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    lost weight, shoes too big?

    I've lost weight before but it never seemed to matter to shoe size, but I lost 53# and now my feet are swimming around in my shoes. I wear EEE width but now I can hardly lace them tight enough because the two sides come together. Now my feet slide around in the shoe and I get blisters. Anyone had this problem before?

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    Can't say I've exactly had your problem, but I always wear much shoes on the side of tight (whether cycling or just walking around unless i'm in sandals) and they loosen up pretty quickly.
    As a quick fix I'd try adding a fairly thick insert and see how that feels. if its just way too loose you're probably stuck getting a new pair, but if the old ones aren't too worn someone would probably buy them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by airbrake
    I've lost weight before but it never seemed to matter to shoe size, but I lost 53# and now my feet are swimming around in my shoes. I wear EEE width but now I can hardly lace them tight enough because the two sides come together. Now my feet slide around in the shoe and I get blisters. Anyone had this problem before?
    Yes. I've dropped 136 pounds and two shoe sizes, from a 14 to a 12. However, my feet have grown wider, probably because I'm standing on them more often. My cycling and athletic shoes are the only ones that fit me properly now.

    While on the subject of sizes, I've also dropped from a 58 waist to a 42-44. I don't know how much smaller I'll get; I still have 40 some pounds to go, but I also have a lot of loose skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airbrake
    I've lost weight before but it never seemed to matter to shoe size, but I lost 53# and now my feet are swimming around in my shoes. I wear EEE width but now I can hardly lace them tight enough because the two sides come together. Now my feet slide around in the shoe and I get blisters. Anyone had this problem before?

    I used to be a 4EE width, now I wear a D width. Oddly my hat size has also shrunk ocnsiderably. Hats that I never was able to wear before now I wear on almost the smallest setting (I guess I was a fat head )
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    Same here........both hats and shoes (along with every thing else in the closet!)
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    Dang, I didn't know that you can drop shoe sizes while losing weight, too!

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    I've only had one thing get bigger as a result of the weight loss.....
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Here's the worst part. I retired from the post office 2 yrs ago. The last 3yrs I worked I used all my clothing allowance stockpiling shoes, so they better fit a while. When I was in the army, age 20, I wore 9, now I'm 11, You would think if you were smart enough to lose weight your hat size would increase from your big giant brain. I picked up some insoles today and that tightened things up a little. It's weird to take a step without you shoe moving!

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    My shoes and my watch and wedding ring, too. I lost about 40 pounds from November to March, and the first thing I noticed other than waist size was that my metal-band watch slides around so I can't read it. My ring nearly slips off, too.
    Not so much in the shoes, but there's definitely more room in there than there used to be.

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    Yep, I was a solid 14 and even 15 in dress shoes. Now I can wear a lot of 13's, just depends on the brand. But I also have big problems on the wedding ring. If I go swimming (either in a nice rainy ride or in a pool) I now wear the ring on the chain with my Road ID tag. If I didn't and I lost the ring, after the wife got through with me the only way to ID my body would be with my Road ID tag
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    I've only had one thing get bigger as a result of the weight loss.....
    I hate to break it to you, Tom, but that thing only appears bigger because your belly is smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian
    I hate to break it to you, Tom, but that thing only appears bigger because your belly is smaller.
    Ain't that the truth

    Well, at least it can be seen, which probably can't be said for some other unlucky guys.

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    (Only) down 55 pounds, but my trusty size 46 mountain shoes got so big I decided I might as well buy some roadie shoes... I could ALMOST comfortably wear my wife's same brand/style 44 mountain shoes... Feet are much happier in cycling shoes that fit.

    Other than the shoes, I have exactly one pair of pants that fit. In another 15-20 pounds, I should be able to wear my dress clothes from a decade or so ago when I used to dress nice for work... :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat_bike_nut
    Ain't that the truth

    Well, at least it can be seen, which probably can't be said for some other unlucky guys.
    Being able to see it should be considered a non-scale victory. I look forward to getting there someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tailchaser
    (Only) down 55 pounds, but my trusty size 46 mountain shoes got so big I decided I might as well buy some roadie shoes... I could ALMOST comfortably wear my wife's same brand/style 44 mountain shoes... Feet are much happier in cycling shoes that fit.

    Other than the shoes, I have exactly one pair of pants that fit. In another 15-20 pounds, I should be able to wear my dress clothes from a decade or so ago when I used to dress nice for work... :-)
    Same here. I'm wearing shirts that I haven't worn since just after my high school graduation, 22 years ago. Fortunately I was a conservative dresser as a young man.

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    shoe size

    All that weight puts alot of psi on your feet and they spread out. When you lose it, your feet have less weight on them so they end up being less spread out and you can then wear narrower and perhaps even smaller sized shoes. One thing to consider is that, we men, as we age, our feet, hands and ears get larger.

    Too bad it isn't the same for everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian
    I hate to break it to you, Tom, but that thing only appears bigger because your belly is smaller.
    Good point, and you're right - my saddle does looks bigger these days

    Steve

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