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Have you ever looked at the number on the sole of your shoe and compared it to that of your friends?
Not that women need yet another thing to be self-conscious about, but — likely thanks to Cinderella’s size 4.5 glass slippers — small feet have become a standard for beauty and femininity.
However, Disney princess-sized feet are quickly becoming a relic of the past. Thanks to evolution, the average foot size has been steadily increasing throughout the past century.
Women’s feet are getting bigger and the most popular shoe sizes for women have increased to 8 ½ and a 9 (Credit: kei907 / Shutterstock)
“At the beginning of the 20th century, the average woman wore a size 3.5 or size 4 shoe,” TIME Magazine reports. “This increased to a 5.5 in the ’40s and remained this way till the ’60s. By the 1970s, the average female foot was a 7.5 and now, forty years later, the most common foot size for the American female is somewhere between 8 ½ and a 9.”
So, the increasing need for retailers to manufacture larger and larger shoe sizes, year after year? It’s just biology.
“People are getting taller and heavier, as they have for generation after generation,” podiatric historian William Rossi told lifestyle blog Divine Caroline. “And their feet are getting larger in proportion to their bodies.”
So, if you have feet in the double-digit size range — or close to it — you’re not alone. Shoe retailers like Nordstrom and Zappos carry women’s shoes all the way up to a size 16, which shows there’s a large demand for large sizes.
And of course, celebrities have bigger-than-average feet. Check out our list of celebrities that have to shop on the larger end of the shoe size spectrum.
1. Kendall Jenner – Size 10 (US)
Kendall Jenner may be one of today’s hottest models, but she’s also one of the favorite topics of internet criticism. People have always criticized her long toes, with many describing them as “weird.”
“Yeah, it’s kind of painful! I’ll be honest, she told ELLE about being uncomfortable in high heels. “I have the longest toes in the world; they’re spider toes. They are. I have spider fingers, too! So they’re kind of being crunched right now…”
Kendall Jenner towers at 5′ 10″ and is taller than the average female model (Credit: WENN / Ivan Nikolov)
Take, for example, her April 2022 Instagram photo that was met with ridicule.
While she looked stunning in a Loewe blur print tank dress and Dries Van Noten platform thong sandals, her sisters Kylie and Khloe both made fun of her ‘big toes’ in comments underneath the post.
Kendall Jenner has claimed she has “the longest toes in the world” (Credit: Bakounine / Shutterstock)
“Hahahaha even from me??? I love your big ass toes,” Khloe commented after Kendall threatened to block people making fun of her big feet.
Despite all the criticism, Kendall has remained unfazed, and she has never shied away from wearing sandals.
Considering Kendall is a whopping 5’10” tall, her shoe size shouldn’t be surprising.
Kendall Jenner’s big feet in PVC sandals (Credit: WENN)
2. Khloe Kardashian – Size 10 (US)
Khloe is another member of the Kardashian-Jenner family that’s known to have big feet.
Khloe Kardashian accentuates her height with heels at the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards held on November 10, 2019, at Barker Hangar (Credit: WENN)
Like Kendall, she’s also a size 10, but she stands less than an inch shorter than her model half-sister.
In February 2021, Khloe explained why her feet often look enormous in Good American campaign photos.
“HA I’m cracking up! 4a few of those GA photos, we shot on a camera lens that creates a stretching effect. The closer the object is to camera they will get elongated,” Khloe said.
Khloé Alexandra Kardashian’s feet and fingers look much longer than normal in a heavily Photoshopped campaign photo (Credit: Good American)
“So in some of my photos my feet/fingers look incredibly long. Not to worry! I still have normal size hands/fingers.”
“It’s just the lens guys! LOL but some of these stories are really reaching,” she added.
“I mean..LOL how could anyone believe this is the size of my feet?! It’s the angle and the type of lens. And personally, I think this camera lens is so f**king cool. It gives the photo a different vibe and not the same old visual I always see. Either way, I’m happy with them.”
Khloe Kardashian’s pedicured toenails and sexy big feet (Credit: WENN)
3. Heidi Klum – Size 10 (US)
Heidi Klum has some of the sexiest feet in the industry. She’s 5’10” tall and wears a size 10.
