Sizes mean so much, especially to woman. So it doesn’t matter what the size is – it is usually not the right size. I have been small most of my life, and by small I mean overall size, 5’2″ petite is rough and to add any real weight to that small frame is tough. I look like a big Oompa Loompa – minus the orange face and green hair.
Well I never really thought to much about shoe size until I started running. I have always been a 6.5 and that was fine. So when I started running I upped my shoe to a 7.5 after getting blisters and having my toe nails fall off. Well now its a year and a half later and I am still getting blisters. This happens mostly on my long runs but on my shorter runs my toes just ache. Well once again I got blisters and my toe nails have fallen off. Gives a whole new meaning to this:
Wearing open toed shoes nowadays is tough without lots of nail polish. LOL
So while we were at our last race they had shoes that were marked down to 50% off. This caught my attention – lets face it what woman does not go to a table of shoes that are 50% off!! Looking around and I saw they had my running shoes there. SCORE!!! Problem was they were in a size 8. DAMN! After talking to my friend she said I should try them on and that maybe another half size would help with the blisters. I tried them on and they felt big. I debated. Then I looked and they had the same shoe in a size 8 narrow. So I tried those on and they felt better. So I bought them.
I have been running in them for a few weeks now and they feel great. My toes feel better and I have not seen any blisters. A long race will tell me more but for now they are working out nice. Only problem is I am having a hard time accepting that my running shoes are a size 8!! Holy cow really! That is a size and a half bigger than I wear. Crazy how sizes makes you think, even in shoes. I do like the shoes though! 🙂
What do you think?