Shoes and narrow footed fascists
Why can’t I find a pair of shoes that fit me? When I was little my mum used to take me to Clarks and I’d be maesured with their green plastic sliding things and the shop person would sagely say, “you’re a 4G” or whatever the **** it was and I got the widest width version of a shoe.
Now that I’m an adult, why do I have to put up with buying size 10 shoes just to get something to fit the width of my size 8 foot in and it’s still too narrow? Do all adults suddenyl develop perfect thin little pointy toed feet exactly the same **** width,. Why?! WHy are the toes so pointy, who the **** has feet that shape, unless you’ve deformed them by shoveign them in narrow nazi shoes!Posted 7 years agoMrs ToastMember
I wish there was narrow footed fascism for women – standard high street width is D, with wider sizes readily available at Clarks, M&S, etc. I’m an AA. I also have long slender hands, which means a lot of ladies gloves are too short in the fingers, but blokes’ gloves are too wide. Curse my freakish limbs!Posted 7 years ago
Hang on, I wasn’t talking about SPDs, I use flat pedals, and anyway I meant ALL shoes, thanks though. I can only seem to find funny old people orthapediec (sp?) shoes in an size 8 4eeee.
Why aren’t shoes foot shaped? It seems like they all start narrowing too early, so they are sloping inwards at too sharp and angle for your toes, if you see what I mean?Posted 7 years agoIanMunroMembermuddydwarfSubscriber
Try being me.
Having been born with Charco-Marie-Tooth Syndrome (CMT) the pre-eminent sign of that condition in me is my feet. I have exceedingly high arches (& that’s after several childhood surgeries to alter them) and hammer toes.
My big toes have been surgically broken & fused so they no longer bend.
My feet are not only very highly arched, but also very wide for their size, and very short.
This means any footwear i can find that allows the width/arch of my foot invariably means there is about 2″ of unoccupied toe space due to my toes all being crammed under themselves.
I cannot wear shoes at all due to constantly stepping out of them, the only way to prevent this is to fasten the laces that tight my circulation stops!
And the final insult? The only boots that i find truly comfortable are Caterpillar ones in the region of £100 🙁Posted 7 years agoTandemJeremyMember
Something like this?
Actually I symathise with the OP – I have the same issue – all my shoes / boots have an unused inch at that end.Posted 7 years ago
That’s the thing that I’ve realised though. I have spent hours on the internet looking for different wide shoes. And it seems there are loads of people out there who have a problem with ‘normal’ shoes being too narrow, and yet the choices are still so few and so ugly.
Why are the majority of shoes the shape they are? Are there historical reasons for this narrowness?Posted 7 years agomiketuallySubscriber
I have really narrow feet. No, narrower than that.
When I was a kid, they weren’t wide enough to register on the width fitting in Clarks. They’re now longer (size 11 1/2) but no wider.
I could go skiing without skis.
I have to look for shoes with lots of lace holes which are far apart, so that I can pull them really close together to make the shoe fit. I then have yards of shoelace to sort out, so tie my shoes in a weird triple knot.Posted 7 years agoPJM1974Member
I’ve got hilariously wide feet, and for some reason I have very narrow heels too so my feet resemble divers’ flippers.
Bizarrely, I’m extremely impressed with my Shimano DX shoes, which fit like a glove and seem to have plenty of width. Likewise, my Specialized shoes seem to accomodate my considerable foot girth too.Posted 7 years agomolgripsSubscriber
I then have yards of shoelace to sort out
I have quite wide feet in the middle (G as a kid) and very narrow heels. So in almost all shoes my heels slip a lot. Even in boots they slop around side to side.
Salomon are my saviour. For some reason they fit perfectly every time. Either that or shoes with a flexible heel cup like some Keens I have. Biking shoes are like flip flops for me 🙂
PJM – I too have lots of success with Shimano cycling shoes despite them appearing very narrow. If I take the insole out it’s utterly the wrong shape for my foot, far too long and narrow – and yet the shoes are quite comfy. The only other brand I have is Spesh, which are more comfy actually. Oh also just got a pair of Northwave insulated waterproof roadie shoes because they were half price – horribly tight at first but for some reason they loosen up during the ride and are ok.Posted 7 years agoMrs ToastMember
Do you remember those Clarks children’s shoes from the 80s? The ones that had the advert with the girl dressed up as a princess walking through an enchanted wood, looking for a key? And the shoes had a little button containing a key in the sole?
I wanted those shoes. I wanted them with a burning ferocity that you can’t even begin to comprehend. I longed for the day I needed new shoes, so my mom could take me to Clarks, and I would have the pretty princess shoes and my life would BE AWESOME.
But no, apparently princesses don’t have narrow feet. No princess shoes for me. The injustice of this still rankles to this very day…Posted 7 years ago
The topic ‘Shoes and narrow footed fascists’ is closed to new replies.