Height and foot (shoe) size?

topic posted Sat, May 8, 2004 - 12:12 PM by  Loren
Is there any correlation between height and
foot (shoe) size? I'm 5 ft. 10 in. and a men's
shoe size 8. Women's shoe sizes are two
sizes larger. Thus a men's size 8 = a woman's size 10.

Do taller people have bigger feet?
I thought about this question as I was swimming
backstroke in a pool this morning at the YMCA, and
gazing up at the blue sky and the pine trees.
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  • Re: Height and foot (shoe) size?

    Sat, May 8, 2004 - 8:20 PM
    That is an interesting question!
    I am only 5 foot tall, and wear a size 7 shoe.
    I used to be same height,my feet were originally sz6,Then 6 1/2 thru mid twenties, and now 7 (33 yrs old). Now maybe its just an old wives tale, but somewhere I heard that your feet grow when you have a baby-It completely doesnt make sense, except that I have 4 great kids and, well, bigger feet!
    I love my feet though, they took me to the most wonderful places this weekend!
  • Re: Height and foot (shoe) size?

    Sun, May 9, 2004 - 6:25 AM
    my hubby is 5'11" and he wears a size 13. i think generally the taller you are, the bigger feet, but its also bone structure. at my office there is a guy with the same height and shoe size as my hubby, but another guy an inch taller who wears a size 10. the size 10 guy has smaller bones.
    • Re: Height and foot (shoe) size?

      Sun, May 9, 2004 - 11:17 PM
      Yes, you're right about bone structure.
      At one of the bus stops, there was a gal who
      couldn't have been more than 5'4", but she
      was wearing sandals and had really big
      feet that seemed out of proportion with the rest
      of her. Guess we are all given different gifts!
      • << hey loren >>

        Mon, February 27, 2006 - 1:29 PM
        >At one of the bus stops, there was a gal who couldn't have been more than 5'4", but she was wearing sandals and had really big feet that seemed out of proportion with the rest of her<

        are you SURE she was a girl?
        tee hee
        I mean really, this IS the bay area :)
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    Re: Height and foot (shoe) size?

    Wed, May 12, 2004 - 11:41 AM
    Oddly enough I think it just depends. I'm 5'2" and I can wear anywhere from a 6 1/2 to an 8 in womens, it just depends on the make/style of the shoe.

    I knew a guy who was 6'4" and wore a men's size 8. Weird. My boyfriend is 6'2" and wears a size 12. Growing up my brother's best friend was 6'4" and wore a size 14.
  • Re: Height and foot (shoe) size?

    Thu, May 13, 2004 - 9:29 PM
    My mom and I are the only short women in our family, and we are both 8 or 9's and My very tall female cousins have very large feet, 11's and 12's Also my very tall Brothers have very large feet, a 13 and a 15! I can fit my entire work boot into one of their tennis shoes.
    • Re: Height and foot (shoe) size?

      Tue, May 18, 2004 - 11:09 AM
      i`m 5`3 but wear a size 6 to 7. but my boys are all tall. my oldest is 6`3 and wears a 14. so it has to be just what ever you get . i don`t think all tall people have big feet. had a man friend once that was 6f but wore a size 8. so that made him look kind of funny. but i tried not to stare or say any thing.
    • Women's size 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 shoes

      Sun, September 25, 2005 - 7:10 AM
      I just wanted to let anyone know who has trouble finding their size that I have just opened a store called Dreamshoes...the shoes of your dreams up to size 15. It's in the LA area and the phone number is 805 4963131. Here is the link for the website which will be active in about 2 weeks: I would appreciate input to help me in my next round of ordering!
  • Re: Height and foot (shoe) size?

    Wed, February 15, 2006 - 5:03 AM

    I can add to this discussion. I'm 6'8" tall, and wear size 16 shoes, boots, sneakers, but prefer to be barefoot. Unfortunately in my job (construction) I cannot be barefoot.
  • Re: Height and foot (shoe) size?

    Wed, February 15, 2006 - 4:50 PM
    I don't think there's any correlation I'm 5' 10.5" and wear an 8.5 mens or 9. My feet have gotten wider and more muscular as I'm nearly always barefoot. My arches have also lifted as the muscle tone has increased. However, I can not move my toes seperately like fingers, but I'm working on it.
  • Re: Height and foot (shoe) size?

    Sat, April 1, 2006 - 10:03 AM
    I am 5'8" and wear womens size 11 now. (Thats a mens 9) However.... I was wearing a size 10 by the time I was in 5th grade(age 11) already. I'm 27 now. I stayed at size 10 till about age 21 or so. So I guess it probably does have to do with bone structure. My mom, she is a size 10 too. My dad, he wears a size 14(so does my brother). And my grandpa wears a 16. HOLY SURFBOARDS!! So... herreditary too?
  • Re: Height and foot (shoe) size?

    Wed, July 21, 2010 - 11:51 AM
    Ha ha... you'd think so hey and all the other correlation rumours out there. Which I haven't seen are true. People's body parts are clearly so wonderfully varied. I'm an artist/craftsperson so I tend to look and contemplate and look some more. Which sometimes gets me into trouble. oops.
    Now I measure a lot of feet for a living. I've collected an extensive library of cardboard footprints which one day I would like to exhibit as the variation is amazing. There is a general foot in proportion to height thing going on, but the shape and size doesn't follow height so closely. They come, narrow, round, pointy, flat, full, long, boney....
    I like to look at crowds of people too, I always marvel at the shapes and sizes they come in, I love the reality check when I really observe as it's so different to what is in my head. Of course my head has been conditioned since birth by the media.

    I'm new to this Tribe thing, lovely to find feet here. You lot rock... Treading gently on the Earth is my whole life.

    "The Great Spirit placed us here to take good care of the ground and to do each other no harm"

    Peace, Love & Laughter
    • Re: Height and foot (shoe) size?

      Mon, July 26, 2010 - 4:19 PM
      I'm 6' tall and wear a size 12 or 13, depending upon the cut of the shoe.

      That said, I'm making a conscious decision to return to the barefoot ways of my youth, including running in Vibram Five Fingers and any other minimalist shoes I may purchase. I bring this up because I expect my shoe size to change as my feet strengthen and become accustomed to less support.

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