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meemee's Avatar meemee 06:30 AM 08-20-2011

my dd is almost 9 and wears a 7 bigeyes.gif i am a 9. she is just 2 sizes away from me. she also fits into some of my clothes bigeyes.gif

 

she fits into some of my friend's shoes and in some cases dd wears a size bigger than them. bigeyes.gif



4Marmalade's Avatar 4Marmalade 06:48 AM 08-20-2011

Wow, those are some big feet smile.gif.  My ds will be 9 soon and he's in a size 3.5 or 4.  Dd is 6-1/2 and wears a size 13. 


Peony's Avatar Peony 06:52 AM 08-20-2011

DD1 is 8.5 and wears a size 1.5 shoe. She is average height but small feet, my 4y wears a size 12 so not so small!


velochic's Avatar velochic 06:55 AM 08-20-2011

Dd is 9.5.   Her shoe size is a 35 European or 3 US.  Her feet look big to me for her size.  Nothing close to a 7, though!!  I wear a 7.5, so your dd could probably wear some of MY shoes!

 

ETA:  sorry, didn't realize you were just wanting shoe size. 


lifeguard's Avatar lifeguard 08:50 AM 08-20-2011

I wear an 11 now & distinctly remember being 9 or 10 & wearing larger sizes than my mom.


4evermom's Avatar 4evermom 09:23 AM 08-20-2011

Ds started wearing my shoes this spring.  He was 9 1/2 yo and kids' size 5 which is the same as a women's size 7. 


meemee's Avatar meemee 09:34 AM 08-20-2011

orngtongue.gif oh come on. stories, opinions, criticisms, questions, anything else always welcome.  if you edited out anything i'd love to read it. 
 

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ETA:  sorry, didn't realize you were just wanting shoe size. 


i think from when dd was what 3 or 4 her shoe size went up every 6 months. and then i think they slowed down probably the last couple of years of maybe once a year.

 

but yeah this is the time of her growth spurt. she literally can gain 2 inches in a week. i discovered that by accident. her friend went away for a week. before he left they measured themselves (they are 9 days apart in age) and when he came back the difference in height absolutely caught your eyes. 

 


LynnS6's Avatar LynnS6 12:52 PM 08-20-2011

Ds is 10 and wears a men's size 8 (or a women's size 10).

Dd is 7 and wears a girl's size 4.

 

We've got big feet in our family. I wore a women's size 10 when I was 10. My feet stayed that size until I had kids. I'm now an 11. I'm expecting ds to top out at a men's 13 or 14. Dd at a women's 10.


chel's Avatar chel 01:33 PM 08-20-2011
During my dd 5th grade yr she went from a size 5 to a 8.5!
Big jump in clothing size. From a 10 to a 14. She's almost in the teen stuff, just no hips to hold the pants up.
velochic's Avatar velochic 01:47 PM 08-20-2011


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Originally Posted by meemee View Post

orngtongue.gif oh come on. stories, opinions, criticisms, questions, anything else always welcome.  if you edited out anything i'd love to read it. 
 


i think from when dd was what 3 or 4 her shoe size went up every 6 months. and then i think they slowed down probably the last couple of years of maybe once a year.

 

but yeah this is the time of her growth spurt. she literally can gain 2 inches in a week. i discovered that by accident. her friend went away for a week. before he left they measured themselves (they are 9 days apart in age) and when he came back the difference in height absolutely caught your eyes. 

 

 

No, I was just saying what her clothes sizes are and I said that I hope she never wears the same sized clothes that I do now (I'm out of shape).  That's all.  It wasn't anything, just more info than you were asking for.  My dd is a bit smaller than other girls her age, but very strong and healthy, and I was saying that she seems to be more the size of a young 8 yo, rather than someone on their way to 10 and I couldn't imagine her wearing my shoes any time soon.
 

 


LynnS6's Avatar LynnS6 02:23 PM 08-20-2011

OK, I'll give you a story .... when I was 10, I went to buy shoes with my mom. The sales clerk asked what size I wore. I said "10". He looked at me and said "No!" He had to measure my feet before he believed us! Yeah guy, I was 10, but I had big feet.


meemee's Avatar meemee 03:32 PM 08-20-2011

wow wait lynn i just realised. your feet were done growing by the time you were 10. wow!!!! and then after kids. woah perhaps dd's will stop growing soon too. 

 

i dont remember by shoe size but i know i think i was done growing by 5th or 6th grade. i was the tallest in lower elementary school and by the end i was one of the shortest .


