Archive | December 3, 2014

Attention Sock Manufacturers- Get some bigger sizes!

Why in the heck can’t I find men’s socks over a size 12??? Every man in my family (which is spread out over three states) wears over a size 14.  I just don’t get it; I’ve seen women’s size 13 shoes at Payless.  Which is the only place that I can find size 15’s for my teenage son.

I wear a size 10, which was the biggest size for women when I was growing up in the 1970’s. I use to envy my friends who had smaller feet than me.  My mom, who wore a size 9 when she really should have been wearing a 10, ended up having foot surgery late in life due to wearing the wrong size shoes.

But socks sizes?? Come on, what’s the big deal.  It’s not that much more fabric.  My husband wears a 14 and rarely finds shoes in his size that aren’t a fortune.  I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I had a hard time finding shoes.  I would be devastated to say the least.  I don’t know what the fascination is with shoes for us women.  I actually gave a bunch of shoes to Goodwill recently, and I didn’t keel over.  I guess I’m finally becoming an adult.  Well, considering I’m 55 soon to be 56, I’m a senior citizen and should probably be wearing orthopedic shoes.

It hurts my feet to even think of wearing shoes with any kind of heel anymore.  I remember those glorious days of disco dancing wearing 3 inch heels. They made me almost six feet tall when I wore them. Now I’m all about comfort, which really blows.  Sure I have lots of stylish shoes, but I envy gals who are my age and can still wear high heels.   They look so fancy, and I look well functional.  I guess there are worse ways to look.  Like wearing socks that are too small.Old Lady shoes.jpg-2