Heidi Klum’s incredible height made her one of the world’s highest-paid models (Credit: WENN / Sheri Determan)
The German model spilled her stiletto-wearing secrets to Fitness Magazine. Heidi said she wears foot cushions to ease the pain when she needs to be on her feet between 10 and 14 hours a day.
Heidi Klum draws attention to her big feet in Jimmy Choo “Shiloh” sandals (Credit: WENN / Sheri Determan)
She also pampers her feet by getting a lot of manicures and pedicures.
“I always think it’s important to have beautiful hands and beautiful feet,” she said. “You just never know what shoe they’re going to give you and then you have to take your shoes off and they’re like ‘Oh my god!’ You know, in my business, hands, and feet always have to look good.”
Heidi Klum squeezes her big feet into a pair of crystal-embellished PVC pumps (Credit: WENN)
4. Cindy Crawford – Size 10 (US)
Cindy Crawford is one of the most famous models of all time thanks to both her height and famed athletic build.
Cindy Crawford stands tall as she lights Empire State Building for International Women’s Day on March 6, 2020 (Credit: WENN)
She stands 5’9” and wears a size 10. The American model is the same height as her model daughter, Kaia, whose shoe size is slightly smaller at only 8.5.
Cindy Crawford’s larger-than-average size 10 feet (Credit: WENN)
5. Mandy Moore – Size 10 (US)
Mandy Moore has been called Big Foot in the past and even Justin Timberlake once poked fun at the size of her feet.
Mandy Moore adds inches to her tall frame with heels at the Los Angeles premiere of “Midway” held on November 5, 2019 at the Regency Village Theatre (Credit: WENN)
At 5’9”, Mandy wears a size 10. And sadly, she’s not proud of it.
“I found this bizarre, unofficial Mandy Moore book (while rummaging through old memorabilia],” she told Jimmy Kimmel. “It’s an actual book that was for sale for $12.95 that someone wrote without me knowing about it, but it has lots of fun facts. Like, this page here is ’10 Things We Love About Mandy,’ and the very first fact is ‘Mandy is proud of her big feet. She wears a size 10 shoe. They call her Big Foot but she doesn’t care, she thinks they’re cool feet.’”
Mandy laughed while quoting the book during her appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
“I do have a size-10 foot, but I’m not proud of it!”
Mandy Moore’s bony big feet in Christian Louboutin “Valparaiso” sandals (Credit: WENN)
6. Kate Beckinsale – Size 10 (US)
Kate Beckinsale may stand at 5’7″, but the “Underworld” actress wears a whopping size 10 shoe.
Kate Beckinsale gives the visual illusion of height in a floor-length white dress at Caruso’s Palisades Village Opening Gala on September 21, 2018 (Credit: WENN)
Interestingly (and creepily) enough, Kate’s large feet are popular among foot fetish enthusiasts. Why? Her feet may be large, but they’re curvy with long, nice toes.
Kate Beckinsale shows off her foot fetish enthusiast-approved feet in a pair of black sandals (Credit: WENN)
7. Freida Pinto – Size 10 (US)
Freida Pinto, known for her role in “Slumdog Millionaire,” is only 5’5”, but she wears a size 10.5 shoe.
Freida said that she struggled to find shoes growing up because her home country of India only catered to women with small shoe sizes.
Freida Pinto looks taller thanks to the black-and-white vertical stripes on her dress during an appearance in New York City on April 3, 2017 (Credit: WENN)
“I have a size ten-and-a-half foot, but growing up in India it was very difficult to find my size when all the shoes were made for smaller feet,” she told The Strategist magazine. “My feet weren’t represented at all.”
Freida Pinto’s large feet in Burberry heels (Credit: WENN)
8. Brooke Shields – Size 10 (US)
Brooke Shields began her career in Hollywood at the age of 12, so she basically grew up in the limelight. Aside from her acting and beauty, her bold eyebrows also made her famous.
