Ever changing foot
Does an adult's foot get bigger around age 40? 4/23/2009 10:23PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
A friend of mine said that about when he was 40, his feet grew a size or so. He said that he had to buy all new shoes. I am 41 and noticing that my shoes seem more snug. Anyone else had this situation of feet suddenly growing in middle age?
Er...
RE: Does an adult's foot get bigger around age 40? 4/23/2009 10:29PM - in reply to Ever changing foot Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Happened to me. Went from 10 1/2 to 11 in my early 40s and sometimes the 11s feel snug.
Dr Scholls
RE: Does an adult's foot get bigger around age 40? 4/23/2009 10:48PM - in reply to Ever changing foot Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
As your foot flattens out you "grow" in size (usually in length, but possibly in width too)
Grower of bigger feets
RE: Does an adult's foot get bigger around age 40? 4/24/2009 6:36AM - in reply to Ever changing foot Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Yes, it happened to me (went from an 11 to 13, even 14 in some brands) and I became more popular with the ladies about this time. I guess size does matter.
please nooooo
RE: Does an adult's foot get bigger around age 40? 4/24/2009 8:05AM - in reply to Ever changing foot Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I already wear an 11 1/2 triple E!!!
Wait...
RE: Does an adult's foot get bigger around age 40? 4/24/2009 8:13AM - in reply to please nooooo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
It can happen, its never a guarantee.

Also, having the deal with this on an everyday basis, this isn't something that happens overnight.

If you went from 11s to 13s, you were probably too big for 11s well before you actually switched. People don't generally like to believe their feet are getting bigger until it becomes beyond obvious that their shoes are too small. Jumping two full sizes tells me that you were wearing your shoes way too small for a good long time before it became unbearable.
please nooooo
RE: Does an adult's foot get bigger around age 40? 4/24/2009 8:35AM - in reply to Wait... Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Wait... wrote: People don't generally like to believe their feet are getting bigger ..


I'm still in denial that I'm not 20 years younger. I'm just not sure I can handle 2 lies at once here... :)

Funny thing is I've been wearing my last pair of brooks around the house lately and every time I put them on I start thinking "Man, these weren't this tight when I ran in them were they??"

I guess the upside is that I really don't need swim fins.
59 yr old
RE: Does an adult's foot get bigger around age 40? 4/24/2009 10:53AM - in reply to please nooooo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I also found that I went up about 1/2 size in my 40s.
flat
RE: Does an adult's foot get bigger around age 40? 4/24/2009 11:47AM - in reply to Ever changing foot Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Collapsing arch increases foot size slightly
shindler swindler
RE: Does an adult's foot get bigger around age 40? 4/24/2009 12:20PM - in reply to Ever changing foot Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Um, everything gets bigger at age 40 except the things that really matter like paycheck and penis.
59 yr old
RE: Does an adult's foot get bigger around age 40? 4/24/2009 12:32PM - in reply to shindler swindler Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Speak for yourself.
happily married guy
RE: Does an adult's foot get bigger around age 40? 4/24/2009 1:49PM - in reply to shindler swindler Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

shindler swindler wrote:

Um, everything gets bigger at age 40 except the things that really matter like paycheck and penis.


I noticed this myself, went from 9.5 to 10.5 and asked my wife if she thought my feet looked bigger---she said at least something looks bigger luv!! no kidding--
bigfoot123
RE: Does an adult's foot get bigger around age 40? 4/24/2009 1:56PM - in reply to happily married guy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I bumped up all my shoe sizes at age 37. I still have an extremely high arch.
Mr. Conundrum
RE: Does an adult's foot get bigger around age 40? 4/24/2009 8:40PM - in reply to 59 yr old Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

59 yr old wrote:

Speak for yourself.


Actually yes to feet and other growth
12345
RE: Does an adult's foot get bigger around age 40? 4/24/2009 8:55PM - in reply to bigfoot123 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

bigfoot123 wrote:

I bumped up all my shoe sizes at age 37. I still have an extremely high arch.


Interesting. Maybe the connective tissues of the foot just "relax" a bit, causing there to be a bit more space between joints? I've heard of middle-aged shoe crises before, but thought it was always due to collapsing arches.
mwwwin
RE: Does an adult's foot get bigger around age 40? 9/4/2013 12:55PM - in reply to 12345 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
At 42 I went increased @1 size...11 to 12
RuKiddingMe!!
RE: Does an adult's foot get bigger around age 40? 9/4/2013 12:58PM - in reply to Ever changing foot Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
happen to me, still have by army boots 8 1/2s, today I wear a 10.
zzzz
RE: Does an adult's foot get bigger around age 40? 9/4/2013 1:52PM - in reply to mwwwin Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
From about high school to about 30: 10

At 43 and 44: 11.5

More of the gain between about 30 and 43 was probably closer to 40 than 30.
Ask for a frappe then
RE: Does an adult's foot get bigger around age 40? 9/4/2013 1:55PM - in reply to Ever changing foot Reply | Return to Index | Report Post