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Monday, 8 August 2016

Long, Big Feet Problems



The other day I wanted to get myself a footwear of some sort. Slippers to be precise. Well, I went out and returned home with no slippers. You already know why from the topic. Virtually all the nice ones were in small sizes. Like, I saw a really cute slippers, was technically drooling but it had to be a size 38. I loved the look of it so much I considered  buying it just for keeps or to give a friend but my purse said No. All the ones in size 41 were just bland looking. I had to ignore the incessant 'Buy it, it's fine' lines the sellers were giving me. Biko, it's not you people that'd wear it.
For me, the hustle started way back in secondary school. The only difference is that I always saw big sizes even though I never liked them. There's this particular market my mum and I used to frequent and almost all the shoe sellers already stigmatised me as a very choosy child. At the end of the day, I always had to go with one of the shoes because half bread is better than nothing. Somewhere along the line, I fall in love with the shoes - not like I had any choice. Thank God it's gotten better.
Here are the struggles I think everyone in my shoes has faced. Did you see that wordplay?
- Trying to use vaseline to wear a shoe that relative overseas sent to you. Doesn't even work for me. The most recent one, I loved the shoe so much but it didn't love me back. I even tried to get someone with a wayy longer and bigger feet to help me expand it. Lol. At the end of the day, I had to get emotionally unattached from it and sell it.
- For those with big feet, when your friends don't want you near their footwears because they don't want it expanded. Sigh.

- Or when they try yours on and exclaim at how big they are.
- Some days, you just want to be a cool kid but No! all the cute sneakers are in small size.
- And when you finally find one that fits perfectly, you basically wear it almost every time.
- When you can't conveniently stretch your legs in a bus or some other cramped place. The other day I was in the library and I had to keep apologising to the guy opposite me cause I kept hitting him while trying to stretch my long legs.
- You've probably paid the price of trying to squeeze your legs into smaller shoes. Gosh, the pain!
- When you go shoe shopping, get stressed and get really annoyed at all shoe manufacturers for saving the wacky designs for the big sizes.

- When you buy open-toes and your toes really do a lot of popping out.
- When you find shoes that are bigger than you and you're elated.
- When you walk with friends with shorter feet and they start asking you where you're running to. I'm always getting this.

- When you hear  Kendall Jenner and Khloe Kardashian wear a size 10 and you feel like you've joined some special kinda league.


Seriously, the struggle is real! I wear size 10 and even though I have more of a long feet than a big one, shopping for shoes could be heartbreaking at times.
Are you also in my shoes?
What other struggles have you faced?
I think it's high time we formed an association and sued these shoe manufacturers. What do you think?
Please leave me your thoughts. xxx
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28 comments:

  1. Hahahaha I can so relate to this.
    I wear size 10 and I always see really cute shoes in smaller sizes.
    So you got someone with wayyyy longer feet to expand the "waiman" shoes for you? So funny!

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    1. Lool. It didn't
      even work oh.
      Really funny.
      Thanks for reading

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  2. Lmao, such a fun read. My own struggle is big feet rather than long and the insults I've gotten? I leave it to God haha

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    1. Hahaha. I can imagine.
      Thanks Toyin

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  3. Lmao, such a fun read. My own struggle is big feet rather than long and the insults I've gotten? I leave it to God haha

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  4. I can so relate. I wear a size 11 and I wanted to buy gladiator sandals at the market a few weeks back and couldn't get my size. My best friend I should just request it specially made.

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  5. I wear a size 10 but I've been lucky enough to get shoes without so much struggle. The only bad part is the fact that you never find the big sizes during sale. And with this economy situation, I rather shop the sale.
    It was so much fun reading this by the way!



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  6. Lol @ "the struggles I think everyone in my shoes has faced". Brilliant word play, I love clever puns. :-)

    Ah, the big feet palava, my feet are wide, so finding comfortable shoes is my own struggle, I'll never choose fashion "shakara" over my comfort. Blisters are no fun at all.

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    1. Coming from the
      Queen of puns,
      I'm humbled.
      Comfort is keyy.
      Thank you!

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  7. Pele dear..Lol, I wear size 11 and I always find my size.It was fun reading this post. Well done darling.

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    1. Wow, size 11..
      Should I start
      telling you
      how lucky you are?
      Thank youu for
      reading.

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  8. Shoe size is 41 and above, sometimes adonbiliv my foot is so that big.
    Nice and funny post here
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    1. 41 seems moderate
      for you as a
      guy oh.
      Thanks for
      reading

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  9. I can't relate but the pictures are hilarious.

    xx
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      Glad you enjoyed it

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  10. I wear 10 too! I understand the struggle! and I totally get becoming emotionally unattached. Lol.
    Interesting post. love it.

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    1. Lol. The struggle
      is reall. Thanks
      for reading

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  11. I wear 10 too! I understand the struggle! and I totally get becoming emotionally unattached. Lol.
    Interesting post. love it.

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  12. GIRL! THIS IS MY LIFE RIGHT HERE! Lmaooo. It is always funny when I use it as bants but never funny when I want to buy cute shoes. *sigh*

    Blogged about this in my Tall girl problems
    post.

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    1. Lol, Ikr. Really
      a tall girls
      problem.

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  13. LOL! although I cannot relate, I sympathize with you, I have a lot of friends with big feet and I always feel their pain. Meanwhile, if you wear a size 41, check @thethriftstoreng on Instagram, you just might find something there. P.S that baby picture you inserted up there is so hilarious.

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    1. Wumi Wumi,
      Astute
      businesswoman.
      Thanks dear
      and for reading

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  14. Thank God I'm not in your shoes, lol. But I have finding-fit problems in other areas though. So annoying. My Uni roommate was a size 41 and I thought she was the only one in history. hehe I should make her form a committee with you!

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    1. Hahaha like where😂
      She's definitely not
      alone oh and yes
      we should!

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  15. Lmao this was such a fun read. I'm glad I can't relate tho

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