Boots and Casual Shoes for Women’s Size 11 Wide

Dear Shoe Lady,
I have an 11 wide foot. Last winter I got frostbite at Christmas and then was diagnosed with Reynards Syndrome due to Fibromyalgia. I have to wear 2-4 pairs of socks in the winter and need a shoe that has lots of toe box, and last year wore a size 12 mens sneaker to have enough room. Do you have a recommendation for a casual dress shoe, possible lace up, and a warm boot that I can wear either with jeans or long dresses. Thanks so much! I just found your website and love what I see and have several selected!

Dear Lorrie,
First of all, you sound like a trooper! I can feel your positivity and I have just the thing for you! Aerosoles Brown Suede boots are not only super-stylish, but these sleek shoes will keep your legs and toes warm under, or even over any outfit (not to mention, they’re on SALE)! If you prefer a wider selection of women’s boots make sure to check out one of my favorite (besides us) shoe shops!

Aerosoles Gather Round Brown Suede at

Gather Round by Aerosoles is a High Heel Casual Boot

For a more casual look, I would again recommend another shoe by Aerosoles, called the Rebecca Nickel. I absolutely LOVE these shoes not only for their comfort, but also for their versatility. As flats, they can be worn to spruce up a pair of jeans or combined with a nice cocktail dress for an evening out on the town!

Aerosoles Rebecca Nickel Leather at

Rebecca by Aerosoles is a Low Heel Casual Pump

Happy Holidays!

Pregnant Feet

Dear Shoe Lady,
I’m six months pregnant (yay!) and my feet have ballooned. I’m looking for the best foot gear to ride me through the winter and into the spring. I was wondering if you could recommend a brand or shoe, I prefer open shoes but the weather will not allow……so any shoe that would love my bloated pregnant feet!!. I appreciate the help.

Dear Thelma,
Congratulations on your baby! You’ll be pleased to know there are plenty of options available that won’t break your feet or your budget!

Tamarac Jessie Chocolate at

Jessie by Tamarac is a Low Heel Casual Boot

Not only is this casual boot very chic right now, it is perfect for lounging around or running errands and won’t break the bank unlike those other ugghyy folks. Right now is offering 5% off Tamarac Shoes. Use coupon code – TAMARAC – at check out!

For a night out, however, the Shoe Lady recommends the Antia Abella Black Metallic Snake Flat.

Antia Abella Black Metallic Snake at

Abella by Antia is a Low Heel Dressy Flat

The sparkle detail adds a touch of glamour and the variety of widths (medium, wide and extra wide wide) can accommodate every foot size.

If you want to be pregnant and in heels I would recommend this 2 inch heel wedge by Aersoles, known for their soft inner soles. Wedges are a great, stylish way to eliminate back stress while helping to maintain balance.

Aerosoles Barecuda Mink Combo at

Barecuda by Aerosoles is a Mid Heel Casual Pump

Best of luck,
The Shoe Lady

Durable Winter Shoes

Dear Shoe Lady, I go to school in Rochester and there is a lot of snow. Because of that, there is salt everywhere during the winter. What shoes will best endure the salt while looking good to match every outfit? I have UGGs but I’m afraid the salt will eat them, even though it is lambskin. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Hi Heidi,
Thank you for your inquiry, and that is an important shoe concern. One of the keys to shoe longevity is periodically cleaning them. If you know that your shoes will become exposed to harsher elements like salt, a quick wipe with a vinegar and warm water solution should help. This is only useful for standard smooth leather shoes or synthetic uppers. If suede protection is your aim, then you will want to pre-treat it with weatherproofing spray. It can be found in most sports stores or even pharmacies.

Naturalizer Rayne Black Smooth at

Rayne by Naturalizer is a Low Heel Casual Boot

Rayne by Naturalizer is a good cold weather choice. Rubber soles are also great for safeguarding against the more slippery months.

Stay warm,
The Shoe Lady

Naturalizer Australian Shoe Size

Dear Shoe Lady,
I have a pair of Naturalizer wide shaft boots with the size 8 on them (In Australia) is this the same size I order for Naturalizer wide shaft boots from you? I’m looking at the brown array.
Thanks Donna

Hi Donna,
Australian sizes and US sizes follow the same measurements. That being said, you should always take into account the length and width of your foot. Depending on the style and manufacturer, shoes tend to have slight variations. A good place to start is with our size chart, which is in both centimeters and inches.

Naturalizer Array Oxford Brown Leather Elastic Fabric at

Array by Naturalizer is a Low Heel Dressy Boot

Array has a great blend of a leather shaft, with a complementary elastic fabric back with a bit of extra give.

Naturalizer Glassy Dark Sienna Wide Shaft Suede Leather at

Glassy by Naturalizer is a Mid Heel Casual Boot

Glassy can be dressed up or down, and sports subtle nailhead detailing on the ankle.

Browse all the Naturalizer Boots at!

Happy Fall Shopping!

Shoe Lady

New boots for fall…

Dear Shoe Lady,

With every fall, I get the urge to add yet another pair of boots to my collection. This year, I’ve been looking for a knee high boot in deep cognac or dark brown to wear with a skirt and wool floppy hat (a la Ali MacGraw in the ’70s) or with black leggings and a chunky knit sweater on casual weekends – something comfortable, with a bit of a heel, and not too bulky around the ankles and calves. And not terribly expensive either. And being that I’m a bit on the tall side (5’10”), an extended calf would be great to have too!

Here are a few I’m considering..


Naturalizer Array Oxford Brown Wide Shaft Leather/ Elastic Fabric

Naturalizer Array Oxford Brown Wide Shaft Leather/ Elastic Fabric


Ali MacGraw

Ali MacGraw


Aerosoles Ride Line Brown Pu

Aerosoles Ride Line Brown Pu

What do you think? I would love to see your suggestions as well.

Thanks so much,



Dear Katie,

I love both pairs!
Either would go great with causal or more dressy looks, but I prefer the pair in cognac as they have a more polished look and will add a bit more color to your wardrobe (I love wearing my cognac-colored boots with black jeans and maxi skirts).

Here are few more I thought could work too (both are available in extended calf sizes).


Annie Ropper Coach Antique Nubuc Wide Calf

Annie Ropper Coach Antique Nubuc Wide Calf


Naturalizer Glassy Dark Sienna Wide Shaft Suede/ Leather

Naturalizer Glassy Dark Sienna Wide Shaft Suede/ Leather

Keep us posted on your findings and happy boot hunting!

The Shoe Lady