Where to Find Large-Size Women’s Shoes
If you’re a woman with larger than a size ten foot, you’ve probably known the agony of a shopping trip to the mall with your girlfriends when everyone suddenly decides you should all stop and try on shoes. It’s a cliché–women LOVE shoes. Trying on shoes together is a classic modern-day female bonding experience–except when you’re the one that gets put in charge of watching everyone’s purse because the store doesn’t carry your size. Women whose feet reach beyond a socially acceptable length are faced with the dilemma of trying to cram their feet into size tens in something reminiscent of a Chinese foot-binding ritual, or else find a way to make giant sneakers and Birkenstock sandals look appropriate for a glamorous night out on the town. There’s no reason that women with plus-sized feet should still feel relegated to the flip-flop aisle at CVS. There are a few smart online retailers that are looking to corner the market on plus-sized footwear and are willing to cater to the needs of women who go beyond size ten.
Zappos offers women’s shoes in half-sizes up to size 14 ½ and in full-sizes up to size 17. Zappos selection is pretty good through size 16 and then starts to get limited to sandals and sneakers in the larger sizes, but there are some exceptions. Zappos offers free-shipping on all orders inside the United States with no minimum purchase required. They even offer free shipping on any items that you want to return or exchange.
- Sizes: Half-sizes up to 14 ½, full-sizes up to 19
- Price Range: From $20 up to $800+ for high-fashion items, most items in the $30-$60 range.
Payless Shoe Source
Payless Shoesource offers a wide variety of styles up to size 13, with no half-sizes after 11 ½ . Payless franchise stores are everywhere, and if they’re not where you are, you can order from Payless online. Payless definitely offers the most affordable option for women looking for large-size shoes. Some of their cutest shoes start at $7.99, and the store often offers “Buy One/Get One Half Off” sales to make the savings even bigger. If you’re ordering online, Payless offers a flat shipping rate of $5.95 for all orders, no matter how many items are included.
- Sizes: Full-sizes 10-13
- Price range: $5-$40, most items in the $10-$25 range
DesignerShoes.com probably offers the widest selection of large-size women’s shoes on the Internet. DesignerShoes.com carries half-sizes through size 11 ½ and full-sizes up to size 16. The selection diminishes as the shoe sizes get higher, but up to size 14 still has a pretty extensive selection of casual and dress shoes for the large-footed woman. DesignerShoes.com includes a bridal and prom section, a teen section, casual and dressy styles, and even a Vegan shoe selection. DesignerShoes.com offers free shipping within the United States for orders over $75.
- Price range: From sale items for $29.99 to couture items for $250. Most items are in the $50-100 range
This is article is very informative, as most my friends have larger feet and I find it hard to buy things such as shoes for them, so thanks for the websites you have given, I will have a look around!
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