Boot size goes up with age?

txhunter581

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Anyone else have to increase your boot size as you get older. In my 20s I used 10 & 1/2. Around 35-40 somewhere I changed to 11 and now 11 seems to be too short! Prob need to increase to 11 & 1/2!

Width went from medium to wide as well, but assume that is just my bunion growing!
 

805Bowhunter

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Its odd because I feel like I am actually headed the other direction. I was an 11..then 10.5...and now a 10 and I am in my late 30s. Most of me thinks however that I am now just wearing shoes that actually fit me and not being a dumbass that was trying to wear everything big/baggy etc.
 

Piscatory_4

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At 60 it seems mine are shrinking, was 11 then 10.5, and now 10 for hunting and work boots. Runners are still 11 depending on manufacturer.
 

blackdawg

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At 50 mine have gotten wider, only wide shoes and boots will fit now, I suspect my feet are flattening as the muscle tissue stretches with age


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KyleR1985

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When I stopped doing heavy squatting and dead lifting, my shoe size dropped from a 13 to a 12 over about a year.
 

5MilesBack

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I wore a 12.5 in high school and the only reason I wear 13's now is because they stopped making 12.5's a few years after I graduated high school. My feet haven't changed a bit. But I hear that ears and noses get bigger as we age.
 

BradNSW

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Same size (58 now) but last few years I've gone to wider boots. Also lost a lot of padding on the balls of my feet so inserts help keep them from bruising while rucking.
 
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I have been wearing 11s for about 20 years, recently I realized all my shoes are too large and went back to 10.5. Some shoes or boots feel better in 11, some 10.5. I think some I could go for a 10 even.
 

hobbes

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I used to wear 10.5 occasionally 11. At 49 years old now I don't even try 10.5 anymore but go straight to 11 or 11.5. I had to go 11.5 in kennetrek. I had assumed that it was just changes in how shoes were sized/imported, but believe I read about flattening of the foot's arch as you age which increases shoe size.
 
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