores don't stock wide sizes, you have to order online and take your chances. Some days my dining table is a clearinghouse of pending shoe returns. Makes no sense whatsoever.

    It's no secret that each generation gets taller too so bigger feet are entirely plausible.

    Also, it's great news if THIS thread also created today is to be believed:

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    Sep 10, 2014 6:06 PM GMT
    JackBoneTX said11.5 4E, and i'm 5'9 and a half. luckily, most normal-width shoes fit ok since trying to find sneakers with a 4E label is nearly impossible.


    Though, you probably have very good balance with your normal height and no problem with sports, why are wider shoes hard to find? those are bigger feet than what you should have, I should have 11.5, wide shoes being 6 ft tall
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    Sep 10, 2014 6:08 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidIt's no secret that each generation gets taller too so bigger feet are entirely plausible.

    Also, it's great news if THIS thread also created today is to be believed:

    A SECRETIVE WAY OF KNOWING OTHER GUYS DICKS WITHOUT EVER HAVING TO MEASURE OR EVEN ASKING THEM THEIR SIZES!!:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3907993/



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    Sep 10, 2014 6:12 PM GMT
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    JackBoneTX said11.5 4E, and i'm 5'9 and a half. luckily, most normal-width shoes fit ok since trying to find sneakers with a 4E label is nearly impossible.


    Though, you probably have very good balance with your normal height and no problem with sports, why are wider shoes hard to find? those are bigger feet than what you should have, I should have 11.5, wide shoes being 6 ft tall


    i can't explain it. i do have good balance but my legs are also pretty well developed.

    wider shoes are harder to find because nike, etc. just don't seem to make all of their sneakers in those wider widths. if i go to amazon.com, search for men's sneakers there's thousands of results. but if i change the width setting to 4E, it starts showing shoes for people with weird health problems :/

    thankfully, the widths seem to be measured in small increments and i can usually fit into the normal D-width with no problems.
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    Sep 10, 2014 6:24 PM GMT
    JackBoneTX said
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    JackBoneTX said11.5 4E, and i'm 5'9 and a half. luckily, most normal-width shoes fit ok since trying to find sneakers with a 4E label is nearly impossible.


    Though, you probably have very good balance with your normal height and no problem with sports, why are wider shoes hard to find? those are bigger feet than what you should have, I should have 11.5, wide shoes being 6 ft tall


    i can't explain it. i do have good balance but my legs are also pretty well developed.

    wider shoes are harder to find because nike, etc. just don't seem to make all of their sneakers in those wider widths. if i go to amazon.com, search for men's sneakers there's thousands of results. but if i change the width setting to 4E, it starts showing shoes for people with weird health problems :/

    thankfully, the widths seem to be measured in small increments and i can usually fit into the normal D-width with no problems.



    My last pair of Nike, Airmax, bought at Footlocker, seemed a bit too narrow, even for me when they were new, but after a year of wear, I have worn them in and they fit really good now, I wish I did have a wider foot print, I have a standard arch too, not flat, my long legs have been difficult to develop
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    Sep 10, 2014 6:30 PM GMT
    Rockport for wide shoes. New Balance for wide sneaks. I hate shoe shopping even more than I hate shopping. These wide feet were made to be bare for swimming.

    The other problem is biking shoes. I've got Sidi Mega's both for road and trail but still not real comfy. Don't know if they've improved since I bought.

    One of the problems with tight fitting shoes is you can wind up with a bunion. I have a slight case of that, I think because of both my cycling shoes and I was using Zoomers (practice cut-off fins for swimming). So now I swim bare-footed and bike mostly with just sneakers.
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    Sep 10, 2014 6:30 PM GMT
    I thought I was going crazy. I always used to buy Nikes, although their sizing is weird, because they fit my feet without a lot of fuss. Last year I went to the Nike flagship store and they only had ONE pair of shoes that would fit me. Ugly fluorescent blueberry runners - they claimed "it's the only thing we have in triple wide."

    WTF? My feet didn't get run over by a truck or something. I mean, I know feet spread out as you get older. And I don't wear shoes in the summer time. But my old shoes still fit, they're just worn out.
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    Sep 10, 2014 6:37 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidI thought I was going crazy. I always used to buy Nikes, although their sizing is weird, because they fit my feet without a lot of fuss. Last year I went to the Nike flagship store and they only had ONE pair of shoes that would fit me. Ugly fluorescent blueberry runners - they claimed "it's the only thing we have in triple wide."

    WTF? My feet didn't get run over by a truck or something. I mean, I know feet spread out as you get older. And I don't wear shoes in the summer time. But my old shoes still fit, they're just worn out.


    I asked the same thing at Footlocker when I tried the Nike Airmax on, they seemed a bit too narrow, the sales person said that is the widest they carry them in, I was like, what! Nike, not what it used to be
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    Sep 10, 2014 6:45 PM GMT
    My feet have grown this year, I am not sure how it has happened although I was bulking the entire of the year to date. I used to live with a guy who had size 15 shoes. He had to buy them from websites. In case you are wondering, I never saw his penis.
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    Sep 10, 2014 6:53 PM GMT
    Ohno saidMy feet have grown this year, I am not sure how it has happened although I was bulking the entire of the year to date. I used to live with a guy who had size 15 shoes. He had to buy them from websites. In case you are wondering, I never saw his penis.


    My midwestern nephews, 18 and 20, both 6 ft tall, both wear size 12, im like WTF. I couldn't imagine having a foot/shoe size at 15, unless the person was 6'5 or more, basketball players have to order them from websites to
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    Sep 10, 2014 7:18 PM GMT
    Ohno saidMy feet have grown this year, I am not sure how it has happened although I was bulking the entire of the year to date. I used to live with a guy who had size 15 shoes. He had to buy them from websites. In case you are wondering, I never saw his penis.

    Next time try harder. Did you run out of drugs?
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    Sep 10, 2014 8:58 PM GMT
    I've always had big feet -- by the time I was in my late teens, I had reached 6'4" and size 13 shoe. I STILL have a hard time finding shoes (mainly dress shoes) that are (a) in my size, (b) that are attractive, and (c) that are affordable. I'm pretty brutal on footwear -- if the soles and heals wear down and the shoe is still good, I'll resole it ONE time, otherwise I'll pitch them. It really sucks. Then again, if I had smaller feet, I'd probably fall over LOL
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    Sep 10, 2014 9:03 PM GMT
    xanadude said...Then again, if I had smaller feet, I'd probably fall over LOL


    very funny
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    Sep 10, 2014 9:06 PM GMT
    Sears usually carries dress-shoes, work-shoes, and sneakers in wide widths, although the style selection is pretty limited, and you have to settle for whatever they've got available.

    Burlington Coat Factory also usually has a few pairs of wide width shoes available, although again it's a limited selection.
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    Sep 11, 2014 3:58 AM GMT
    I wear a 16 and a half wide. And it's very rare that i find shoes my size in stores. Usually have to buy it online. And they always make it 10-225 extra for bigger shoes lol.