From when I was a teenager until I was pregnant with my first son, I wore a size 10. I felt so lucky to wear size 10 with being 6′ tall. I had some issues finding shoes but for the most part I could walk out of a store with shoes that fit me.
Then the most unfortunate thing happened to me. My feet grow a whole inch while pregnant with my first son! I was shocked at how hard it was to find size 11 shoes. There goes the times of walking into Macy’s and walking out with a great pair of shoes.
Disheartened by this new experience, I came to terms that I could no longer shop in stores for shoes that fit me and I started finding online retailers that worked for me.
Last week I was talking to my 6’2″ co-worker who wears a size 13. She shared with me her hardships and challenges that she has endured since she was a teenager with finding shoes that fit. Most of her shoes were men’s sneakers. Hearing her story really saddened me. She informed me that she still wasn’t aware of too many places that only sold extended sizes for women. Since I have been engaging on social media so often now that I have started my own business I know I have come across stores that sell extended sizes.
Therefore, I decided to curate a list of stores for her and then I thought why not write a blog about it and share with more women.
Most of us tall women know of the typical places to buy extended shoe sizes are such as Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Payless and Zappos. However, my list is going to focus on online boutiques and brands that are specifically for women with extended shoe sizes in the U.S.
I was so excited when I came across Smash Shoes. This is a contemporary brand dedicated to women wearing size 10+. Now, if you are looking for knee high boots that actually cover your knee then this is the place to shop. I flipped out when I saw the Kyla Boots on the Tall Swag Blog. This boot can bought in sizes 9-14.
Zofie shoes have created a line of shoes that are designed specifically for women that wear sizes 9 through 13. You will find beautiful contemporary shoes on this website. It was love at first sight when I saw the Adelia Fuschia Suede Pump.
Xtended Soles is an online store that specializes in women’s contemporary footwear for sizes 10 through 14. You will love the styles that they offer. I have to get my hands on the Python Low Heel. It is too cute and will be great to wear to work.
La’Cole Shoes is an online shoe store that sells shoes that range from size 9 through 14. They are devoted to bringing fashion-forward shoe-nistas the latest and cutest in women’s footwear! This first pair of shoes that really stood out to me are the Tribal Print Flat. This shoe will really pop with a great pair of jeans.
Longstride Footwear was established to cater to ladies who wear shoes size 10 and up. They specialize in trendy stylish shoes. If you want a bootie that is different from the others and something you will stand out then you will need to check out the Ratch Bootie on their website. You can get it in size 10 through 13.
Lonia is a one-stop shop for high-quality and elegant extended-size shoes for women. Established in 2015 and specializing in large size women shoes ranging between 10 – 15, their mission is to help classy large feet women complete their ensembles, reduce their stress, and grow their shoe collections. I was intrigued when I saw the Maisie booti on their website with gold studs on the heels. I need a pair of these in my closet!
Shoes of Prey is unique because you can actually customize your shoes and receive them in 2 weeks from when you placed your order. The shoe sizes can go up to size 15. I first discovered them in Foreign Fresh Fierce’s Blog -Become a Designer with Shoes of Prey . In this blog, Cindy goes through her experience of customizing their Kiel 70 Bootie. This is such a great concept! You have to check it out!
Here is a store to keep your eye on that is planning to launch in 2018. It is an online boutique specializing in women’s shoe sizes 10 & up. I can’t wait to see what they will have to offer so I subscribed for their Early VIP Access on their website https://10thandsole.com/.
I hope you find this list helpful and good luck with your shoe shopping!
Disclaimer: I have not personally tried any of the shoes listed nor do I get paid any commissions for any of the shoes listed.