Even her life-long best friend teases me about my 'canoes'. When I was younger reactions like this massively impacted on my confidence. While the average British female wears size 6 shoes, our feet are growing at the rate of two sizes per generation, leaving many with feet as big as men's - size 10 or larger. Take a recent holiday to Sicily. That's my justification for owning ten pairs of nude pumps and four identical pairs of strappy, Strictly-style sandals. I could squeeze my feet in - just - but I couldn't walk in them. There's a specialist website called Tall Girls.
There are some positives though. Life only got marginally better when I was 13 and discovered men's desert boots. I always wonder why they do this. Not every designer make shoes in size 10, so when that becomes the case, Klum squeezes her feet into the shoe, all for the purpose of pleasing the designer of whatever runway she may be walking for. Little wonder people looked at me strangely. Her late father had to accompany her to a specialist shop in North London when she was only 10 years old There was no footwear on display.
Becka mainly buys her shoes online. While people in the world are trying to fight diseases such as cancer, people like Paris Hilton complain about their size feet, and how bad she looks in small-fitted heels. I'd spent months trying to find dainty cream or champagne-coloured bridal slippers, but couldn't fit my feet in any of them. The blisters won out and I gave up in the end. No other woman has been born with such big feet. I'm 5ft 10in and my feet do look in proportion to my height. Here, three women tell Samantha Brick why bigger is not always better.
More often than not it is a case of buying what fits rather than what I'd like to wear. I've made it my mission to find the 'perfect' pair of feminine size 11s. Her feet are size 10 My feet are the bane of my life - I was a size 9 by the time I was 13. Those shoes were a constant source of teasing in the classroom. Besides, for taller people like Uma, they suit her height quite nicely. I'm 6ft 5in, and the first thing people notice is my height. I stupidly only took a pair of trainers and a pair of boots.
All of my family has small feet - mum is a 5, dad is an 8. Perhaps Quentin had never seen a woman with size 11 feet before and wanted to them for the worldwide to see? They kept coming undone so I had to spend the evening in bare feet. She was a size 9 by the time she was 13. The 19-year-old was never able to borrow shoes from her handful of sisters due to them having a fairly smaller shoe size. Khloe Kardashian — Size 10 12. The youngest out of the Kardashian bunch, must have been relieved when her feet stopped growing in size 10, and proudly rocks a pair of high-heeled stilettos from time to time to let everybody know how big feet can certainly pull off a hot look. Well, bigger feet lend you more support when trying to go after the ball, right? Thankfully, I'm 6ft, so they don't look out of proportion.
You can buy wonderful shoes in bigger sizes in central London High Street stores Magnus and Totally, but it means spending more than £100 for ballet pumps. But it is not just regular women that have big feet, of course, some really famous celebrities do, too. Jo chose her wedding dress with one criterion in mind - would it hide her large feet? I headed for the women's section and when I asked the assistant if he had a pair in my size, he laughed. Nonetheless, Tyra is much too fierce to have her big feet overshadow her beauty. I saved a lot of money on clothes when I was with her. Even my life-long best friend teases me about my 'canoes'.
Dad simply said to the owner: 'We're here because my daughter needs some shoes. It begs the question of whether big feet discredits a good looking woman, seeing that they are limited to many fashionable choices when it comes to shoes. My husband does get cross with me, though, especially when he sees my emergency three pairs of footwear - that's trainers, black ballet pumps and boots - taking up room on the back seat of our car. I've finally realised there's nothing I can do to change the size of my feet. My wedding shoes were a size 2 and I had to use sole inserts. Jo Murray, 34, from Lytham, near Blackpool, is an account manager for a food brand and is married with a four-year-old son.
The smallest size on the High Street is 3, so Alecia buys online from China as they have smaller feet My feet are narrow, too, and I slip out of shoes. Her height balances out any features that may seem big for the 'average' person. Throughout my childhood my feet made me feel ungainly, clumsy and not in the least bit girly. Elle has really been blessed: tall, slender, beautiful brunette hair, gorgeous body, stunning legs — and then there are her feet. I usually buy them from Evans, Long Tall Sally or Tall Girls, which stock sizes up to 13. When I find a pair of pretty shoes that fit me, I'll buy several pairs of them in every colour.
Liz Sullivan, a 38-year-old teaching assistant, lives in Wootton, Bedfordshire, with her husband, daughter, seven, and son, three. When you have feet this size, finding footwear that's fashionable and affordable is almost a full-time occupation. Bryce Dallas Howard — Size 10 10. I have 20 pairs of shoes and live in ballet pumps. Would they offer a size 18 lady something in a size 10? Are big feet really that bad, considering they belong to very tall people? I once had a girlfriend who wore a size 10, and I ended up sharing some Converse All-Stars with her. Is it any surprise recent research has revealed that one in five of us think our feet are the most unattractive part of our body? My partner has smaller feet than me. I got used to being called 'Yeti' and 'Big Foot'.