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: 193
Pre-Op: 15 M1: 19.8 M2: 10.5 M3: 13.7
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
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
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: 162.4
Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7
Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day)
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
VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)
Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170
My feet were 10 Narrow pre-surgery and are the same size post-op at goal.
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)
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.