Can't fit into my work shoes!

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raingirl28's picture
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Can't fit into my work shoes!

It's my first day back after being away for 3 weeks. I keep a few pairs of flats and heals in my desk at work to wear in the office, so that I can wear running shoes while commuting.

Today I went to put on my favourite pair of heals and they hurt! My feet are already getting bigger! I have tiny feet, size 7.5, and only one pair now fits. Ug... I didn't think this would happen so early! And it's not like my feet are swollen due to heat or something, because it's freezing in my office!

Oh yeah...another one...I can't sit with my legs crossed. I don't know how to explain it but it just makes my belly feel...uncomfortable...

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:lurk: well, kinda...I kinda belong here too. hehe

I totally feel ya on this one!! My feet grow at least a 1/2 size with pregnancy. It is permanent. They've already grown this pregnancy too. I have big feet that are hard to find shoes for. Think size 12-13 depending on the shoe. Was a 11-12 before DS. After DS a solid 12. Now in between 12 and 13. Not good. Can't. find. shoes. Maybe I shouldn't have more kids after this one afterall?? haha

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Wow. I can't imagine shoes that size for woman. I think the largest I've ever seen on my friends is size 9. Everyone in my family has tiny feet. My sister is a size 6! I gather you can't shop at Payless or anything like that (up here, they don't go over size 10 in the Payless stores). Maybe it has to do with where you live? I think in warmer climates woman tend to have larger feet, something about spreading out heat?

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Actually Payless is the only store I can find down here that carries a few size 13's. And even then it is only certain stores in certain areas. Few and far between, but I've managed to find a couple of them. Idk why, but most of my family (except my mom) has big feet. My oldest brother wears size 18. His shoes are very hard to find. We both wore our age (7 at 7, 8 at 8, etc) until our feet stopped growing. Mine at 11-12, his at 16, then they grew again to size 18 at age 21. We're really tall too though. I'm the shortest at 6 ft. My brothers are 6'2" and 6'4". So maybe we just need a "firm foundation"? haha

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Ahh. My DH is 6'4" and wears mens size 13 so not all that big. Seems like it's a genetic thing in your family. Then again, having larger feet may not be so bad, size 7.5 is on the small end of common and selection can be slim in some stores for me.

Today my feet are killing me. My toes hurt in my shoes, my running shoes make my feet feel fat. Just walking from the train to work this morning was agony and it's not that hot out even. I can't afford to buy all new shoes now! Ug....

Today I pulled out the ballet flats from my drawer at work and even they hurt so I'm current sitting with bare feet under my desk (no one needs to know - I can just slip on my shoes if I need to get up)!

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With my first daughter, my foot size went up half a size and it took almost 2 years to go back to normal. With my second, there was no change. Weight gain and time of year was the same.

Yay for bare feet!

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my feet never changed size. still fit in the hiking boots i bought for my wedding. i still HAVE the hiking boots i bought for my wedding! not the most comfortable the last few weeks though.. LOL. i had no swelling with Ellie and some with Bubba, made winter boots difficult.

my DH wears a size 18. or between 16 and 20 based on brand LOL.

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When should I be concerned about foot swelling? Last night when I got home from work my feet were so sore and warm (it was hot out yesterday). By the time I did a load of laundry, dishes, cleaned up a glass jar I dropped and broke, vacuumed (to get up all the glass), then loaded more laundry and filled the dishwasher, I looked down and my ankles and feet were quite swollen.

The rest of the night I tried to drink some more water (I'm not a water drinker), put my feet up, and relaxed. I forced myself to sleep entirely on my left side last night too in case it was a blood flow issue. This morning they are a little better, but still swollen and sore and fat feeling. My ankles aren't swollen this morning though.

Could it just be my body adjusting to the commute again after not being at work for 3 weeks? I do have a long commute home when I'm on this shift because it's before rush hour so the buses are infrequent and I have a long walk from the bus stop to my house.

Joined: 11/23/07
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i dont know much about swelling, i only had a very short time of that with bubba and it was only at the very end. like the last 2 weeks until 3 days after he was born. i know you should put your feet up!