MD Podiatrist Cites 4 Reasons Why Feet Get Bigger With Age

You’ve always worn the same shoe size since, well, forever. Then one day you wake up and your tennis shoes feel a tad tight, or your sandals are suddenly a little snug. No, you’re not imagining it. “Everybody’s feet get bigger as we get older,” says board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon, Dan Michaels, DPM.
“Typically, as we enter our fourth decade, it’s not unusual for our feet to grow by one full size,” Dr. Michaels says. He cites four reasons: 1) Overuse 2) Weight gain 3) Hormonal changes and 4) Underlying medical conditions.