Brooke Shields stands tall at the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Winter 2016 TCA Press Tour held on January 8, 2016 (Credit: WENN)
One thing you might not know about the “Blue Lagoon” star is that she rocks size 10 shoes.
She’s six-feet tall, so having such huge feet isn’t surprising.
Brooke Shields squeezes her large dry bunions into white sandals (Credit: WENN)
9. Bryce Dallas Howard – Size 10 (US)
The eldest daughter of actor and director Ron Howard gained wider recognition for starring as Claire Dearing in “Jurassic World” and its sequel, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”
Bryce Dallas Howard adds inches to her height with heels at the second annual Environmental Media Association Honors Benefit Gala held on September 28, 2019 (Credit: WENN)
Although she’s only 5’7”, she wears size 10 shoes. And the American actress/filmmaker seems to have no issues about her large feet.
Remember when she ran in high heels in the 2014 adventure film?
“It was important to me – it was hard for me to be Claire without those heels,” she said in an interview with Radio Times. “It was like her armor, you know? It was her strength. So yeah, I ran through the jungle, for a few months, in high-heeled shoes!”
Bryce Dallas Howard squeezes her big feet into a pair of lace-up sandals (Credit: WENN)
10. Lucy Lawless – Size 10 (US)
Lucy Lawless is famous for her role as a warrior princess in the ‘90s TV series, “Xena: Warrior Princess.”
A tall and muscular Lucy Lawless attends the premiere of “Spartacus: War of the Damned” held on January 22, 2013 at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 in Los Angeles (Credit: WENN)
With a height of 5’10”, a muscular build, and the accompanying big feet, Lucy was definitely the perfect choice for the role.
Lucy Lawless slips her big feet into a pair of metallic peep-toe slingback pumps (Credit: WENN)
11. Lauren Ambrose – Size 10 (US)
You probably know her as one of the lead stars in the TV drama, “Six Feet Under.” But what you probably didn’t know is that this 5’6” actress wears a size 10.
An average-height Lauren Ambrose stands next to a promotional poster at the New York premiere of “Where the Wild Things Are” on Oct. 13, 2009 (Credit: WENN)
Lauren’s shoe size might be unusual considering her average height, but regardless, her shoe size hasn’t seemed to affect her red carpet style choices in any way.
Lauren Ambrose’s big feet in gold slingback peep-toe pumps (Credit: WENN)
12. Jerry Hall – Size 10 (US)
Jerry Hall always manages to stand out, literally, wherever she goes. Aside from her signature big blonde hair and her striking fashion sense, the model-slash-actress is six feet tall.
“Big feet and wonky teeth,” she responded when asked by The Guardian what she dislikes most about her appearance.
Jerry Hall wears kitten heels despite her height at the Royal Academy Summer Preview Party held June 3, 2015 (Credit: WENN)
Given Jerry’s towering height, you’d think she was a size 12 or 13. But, surprisingly, Mick Jagger’s ex-wife wears just a size 10.
They may be quite small for her height, but they’re considerably huge compared to the average woman’s feet.
Jerry Hall wears stockings and bow-detailed peep-toe pumps on her large feet (Credit: WENN)
13. Jennifer Lawrence – Size 10.5 (US)
Jennifer Lawrence is yet another celebrity with an average height (5’7”) and an above-average shoe size.
Jennifer Lawrence accentuates her height in a floor-length black dress at the London “Red Sparrow” photo call held Feb. 20, 2018 (Credit: WENN)
The actress clocks in at a size 10.5.
Jennifer Lawrence’s big feet in Roger Vivier size 10.5 sandals (Credit: WENN)
14. Serena Williams – Size 10.5 (US)
Perhaps having big feet is an advantage for pro athlete Serena Williams. The professional tennis player stands 5’9” and wears a 10.5 shoe size.
Serena Williams shows off her tall, athletic stature on the purple carpet at the WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party held June 25, 2015 at The Roof Gardens in London (Credit: WENN)
We can’t imagine a pro athlete like Serena is self-conscious about anything that might give her an edge during competition.
