What is the perfect shoe size? Some might argue that smaller feet are better, but why exactly? More feminine? Delicate? Beautiful? Doesn’t the saying go, “bigger is always better.”
According to Chinese culture, beginning in the 10th century and ending in the 20th, small feet were considered a sign of beauty and a small piece of the elite. Foot binding was performed to establish tiny feet to entice that of a prince. If you created the perfect size, your feet were referred to as the “Golden Lotus.” If not, you were left with deformed feet and possible infection.
Even in pop culture we see signs of “the perfect foot size.” Take Cinderella for example. Only her perfectly petite sized foot fits into that glass slipper. When her awful step-sisters try, their awkwardly large and flat feet barely make it inside the slipper, eventually shattering it.
So, that brings me back to the question at hand. What IS the perfect sized foot in the 21st century? Maybe it depends on what part of the world you hail from? Or what culture you were raised within? I know that many times I wish my size 8 foot was at least a size smaller. However, I know plenty of women that wish their size 6 foot was just a smidge bigger.
As I was looking around for more information on “the perfect shoe size,” I uncovered a few celebs shoe sizes (approximations based on shoes worn prior and auctioned), which I thought you all might find interesting!
For those of you that are concerned with a larger scale of sizes, believe it or not, both Kate Winslet and Paris Hilton, a remarkable beauty and a socialite princess, stand upon size 11 feet.
And for those of us that fall into the 8-9 category, we have both Taylor Swift (size 8.5) and Cameron Diaz (size 9) on our sides!
We didn’t forget the teensy feet ladies either. Heroes star Hayden Pantierre steps out on the red carpet with an incredibly small size 5. While, blonde cutie Kate Hudson struts in a size 6.5.
After reading all sorts of celebrities shoe sizes, I believe there isn’t a “perfect size” for feet. These stars don magnificent and ground breaking styles of shoes each and every day, whether they are a size 5 or a size 11. Obviously beautiful shoes are made for all sizes, so who cares what size we are; as long as there are always shoes we love available to us!