I promise, I was a 7.5/8 shoe size! But I go shoe shopping today and I’m comfortably a 7…sometimes, even a 6.5! There are two theories to explain this:
My feet are shrinking. There are multiple sub-theories to this one. Two of my favorites go as follows:
- It could be a degenerative condition associated with ageing…
- It could be that running in vibrams has increased the use of muscles in my feet leading to a leaner look… (see “Born to Run“)
Shoe companies are switching the standard for shoe size in a conspiracy to make me self-conscious. This happened to me with clothes sizes before. I went from a 4 to a 0 without losing a pound! I mean, I really don’t have that much to lose 🙁 . Express probably told Nine West it was their turn to pull a fast one on me.
Irrespective of the cause, the effect is incontrovertible – my shoe size is decreasing!