Serena Williams slips her big feet into a pair of nude sandals (Credit: WENN)
15. Audrey Hepburn – Size 10.5 (US)
Did you know film and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn had a larger than average shoe size. Given what we said earlier about the average woman’s shoe size increasing with time, it’s a surprise that this film star, born in the 1920s, wore a size 10.5.
Audrey Hepburn’s long legs and large feet (Credit: WENN)
Despite being a woman of unmatched beauty, Audrey actually didn’t have much confidence in her looks.
“I’d like to be not so flat-chested,” she once said.” I’d like not to have such angular shoulders, such big feet and such a big nose.”
A still photo from Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s movie (Credit: WENN)
16. Kate Winslet – Size 11 (US)
Kate Winslet stands 5’7” but her shoe size is a whopping 11. Kate has been criticized many times for having huge feet that don’t match her body proportions.
Kate Winslet looks taller due to the angle of this photograph taken at the 36th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards held on January 17, 2016, at the Mayfair Hotel (Credit: WENN)
Even her Titanic co-star Leonardo DiCaprio thinks her feet are hilarious.
“I’d put up my foot up and he’d fall about laughing because my feet are exactly the same size as his and he’s 6’1”,” Kate said during an interview. “He’d refer to them as my canoes.”
Surprisingly, Kate doesn’t have the biggest feet in her family. She said her mom actually wears a size 13.
Kate Winslet’s big feet and pedicured toes (Credit: WENN)
17. Maria Sharapova – Size 11 (US)
Maria Sharapova gives us more proof that large feet are beneficial for pro athletes. Tennis icon Maria is a former world number one and a five-time grand slam champion. Her shoe size? 11.
Maria Sharapova stands tall at Fox Searchlight’s Los Angeles premiere of Battle of the Sexes held Sept. 16, 2017 (Credit: WENN)
She stands at a tall 6’2”, so her height balances out the size of her feet.
Maria Sharapova’s size 11 feet in nude heels (Credit: WENN)
18. Cate Blanchett – Size 11 (US)
Cate Blanchett is a red-carpet pro with more than two decades of experience in the industry. But while she’s used to walking the red carpet, there are moments when she struggles to walk in heels.
Cate Blanchett shows off her slightly taller-than-average height at the UK Premiere of “The House With A Clock In Its Walls” on Sept. 5, 2018 (Credit: WENN)
Remember when she took off her Givenchy shoes at the Cinderella premiere in 2015? Her size 11 feet could probably no longer stand the pain.
Yes, this 5’9” actress has enormous feet, too, but given her tall height, it’s no longer a surprise.
Cate Blanchett’s pretty big feet in Christian Louboutin heels (Credit: WENN)
19. Katie Holmes –Size 11 (US)
Aside from being Tom Cruise’s ex-wife, Katie Holmes is perhaps best known for her role in the hit TV series “Dawson’s Creek.”
Unfortunately, the actress is also known for having strange-looking feet, and she’s aware of it, too!
Katie Holmes visually stunts her height with feather cuffs at the 2018 American Ballet Fall Gala held on October 17, 2018, in New York City (Credit: WENN)
She stands 5’9” and wears a size 11.
In 2019, a source told Globe Magazine Katie “desperately wants to do something about her crooked toes and unsightly bunions and she’s consulted with her surgeon.”
Katie Holmes reportedly considered surgery for her crooked toes and large bunions (Credit: WENN)
“Designers push Katie to wear pretty shoes on the red carpet, but her toes are long and knobby and getting a pedicure doesn’t help,” the source added.
Katie Holmes hides her unsightly bony feet in a pair of closed-toe pumps (Credit: WENN)
20. Meg Ryan – Size 11 (US)
Meg Ryan shot to fame in the 1989 romantic-comedy “When Harry Met Sally” and became the queen of rom-com in the 1990s.
Surprisingly, Meg isn’t that short. Although she gives off a cutesy petite vibe, she actually stands 5’8” and has a huge foot size to boot.
Meg Ryan at the Women in Film’s 2008 Crystal Lucy Awards A Black and White Gala held June 17 in Beverly Hills, California (Credit: WENN)
She wears a size 11, and she once joked that her large feet were her secret to her great acting.
