Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hey bigfoot...

Victoria Beckham's big feet
Do you have big feet? Well, you are in good company with Paris Hilton, Michelle Obama, Jodi Kidd, Kate Winslet and Nicole Kidman who all have size-nine feet. And did you know there has been an 80 per cent increase in the number of woman taking a size nine shoe? The average size of women’s feet has increased as generations of women grow taller. In fact, women’s feet are 1.5 times bigger than they were just ten years ago!
Mail Online writer Ellen Burgess went in search for shoes to fit her size 9 feet, something which she hates to do as she can never find fashionable, trendy shoes in her size. She went to Selfridges who have no fewer than 55,000 shoes in stock at any one time. Of the 4,000 shoes on display she found just two pairs that would fit her large feet.

We talk about the plus size industry, the need to raise self esteem, and so on, but rarely do the feet get a mention. But women’s feet have an impact on how they feel about themselves. Research has shown that 82 per cent of women are embarrassed by their feet with nearly half of women with large feet who lie to their friends about their shoe size.

Read more about the experience of Ellen Burgess by reading her article My feet are a GIANT problem! As women’s feet get bigger, one size-niner asks: why do shops still treat me as a freak?
Shopping online provides women with large feet more options than the high street offers. Here is a list of some of the retailers offering a fantastic selection of fashionable and trendy large shoes:

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