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Narrow size 9 (42) feet seeking up to 2 and 1/2 inch wear with everything court shoes

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ProtectiveMother Mon 07-Oct-13 21:04:56

Just the above really. I'm a narrow foot. I've seen a pair that cost £200 but just thought I should ask you gals/ladies/women before forking out that amount for kick ass, modern, comfy lowish heels. They should be black. Not higher than 2 1/2 inches as I am very tall. Nothing on eBay that suits. It is for a wedding reception and other smart upcoming occasions so classic style desirable. Thanks! You're all amazing!

HotCrossBunsForAll Mon 07-Oct-13 21:06:42

Have you looked at emotion shoes? Or actually, even new look - cheap and cheerful but they definitely go to a size 9 in all the widths they have!

ProtectiveMother Mon 07-Oct-13 21:12:20

I should add that my feet are slightly different sizes but basically sometimes an 8 and sometimes a 9. Mostly a 42 but not always. I should really look in RL so if anyone has any pointers? Not in London or anywhere with fantastic choice either unfortunately... It's looking like I'm going to be forking out the 200£ isn't it? grin

Usually Next shoes don't fit me, In House of Fraser only Nine West do my size and they have nothing suitable atm. Haven't actually looked in Debenhams in a while. Maybe Aldo- I think I got a pair there before... Are M&S shoes good? It's not something terribly sophisticated that I'm looking for- just black court shoes. The pair I like are suede but could be convinced to buy plain leather or patent leather. Any ideas appreciated!

alwaysneedaholiday Mon 07-Oct-13 21:12:55

I think duo do shoes in various widths., they call their 42 a UK9.

ProtectiveMother Mon 07-Oct-13 21:14:16

Emotion shoes appear to be wide? I'm very narrow. Are New Look shoes any good? I was thinking they are sure to look cheap but I don't know...

AndTwoBits Mon 07-Oct-13 21:19:45

These are nice and versatile

These come in half sizes.

ProtectiveMother Mon 07-Oct-13 21:29:36

Wow Duo look fab! Anyone have any reviews?

alwaysneedaholiday Mon 07-Oct-13 21:33:54

I have had 3 pairs of boots from there, all fantastic quality.. lots of reviews on the website too, which are helpful.

Willdoitinaminute Mon 07-Oct-13 21:34:54

EU size 42 is actually UK size 8
If you are closer to 8 have you tried M&S, there Autograph range have some nice black courts this year. I have never found them particularly inspiring in the past but was impressed when I had a look this year. The size 8 seems to be generous.

ProtectiveMother Mon 07-Oct-13 21:40:51

I like the second Boden shoe. No exact heel height on website and not a peep about whether they're narrow or wide in the reviews that I looked at. No Boden near me to try them on :-( I hate sending shoes back in the post!!

ProtectiveMother Mon 07-Oct-13 21:45:36

Oh thanks for the Duo recommendation and M&S tip!

I have found re: size that 42 is a UK size 8 OR a 9, depending on the brand. It varies wildly.

ProtectiveMother Mon 07-Oct-13 21:50:05

Anybody know if these are a narrow fit? To give you an idea, most/all of the shoes in Clarks (D fitting) are pretty wide on me!

AndTwoBits Mon 07-Oct-13 21:55:37

It's saying the second boden pair heel height is 3",might be a little high? I know it's a pain returning shoes tho, I just remembered boden sell 42's!

ProtectiveMother Mon 07-Oct-13 21:59:36

Yes 3 inches is too high. Hmm...

ProtectiveMother Mon 07-Oct-13 22:00:55

Thanks for that though :-) They do look good otherwise. Nothing at Duo in terms of court/kitten shoes is grabbing me so far...

Notgoingtotakeitanymore Mon 07-Oct-13 22:34:39

What about special feetures? Mailorder but narrow and long

JoanRanger Tue 08-Oct-13 02:43:14

Might be something here?

ProtectiveMother Tue 08-Oct-13 16:46:03

I'm about to spend almost £200 on a pair of shoes this Sat. Will try M&S and hotter first but if anyone else knows a high street RL place that has nice black leather good quality court shoes would love to hear! :-)

ProtectiveMother Tue 08-Oct-13 16:46:24

Or suede! :-)

MrsDavidBowie Tue 08-Oct-13 16:50:54

I am a size 43 and narrow ( but I am definitely not an 8...I am a 9)

I have just been to Crispins today in Chiltern Street who go up to size 11 and specialise in narrow fittings. They are £££ but beautiful European shoes which will last for ever. i bought some Chelsea boots..£220. They do mail order.

Duo size 42 in a shoe is too short for me, yet their 42 in a boot does confused ...have had boots from their for 4 years and they are still pristine.

ProtectiveMother Tue 08-Oct-13 17:21:06

Very nice to meet you Mrs David Bowie. Sadly none of those shops near me.

ProtectiveMother Tue 08-Oct-13 17:34:10

Just the UK-wide shops near me.

ProtectiveMother Tue 08-Oct-13 21:43:07

Anyone tried the Marta Johnsson shoes at Debenhams? Is their 8 big? They're really nice looking online!

ProtectiveMother Thu 10-Oct-13 07:31:32

Well I went into M&S and House of Fraser. M&S shoes size vary wildly. There was one pair of patent Mary Janes that fit but too high for me and not leather. Frankly, the shoes were unattractive I thought.

In HOF again a pair of patent shoes that fit. Again too high. Or red patent which was a bit too wizard of oz.

Looks like I'll be buying my super expensive pair!

ProtectiveMother Thu 10-Oct-13 07:33:01

I should maybe still try Debenhams and Next just in case (I find Next shoes really uncomfortable though!)

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