Why Choose Wide Fitting Shoes?
You might be surprised to learn that when we conducted a survey of 900 women in the UK over half told us they needed a wider fitting shoe. If this is you then you definitely need to read on. Even if you don’t believe you have wide feet, there are many benefits from wearing wider fitting shoes. A wider fit shoe offers a little extra space for toes to wriggle and feet to breathe. They are also a sensible choice if you have bunions or other foot issues.
Whilst bunions are mostly hereditary, poor choice of footwear can accelerate bunion growth or worsen an existing bunion. Once bunions start appearing they can only be corrected by painful and, often unsuccessful, surgery. For this reason, it is really important, if you already have or are starting to see the appearance of bunions, that you choose shoes that can both accommodate and help prevent them.
Many women who have wide feet or bunions find that they really only need a wider fitting shoe in the toe box area. We completely understand this and so all of our shoes are made with a wider fitting toe box. We keep the heel area of the shoe as a standard fit. This means that feet won’t slip out of the shoe when worn.
Whilst extra space in the shoe will immediately feel more comfortable for ladies with wide feet and bunions, further comfort-enhancing features, such as memory foam padded insole and breathable arch supports, will ensure that you really can wear our shoes all day without pain.
If you have never tried our shoes, or if you are reluctant to buy shoes online, please read this blog post where we introduce you to our various styles and highlight their many benefits. Hopefully, we will convince you to give our shoes a try!
This is perhaps our most popular shoe and a style that surprises many (in a good way!). We have sold this shoe for a number of years and as a result of its timeless style and sublime comfort, we have many customers who own it in a number of different colours!
Why is the Ava shoe so great? – This shoe is made with an extra-wide EEE fitting toe box so it is already lovely and spacious where you need it most. BUT what is fabulous about the design of this shoe is that open-sided structure means it has more flexibility in the toe box area, which allows the foot to spread more easily than a court shoe, which has closed sides.
Often this shoe is overlooked by women who do not like wearing shoes with straps and fastenings, as they believe they make the legs appear shorter. Many women also suffer from swollen feet, or high arches which make wearing shoes with straps uncomfortable and problematic. The beauty of the Ava shoe is that the fastening is adjustable so can accommodate both swollen feet and high arches. Furthermore, the triangular V-shape of the fastening actually serves to elongate the leg, slimming them to a point.
This shoe benefits from a soft memory foam padded insole, and the sleek 6cm heel is both elegant but also not so high that is impractical.
Our Helena shoe is a great choice if you need an elegant shoe for a special occasion but you are not a fan of heels. Its 6cm slim block heel offers sufficient height and stability and is perfect for women who are not regular heel wearers.
The classic elegant design makes it perfect for a wedding, special event or even work and the extra-wide EEE fitting toe box offers the extra space required for women with wide feet to ensure a truly comfortable fit. Smartly crafted, the upper of the shoe is designed to fully conceal the toe joint which avoids irritation across bunions also.
Available in a variety of colours made from butter-soft suedes and leathers, this shoe is a wardrobe staple and a firm favourite with many of our customers.
Our Catherine shoe is popular with women who like wearing elegant courts but prefer a rounder shaped toe. Made with a wide EE fitting toe box, the Catherine shoe offers extra space at the front of the foot, and its classic style is perfect for the office or for a special occasion. This shoe really is timeless and is ideal if you wish to shop sustainably and choose shoes that won’t go out of style so you can wear them season after season.
With a sleek yet sensible 6cm heel, memory foam padded insole and breathable arch support, the Catherine shoe is a go-to shoe for casual or occasion wear.
Our pointed toe Kate shoe is a classic court which never goes out of fashion. Another great choice for those who want to create a sustainable wardrobe with timeless designs.
All of our Kate shoes have an extra-wide EEE fitting shoe box, all have memory foam padded insoles and breathable arch supports and their simplicity of design make them perfect for many different occasions. Team them with one of our matching clutches for the perfect occasion shoe or pair them with a suit for the ideal office shoe.
Available in navy and black, these shoes are popular season after season.
With all of the same benefits of the Kate shoe but with less height, our Tilda shoe is ideal for many formal occasions that may have you standing for a long period of time.
Made with butter soft leather and suede, these kitten heels will mould to your feet. The 4cm heel is elegant, yet practical, and makes the style appropriate for even heels beginners.
Available in a range of colours and textures, we have many neutral coloured options to suit your needs!
Block heels are on trend and we can see why. Many women want to wear heels but struggle with slim heels, especially if they are on the go! Our extra-wide fitting Olive shoes have a practical block heel which makes them perfect for all day wear. Not to mention, they are extremely stylish with a beautiful gold accent heel and flattering square toe silhouette. Ideal for the office, these pumps will spice up your formalwear!
Our Grace shoe is both on-trend and classic and the leopard print version is one of our most popular shoes! After all, leopard IS the new black!
This shoe has a practical 4cm block heel which is great for all day wear and the square toe shape if popular with women who prefer to avoid pointed toes. The stylish scallop edge detail takes this shoe beyond a simple pump and makes it perfect if you want a shoe that you can wear in the office and then head straight out for the evening.
We introduced boots in our AW19 collection and we are so pleased that we did. They have proven extremely popular and so we have introduced some beautiful leather and suede options for AW22.
Our boots benefit from the extra-wide toe box, as well as the memory foam padded insole and breathable arch supports. They also have a lovely 7cm slim heel which is stylish, practical and perfect for everyday wear. The elasticated ankle makes them an easy slip-on option for days on the go, and the rubber incorporated heel tip aids with balance and non-slip.
It’s not just heels that are elegant. We think our Kitty flats make the ideal occasion shoe for women who don’t wish to wear heels. Made with our trademark extra wide fitting toe box, and designed with a crossover strap, these shoes are also a style that can be worn to the office, at a party, or simply as an everyday shoe. They are brilliantly versatile!
The sleek flat that feels like a slipper! Elegant enough to complement any evening attire, yet simple enough to be worn with jeans, our Sam shoes, only introduced last season, were a real hit with our customers. That is why we are introducing them to our SS2020 collection in tan leather and suede. Definitely a style to add to your Spring wardrobe!
Block heels are on trend and we can see why. Many women want to wear heels but struggle with slim heels, especially if they are on the go! Our extra-wide fitting Sienna shoes have a practical block heel which makes them perfect for all day wear. Ideal for the office, they also look great with jeans!
For women shunning heels, or for those that simply prefer flats for practicality, our Sorcha extra-wide fitting flats fit the bill! Made from butter-soft leather, with an extra-wide EEE fitting toe box, and an uppercut so that it won’t cut across the toe joint, our Sorcha shoes make a lovely everyday shoe and are ideal for women with bunions or wide feet. Like our other closed sided shoes, our Sorcha flats also benefit from soft memory foam padded insoles and breathable arch supports.
Our shoes are investment pieces which is why they are all made from the finest quality leathers and suede and all have premium leather soles, which are built to last, giving you a shoe that will be worn today, tomorrow and time after time.
You can view our full collection of stylish wide fitting shoes here