Life with tiny feet
I have cried many a time over a loss of shoes. I don’t mean that I have worn out many good shoes, but I mean that it is so difficult to find shoes that fit my small feet. I’ve been told to look in the kids section or to get custom shoes for my small feet, but the former option doesn’t get me a lot of what I like at all, and the latter option is expensive.
I know people like Michelle also have small feet and can sympathise. I was at the shoe store last week and a girl was looking for the same size shoe as me. She said to me, ‘Small feet! It’s so hard to find shoes.’ I agreed with her.
I have no other problems with having tiny feet, other than trying to find the right sized shoe! I feel awkward asking store staff for my size because they have a much bigger size on display. It’s usually the average women’s size, but is far, far too big for me. :( Then again, I don’t really see any obvious advantages to having tiny feet.
I believe my feet have gone through a lot of abuse over the years – I was a ballerina, I wore rather ill-fitting shoes and didn’t walk properly in high heels (yep, you gotta hold yourself up and not sink into your shoes – ballet helped me with that), and now I am wondering if there is something I can do to change that. I’m trying my best to make sure that I can wiggle my toes at least a bit, in any shoes that I buy, and yes there is such thing as comfortable high heels, but I’ll be trying to switch out with flats every now and then.
For twelve years I wore the same pair of athletic vintage Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers, every day to go for a run. They were not giving my feet the support they needed, and I probably messed up the arches of my feet by doing that for such a long time. I invested in new running shoes about a year ago and I am so happy with them. My feet feel great and I am finally giving them the right treatment.
I bought a shitty pair of shoes from H&M the other day, they were real leather and they fit fine, but today after only a few hours of wear, my feet were covered in blisters. Clearly not a pair of comfortable heels.
It’s a shame that feet are such delicate things we walk on but we give them a lot of hell by wearing the wrong kind of shoe. I like to give my feet a little massage in the shower each day, the skin on them is better than it used to be and I try to keep them from being dry. I recently messed up my toenails with nail stickers but I am doing my best to make my tiny feet feel loved. :)