If you’ve recently had a kiddo, then you may not realize that all your summer shoes no longer fit. Most women’s feet grow during pregnancy. So sad but true. It doesn’t matter how much you paid for those Jimmy Choos. If your toes are scraping the pavement, it’s time to go up a size!
Toe overhang happens more frequently in high heels but can also happen in flip flops. In high heels, if your toes are flapping out, you need a larger size. In sandals, you may actually need a smaller one.
The key here is to find shoes that are cute but that actually fit. This shoe below clearly is not working for her!
No toe overhang this summer ladies! Please? Promise me. It’s just not cute….and you know I want you to go forth and be cute *wink*!
That is such a pet peeve of mine, I really HATE seeing toe hangover.
I have this problem because my toes are too long. It doesn’t matter if I go a size larger or not, my toes still hang over but I have plenty of space in the back. I’ve tried those foot inserts but they don’t seem to work. I go shoe shopping with my sisters, mom, and niece and they pick all these great shoes and then I try them on and look horrible. Unfortunately, when I buy them in the store they seem to fit correctly but its after a few hours of wear, they slide forward. And of course, you can’t return shoes after you have worn them. I have dozens of shoes I have just tossed but some are too cute or I paid too much and I am not tossing them.
Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top says
Seriously…the last photo…what the heck was she thinking??!! Eww. haha
Christan Perona says
I can't stop thinking about this post! Earlier this week, I was in an administration meeting at work and had to hide my (outloud) chuckles, thinking again about this post! Especially the last picture!
LMAO! This drives me crazy too! Glad to know I am not alone 🙂
This is seriously one of my biggest per peeves! Thanks for posting this for those out there that don't realize that it's time to chuck the shoes when this becomes an issue. So not right! 🙂
Linh C. says
Toe overhangs are disgusting! The other day, I saw a lady wearing shoes where her pinky toe and the next toe were hanging out of the straps because the toe box was too narrow. Yuck!
Heather at Happy Chippy Junk says
I hate toe spillage in the side of flip flops too!!!
I would like to sarcastically thank you for creating my newest fashion neurosis. But really this is a hilarious post, you make me giggle dear.
Christian Hollingsworth says
Being a male I haven't really noticed it that much – but now that you have, I'm noticing it everywhere. GROSS!
funny post! I promise no toe overhang here!
that IS a pet peeve of mine. women… buy shoes that fit you, not just for us.. but for ALL of us.
thank you! 🙂
This is just hilarious!
Tara G. says
that last image is just gross!
Katie @ OhhBaby says
Snap Peas says
Some of the comments were ALMOST as funny as your post – good one. I only wish I hadn't been sipping coffee, I almost choked 😉
Erin S. says
Good good point! "Coin slot" is going to haunt me all day long now–so funny! 🙂 Have a wonderful Easter weekend!
OMG…THANKS for doing this post!! This is sooo one of those things that just creeps me out when I see it! On the same note….people that let that Big Toe Nail grow long. So creepy!!!
Yes! I totally agree! Every time I see it, I get heebie-jeebies. I don't know how those women walk.
Phil and Darby Hawley says
Beth you're so right! It's gross and looks painful, but the pictures here did have me giggling. Thanks for the fashion tip.
Kathleen Frances says
Ha ha! That last one is gory!
So funny! Yet so true!
Rachel @ Pleased as Punch says
AMEN sister! Toe overhang is NARsty!!!
Cold Oatmeal and Purple Cows says
Such a sad situation!
Oh my gosh! I kinda giggled at all of these pics until the last one. WHAT?! How is she even wearing that shoe! I'm pretty sure my toes are screaming in sympathy right now! I PROMISE… no toe overhang in my neighbourhood!
G R O S S
I totally agree. Thanks for informing everyone else!!!
There is an adhesive insert that I once used for this. The smaller size she was too small, so I got the bigger size (They were too cute to let go!). After a couple of times wearing them, the overhang got to me, so I went back to the store. A salesperson whipped out these inserts that I put in the front part of the shoe, just under where the ball of my foot went. They were grippy, so my foot didn't slide down. Waa lah! No overhang!
Beth@The Stories of A to Z says
If your flat sandals are too big, there is a gap between the top part of your foot and where your shoe is supposed to grip your foot to the sole. To compensate for this, you tend to grip with your toes and slide your foot forward which causes toe overhang.
omg that last photo almost made me throw up:S
What I Did Today says
Hahahahahaha! I'd never heard this before but I've always hated how it looks and no matter HOW cute a pair of sandals are, if my toes aren't all in, I don't buy them!
This was SO funny 🙂 I just don't get how you might need a size smaller of sandals if your toes are hanging over? No matter what, shoe overhang is gross! 🙂
Great post! I have never understood how women could wear shoes with the toes hanging over the edge. Do they not think anyone notices?
All That Glitters says
I'm just dying laughing at these pics!
Hee hee! This is such a pet peeve of mine. Glad I am not alone 😉 My brother once sold shoes at Macy's and said it was truly sad how many large feet tried to squeeze into tiny sizes just cause they were cute and on clearance (and not in their size!) Love this post 🙂
Myra @ The Casabella Project says
Loved this post! The pictures are so majorly gross. LOL!
I hope you have an amazing weekend!
Funny but eeewwww!
My Mil SWEARS she wears a 1/2 size smaller than she really does so everything she has that is slip on? her heel hangs off the back. It drives me crazy.
I understand lying about age & pant size, but shoes? Who cares!
I'm Rachel. says
I love Foot Petals. They help a lot!
heehee, giggle, snort…those were so funny! will try not to offend this summer, but hard to do with my huge feet!! 😉
The Rusty Bucket says
Wow. If you don't have to file your toenails because the pavement is doing it for you, might want to rethink the footwear. All these shoes are new. They bought them like this? Amazing.
Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating says
Oh my gosh…I think I gasped in horror and laughed out loud at the same time over that last picture. That just looks downright painful!!!
Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma says
How timely! Some lucky thrifter will happen upon my entire shoe collection after baby #2.
Sadly, I lost a few good "soles" in the donation.
Time to go forth and shoe shop!
Donna~One Simple Country Girl says
I just threw up in my mouth a little! LOL!
Blondie's Journal says
I like to see fun but practical posts like this. Very cute! Keep it up, Beth!
Crystal @ Ordinary Days says
Never heard of this nor have I thought about it. Great. Now I will be noticing it all the time! LOL and "coin slot"?!? Oh wow, that's a good one!! 🙂
This is freaking hilarious!!! I am always amazed at how many celebrities I see with toe overhang. It's so gross!
omg.. those are gross feet images but they made me laugh 🙂