Saturday, December 27, 2008

There are no large feet. Only large shoes. Wait, does that make sense?

I don't know where they get them from but Middle and Oldest have big feet. It troubles them no end because they think that girls are supposed to have small, petite feet. I don't know where they get that from, and I try to comfort them with these facts:

Most women in the US now wear a size 9 shoe -- that's the national average for women's shoe sizes, up two or three sizes from the 70s when this small-foot mania appears to have settled in.

And this fact:

The average fashion model that you see in magazines or on TV wears a size 11 shoe.

Amazingly, facts and statistics are not calming and soothing to young women, but something else is: Great shoes that actually fit them from Samanta.

Samanta's a place that makes not just shoes in the sizes you can find in the store, but also Size 12 womens shoes and even larger, shoes that are as high-quality as any shoe you could buy anywhere else, but which has the added benefit of actually fitting the foot it's put on.

Samanta has this crazy idea that "Style + Comfort = Luxury," and while I agree with that, as I said, the young ladies are not going to be calmed by math. So Samanta calms them instead with shoes like this:

Available from size 6 to size 13.

Which means that everyone, from the tiny-footed to the normal-footed, can get shoes that they actually like and like to wear, instead of having to choose between style and comfort. And I meant everyone: they sell men's shoes, too.


ReadDanceBliss said...

Faaaaaaabulous. I wear a woman's size 10 and I'm proud of it! You tell those girls to enjoy their large shoes. Also their non-toppling-over-ness, because it really sucks to have feet that are too small for you.

Briane P said...

I'll make sure they see your comment -- I think it'll mean more from you than from me. Plus, they're used to tuning me out.