In the past year and a half since I started running, my foot has grown two entire shoe sizes! Since I was a teenager, I have worn a size 8.5 shoe. My very first pair of running shoes was a size 9, to allow for a bit of swelling, the sales guy told me. By the time I was ready for a new pair, I got a 9.5. My first pair felt really tight by the time I was done a long run in them. When I got my newest pair of running shoes, I planned to get a size 10 because the 9.5 were starting to feel tight after a long run. Since I am doing the Nike Women's Half Marathon in a few weeks, I wanted to try a pair of Nike running shoes. This time the sales guy told me to go up a half a size because Nike's run small, so I got a 10.5. There you have it--two whole shoes sizes!
Is adult foot growth normal? Does running cause foot growth? I did some research online about this. I am sad to report that I could not find much about it. I really doubt it's anything to worry about, but I just don't like it. My Doc Martin's that I have had for half my life are to small now. My Ugg boots don't fit me anymore! What is going on???
Have you experienced anything like this? What do you think is going on?