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Going Up a Shoe Size From Lifting?

I’m fixing to order another pair of boots and thought I’d check my size. Three years ago I measured myself as a 10 D (American) and all my boots are 10 D. Today according to the exact same chart I’m a 10 1/2 E. Could this be because I’ve gained over 50 pounds and always lift barefoot? I’m 33 so I’m definitely not still growing. And, just for the record, I am not a basketball player of elite skill level.

I can still fit into all my old boots but I definitely have to wear thinner socks with a few pairs now. Is this weird, or have others had this happen?

[quote]DSmolken wrote:
I’m fixing to order another pair of boots and thought I’d check my size. Three years ago I measured myself as a 10 D (American) and all my boots are 10 D. Today according to the exact same chart I’m a 10 1/2 E. Could this be because I’ve gained over 50 pounds and always lift barefoot? [/quote]

Yes. There are muscles in your feet as well. This isn’t that uncommon, especially in people who increase their body weight in excess of 50lbs. I wore a size 11-12 until college. I now where a size 13.

Thanks. It makes sense, I just haven’t heard about it before.