What size shoes does your sons wear? my 11 year old is in mens 8.5 size

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Posted: 9/1/2011 11:53:47 AM
I couldn't believe it. He's only 11, and he is the tallest in his class, always has been. His soccer shoes were 8.5 size this year. I can't imagine what size he will need by the time he's done growing.


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Posted: 9/1/2011 11:55:34 AM
My 8 year old is in 6 1/2 to 7 - the last size before we go to men shoe sizes. So not ready to pay the higher price for shoes when he goes through them so quickly...


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Posted: 9/1/2011 11:56:32 AM
My 11 year old, will turn 12 in Jan, wears size 10. I think he could probably get a 9.5, but boys/men don't know how to buy shoes LOL...He wears the same size as my husband.

He's not particularly tall, I don't think, he's average, and he's skinny....Maybe he'll have a growth spurt or something to fit into those feet. I sure hope THEY are done growing at least....


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Posted: 9/1/2011 12:00:29 PM
Mine both wore a size 12 by 6th grade. My older son now wears an 18 and my younger a 16.

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Posted: 9/1/2011 12:02:32 PM
Size 18!!! Wow!!! He didn't get it from me I wear a 6.5 size in womens and I am always told I have tiny feet.

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Posted: 9/1/2011 12:03:30 PM
I have the same worry. My husband is a size 15 4E is shoes. My two boys take after him *gulp*

Right now my 7 year old wears a kids 1 and my 9 year old wears a kids 4 so he's almost into mens.

Hubby wore a mens size 10 at 10 years old

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Posted: 9/1/2011 12:04:15 PM
My 12 yo wears a size 9, and my 14 yo wears a 12!

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Posted: 9/1/2011 12:04:19 PM
DS just turned 12, wears a men's 8 shoe and a men's medium t-shirt. His father wears a size 13 shoe so it's not surprising except the adult shoe sticker shock is a little hard to take.

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Posted: 9/1/2011 12:08:58 PM
DS is 7 and wears a kids size 3. DD wears a size 2. Most of the kids in their class were in a 1. So not overly big. My DH wears a 13 so I am guessing DS will fill his shoes one day.


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Posted: 9/1/2011 12:11:16 PM
When my son started 7th grade he was barely 12 (August birthday) and was in a Mens size 13. He was only about 5'6" at that time, but quickly grew into the feet. 3 years later, he is 6'1" and his feet haven't grown at all in that time.

My other son just started 7th grade, and wears a 10.5 in Mens. He's about 5'6" or 5'7" and in the middle of his growth spurt, but his feet are smaller than his brother's were at that age.


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Posted: 9/1/2011 12:11:55 PM
16 years old = size 10 in mens

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Posted: 9/1/2011 12:11:55 PM
My 13 yo wears a 10 or 10.5 depending on the shoe. About the size his dad wears. I don't think he is done growing yet. At least I hope not. He has just barely overtaken me, and I'm only 5'2". But I have some very short men in my family, so my boys have to deal with that unfortunate genetic.


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Posted: 9/1/2011 12:13:00 PM
DS is 12, and wears a size 7. He is a small 12 year old, though.


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Posted: 9/1/2011 12:17:14 PM
My 13 year old son wears a mens size 10 shoes, is 5 feet 10 inches and wears 29x32 jeans.

He has skinny feet so I tell him he has "flipper feet".


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Posted: 9/1/2011 12:19:02 PM
My 8 year old is wearing means 8 1/2!!!

My 12 year old wears men's size 6.


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Posted: 9/1/2011 12:28:06 PM
My 12 yr old wears a men's size 11.

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Posted: 9/1/2011 12:41:36 PM
My 12 yr old wears a men's size 11.5. He hasn't grown into his feet yet and tends to be a little clompy.

He will be doing hand me ups to his father soon.


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Posted: 9/1/2011 12:42:40 PM
My 15 yo wears a size 12 - 12.5.

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Posted: 9/1/2011 12:43:24 PM
Ds was that size at that age. He will 16 in a few weeks and is 6' 2" and just started wearing 12's.


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Posted: 9/1/2011 12:45:13 PM
We JUST measured our 11.5 year old when we took him shoe shopping last night - a men's 9.5!!! Bigger than my husbands!

FWIW, we had a physical this summer and found that he is in the 97th percentile for height at 5'3" ! He also weighs more than I do.


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Posted: 9/1/2011 12:46:23 PM
My almost 16 year old, 6'1" DS wears 13's. He has big feet like his mom.


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Posted: 9/1/2011 12:55:32 PM
My 10 yr. old wears size 12-he has always been the tallest kid in his class.


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Posted: 9/1/2011 1:08:31 PM
My 11 year old wears a 9 in mens.


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Posted: 9/1/2011 1:08:57 PM
Mine are the total opposite 5 year old wears kids 10 - 10 year old wears 2 1/2 - 17 year old wears mens 10


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Posted: 9/1/2011 1:18:02 PM
I have an 11 year old DS and he's 5'5" and wears a mens 11 1/2 shoe. I'm so glad to hear that there are boys with feet as big or bigger than DS. Everyone his age (that we know) is much smaller with much smaller feet! He seems much more "normal" now.



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Posted: 9/1/2011 1:31:53 PM
Wow! I guess we have the opposite problem....my 12 year old DS just barely grew into a size 3 kids - thats what I bought him for school. He is 5' 1"...guess he gets his "dainty" feet from my side!

