(Closed) Do feet shrink with age?

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Is it different brands? For the first time since I was in middle school I bought size 10 shoes today, but I think it had way more to do with brand than it does with my feet shrinking. 

Post # 4
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Mine did… i thought I was crazy, glad to see it’s happened to someone else. I went from a 9.5 to an 8.5 in American sizes

Post # 6
8456 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

My foot shrunk too!!  I’m so glad I saw this post, I thought I was taking crazy pills lol.  I went from a 6 to a 5.5 (US sizes).

Post # 7
1144 posts
Bumble bee

I think they do. I used to be a size 6/6.5 and now I’m a size 5 lol I googled it when it happened and there are studies that show it does happen.

Post # 8
1508 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think it happend to me as well! I used to wear a 10 in high school now I’m and 8.5 or a 9. WTF

Post # 9
37 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

I hope not. I wear a size 4 in women’s American size. I don’t think I could ever find heels again if they shrunk even a little. I’m hoping my feet will grow with pregnancy like some women have experienced.

Post # 10
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Mine have got a size bigger with age! 🙁

Post # 11
2411 posts
Buzzing bee

Everything shrinks with age. When I was in my 20s, I was almost 5’8″.

Now I’m 50 and I’m 5’6 and a half.


Post # 12
9 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

My feet also grow with age!!

Post # 13
2459 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

No your feet don’t shrink with age, but I have noticed the same thing, and I think they are actually making shoes bigger, as people are getting bigger/taller etc. I have a vintage pair of sixe 36 shoes and they are tiny. 

Post # 14
2556 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Mine have slowly crept up a half size as I’ve gotten older!

Post # 15
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@mrsbruff2b:  I always thought people’s feet got bigger with age.  Weight changes can affect shoe size, also.  Are they starting to “vanity size” shoes now?  

Post # 16
886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My feet definitely shrank since I started running again this past winter. I was told it might be because my arches are strengthening and shorten my foot. Have you started running at all?

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