Record for the tightest squeeze?

HauteMama

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Sep 22, 2006
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That's a record that I wouldn't even want to beat. No shoe is worth that, ever. There are beautiful shoes out every single season, and even if I am disappointed that I cannot find my size in something, my life has never ended because I couldn't buy a certain pair of shoes. I think it is foolish and painful to attempt to wear shoes several sizes too small.
 

Onederland

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Apr 17, 2006
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i can't. i just can't. i'm a 41/41.5 and i once squeezed into a kirkwood 40, but it too much effort.

if it's not a 41, i won't even try it on, unless it's open toed.

Prada, however, is a different story, i'm everything from 40-42, cause their sizing is whack.
 

Ilgin

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Jan 18, 2009
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I am a 9, I have a pair of ITA 37 Guccis and they'r workin' miraculously, no pain or anything at all and I dunot figure out how they fit anyway:P, this is an exception! I can sometimes go a full size down but no way for me to do a 7 ever again ...
 

JetSetGo!

Never not trying
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Feb 6, 2008
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valley girl x city girl
I used to squeeze into small shoes all the time when I was young because I was self-conscious about my feet (I wear a US 9.5). Now, I never do it. I can't stand painful shoes.
 

MsCandice

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Jul 5, 2009
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SoFL & Boston
Same here. When I was younger I used to squeeze into 8.5s (I've now accepted that I am a 10) but I can't imagine sizing down more than a .5 size nowadays, and even that I never want to do again.

I used to squeeze into small shoes all the time when I was young because I was self-conscious about my feet (I wear a US 9.5). Now, I never do it. I can't stand painful shoes.
 

oxyoxy136

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Nov 19, 2007
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Texas
I think it is foolish and painful to attempt to wear shoes several sizes too small.
I agree. If the shoe doesn't fit, then just move on and find another one to obsesses over. I know "beauty is pain", but I'm not going to teeter down the street and risk problems to my feet for it.
 

lv-lover

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Mar 9, 2006
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You win. I am a sissy about my shoes, if they rub my feet a bit or pinch my toes slightly, I won't wear them.
 

luiza

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Nov 19, 2009
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Europe
I'm 37 and i have a pair 35 which i wore sometimes.
I'm used to wear one size smaller, i have high tolerance at pain, but with that shoes it was difficult to end the day at the office. I succeed not to take them off but at home my corns were very painful. Anyway, i will wear them again because they are so beautiful and i received so many compliments.
 

sugarcoated_

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Dec 11, 2009
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Amsterdam
I would never buy shoes that are too small. There are so many beautiful shoes each season, I'm sure my life doesn't stop if I do not buy 'that' pair. Besides, I mean to enjoy my shoes, especially since they are such capital investments.
 
I usually buy a size 5 (35), so there's really not much room to go smaller... and it's hard enough to find smaller sizes! Add to that the fact that they tend to stretch a bit after use and I have the opposite of the pinch problem.

I have gone up a size out of desperation, which I lived to regret. Either my heel rubbed raw, or the shoes slapped when I walked... or I walked out of them. I did a closet purge this winter of all the shoes that were not perfect for me. If I'm busy having to deal with my footwear, it really messes up whatever fun I'm supposed to be having. :P
 

cbtg818

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Oct 10, 2008
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NC
I think the smallest ive gone is a womens 6.5 to a children size 2, but i didnt find too bad of a difference but it was quite a squeeze
 

coronita

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Jun 21, 2008
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Jersey
As others have said, no shoe is worth the pain! You can seriously hurt yourself and you can develop hammertoes!