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#1 boscobel

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    Posted 06 August 2008 - 09:34 PM

    Seriously, how? Shoe stores carry women's size 5 and 5.5 in regular shoes, but the sneakers always start at 6. Yeah, that flops off my damn foot like a clown shoe! (Ok, so maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but whatever, they don't fit me!) So I move on over to the children's department and they have a size 3 (slightly too small) and a five (even bigger then the adults 6, i swear). No 3.5, 4 or 4.5 in sight ANYWHERE, not even in ugly shoes so I can find my real size. I haven't bought a real sneaker in years. I usually buy whatever is cute and cheap when I am in Target or some equal-type store. So where in the hell can a girl find adult sneakers in size 5, I ask? The children's don't have the styles that I would want, but I would suck it up, if they had the damn size I needed. But they don't, which makes me want to hold out for a womens, but I have no idea where to even start looking! Any ideas ladies?

    #2 *Heather*

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      Posted 06 August 2008 - 09:39 PM

      I can get you adidas running shoes in a 5 or 5.5 - I'm assuming by sneaker you mean running shoes, like gym shoes? I just checked and there are at least 3 different models in a 5 and 5.5 Let me know if you want more info!

      #3 Angel

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        Posted 06 August 2008 - 09:47 PM

        Ooooh that's nice, you got your own sneaker connection. How cool is that. If that doesn't work you can always try eastbay.com. They have those sizes in kids.

        #4 beachbride08

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          Posted 06 August 2008 - 10:46 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by carly
          Seriously, how? Shoe stores carry women's size 5 and 5.5 in regular shoes, but the sneakers always start at 6. Yeah, that flops off my damn foot like a clown shoe! (Ok, so maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but whatever, they don't fit me!) So I move on over to the children's department and they have a size 3 (slightly too small) and a five (even bigger then the adults 6, i swear). No 3.5, 4 or 4.5 in sight ANYWHERE, not even in ugly shoes so I can find my real size. I haven't bought a real sneaker in years. I usually buy whatever is cute and cheap when I am in Target or some equal-type store. So where in the hell can a girl find adult sneakers in size 5, I ask? The children's don't have the styles that I would want, but I would suck it up, if they had the damn size I needed. But they don't, which makes me want to hold out for a womens, but I have no idea where to even start looking! Any ideas ladies?
          OK, first I am totally jealous that you have such tiny feet. Second, I don't know if they have Fleet Feet by you, but they do a foot analysis to see how you walk and how you wear down your gym shoes and make sure to put you in the right kind of shoe and at the right size. They can be pricey depending on the type of shoe you pick, but at least you know you are getting the right shoe. I would always buy cheap gym shoes and now that I have been fitted I know what the right shoe is. It makes a big difference.
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          #5 Alyssa

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            Posted 06 August 2008 - 10:49 PM

            Carly,

            what about online?

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            #6 boscobel

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              Posted 07 August 2008 - 09:00 AM

              Thanks for the offer, Heather! That's really nice of you. I haven't worn an adidas since shelltops in highschool, so I have no idea how they woudl fit me. I will have to check them out. For some reason I gravitate towards Nike's...
              Quote:
              Originally Posted by *Heather*
              I can get you adidas running shoes in a 5 or 5.5 - I'm assuming by sneaker you mean running shoes, like gym shoes? I just checked and there are at least 3 different models in a 5 and 5.5 Let me know if you want more info!
              I know right! A sneaker connection, that's pretty cool. I wasn't trying to buy online though, cuz I need to try them on. My feet are small, but they are high, so sometimes I need a bigger size to accommodate my instep.
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              Originally Posted by Angel
              Ooooh that's nice, you got your own sneaker connection. How cool is that. If that doesn't work you can always try eastbay.com. They have those sizes in kids.
              I know, I am so gald to have small feet. It's the one thing that I totally love about my body! But that place sounds super cool, I am going to look them up right now.
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              Originally Posted by beachbride08
              OK, first I am totally jealous that you have such tiny feet. Second, I don't know if they have Fleet Feet by you, but they do a foot analysis to see how you walk and how you wear down your gym shoes and make sure to put you in the right kind of shoe and at the right size. They can be pricey depending on the type of shoe you pick, but at least you know you are getting the right shoe. I would always buy cheap gym shoes and now that I have been fitted I know what the right shoe is. It makes a big difference.
              I am scared to buy sneaks online, since I really want them for comfort so I can begin taking long walks (hopefully working my way up to jogs!)


              #7 *Heather*

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                Posted 07 August 2008 - 09:35 AM

                OK - let me know if you try some adidas on in a store and find any you like. The discount we get is pretty insane :)

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                  Posted 07 August 2008 - 09:53 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Angel
                  Ooooh that's nice, you got your own sneaker connection. How cool is that. If that doesn't work you can always try eastbay.com. They have those sizes in kids.
                  I was going to suggest Eastbay too, DH & I have been ordering shoes from them since before the internet when it was catalog only (damn we're old!)

                  They have good selection of styles and sizes, you can search by the sizes you mentioned and they have all kinds of Nikes. Good luck!!

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                  #9 boscobel

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                    Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:01 AM

                    I will check that website out, jic. I really just wish I could find a dang store!

                    Darn, the 1st pair that I liked and clicked on starts at size 6.

                    #10 sunset78

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                      Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:14 AM

                      Geez, you do have tiny feet. :) I feel like big foot compared to your size... You must be a petite gal.

                      I partial to New Balance. They carry women's size 5.

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