Meg Ryan wears silver platform heels on her size 11 feet (Credit: WENN)
21. Gwyneth Paltrow – Size 11 (US)
The “Iron Man” star has always been comfortable about her body. Gwyneth stands 5’9” and wears a size 11.
Gwyneth Paltrow adds a few inches to her 5’9″ height with heels at the launch party of her collaboration with Frederique Constant on June 21, 2018 (Credit: WENN)
Despite her big feet, she’s known for her love of high heels — especially strappy toe-baring sandals.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s big feet in classic black heels (Credit: WENN)
22. Uma Thurman – Size 11 (US)
Uma Thurman‘s big feet became infamous after Quentin Tarantino, who’s known to have a foot fetish, gave them valuable screen time in the 2003 movie, “Kill Bill: Volume 1.”
A tall Uma Thurman wears a shorts suit set at her cover party for DuJour magazine held on September 25, 2017, in New York City (Credit: WENN)
She stands 5’11”, so the fact that Uma wears a size 11 isn’t surprising.
Although the “Pulp Fiction” star has a well-proportioned body, she once said that she felt insecure about how she looks.
“I was always physically insecure,” she said. “Big feet, too tall, not coordinated, or together.”
Uma Thurman feels insecure about her tall height and big feet (Credit: WENN)
23. Paris Hilton – Size 11 (US)
Paris Hilton definitely lives for the limelight. However, the hotel heiress wouldn’t be pleased if all eyes were fixated on her feet.
Paris Hilton stands slightly taller than average at the Savage x Fenty show on Sept. 10, 2019 (Credit: WENN)
Paris confessed in her memoir that the one thing she hated the most about her body was her size 11 feet. “I see all these super-cute shoes in the stores. And when they’re brought out in my size, they look like clown shoes on me!”
Paris Hilton’s bony long feet with bunions (Credit: WENN)
But, leave it to Paris to turn her struggles into a business venture. The 5’8” heiress-turned-reality-star started her own footwear company that caters to women with huge feet.
Paris Hilton started her own footwear company catering to women with big feet (Credit: WENN)
24. Nicole Kidman – Size 11 (US)
Nicole Kidman is one of the tallest actresses in the industry and she regularly towers over her husband, Keith Urban, on the red carpet.
Nicole Kidman towers over her husband Keith Urban at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards on November 13, 2019 (Credit: WENN)
Nicole stands 5’11” (sans the heels), while her husband is 5’10”. Even her shoe size is an inch larger than Keith’s. She’s a size 11, while he’s a size 10.
Nicole Kidman showcases her nice, pretty long feet in Alexandre Birman sandals (Credit: WENN)
25. Jessica Biel – Size 11 (US)
She’s only 5’7”, so we’re surprised to learn that Esquire magazine’s 2005 Sexiest Woman Alive wears size 11 shoes. They are definitely too big for Jessica‘s height, right?
Jessica Biel stands a few inches shorter than her husband Justin Timberlake at the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 17, 2018 (Credit: WENN)
Interestingly enough, her husband, Justin Timberlake, stands 6’1” and wears the same shoe size as her.
Jessica Biel’s large, nicely pedicured feet in Manolo Blahnik sandals (Credit: WENN)
26. Oprah Winfrey – Size 11 (US)
Oops? Oprah Winfrey undertook a closet clean-out back in 2010 as part of a charity project with O, The Oprah Magazine.
While cleaning out her closet with her magazine’s creative director Adam Glassman, Oprah discovered why her shoes had always felt uncomfortable.
Oprah Winfrey accentuates her 5’7″ frame with heeled booties at the Statue Of Liberty Museum opening celebration on May 16, 2019 (Credit: WENN)
Oprah realized she was buying the wrong shoe size! She admitted she had been wearing a size 10, which was one size smaller than her actual shoe size of 11.
Oprah Winfrey’s size 11 shoes (Credit: WENN)
As a result, she auctioned off all her size 10 shoes and restocked her wardrobe with her actual shoe size.
