Forgot to mention that when I bought my new running shoes on Saturday (same model as I had before — Saucony Trigon, Responsive Cushioning), the running store guy moved me up a half-size. Which meant I had to buy men’s shoes. In size 10.5.
Quoth he: “it’s normal that your arches drop and your foot size increases from running.”
But, said I, my feel were already huge. Like, I could barely find women’s shoes in my size when they were an 11 kind of huge.
Of course, I wore them this morning on the elliptical machine and they feel like heaven. I can’t believe I’m admitting that.