Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Boots and being fat

Let me preface this by saying, YES I know I am overweight and I do not blame one single person for getting me to this state except myself. I also know what I have to do in order to NOT be overweight anymore.

That being said, what the fuck is up with fucking FOOTWEAR not being big enough for me?!?!?!?! This is like the fifth time I have gone to Payless to try and get the super cheap boots they have there that are cool looking and appear to be actually comfortable. I actually saw this pair of boots on someone in Pennsylvania recently and went up to them to ask where they got them. I was so excited when I heard Payless because I knew they would be affordable! Their prices are so great!! And every time…EVERY SINGLE TIME…I leave empty handed and defeated. When will I fucking learn that fat people can’t buy boots at regular stores.

Does this make one bit of sense? NO. It’s not like I am morbidly obese, one of those people you pass on the street and say to your friends, “If I ever get that fat, shoot me!” I am not a sloppy fat person, I do not have rolls of fat on every part of my body, I have defined, if fleshy, body parts. I have defined ankles, no sagging fat that hangs off my lower legs down to my ankles. But I am overweight. So the fucking boots DON’T FIT ME!!!!! They fit my feet. Sure. But try to zip them up and they get about a third of the way up and will not go any further because, apparently, my calves are HUGE.

What the fuck is up with this? It’s not like they make fat footwear – I checked! There is one “womens’ sizes” website that I found that carried shoes. And it’s not even clear if the boots have an extra large leg for the fat girls. I mean, BOOTS ARE SERIOUSLY IN STYLE THIS FALL – WHAT THE FUCK?!?!?! Everyone skinny gets to be in style and us fat folk have to fucking sit on the sidelines and look fat in ill-fitting, ugly clothes. It’s bad enough that I have to pay an average of 20% more for my clothing because I have to shop at the fat girl stores (although I can’t really complain about Lane Bryant because they have incredible coupons that give you up to $75 off a $150 + purchase and I have had purchases that come out to something like $15-$20 an item.) But I can’t even fucking buy boots because I am too fat.

It just pisses me off. Give me a break and please don’t comment that I should just lose weight and everything will be fine, because that will just piss me off more.


EDIT: P.S. I got similarly pissed off after the big Fall TJ Maxx ad campaign with a photo of a chick wearing a LONG olive green cardigan sweater, it's like a sweater-coat. So I go there to see if they have them, and they do.....in XXS, XS and S (yes, that's extra, extra small - it's like a size ZERO, which does exist.) One rack in the store with the fat girl sizes and everything on it is hideous. This type of thing is where discrimination against obesity becomes clear. Not in people saying shit about fat people. In practical, every day life. Once again, I will say that it's not okay for everyone to be so fat, the world should not change so that I can dress my fat ass in the same fashions as everyone else. But it is still frustrating.

15 comments:

Ben said...

You should just lose some weight and everything will be ok.

*Note to you, never include a definitive statment asking someone not to do something that will make you angry. Because they will do it just to make you angry*

Willow said...

Thank you for your support. :-p

Ben said...

Hey... whatever I can do to help!
;-)

Miss Carly said...

Just stumbled across this googling for boots that will fit my apparantly enormous calves. I'm not even fat. I'm ever so slightly overweight. I buy clothes in normal shops. So why won't their boots fit me?! Why?! And when I lose weight, surely the size of my calves don't change that much? They're not that fleshy or anything. Just... big. So yes, random person feels your pain.

Anonymous said...

totally understand. like miss carly, i'm not overweight or anything, in fact i'm very normal. but i was born with the curse of big calves. i hate it gahh!

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain TOO!
I am overweight yes, I will admit it, but I am just like you, not the omg shoot me i have my own gravity field fat. But like my calves are Huge aparently and i HATE that i cant buy boots. For those payless boots i went through the same problem i had to CUT them, the little straps that were for decoration to wear them. Its ridiculous. AND the clothes for bigger ppl HIDEOUS! its just not fair. and yes even if I were to loose weight id still have big calves, because i also used to play soccer so they are muscular too sooo there :(

Sara said...

I stumbled upon this as some others in the quest for boots that will fit me. I'm over mi ideal weight, but being a size 14 (UK) I really don't think is normal to have as many problems as I do trying to find boots to fit... It's so frustraiting that I just got off the phone with my boyfriend nearly in tears...

Jennifer said...
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Chelsea said...

i just came home from school to find the most beautiful boots i had been asking for sitting on my bed. my mom hadn't wrapped them to see if they would fit. of course not. this world isn't made for fat fucks i guess.

Anonymous said...

i agree they should make cute clothes for thicker people..i have big calves too and im not to thin nd not to thick i dont understand why they cant make cute shoes for people with bigger calves!!!

Anonymous said...

torrid.com, girlfriend! Boots )and stylish clothes) for the fatties!! Yippee!!

Anonymous said...

I feel ya chic.I was born with fat calves..I dont mind them because big calves are what ive been told sexier then skinny chicken legs..But I sure wish I had less of them when it comes to getting boots.as a matter of fact I call mine cankles because my ankles are almost as big as my calves and its not that I am fat..I just cary more meet on my thighs and down to my feet. I do think they should make boots at regular shops for big calf women. I went into a plus size shop the other day for boots and they were still to small..

Anonymous said...

I hear you, girl. I feel like screaming, "I HAVE fashion sense--I just can't find anything in my size to prove it!" And boots are the worst--so cute, so stylish, and not one pair anywhere in the whole of DSW that will go past my ankles, let alone let me zip them up. What kills me is somebody could be making a ton of money by making boots exclusively for overweight people.

Anonymous said...

Take a look at Sancturie.net for some really great clothing and reasonable prices.....and there are websites that offer boots for wide calves, some at reasonable prices.

Anonymous said...

I came home in tears last week after having the same thing happen! Yes, I am overweight. No, I am not morbidly obese. AND, no, I don't have wide huge feet. I wear a six and a half and I have narrow feet with high arches. But apparently I have THE LARGEST LEGS EVER! It sucks. Sucks. SUCKS! Manufacturers - Please, please, please start realizing that not every girl has legs the size of table legs!