Ladies with wide feet, how do you find stylish shoes that won't cause excruciating pain to your wide feet?
- What size/width are you?
I'm a 6.5 WW. Probably a WW is a minority on the glass slipper forum lol.
- Do you get your shoes stretched, by a cobbler or DIY? How much have you been able to stretch them by?
I almost always have to have all my leather shoes stretched by a cobbler, twice each pair of shoes, once is not usually enough for the shoe to be comfortable on my foot.
- What brands make wide shoes? What about brands that make shoes that tend to fall on the wide side?
Sigh. It's really hard to find attractive shoes in a WW, that don't look outdated. I have had good luck recently with boots and booties I have purchased on Zappos made by Munro (Grace), David Tate (Modern) and LaCanadienne. The David Tate Modern bootie is cute and did not need stretching. I have also bought shoes by Ros Hommerson but eventually they were uncomfortable so I never wore them.
I am also interested in the brand Antia, which has cute shoes but by the time I wanted to buy the shoe they stopped carrying it. Some other styles are cute but they are out of stock of WW.
I have also recently ordered a pair of Isabel Marant Jenny boots, which come in suede, and my cobbler said that suede stretches more easily than leather so I hope that these work out for me.
In the summer I like to wear Birkenstock soft sole sandals. They are naturally wide and very comfortable. Not cute at all but comfy, kind of like Uggs.
- Do you get shoes custom-made? By who? No, never tried that.
- What else do you do to land the shoes of your dreams while still keeping foot pain to a minimum?
I just search on Zappos by my size and width, and like you I have a very small shoe collection. I am sure I will never own a pair of CL's, Manolo's etc. If a shoe is not comfortable I won't wear it, and I have feet that are in great shape, I see women younger than myself with painful bunions from wearing too small or narrow shoes, and thankfully I have avoided those issues.