Shoe size

on 11/29/17 8:10 am
VSG on 08/21/17 with

I teach vocational horticulture, so I usually wear work boots or sneakers to work. I had to present awards at an assembly today, and I packed a pair of heels to change into. I didn't realize how big they had gotten! I was practically stepping out of them. I know it's common for shoe size to change after weight loss, and I don't want to invest in new shoes until that happens (especially for shoes that I won't wear very often). My question is - at what point did your feet stop shrinking? Before goal? At goal? some time during maintenance?

5'2" VSG: 8/21/17 HW: 261 SW:243 CW: 199

Pre-Op: 15 M1: 19.8 M2: 10.5 M3: 13.7

Kat W.
on 11/29/17 8:53 am
RNY on 12/31/13

When I was 347 pounds, I generally wore an 8.5 to a 9 W or WW -- often a 9 just to get the width. In fact, I was certain that I had naturally wide feet.

At my current weight, I wear a 6.5 or 7 in medium width. I've worn that size since I was about 3/4 to goal.

Hope that helps.

"What you eat in private, you wear in public." ----- Kat

on 11/29/17 9:05 am

Unfortunately I still need wide width even at goal - thanks Dad's family! DH affectionately refers to my feet as bricks because that's pretty much their shape. But I now wear 7.5-8W instead of 8.5-9W.

Surgery Date June 3, 2016

HW: 329 W at first consult 290. SW 238, CW 128

Cecily C.
on 11/29/17 9:24 am - CA
VSG on 02/22/17

I think it depends on whether your feet carried fat. My never did, so my shoe size didn't change.

Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 163.2

Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-10.6 M3:-10.4 M4:-8.4 M5:-12 M6:-8.2 M7:-8.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-7.4 M10:-6.6

Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day)

Gwen M.
on 11/29/17 10:56 am
VSG on 03/13/14

I love this question since it's one of those things I never thought about pre-op. :)

The only way my feet changed with weight loss was in width, not length. So I still wear the same size, I can just wear actual women's width shoes now instead of men's width shoes. Which is pretty freaking awesome for me - not useful for you :P

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on 11/29/17 11:58 am
Mini Gastric Bypass on 04/10/17

My feet were 10 Narrow pre-surgery and are the same size post-op at goal.

on 11/29/17 12:42 pm
VSG on 10/11/16

My feet were 15 5E before I started losing weight. Today, 205 lbs down, they are STILL 15 5E. My head got smaller though. I wonder what that says about me?

Current weight 273, 27 lbs below goal.

on 11/29/17 1:33 pm - PA
VSG on 08/23/16

So, my feet were a 6 or 6.5 before kids. After kids 7-8. Pre surgery, 8.5 sometimes wide. Now, I'm wearing anywhere between a 7 and an 8 depending on the shoe and no longer need a wide. I was never able to wear Nike sneakers (even pre-kid) yet now, I have two pairs of Nike's that I train in. I'm about 15 pounds from goal, so I don't think my feet will change much more.

Keep on losing!


HW 271.5 (April 2016) SW 246.9 (8/23/16) CW 166 (10/10/17)

on 11/29/17 2:33 pm
RNY on 03/21/16 with

I lost a full size, from a Men's 11 to a Men's 10. I was down to the size 10 sometime prior to maintenance (maybe 50%-75% of the way to maintenance).

on 11/29/17 5:04 pm - Arlington, TX
VSG on 08/17/16

I lost a shoe size, my daughter who used to work at a shoe shop says that I was only really in an 11 because of the width. Now that I'm back to a normal width I'm walking out of my 11s and am having to replace my dress shoes with 10s. My daughter is reaping the benefit as she's a true 11.

* 8/16/2017 - ONEDERLAND!! *

HW 306 - SW 297 - GW 175 - Surg VSG with Melanie Hafford on 8/17/2016

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