Oprah Winfrey is 5’7″ and wears size 11 shoes (Credit: WENN)
27. Whoopi Goldberg – Size 11 (US)
Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner Whoopi Goldberg is only 5’5”.
Whoopi Goldberg doesn’t bother to add inches to her 5’5″ frame and wears flats to the Keep Memory Alive event on April 13, 2013 (Credit: WENN)
Given that Whoopi is much shorter than just about every other celebrity on this list, her size 11 feet are quite strange.
Whoopi Goldberg wears size 11 shoes despite her short 5’5″ height (Credit: WENN)
28. Jenna Elfman – Size 11 (US)
Jenna Elfman is known for her leading role in the ABC sitcom “Dharma & Greg,” but the actress actually began her professional career as a dancer.
Jenna Elfman adds a few inches to her height with a pair of heels at the “The Walking Dead” Premiere and Party on Sept. 24, 2019 (Credit: WENN)
Having size 11 feet didn’t stop her from performing well on stage. In fact, she toured as a Legs Girl with rock band ZZ Top on their 1994 tour.
Jenna Elfman’s pedicured big feet (Credit: WENN)
29. Famke Janssen – Size 11 (US)
Famke Janssen is known for playing mutant Jean Grey in the “X-Men” film series and for her role in the Netflix original series, “Hemlock Grove.”
Famke Janssen’s mini dress looks extra mini on her 6-foot frame at the 9th annual Tribeca Film Festival premiere of “The Chameleon” held on April 23, 2010 (Credit: WENN)
Famke’s feet became a hot topic on Twitter in 2013 after fans noticed her huge feet on “Hemlock Grove.”
Famke Janssen’s big size 11 feet (Credit: WENN)
But given she’s 6’ flat, her size 11 feet suit her height perfectly.
Famke Janssen’s big feet match her tall height (Credit: WENN)
30. Tyra Banks – Size 11.5 (US)
Tyra Banks started her career as a model and has gone on to inspire and teach aspiring models how it’s done on the reality TV series, “America’s Next Top Model.”
Tall model Tyra Banks attends the 2018 American Music Awards held on October 9, 2018 (Credit: WENN)
Over the years, Tyra has transformed from a skinny young model to a 5’10” curvy multi-hyphenate.
Tyra Banks wears size 11.5 sandals (Credit: WENN)
Apparently, her feet have grown larger, too. Her shoe size is reportedly 11.5, but she wears size 12 shoes as they provide more comfort.
Tyra Banks slips her big feet into a pair of studded caged sandals (Credit: WENN)
31. Geena Davis – Size 11.5 (US)
Before becoming an award-winning actress, Geena Davis earned a living as a model.
Geena Davis stands tall at the 35th annual Artios Awards held on January 30, 2020, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (Credit: WENN)
She stands exactly six feet tall, and just like other models, she also has larger-than-average feet, which are a size 11.5.
Geena Davis’ big size 11.5 feet in crystal-embellished caged sandals (Credit: WENN)
32. Elle Macpherson – Size 12 (US)
Supermodel Elle Macpherson is known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s.
Between that and her slender, envious physique, Time nicknamed her “The Body” in 1989.
Elle Macpherson shows off her modeling height and skills at the launch of her alkalizing health and beauty supplement, The Super Elixir, on May 22, 2014 (Credit: WENN)
With her beauty and height — she’s six feet tall — Elle never fails to grab attention. But one thing you probably have not noticed about the Aussie model is her feet.
Elle Macpherson’s long toes slightly hang from her sandals (Credit: WENN)
She boasts a size 12, which is one of the largest shoe sizes on this list.
Elle Macpherson’s feet in size 12 sandals (Credit: WENN)
33. Missy Franklin – Size 13 (US)
Five-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin tops the list of celebrity women with big feet. She stands 6’2” and has enormous size 13 feet.
Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin shows off her tall, athletic frame at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards held on September 6, 2012, at the Staples Center (Credit: WENN)
The U.S. National Swim Team member thinks her huge feet, which her father calls “built-in flippers,” are an asset.
Missy Franklin has the biggest shoe size on our list: a 13 (Credit: WENN)
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