By tinyfeet - New Zealand
Today, my company told me that they refuse to buy me new safety footwear without a doctor's note, because my shoe size is three sizes smaller than the minimum size my company provides. I actually have to get my doctor to prove my shoe size. FML
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  zeffra13  |  31

A lot of places only provide down to women's 8 or some such nonsense. She probably works somewhere that's mostly guys considering she needs safety shoes, so they wouldn't bother stocking a range of women's sizes. It sucks.

  ThatOneChick856  |  36

#13- Your profile says you're from England, so in the US I'm usually between 9-10, which is apparently between UK sizes 8.5-9.5. I'm not exactly short, but idk how a size 8 in either of our shoe sizes is considered massive? It's a pretty common size for plenty of people I know.

  neuronerd  |  28

A US size 8.5 is average, and the average woman is 5'4." I have people telling me all the time I have tiny feet since I'm 5'10" and wear a 7.5-8.

  hiitisbrooke  |  26

I'm a size 6 and I'm 5"10. ( I can wear my seven year old sister's shoes) Whenever people see my feet they're shocked at how small they are. Size 8 is probably the most common size. Me being such an anomaly seems to prove that.

  a_n_i_k_a  |  6

36, child size 4 is equivalent to women's size 6 (I know -- it's my shoe size too), which would mean that a women's size 5, being equivalent to a child's size 3, would actually be smaller than child size 4.

  TacoMortis  |  15

#32, I am literally in the same boat. 4'11, size 5 U.S. I had to buy a pair of heels for a dance, and we went everywhere and nobody had my size, I had to buy heels from the toddler section (they are cute anyways)

  Brandi_Faith  |  33

People always comment on how small my feet/shoes are too. I've always been a size 5 and just recently my feet grew a bit to a small size 6. I was a size 5 from age 15-26 and then all the sudden they did this small growth spurt. But I always used to buy kids 4 runners because the size 5 runners (skater shoes) always seemed to fit a bit bigger. Unfortunately there's not a lot of choices in the size 5 shoes.

  LuxEtTenebris  |  11

@ #39 - Asked my sis about that, and she said most of her life 4 has been = to a small-end 5. But that in recent years, shoe sizes have gotten larger measurements, and in many brands she wears a 3 or 3 1/2. She calls the phenom "the invasion of the Bigfeet" and laments the loss of tiny delicate feet in the world.

By  joshklander  |  11

Yah, I know how that feels. I have been completely blind since birth, and I have had to get this proven by a doctor multiple times. The condition I have is not reversable.

  smallandroid  |  26

Also, I know there are different types of blindness. I know a person who is unable to see most everything, but has a specially made laptop screen that allows her to see and use it like anyone else. I believe her eyes are unable to process photons or something? In any case, some blind people are able to see computer screens.

By  askullnamedbilly  |  33

What the hell is the logic behind that? Like, do they assume you just told them a wrong (smaller) shoe size as a joke, so you can force your big feet into tiny shoes and stumble around the workplace?