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How do I make my feet smaller?

Question Posted Tuesday June 9 2009, 1:09 am

Is there any way to make your feet smaller?

I have big feet and it is hard to find cute shoes that fit right. My feet are probably done growing or whatever so I don't know if I can, like, lose weight in them or do some sort of feet exercises to make them shorter. I know it sounds stupid but I thought maybe... ?

Anyone know or am I just out of luck?

If there isn't a way to actually make them smaller is there a way to make them LOOK smaller? Certain styles of shoes or something..?

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xxgracebelle answered Tuesday June 9 2009, 11:21 pm:
Lol, I wear a size 5 and a half shoe, I wish I could make mine bigger! so be glad!

BUT, you're out of luck and so am I.

I agree, do not wear flats, they do make your feet look so much longer than they are, I wouldn't recommend sandels either. Flip flops are good though, as long as your toes aren't yellow and gross lol

but I don't remember the story quite right but I remember hearing or reading somewhere that the chinese find beauty in small feet, so the girls while their feet were growing would tie bricks to their feet

BUT I doubt you want to do that :}

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littlemisschatterbox answered Tuesday June 9 2009, 11:01 am:
I don't know about physically shrinking your feet, but I would definitely avoid the suddenly popular skinny jeans and converse look. Don't worry, your feet aren't weirder than mine, and even if they were, no one will notice unless you point it out to them.

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karenR answered Tuesday June 9 2009, 7:20 am:
First of all Gunner is right. This is really something that YOU notice more than others do. I can't ever remember thinking about another persons feet. There is nothing you can do to physically make your feet smaller.

There are things you can do to make them appear smaller. Here is the list courtesy of

Heeled Shoes vs. Flat Shoes

While high heels may not be as good for your feet or body, they will make your feet look smaller. The good news is that chunky heels and wedges usually accomplish this better than stiletto heels, and they're typically much easier to wear.

The heel height doesn't factor in quite as much on men's shoes, since there isn't that much of a variance, but typically styles that show just a hint of sole around the upper of the shoe will make your feet look shorter

Round Toes Instead of Pointy Toes

Pointy toed shoes can make even the daintiest of feet appear long. Since they're usually very close-fitting, they also make the foot look thinner.

Narrow shoe styles might be a good thing if you think your feet look too wide, but if it's the length of your feet that is keeping you up at night, you definitely want to steer clear of slim shoes with pointy toes. The same goes for guys, so bicycle toes should be avoided.

Dark Colored Shoes

Shoes in darker colors will make your feet appear smaller than shoes in light or pastel shades, but don't feel like you just have to stick to black. In addition to darker earth tones and grays, deeper versions of red, blue, purple and green will serve you better than their lighter-toned counterparts.

Avoid Skimpy Sandals

A strappy sandal that exposes a lot of the foot will make anyone's foot look larger, but showing a little bit of your foot can work to your advantage. To break the monotony of just wearing closed shoes, women can try peep-toes, D'Orsays or sling-backs.

Closed Shoes for Men and Women

As a general rule for closed shoes, the more material there is on top of your foot, the longer your foot will appear. A style with an opening that is closer to the toes will not look as big as a shoe in which the foot opening is very close to the front of your leg.

Accents Make Big Feet Look Smaller

For women, bows, buckles, lace overlays, and kiltie detailing will make feet appear more petite, and guys who want their dogs to look smaller should check out shoes with tassels, and straps that cross the shoe closer to the toes than the leg.

Big-Looking Shoes Will Make Your Feet Look Big

My tips above are good general rules, but since there are so many style factors in every shoe, there's really no way of describing which shoes will be perfect for your feet.

The best and easiest thing you can do is take a good look at the shoe before putting it on. A style that looks longer than others out of the box is going to look longer on your feet.

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hitler_the_goat answered Tuesday June 9 2009, 2:10 am:
to be frank, you're screwed, sweet pea. the only culture that even attempted to address this issue mutilated generations of their women. there are usually stores that sell shoes for women with "big" feet. I personally have no problem with shoe size, probably because the only women with feet as big as mine are in the WNBA. lemme guess, you're a size ten or something in the vicinity. thats still nowhere near as big as a guy's foot. look to hell with getting smaller feet, your body has deemed them as necessary for propulsion, and last I checked, NAPA auto parts doesn't sell those. course, you could always try a pair of heels, the mystery of how girls walk in heels is half the fun of watching a girl wear heels. so dudes will be looking no matter what.

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