I have to say that this shoe story resonates with me – the size 11 men’s bowling shoes.
I am now 62 years young, and wear a 10.5B shoe but way back in my youth, I was first in my grade school class to weigh more than 100 pounds, wore a size 9 shoe then, and also had the bowling alley experience of having to rent a male shoe. Making things worse, the size numbers were scrawled in large red letters on the back of the shoes. Same problem with roller-skates at the local rink; same problem with ski boots and with running shoes in the 1970s. I had to buy men’s shoes for length, and then wear thick socks to make up for the width and depth difference.
Fortunately my ego remained intact – a big girl needs big feet. I never shopped for shoes in the sense that others did. I would just ask the clerk: “What do you have in a 10.5B?” Answer: “Clodhoppers”. Oddly, I did not discover your web site until about 2 months ago. What a difference you would have made in my life earlier. I too could have owned “cute shoes”! Who knows what higher peaks of success might have been achieved had www.designershoes.com existed in my career-building heyday. Or which await me now that I do!