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#1 of 15 Old 12-07-2006, 11:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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?
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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.
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mine grew while I was pregnant.
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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?
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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...................
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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.

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My feet stopped growing when I stopped getting taller -- around 12.

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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

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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...

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Well, my feet were a size 6 1/2 from 6th grade until I turned about 30. Now they are a size 7.

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My feet have been 7.5 since I was 13

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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!

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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.
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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.
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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!
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