I received a question recently:
Hey I need help with shoes!!!!! I don’t want the 2 inch grandma shoe I want couture, I want a fashionable head turning shoe. The thing is I wear an 11 or 12 and have wide feet.
Well, fortunately I recently wrote an article that was exactly about this for Refinery29!
The curse of big feet makes shoe shopping fairly predictable. You scan the racks in the average store and, time after time, you turn up empty handed (er, footed). Just because you wear a size 11 or above, doesn’t mean you should be stuck with a lifetime of dowdy footwear or unflattering shoes better crafted for the stage at Lucky Cheng’s (no judgement here — but we can’t wear our lucite platforms all the time).
Don’t stress; while the choices are still pretty slim in brick-and-mortar shops, we’ve found a myriad of shoe options in every style (and price range) on the interwebs, so your feet will be as well dressed as the rest of you.
Nine West (Up to size 12)
Everyone knows and loves Nine West, but were you aware that their shoes go up to a size 12? And we’re not talking about just their basic pumps. Now you can shop the latest trends, whether you’re looking for a neon-accent pair of leopard-print heels, metallic ankle boots, or something in between.
Neiman Marcus (Up to size 12)
Did you know that Maison Martin Margiela, Charlotte Olympia, Nicholas Kirkwood, and Christian Louboutin all go up to a size 12? At NM you can find these high-end designers and many, many more absolutely swoon-worthy soles.
Barefoot Tess (Up to size 15)
While they might have the word “barefoot” in their name, Barefoot Tess is filled with stylish shoes up to a size 15. From Isabel Marant-inspired wedge sneakers (by their own brand, B.F.T.) to Steve Madden glitter flats, Barefoot Tess is one of the best shoe sites for the larger-soled woman.
Zappos (Up to size 16)
Do you need larger than a size 12? Well thanks to Zappos, you’ll never be forced into a slippers-only lifestyle. From Adidas to Ziera, you can easily find practically any shoe brand under the sun, including ones you’ve never heard of before!
Amazon (Up to size 16)
Amazon is not just a site to buy electronics and Cards Against Humanity; thanks to their recent purchase of endless.com and expansion of their clothing pages, they’re now a mecca for shoes up to size 16.
You can read the original article here.