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I have really wide feet - probably a Clarks H and shoe shopping is something I dread. I'm ok in winter because boots seem to fit (M&S are good) but spring summer is a nightmare.. I am a size 6.5/ 7 so at least that side of things is ok!
I am into dresses at the moment but cannot find anything smart but sensible (I have DS 4 & 2) and need to walk. I can't wear pumps as they are too narrow and never stay on my feet. I do find flip flops work well and I got a few ideas from the leather flip flop thread.
Anyone else got any ideas. I hate trailing round the shoe shops and it is always so embarrassing when you can't get your feet in the shoes!
My feet spread after I'd had DD - couldn't wear any Italian shoes any more, but there's a German brand that fits well - Gabor I think. (from Debenhams, probably other places too). If you try somewhere like that or Clinkards that stock lots of brands you may have better luck than places that just do their own brand.
I have both big calves and wide feet so getting nice footwear is a difficult task. Also you have to be prepared to spend a fair bit to get good shoes. I used to buy the cheap ones for 5 or 10 pounds but they are excrutiatingly painful to wear. It is false economy really.
I saw this article when I was hunting for the solution to my problem and it gives some good advice on wide shoes:
What about this sort of thing? Or these red ones are quite sweet and seem to come up very wide according to reviews.
My feet aren't ever so wide, but I do empathise with that awful 'ugly sister' thing in the shoe shops. I've taken to ordering on-line now and it's great. Took delivery of these today. First time I've bought shoes from M&S but I love them. They do free returns if it doesn't work out.
I have wide size 8 feet and hate shoe shopping, but duo are good, also camper I find a good width and I have just got some boden satin pumps which are a good fit too, other boden shoes usually too narrow
My feet also spread after having DD (didn't realise this also happens to other people!). I buy from Evans and M&S wide range, also there's a guy on Ebay who makes wide shoes, but styles /colours are v. limited, although v. good value.