when do feet stop growing? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-08-2006, 12:13 AM - Thread Starter
 
chel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: lost in a cornfield
Posts: 4,207
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I'm so tired of dd outgrowing shoes in the middle of the season. She 6 and still going through 3 sizes a year! When do dc's feet stop growing?
TIA

mom to 14yr dd and 4yr dd
chel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-08-2006, 12:17 AM
 
NiBeKa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Scottish Highlands (previous life)
Posts: 79
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I remember those days!:
DSs stopped enlarging their flippers at about 16 with a size 13 each. DD hasn't gone up a size in probably 2 years and she's 13 now. Not size 13 but age 13 and shoe size 9.5.
NiBeKa is offline  
Old 12-08-2006, 12:31 AM
 
BelgianSheepDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: unemployed in Greenland
Posts: 6,878
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mine grew while I was pregnant.
BelgianSheepDog is offline  
Old 12-08-2006, 12:45 AM
 
Lambsauce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 217
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think my feet stopped growing when I was about 13 or 14.... about the same time the rest of me stopped growing.

Of course, since starting high school I've gone up half a shoe size and an inch and a half in height, so maybe it doesn't completely stop until you're in your late teens or so?
Lambsauce is offline  
Old 12-08-2006, 01:15 PM
 
tnrsmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: soccer, track, gymnastics
Posts: 10,369
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My 12yo ds was a size 5.5 in April and in September I had to buy him an 8.5. I think he is ready for new ones again. sigh...................
tnrsmom is offline  
Old 12-08-2006, 01:24 PM
 
Ann-Marita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 4,429
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I recall that my feet slowed their growth for a short while just before puberty. Then puberty hit and things started growing again, and quickly. Then, when I was about 16, I was the size shoe I wore for many years.

Then, as an adult, my feet finally spread one more half-size.

So, I'd say some time after puberty is when the feet really slow down or stop growing.

I feel for you. My dd dances. That means that whenever she needs new shoes, she also needs new ballet, tap and jazz shoes. $$$!

I have learned to buy sandles two pair at a time - one the size she is when purchased, and another pair the next whole size up. DD loves sandles and will wear them almost year-round (we live in a fairly warm area). This way, whether sandles are available at the stores or not, she has another pair ready to go when needed.

Ann-Marita. I deleted my usual signature due to, oh, wait, if I say why, that might give too much away. 

Ann-Marita is offline  
Old 12-08-2006, 02:51 PM
 
talk de jour's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Posts: 2,474
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My feet stopped growing when I stopped getting taller -- around 12.

babyf.gif

talk de jour is offline  
Old 12-08-2006, 02:52 PM
 
serenetabbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Somewhere with my hands in the dirt
Posts: 4,696
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Like Ann-Marita, I just buy two pairs at a time, but in 1/2 sizes. My oldest is 8, and goes through about 3 sizes a year (outgrowing that is, not destroying... if we counted that it would be more like 5). My yonger child, OTOH, grows much slower and only goes through 2 sizes a year.

I read somewhere that, like your ears and nose, your feet always grow as you age... although it is only a tiny bit every year. I think that about 16 girls feet are about what they will be and boys age 18... but I could be very wrong

The Tabbie Family; DH , DS , DD , a few :, a couple : and me.
serenetabbie is offline  
Old 12-08-2006, 03:34 PM
Dar
 
Dar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 11,249
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't think Rain's have grown in the past year or so... she's 13 and wears about a 9.

She also dances, but she easily wears out ballet shoes after 3 or 4 months.

My feet grew half a size when I was pregnant, moving me from 9.5 to 10...

Dar

 
fambedsingle1.gifSingle mom to Rain (1/93) , grad student, and world traveler earth.gif


  

Dar is offline  
Old 12-08-2006, 03:54 PM
crl
 
crl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 3,514
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, my feet were a size 6 1/2 from 6th grade until I turned about 30. Now they are a size 7.

Catherine
crl is offline  
Old 12-08-2006, 04:28 PM
 
Sharlla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Springfield Mo
Posts: 11,638
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
My feet have been 7.5 since I was 13

Unassisted birthing, atheist, poly, bi WOHM to 4 wonderful, smart homeschooling kids Wes (14) Seth (7) Pandora Moonlilly (2) and Nevermore Stargazer (11/2012)  Married to awesome SAH DH.

Sharlla is offline  
Old 12-08-2006, 05:08 PM
 
panamama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: dreaming of sleep
Posts: 237
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ugh! DS seems to go up at least 1/2 shoe size every few months! seems like we are always buying new shoes before he's even worn out the old ones. makes for some very grateful hand-me-down recipients, but boy does it hurt my wallet. he's 14 and in a 12.5 or 13 shoe right now. and we need to go shopping this weekend. make it stop...MAKE IT STOP!

semi-crunchy mama to 1 unschooly, sometimes unruly, but mostly sweet and cool DS (17)
student reiki practitioner and aspiring /
panamama is offline  
Old 12-08-2006, 05:36 PM
 
PajamaMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: KC metro area
Posts: 3,446
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My dd (nearly 12) is in a 9-1/2, though her feet are so narrow, I am having a difficult time finding shoes that fit her. Everything that is long enough seems to gap on the sides.
PajamaMama is offline  
Old 12-08-2006, 09:00 PM
 
Lambsauce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 217
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by PajamaMama View Post
My dd (nearly 12) is in a 9-1/2, though her feet are so narrow, I am having a difficult time finding shoes that fit her. Everything that is long enough seems to gap on the sides.
I have the exact opposite problem! My feet are huge-wide. It's a lot of not-fun.
Lambsauce is offline  
Old 12-08-2006, 10:29 PM
 
LovinMyKids's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: California
Posts: 624
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
When you figure it out, let me know. My ds is 11, and he is wearing 8 in men's. He outgrew me last year, and he is growing, growing!
LovinMyKids is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off