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Shoes shrinking or feet growing?

Old 05-05-07, 04:49 PM
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Shoes shrinking or feet growing?

I've been using a pair of size 44 Diadora Ergo shoes for the past three years and they had fit fine up until the past few months, recently I've noticed that they feel too small, they feel both too narrow as well as too short now. Is it normal for shoes to shrink a bit? Before they felt like slippers. I'm 25 so I doubt my feet are growing again.
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Old 05-05-07, 04:58 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gout
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Old 05-05-07, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by slvoid
I doubt that's it, I don't have anything similar to the kind of pain that they describe and my feet look nothing like that.
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Old 05-05-07, 05:45 PM
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Your feet acually grow untill you die.
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Originally Posted by DRLski
I'm 25 so I doubt my feet are growing again.
Not impossible. My feet grew from a 10.5 to an 11 at age 24. I had been a 10.5 since age 15 until then, too.
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Old 05-05-07, 06:35 PM
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Uh, after initial growth, feet get longer as arch compresses with age (starting at around age 50). You can accomplish the same effect by putting on a really, really lot of weight at any age. If you've already got flat feet, guess you're set!
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Old 05-05-07, 07:48 PM
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Maybe you're pregnant and your feet got fat? That's not impossible.
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Fitness increases and speed increases and then in an effort to go even faster you wear your shoes tighter for better efficiency. Combination of riding harder makes the feet swell more than previously and wearing them tighter makes the shoes seem smaller. Solution, loosen your straps and/or ratchet mechanism in that order. You can generally tighten the top strap, generally the one with a ratchet mechanism, as tight as you want without constricting your feet. The bottom strap should just be closed without tightening at all. The middle one should be somewhere in between the top and bottom one as far as tightness, but not too tight that it does not allow your feet to swell without constriction while you are riding.

I hope that helps.
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Old 05-05-07, 11:45 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acromegaly

Very slow and insidious disease. Nobody notices until someone who hasn't seen you for 20 years says you look funny. Also, your shoes and hat no longer fits.
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Fallen arches?

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In the morning, your feet are smaller than in the evening (if you sleep like most people).
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I feel your pain - I had to go to size 50 shoes this year!
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sounds like you and Barry Bonds have something in common

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I have gone up half a size since age 35
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I don't know about longer, but certainly your feet can get bulkier from muscle development. Mine bulk up if I ski a lot. Seems to be the extensor digitorum brevis that I notice, on the upper outer part of the foot.
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Stop being jerks and posting gout and acromegaly links. Give the OP a break!
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If feet keep growing until you die then when my time comes I should be about a size 40.
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I have five year old sized 46 Specialzed shoes I still fit fine in, but I tried some new Specialized 46's and had my foot was cramped and pushing out the front. Go figure.
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