Buying wide shoes usually equates to buying ugly shoes. Period. It’s unfortunate. I want shoes that complement my outfits, not make me look as if I am trying to copy my grandmother’s style in the foot area.
If you have a foot that could be used as an oar cause it’s just that damn wide, I’m here to tell you where I get my fashion forward shoes, season-after-season.
For clarification, Wide is considered a size D, in width. Shoe manufacturers produce most shoes in the Medium category, size B.
Let’s start with Nine West. The company covers every category, casual, dressy, sandals, work, boots. I go to the store at the beginning of each season, and choose which shoes I would likely purchase in the coming months, and try on my choices to see if the regular size fits. If it doesn’t, I ask my favorite salesperson if the shoe is online in a wide. Easy peasy. They can order the shoe for you within the store, or you can do it yourself at home.
Camel-colored sexy, strappy wedge Nine West Arzytoo, $89.o0
Sofft creates comfortable, I mean really comfortable shoes that come in wides. I have three pair of Sofft sandals, and they never fail to draw compliments. Nordstrom, Macy’s and Dillard’s carries this line. If you are a trigger shy online shopper, try them on in-store and if you cannot fit the regular, order the wides online. And seriously, if you one find one style you love:
- Get them quickly. Sofft shoes sell out. When they are gone, they are gone
- Get two pair in different colors if you can. You won’t regret it!
Sofft Renata Sandal, $109.95, they come in black and white too
Natualizer stocks a great selection of wide shoes; but a lot of them are too damn frumpy for my styleosophy. I will make an exception for this sandal; I can’t wait to try this one on, Naya Naya Tova, $135
More sites that carry wide shoes:
Do you have wide feet? If so, can you recommend any great shoe sites that can help end Wide Foot Shoe Ugliness?