Body Image: These Feet

It is said that a man’s foot size is proportional to the size of his penis.
Not sure what that means for women, nor if the former is really true…

So with that you probably realize,
my feet are of not a regular size.

I have one large foot and
one slightly still large,
yet smaller foot.

My right foot is a size US 12/13 women’s (~10.5 mens)
with the equivalent in the UK 43.
Yet my left foot is a full size to 1.5 smaller.

In this picture above,
my feet are both fully back into the heel of the shoe,
you can appreciate the size difference. Freakish.

When I was younger I wanted to chop off my beautiful toes.
So hard it has been to find the right shoes.

Learned young to buy the men’s shoes,
hard to feel feminine at times.

So I often wear my shoes until apart they fall.
Hating to buy new ones to suit my needs.

Payless carries my size on the shelves,
yet they but it’s disappointing when the shoes fall apart.

Flip flops are the best, but cannot
meet my work’s code of dress.


My feet have carried me through many a storm.
So often I take them for granted,
even with all of the pavement
they’ve pounded on my way
to nearly 30 finisher’s medals
in just over a year’s time.

Thank you feet, for
not giving up on me,
even when I could not
appreciate all that
you’ve done for me.

Learning to appreciate you,
regardless of your shape or your size.
taking the time to find the right shoes,
to protect you as you carry me through.

Thank you, to you I owe much gratitude,
my beautiful mismatched feet!


Body Image Series

__/|\__ Ananda & Metta


Published by Tiffany

Writing out my thoughts has helped me to gain a new perspective of myself. In sharing these writings, it is my hope to help others to better understand themselves. It is my belief that with each of us who chooses this path of greater understanding of thy self, that it inspires others to do the same. This building momentum is the force that drives me to share, for in my vulnerability, I find my strength. I believe that you can also find yours there. ~~~In reading some of my posts, you will see that growth is not always pretty. It is in breaking apart and coming undone that a seed sprouts and breaks free of its own captivity. It is also out of mud that the lotus blossoms. ~~~Please join me in seeing the beauty of growth within the deconstruction of our limiting beliefs. ~~T.C.

24 thoughts on “Body Image: These Feet

  1. What a lovely post and a great reminder to be grateful to those oft ignored feet ..they do have a lot to do and they do a fine job too ! What a fe-at indeed !

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  2. Love this Tiffany. And believe it or not I can relate. My toes are deformed and I constantly get jokes about the fact that I have four toes that are nearly all the same size! Love yourself, love your feet. πŸ™‚

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  3. I love this! Your feet are pretty by the way and I would never have noticed the difference. I love my size 6 former ballerina feet. They aren’t pretty but work great for showing off my shoe obsession πŸ™‚

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      1. πŸ˜€ I’d love 7’s – more like my sisters’ but there is something to be said for being able to shop for high end sneakers in the kids’ section!

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  4. I always find your body image work to be so brave, loving, and inspiring! Indeed, we need our feet, rely on them for much, and they are probably one of the most taken for granted parts of our body. I too have always hated mine but for different reasons. I have average size feet which just means that the shoes I want are always picked over and not available in my size. Many times I wished I wore a size 6 or size 9/10 so that I could get the cute clearance shoes. I have always hated my toes being on the shorter side. Another thing we have in common dear, we hate our feet. Much love to you twin. πŸ™‚

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  5. What gorgeous shoes and I love those purple toes! Go feet – in all their funky shapes and sizes. Mine have little Flintstone toes. πŸ™‚

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  6. My sister used to have 6 toes on each foot. She was made fun of a lot for it. Being someone who was made fun of myself I could appreciate any desire to change the thing that “causes” people to make fun of us. The thing is, nothing we do, say, or have as part of our body “causes” people to make fun of us. Rather it is how we own what we’ve got. This is what I’m currently working on. I’ve seen lots of guys 100 pounds heavier than me have tons of great friendships and widely considered popular. Here I am thinking that it’s because I’ve put on weight that I am considered unattractive. What’s really unattractive though is the lack of confidence. When my sister decided to have her extra digits I was kind of disappointed. I had hoped that she would own those extra toes and embrace them as part of what makes her unique. Thanks for the blog.

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting! Yes, I’m lean ring that how much I own it, the more attractive I become to myself and others. Still can be a challenge, there’s still a great deal of shame in many places!

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