I hear time and time again from my larger-footed friends that it’s nearly impossible to find fashionable shoes in their sizes. While I’m no size 6, I can generally find shoes in my size 8.5 (which Yahoo’s Shine reports is now the average size) without much trouble. But every woman should be able to find high heels and sandals that fit just right. So I did a little research and found a few brands and websites specializing in larger sizes. If you have any resources or tips to share, please do so in the comments section below.
Barefoot Tess specializes in large size shoes for women, carrying brands such as Bernardo, Blowfish and Poetic License. Their motto? “Because style doesn’t stop at size 10” – love it! Check out the Exclusives section where you’ll find shoes specially made for Barefoot Tess customers by Corso Como, Jeffrey Campbell and more. And right now the site is having a promotion: when you spend $75 on Blowfish, you get $25 off those styles.
Designer Shoes is another online store that specializes in bigger sizes. Here you can find name-brand and designer shoes in the most trendy styles. Right now they carry an assortment of cute candy-colored wedges and metallic flats.
And when it comes to brands that are large feet-friendly, Taryn Rose shoes are designed by an orthopedic surgeon and they are just as stylish as they are good for your feet. The shoes are hand-sewn in Italy with the finest materials, and the styles are cutting-edge and wearable day-to-night. I’m a huge fan of this fashion forward REBEL wedge and CADELE ankle bootie:
Nine West sandals are reasonably priced, stylish, and they will stand the test of time. A slide like this Quincylla will accommodate a larger foot while remaining flattering, thanks to the substantial coverage and toe-and-heel-baring style. www.ninewest.com
Do you have store or brand suggestions? Please leave them in the comments below!