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13th-Dec-2009 08:17 am
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i found myself recently in need of winter boots (darn that 18 inches on the ground) but i can never find styles and sizes for me that i like. unfortunately, i always end up heading over to the mens section. this leaves me wondering how many other ladies use/wear mens shoes, because i know i'm not the only one.

Ladies, do you wear men's shoes?

Yes
27(38.0%)
No
44(62.0%)

If yes, is there a specific reason why you do?

Yes, and I will comment.
17(51.5%)
Yes, and I won't comment.
5(15.2%)
No, and I will comment.
1(3.0%)
No, and I won't comment.
10(30.3%)

Also if yes, do you wear them all year, or just for certain seasons?

All year
19(73.1%)
Seasonal
7(26.9%)

If no, would you ever consider it?

Yes
29(64.4%)
No
16(35.6%)
Comments 
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13th-Dec-2009 02:32 pm (UTC)
it's not a matter of me not liking things, cause i do, it's just none of the the things i like FIT, so i have to go to mens shoes. casual/tennis shoes usually are okay in womens, but sandals and winter boots i always have to go over to mens.
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13th-Dec-2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
width and i have really high arches.
13th-Dec-2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
I wear mens shoes if I like them and they fit - I wear womens shoes too - I feel that shoes are pretty interchangeable - unisex.
13th-Dec-2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
Often mens shoes are too wide for me, but I will and do wear the occasional pair I like. Usually boots.
13th-Dec-2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
The Chucks I buy are always in the men's section. So were my last pair of Vanns, which I think I actually had to get from the boy's section.
13th-Dec-2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
This. I'm a Chucks girl (will be rocking them with my future hubby and our whole wedding party at the wedding) and they're usually dudes' shoes. Also, I like the Adidas Superstar sneakers too. They're comfy.
13th-Dec-2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
Men's shoes are designed for comfort. Women's shoes are designed to make your back hurt.


That's about it, really.
13th-Dec-2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
Like the person above, I have a pair of Chucks and a pair of Vans from the men's section.

I think I also found my Sorel's in the men's section, too.
13th-Dec-2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
I have the smallest adult feet ever. Women's US Size 5 tend to be too large for me. Men's shoes aren't even something that would occur to me as a possibility. Kid's shoes, however...
14th-Dec-2009 03:43 am (UTC)
I'm a women's US 5.5 - 6 and I have narrow feet, so men's shoes wouldn't fit me either, but I said "yes" to considering it anyway because I would if there were any that would fit. :P I had to get a new pair of black shoes for work recently and I did have a look at the boys' school shoes. I found some suitable ladies' shoes in the end, but I had to go to a less run-of-the-mill sort of shoe shop.
13th-Dec-2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
I wear size 6 1/2 to 7, but my feet are fairly wide, so it's pretty much impossible for me to find winter shoes for my feet. Too wide for women's and too short for men's. In bad weather I wear my summer shoes and hope for the best. Chucks have been pretty good to me so far.
13th-Dec-2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
I have a pair of Nike runners that are mens, (fuck pastel colored sneakers,) and my Converse and horseback riding boots are unisex.
13th-Dec-2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
I have sneakers that are hand-me-downs from my brother! They fit me better than any shoes I ever picked out myself. I wore men's sneakers in high school, too because I could find the wide sizes that women's sizes just don't have.
13th-Dec-2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
I used to wear men's skater shoes, but not anymore.
13th-Dec-2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
I recently went to Lands End/DSW to look for shoes, and found that in the 5-ish years since I went shoe shopping, my feet have grown out of women's size 11/men's size 9 1/2, as they were for many years.

Most shoe places go up to 11 or 12 in women's, but good luck finding anything remotely nice in those sizes.

Sooooo I pretty much had to buy men's shoes, or my feet wouldn't have been able to fit into anything. I didn't realize feet could grow so much when you're in your 20s, but I'm living proof that they can. :(
13th-Dec-2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
My favorite pair of sneakers are a men's Puma. They fit perfectly (wider than a woman's shoe, but not as wide as a woman's wide) and they just look awesome in general. (they're blue/purple/yellow)

And sometimes men's boots work just so much better than women's boots if you're looking for something heavy-duty.


I also usually get my Vans in men's, because they look better than the women's shoes.

Edited at 2009-12-13 08:04 pm (UTC)
13th-Dec-2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
I used to wear men's sneakers, and finally found some decent women's wide ones. I also have to buy men's steel-toed shoes because there are practically no women's styles.
13th-Dec-2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
the asics i have now are unisex. a lot of time i like men's styles better than women's, because i'm not a fan of girly colors.
13th-Dec-2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
I have worn men's shoes in the past. It was for style, not comfort though, I couldn't find the boots I wanted from the women's section at the time. (Which is not to say they were uncomfortable, I don't buy uncomfortable shoes. :p Just that it wasn't the main reason for it.) However, right now all my shoes are from the women's section.

Edited at 2009-12-13 10:53 pm (UTC)
14th-Dec-2009 01:00 am (UTC)
steel toed safety boots.
14th-Dec-2009 01:23 am (UTC)
Girly shoes bug me, but I usually just go for the least frilly ones I find because I can't be arsed to figure out my size in men's.

Men's pants, on the other hand? All I wear for my food service job. It's freakin' hard to find good comfortable durable khakis in women's longs.
14th-Dec-2009 11:09 am (UTC)
I mostly only wear athletic shoes, and I wear men's. I have weird, wide, flat fee with a narrow heel. Women's shoes always hurt my toes. I have a couple of flat women's Sketchers that are more girly and I wear those if I have to wear a dress, but they kill my feet, and this is only for a very, very, very special occasion.

I find high heels to be very uncomfortable, so even on the rare occasions that I wear women's shoes, I don't wear high heels. I never did, not even when I was younger.
15th-Dec-2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
Well I consider my shoes to be unisex, so I don't have this problem. I wont wear men shoes anyway because I don#t think you find a regular shoe store with shoes for european size 39 for men.(at least all the cool sneakers in the men section only begin at 42 or 43)
17th-Dec-2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
Yes - my feet are too big, and womens XXL shoes are too expensive (and have ugly design anyway).
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