Peony's Avatar Peony 04:04 PM 08-20-2011

I also remember wearing my mom's shoes in 5th grade, she wore an 8.5, I wore a 9.5 until having kids, 10.5 now. Similar story to meemee about height, tall in elem school, and then never grew after early middle school. I'm 5'5. I think my DD1 will end up around my height, she has my build, just not my huge feet, thank goodness!


BubbleMa's Avatar BubbleMa 07:28 PM 08-20-2011

My DD (9) wears a 4 or 4.5.  She can fit in my sister's shoes perfectly, and she wears a 6 or 6.5.


MJB's Avatar MJB 10:22 AM 08-21-2011

My oldest son is 8.5 and wears a 2 or 2.5. My second is 5.5 and wears a 1.5-- they can wear each others shoes in a pinch. I don't think his feet have grown much in the past 2 years, he's worn out shoes before outgrowing them. He is tall and thin, our shirts are almost the same size (he just got a down vest that I'm totally going to borrow this fall!) 


sleet76's Avatar sleet76 10:30 AM 08-21-2011

My 8-yo DD is tiny, and wears a size 12.5 - 13.  She is still in slim 6 or slim 7, and is only about 46-47 lbs.  I am starting to wonder how small she may be as an adult!  All three of my kids are small for age.  DH and I are on the smaller side of average-ish  (5'8" for him, and 5'4" for me).

 


Daffodil's Avatar Daffodil 10:56 AM 08-21-2011

My 8/12 year old DD is about a 1, and 5 1/2 year old DS wears about a 12 or 12 1/2.  They're small, but so are DP and I, so no surprises there.


mommy68's Avatar mommy68 04:08 PM 08-21-2011

My daughter is 9 and wears a shoe size 3/4 depending on the type of shoe. I wear a size 5 shoe. She and I can now share shoes and she is only in the 4th grade. I thought HER feet were big for her age but now I'm seeing that isn't so. lol.


CJ's mommy's Avatar CJ's mommy 10:19 PM 08-21-2011

My Ds is 9 1/2 and wears a men's size 7.

 

 


KCMichigan's Avatar KCMichigan 08:10 PM 08-22-2011

Two almost 6 yr olds.

 

They were  size 11 narrow  and 12.


~cassie's Avatar ~cassie 08:58 AM 08-23-2011

My oldest son is 6 yrs old and can wear a size 1 or 2(a tad big).  My niece is 8 and wears a women's size 7.


Imakcerka 10:26 PM 08-25-2011
Flintstone sized! And she's 8! Though it means nothing in regards to her growth. My brother wears size 11s and is only 5'5... on his tippy toes... and that's obviously adding some height!
dbsam's Avatar dbsam 10:37 PM 08-25-2011

dd age 7 wears a 4

ds age 7 wears a 3


JayGee's Avatar JayGee 05:27 AM 08-26-2011

DS is 9 and wears a 6.

DD1 is 7 and wears a 2.

DD2 is 5 and wears a 13.

 

FWIW, I wear a women's 7.


meemee's Avatar meemee 11:05 PM 08-26-2011

wow this blows me away. it looks like for many of you, your feet achieved adult size by 10 (not that its a magic #).

 

for some reason i believed our feet grow thru the teenage years. but looking back i remember me never changing sizes when i was a teenager. 

 


-Resque-'s Avatar -Resque- 04:30 PM 08-27-2011

DSD just turned 8 and wears a size 1. In some brands, she can fit in a 13.5 still.


kayleesmom's Avatar kayleesmom 08:43 PM 08-29-2011

my son is 2.5 and is a 9 . my daughter is 4.5 and is in a 11.5 - 12 and my 7 yr old is in a 3.


greenemami's Avatar greenemami 08:51 AM 08-30-2011

dsd is 10 and wears a women's 8 to 8-1/2.  She is very tall for her age though and always has been.  Her mom is average height but dad is tall.  Dd i 4.5 and wears a 10/11.  Ds is 1.5 and wears a 6, I think!


abeliamama's Avatar abeliamama 01:13 PM 08-30-2011

My DD is 11 and wears a 3 or 3 1/2 . DS is 8 and wears a 2 1/2. I wear a women's 6 1/2.

 

DD will be short, like me. (5ft 1") but DS is taller than a lot of his classmates but I guess his shoe size is smaller than average.

 

 


jayersgould's Avatar jayersgould 09:13 AM 09-06-2011

I wore boys' shoes when I was in elementary school because girls' shoes were too narrow.  I remember wearing a boys' size 6-1/2 when I was in 7th grade.  That is like a women's size 8.  I was 12.  I started puberty around 9/10 years old.  Girls grow up fast, especially in our culture.  Nothing to worry about I would say.  My 7 year old daughter wears a size 2 (girl's).  She was wearing a toddler like 11 last year.


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