(Closed) Finding wide width shoes (rant!)

posted 5 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Newbee

I feel like I’m on the other end of the spectrum, I’m a 9 1/2 – 10 1/2 in Wide Width and it kills me :c I can never find cute shoes that also fit my feet! I haven’t even started looking at bridal shoes, because just getting regular shoes is so off-putting for me! 

 

Totally joining this rant!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@NowMarriedNotHarried:  My feet aren’t as wide as yours, but they are wide and small (in between 5.5 and 6).  Do you use Zappos or 6pm?  They offer the best shoe size ranges that I’ve been able to find.

David Tate is another great shoe line for wide feet.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@NowMarriedNotHarried:  It’s cool! My sister has really wide feet too, and for the longest time we just could not find anything nice for her to wear on her feet…then we stumbled into a part of town known for alternative lifestyles, and happened into a store that catered to transvestites almost exclusively…they had great shoes in all sizes, including wide AND the people there were all SUPER nice…so that’s how we do it now whenever she needs some new and fabulous shoes!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@NowMarriedNotHarried:  I’ll bet even money there’s a lot of online stores for this seeing how some men might not be comfortable shopping in person….I would take a look!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am in the same predicament. I can wear SOME regular width shoes, BUT I am really a size 4 or 4.5, not a 5, and those are even harder to find in a WOMENS shoe, not a child’s.

What is really annoying, is that shoes used to be made smaller, but now that everything is mass produced and made for the average person to save money, companies have phased out small sizes.

 

In the past 10 years, many low- the mid- priced shoe brands have gotten rid of size 5 and/or 5.5. Target used to be my go-to for size 5 shoes that I could get away with… and now even they start at a 5.5.

 

I want to buy SO MANY cute shoes, but sadly even practical shoes like high-quality hiking sandals and boots start at a women’s size 6. And the kids shoes leave MUCH to be desired, in both performance and color options.

 

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@NowMarriedNotHarried:  Yeah, I have bought from them in the past, but I find they are still a little narrow, the sizing varies widely from shoe to shoe, they styles are not quite what I want, and the quality is not that great for the price.

Nordstrom usually has a fair amount of small sizes online, but they can be quite pricey. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Just wanted to join the rant. I have size 10 wide feet. I think they have gotten wider over the years from wearing shoes that are too small (bunions).  I didn’t wear small shoes because I want to – if it’s a shoe, not a sneaker, it doesn’t fit my foot. Bah! I have had some luck at Footsmart.com

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@NowMarriedNotHarried:  I’m a 5.5 wide too! 

I end up buying children’s shoes alot, but it really only works for sneakers and flats.  For heels, I really love cole haan shoes.  I have bunions on my feet, so it gets really painful when I wear a shoe that is too narrow.  I usually order shoes through amazon since they have free shipping and free returns, then I just send them back if they’re not comfy.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

Although my feet are significantly bigger than OP’s, I feel her pain. My feet are about an 8.5, but most of the time when shopping in stores that don’t have wide shoes, I need to jump up to a 9 or 9.5 just to accomodate for the width. In my case, I have to get wide shoes because I have hereditary bunions. And that is one reason why I hate shopping for dress shoes – no matter how much you spend, my feet are killing me by the end of the evening. 🙁

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