#72 - I want to wear cute strappy sandals, not wide-ass shoes!!
Maybe I'm just cursed with wide feet, but I find that when I'm fat, I need to wear wider shoes than normal. I hate this. It's summer and I'd like to be sporting some cute little strappy shoes. But instead, I'm usually in wide shoes. :( I remember as a thin person going into shoes shops and picking up the newest cutest little shoes and slipping them on with ease. Now, forget about it! Attempting to put on narrow little shoes is a joke! I can barely fit my toes into many of these shoes let alone my whole foot. It's quite comical actually, seeing me try on new shoes. There I am trying to squeeze my chunky feet into waaaaayy to tight of shoes. Even if I manage to squeeze my feet into the shoes, they usually look awful, with my chubby feet attempting to bust free, straining the straps to their limit. Honestly, I have some funny but cute feet. If that makes sense, lol. I have these pretty short looking feet when compared to the width of my feet. Pretty much my feet look like Hobbit feet (without all the hair, of course). But I do my best with what I have. I have found that strappy thong shoes work out pretty well, allowing my wide feet some room to breathe. That's about the only strappy shoes I can wear at this point. So I'm buying up as many pairs of flip flops and thongs as I can. I've got a pair for any outfit, casual or dressy, flats or heels, and every color to boot. Am I alone in this struggle? Are there other wide (*ahem* fat) footed people out there? Or is this just me? Do I just truly have wide feet? Hmm, don't know. But I do remember a time when I wore "thin" shoes! Now that I think about it, not only more narrow, but I wore a smaller size when I was thinner. Did my feet grow? Possibly, but it's probably just that I need more space to accommodate my fat feet. Who knows? Maybe I'll go from 9W back down to a 8. Guess I'll have to wait and see. Damn, guess I'll have to replace both my clothes AND my shoes when I lose weight. Only time will tell. But there are a pair of Jimmy Choos with my name on them waiting for me when I make it to goal.