Fun fact: I am 5’8″. And 5’7″.
My shoe sizes are also different sizes. About two whole sizes different! The discrepancy is a result of the limb-lengthening surgery complications. I was born with a bow tibia (basically my tibia had a curve in the bone), and at two years old doctors cut the curved bone out. Because that made my right leg two-and-a-half inches shorter than my left, I underwent a limb-lengthening surgery at 11 years old. What was supposed to be three months on crutches turned into three years and, when I got off them at 14, my right leg was still an inch shorter than my left.
Oddly enough my ankle kind of looks the same. / Personal photo + engagement photo by the talented Studio 19 Photography
To make a long story short, now that my ankle is basically fused I cannot wear heels higher than three inches. Mr. Sugar Cube doesn’t mind this, though, because it conveniently makes him taller than me no matter what shoes I choose to wear. For over the past decade (funny how a word can make you feel old…), I was wearing the same sized shoes—a half-size too small for my left foot and a boat for my right.