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Posted: 9/1/2011 1:32:39 PM
My almost 12 yr old DS wears a size 9 men shoes.


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Posted: 9/1/2011 1:34:11 PM
Twelve-year-old DS wears a 9.


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Posted: 9/1/2011 1:37:50 PM
He's a size 7 in mens. His friend who is 1 day older wears a size 14 and is close to 6 feet tall. They are 11 almost 12.


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Posted: 9/1/2011 2:32:06 PM
Reading some of these responses scare me!! haha My two boys are total opposites. My oldest (who will be 4 in October) wears a kid's 11 and is wearing size 5 clothes, but my youngest (who just turned 2) just started wearing a size 6 and wears size 2 clothes - much more in line with his age, I think. Neither my DH nor I are overly tall people (DH is 5'9" and I am 5'7" but my birth father was 6'3", so I wouldn't be surprised if my boys end up tall men.

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Posted: 9/1/2011 2:37:09 PM
Wow, those are some big numbers. My almost 12 year old wears a boys size 6.


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Posted: 9/1/2011 2:37:18 PM
Oh my gosh! My DS is almost 16 and wears a 7.5 but he's a small guy.


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Posted: 9/1/2011 3:02:08 PM
My itty-bitty 10 year old wears a 2 1/2 or 3. He wears a size 8 in clothing.




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Posted: 9/1/2011 3:04:08 PM
My 11 yr old wears a size 7.


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Posted: 9/1/2011 3:06:48 PM
My 11 year old (turns 12 in Nov) wears a 9.5 size - mens.



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Posted: 9/1/2011 3:08:18 PM
My son is 29 and 6'4" tall and he wears a 14 shoe. So not too bad for his height

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Posted: 9/1/2011 3:09:25 PM
My 14 year old son is 6'2" and wears a size 14 shoe. I really hope his feet stop growing because it is already hard enough finding 14's, I can't imagine having to find size 15.


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Posted: 9/1/2011 3:11:22 PM
DS16 is 6' and wears a size 11, however my cousins 11 year old son is 6' and wears a size 14!

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Posted: 9/1/2011 3:16:49 PM

Mine both wore a size 12 by 6th grade. My older son now wears an 18 and my younger a 16.
I'm going to need to see a picture of these feet to believe it.

I know someone who wears a size 14 and his feet just look HUUUUGE to me. I just can't imagine someone wearing bigger than that!!!! Wow.



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Posted: 9/1/2011 3:17:17 PM
My 15 yr. old son wears a 13. My 9 yr. old son wears a 6.5.

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Posted: 9/1/2011 3:39:59 PM
My 12.5 year old went from a size 5 on his 12th birthday to a 9 4 months later . He's held steady for the past few months but we'll see. He calls his feet flippers because he is skinny and not really that tall, but with a dad who's 6'2 and a brother pushing 6'3 (Size 12 feet), I'm pretty sure he's going to end up growing into those big feet of his.

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Posted: 9/1/2011 3:57:25 PM
my just-turned 11yo son wears a men's 11. sigh. He hasn't even started growing and he's already 5'5"


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Posted: 9/1/2011 4:26:06 PM

My almost 10 yr old is in a 2.5/3. He sure sprouted since Spring.


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Posted: 9/1/2011 4:34:40 PM
My DS13 just bought size 10 shoes. He was an 8 last year. Yikes!

He's towering over his school friends he hasn't seen over the summer. I think he hit that growth spurt.

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Posted: 9/1/2011 4:39:47 PM
14 year old wear a 10.5 and he is 5'6. He still has growing left but his foot Dr. thought he would top out at 11 or 11.5. His dad wears a 10.

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Posted: 9/1/2011 4:40:08 PM
My 13 year old nephew wears men's size 9. He actually might be a little bigger now, since that was a while ago. That's the same size as his dad.

My mom goes to my sister "Why are you buying him a size NINE shoe?????"
My sister goes "Because they have to fit his feet Mom."

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Posted: 9/1/2011 4:40:39 PM
When my DS was 11 he wore a 10; he's fifteen and he's wearing a size 13, almost ready for a size 14. He's 6'1" and still growing; he only weighs 150 lb. At least the crazy growth spurts stopped. When he was about 12 he grew about 7 inches in 6 mo.

Last year he grew 3/4 in in 43 days....

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Posted: 9/1/2011 4:50:06 PM
When my DS was 11, he wore a 10. In high school he started out at a 12 and finished at a 13. He is in his 30s, now and wears a 13 or 14 depending on the shoe.

Funny story about my DS's shoes. I had a little Ford Escort wagon when he was in HS, he learned to drive on it ans when he got his license, he pretty much used that little wagon. He had it the night before and threw his size 13 tennis shoes in the back and his jacket on top.

I had the car the next day and drove through the bank drive through. The teller is a very petite woman and I noticed she kept peering into the back of my wagon. At the end of the transaction, she said, "I just have to ask, is that a promotional shoe back there?" When I told her no, it was my son's shoe...the expression on her face was priceless.

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Posted: 9/1/2011 4:59:34 PM
My 11yo twins wear a 7.5 and and an 8, but it seems to me most of their friends have even bigger feet so an 8.5 sounds about right to me.


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Posted: 9/1/2011 5:07:06 PM
My 11 yr. old wears a mens 8. His best friend who is the same age wears a mens size 12!

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