Minimalist Shoes Make Feet Get Bigger?!
Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:13 PM
Am I the only one whose feet have grown since switching? They've also become bit wider and have small arches now, whereas before they used to be really skinny and flat.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:27 PM
I dont have any other measure reference though.....
Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:38 PM
If you search the archives of the huaraches forum you'll find people talking about foot size changes: http://groups.google...group/huaraches
Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:03 PM
A lot of "minimalist" shoes no longer fit me as my feet are too wide/thick across the top
Posted 29 June 2011 - 09:10 PM
Posted 02 July 2011 - 06:11 PM
Mine are somewhere in-between, thankfully they were never quite as bad as that photo of the shod person. I never liked narrow shoes or high heels even before I discovered minimal shoes, so I've probably spared my feet a lot of deformity through those preferences . I think the reason my feet have become a little longer may be that the toe joints sit more stretched out now rather than curled up as the shod person in that photo. I don't have before/after photos so I can't know for sure. My arches have definitely risen a little, but not dramatically. The difference is that previously they used to just collapse when I was standing whereas now they don't.
Posted 07 July 2011 - 09:32 AM
Ive always had quite skinny and thin feet, could never fill out a shoe and needed to pull the laces until the cavety where the tongue sits closes completely. Now however i notice that the shoe sits more normally.
My Vibram five fingers where initially correct for my length but were a bit lose, my feet fill them out pretty good now which is awesome!
Also my 4 little toes are quite short and looked like i would never use them for anything, now they seem a bit thicker and longer.
(hopefully they dont quite turn into that wide footed dude's feet! lol)