Alrighty, I'm going to admit something that is not so attractive about myself, besides my outspoken big mouth tell it how it is attitude, I have a secret I don't usually share with everyone, a secret that most people find funny, and will even point, laugh and make jokes about it. I wear a size 9.5; sometimes 10 sized high heel shoe.
Normally I am a size 8.5 walking shoe, but for gals with wide feet
like mine, we cannot squeeze our wide feet into an 8.5 sized high heel.
We have no choice but to wear a high heel that is too big just to
accommodate our wide feet. This is not necessarily a bad thing, and a
size 9.5 high heel does not look bad; until someone notices that at the
bottom of our shoe a big fat number is embedded into the rubber sole. A
marking that is usually well hidden is not always so well hidden. Like
the times we kick up our feet on an ottoman, coffee table, or couch, the
number at the bottom sometimes shows, and sometimes out secret gets
The first time I got caught was when I was in a size 10 heel and I had
my feet resting up on a girlfriend ottoman. You see before then, she
never even really noticed, and at times she would even say 'nice shoes.'
I hid the size well under pants that covered them so they still would
show, yet would not give a full eye view of just how big the shoes were.
However for some damn reason these particular shoes had me marked. A
10. I watched her eyes bulge and then she said, 'damn your a size 10
shoe!' I could have lied, I could have said that was the name brand of
the shoe, I could have made something up, but because I had been caught
due to the number etching, I couldn't lie. I basically tried saying I
was usually an 8.5, but my feet are wide. Of course after this she
wanted to see how wide my feet were.
I kicked off the shoe, and my feet looked normal. They don't look
hugely wide, but they are wide enough as to where normal sized heels
don't fit them without squeezing veins, and causing pressure on my feet.
After I removed the shoes, she picked them up and observed them like
they were some sort of alien form. As if she had never seen such big
I know they sell wide heels designed for wide feet, but have you ever
seen these shoes? They are usually a lime green throw up color, ugly,
and too wide for my wide feet. I am an in between wide, not a monstrous
wide. But because of my wider foot shape I am placed in a category of
ugly shoes designed for huge woman. I have never in my life come across a
pretty pair of cute heels for wide feet. Just ugly ones, puke colored
ugly ones. Sigh.
After this embarrassing episode, I wanted to share my guide on hiding
you big long high heel shoes so that way others don't point and laugh at
you, causing an embarrassing episode for you.
1. I hide my large shoes under wide legged pants. This way the shape
of the lovely heel only shows a little skin, and the back heel. It is
sexy looking, without looking ridiculous.
2. I now ALWAYS check the bottom of my heels for the number. Not all
shoes display the shoe size number on the bottom, but if you happen to
come across a nice pair that you must have, and it has the NUMBER, you
can rub sand paper along the bottom to erase the embarrassing number.
3. Throw out your shoe boxes. If someone comes over for a visit, and
you have a size 10 shoebox, they're going to ask about it. It never
What not to do:
1. I know this sucks, but if you have an awkward sized shoe that looks
big to the eye, do know it's going to look big on the feet unless you
are 6 foot tall. If your not a giraffe, do NOT wear these heels with
skirts or dresses that will draw attention to the big shoes. This is
pretty much how Paris Hilton got busted for having big feet, and the
poor girl hasn't lived that one down yet.
2. Don't let your girlfriend try them on. Haha! Not every girl has big
wide feet like yours, and unless they admit they too are in a size 10
heel, avoid all 'shoe' talks.
3. Don't point it out to others. It's like an open invitation for jokes...you being the joke.
Basically having to wear a size 10 heel is embarrassing enough, but
when the word is out, everyone who knows can't help but stare down
below... and no I'm not talking about your butt.
It's sad that people find it funny to make fun of other girls over a
shoes size, but the sad reality is that women in some countries have
been known to have their toes shaved in order to fit into a smaller
sized shoe. Pretty, sad, gross, and wrong.
In all honesty it is not our fault that heels are not made to
accommodate a wider (yet not gigantic) foot size. I am sure I am not the
only woman on earth who hates placing her 8.5 sized foot into a 10