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I really like nice shoes but am struggling to find attractive work shoes for my size 41 feet.They are also quite wide. I like Ash for boots and trainers but am finding mid-height work shoes hard.High heels are now a bit uncomfortable (probably have early bunions) and I'm not ready for Marks & Spencer footglove just yet. Any ideas?
Snap - I have the same size and issue. I have a lovely pair of ankle boots from M&S, shoes from Evans and Hotter and some from Ecco and Gabor. The main thing I have found is that you have to weed through - there is no one store or brand I can turn to.
I find Next wide fitting ones good for heels, avoid the hard shiny plastic ones but the suede look type ones are great, really comfy and look good. Flats are an eternal problem for me as my feet seem wider when splayedout flat
The problem with most specialist retailers of wide shoes is that a large proportion of their customer base is likely to be older and/or need very "safe" or orthopaedic shoes. IME, that means that you're unlikely to find one shop or online retailer from which to buy all your footwear; you have to shop around to pick out suitable styles from a sea of shoes you wouldn't be seen dead in!
I have nightmare feet - size 8, wide, need round toes (2nd toe longer), bunions, flat and I wear orthotics. Having said that, the rest of me is very conventional - 5'8" and a size 10-12 and I refuse to wear frumpy shoes.
I've found good shoes and boots at all of the following: - Clarks - M&S -Duo - Jones -Evans -Bonaparte (mail order) - Next - Really Wild Company - for v expensive but ideal wear-for-ever Spanish riding boots - Peter Hahn - mail order site, which has a lot of outfits for ladies of a certain age who want to look like sailors, but they sell the fantastic Hassia pumps which make my feet look very neat. They also do lots of other German brands which are designed for wide feet. Some are fine.
Thanks everyone.I'd never even thought about of some of these.Cointreauversial and durpdurp I do have 1 nice 5 year old pair from Footglove but I'm quite disappointed with the current range..maybe they'll bring out some good summer styles!
Size 41 and wide, with added problems caused by too many stupid sporting accidents in my youth. For work (I work in a university and can be quite flexible in my outfits)
Camper I'm wearing these today Jospeh Siebel You have to search for non-fugly ones but they are very comfortable and perfect for the wider of foot United Nude Fold Available in a wide variety of colours and 3 heights. The mid ones are surprisingly comfortable for the non-heel wearer and, because they are basically made of very strong elastic, adjust to wide feet without rubbing. Not cheap though. For a bit of glam Poetic Licence Backlash always do the trick. Again, available in two heel heights. Duo Ecco Gabor