Do you have large feet and always have a hard time finding shoes that are comfortable and stylish to wear? Are you frustrated that most shoe stores don’t carry shoes in your size and must rely on online retailers? Women who wear a shoe size 11 or above are very limited in the type of shoes that they can wear. The good news is that I have put together a list of the best shoes for women with large feet based on my many years of shoe fitting experience.
Some women in addition to having large feet might have a “complicated” foot shape that makes it even more challenging to find shoes that fit. Narrow or extra wide feet anyone? If this sounds at all familiar, don’t worry! The list that I have put together includes shoes that are available in different widths such as narrow, medium, wide, and extra wide.
I have also noticed that several teenage girls with large feet also struggle to find fashionable footwear for their feet.
Favorite Shoe Brands for Women with Large Feet
A lot of women ask me what shoe brands they should look into that manufacture shoes in larger sizes. It’s true that it can be super helpful to know common brands that carry shoes in larger sizes, but keep in mind that there are certain shoes among each shoe brand that work a lot better than others. Knowing what shoe brands manufacture shoes in large sizes might also help you discover a lot more shoes that you may not have otherwise.
Below you can find a list of my go-to shoe brands for women with large feet:
- Sam Edelman
- Dr. Martens
My goal is not point you into retailers that might have your size available, my goal is to show you specific shoe styles that are stylish, comfortable, supportive, and available in different widths!
At the shoe store that I work for, I have seen several women with large feet frustrated about not finding a single pair of shoes that worked well for their feet.
Below you can find a list of the best women’s shoes in large sizes. Disclosure: Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.
Women’s Shoes in Large Sizes
Take a look at the description below each shoe to find out whether that specific style can fit your foot shape (narrow, medium, wide, extra wide, high instep), and other important information such as the features that the shoe provides (material, weight, support).
Still Can’t Find Shoes in Your Size?
If none of these shoes are available in your size or if you are looking for a specific pair of shoes for your large feet don’t hesitate to email me at:
Are You Unsure About What Shoe Size You Should Order?
Notice that below each shoe I describe in the last bullet point whether you should order a half size or a whole size larger than your foot size. In some shoes, you might not even need to order a larger size as the shoe might fit long. With that said, if you are unsure about your exact foot shape (narrow, medium, wide, extra wide, high instep) or your exact foot length, there is a free resource that I created that will help you figure it out:
Did you know that your foot shape and size can change over time, and some of the factors that contribute to this change are pregnancy, aging and weight gain or loss? Over time and because of gravity, our feet might get longer and wider.
Pay attention to parts of your feet that might be the cause of why you struggle to find shoes that are comfortable to wear. For example, most women who visit the shoe store that I work for complain that all of the shoes rub against the front part of their feet. This part of the foot is called the instep, and when it’s high, it makes it a lot more challenging to find shoes that fit. Take a look at the image below to visualize where the instep of the foot is located:
If you happen to have a high instep make sure to look for shoes that provide extra depth, that way your feet can fit deeply inside of the shoes. This will increase comfort and prevent the top part of your feet from rubbing against the top part of the shoes.
Why Aren’t Shoe Companies Manufacturing More Shoes in Large Sizes?
Unfortunately, there is simply not enough demand for them. Shoe companies keep the cost of mass-produced shoes low by manufacturing the most common shoe sizes (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10).
Many women struggle to find shoes or sneakers that actually look good and are sized for larger feet. Help me make this resource even better by adding your favorite shoe brands and shoe styles that are available in larger sizes!