I keep hearing about people going down a shoe size after WLS, but I'm wondering if that's the case for everyone. My feet are average width and fairly thin (and big! women's size 11) and I'm wondering if "non-chubby" feet change size. When I was pregnant, my feet grew lengthwise from a 10 to an 11, but didn't grow in width.
I ask this because I have quite the large collection of cool running shoes and I'd hate to have to get rid of them.
No shoe size change for me (size 10). Possibly there is a little more give on some shoes but not enough to change size.
Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.
WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350
Sorry size 12 going in, still a size 12. They are thinner, so I pretty much had to get rid of all my stretched out shoes...and it is easier to find shoes because I am always a medium width.
Running shoes because they are lace up, you might get away with but depending on how much you need to lose you might find yourself needing to get rid of them eventually.... or even better wearing them out because you are running so much!
Mine never changed.
6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.
Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.
M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.
mine changed from a wide width 9 to a regular size 8. My feet were very pudgy before surgery. It is nice not buying wide width shoes.
I can't find wide shoes anywhere!