I wanted to wish all our loyal readers a very Happy New Years Eve! Thank you for taking the time to submit questions to The Shoe Lady. I hope I have provided insights, informative answers and great shoe recommendations. Please keep the questions rolling in. It’s YOU, the reader, that makes this blog possible.
Dear Shoe Lady,
I have just received my Bella Vita Athena leather shoe size 6.5. The width is good but they have peep hole toe which is just a little long. Will they stretch enough so my toe can slip down a little or should i return them and exchange for a size 6. I LOVE the look!
The Bella Vita Athena Style is a SEXY shoe – what a great choice! Leather in general always stretches a little bit, but all Bella Vita shoes are designed for comfort and are made of excellent quality materials. I’m afraid that if you did indeed go down a size you might find your toes are pinched!
For a bold look try the Bella Vita Athena Multi Snake Leather. Sexy!
Dear Shoe Lady,
About 15 years ago I bought a pair of easy spirit shoes that fit me better than any shoes I have ever had. I believe they were labeled something like M A/B but I don’t remember exactly. I am a size 7 and 1/2 but the ball of my foot is wide and the heel is narrow and my arch is high. My feet look great in most shoes but I like to dance and have trouble with fitting my high arch and wide ball into a pair of 7 and 1/2 heels so I have to buy an 8 and then my heel slips out. Dangerous while dancing! Help! What size should I look for?
Please measure the length and width of your foot. Compare the data to our size chart. – http://www.designershoes.com/size-chart. Most likely you are a 7.5 wide (W) if an 8 is too big and a 7.5 too narrow width wise. The acronyms for shoe width can be confusing so below I will provide a break down.
SS = AAAA = “extra slim” or “quad”, the narrowest size generally available. Even these widths are increasingly rare.
S = AAA= “slim” or “triple”
AA = N = “narrow” or “double A”
M = B = “medium”, the most common or “average” width for that size.
W = C or D = “wide”
WW = EE or EEE = “extra wide”
Don’t fret over wearing a wide size. The majority of women do not have a medium width even though the manufacturers would like us all to believe. I selected a couple of sexy heels perfect for dancing the night away in size 7.5 wide.
Iman by Naturalizer is a High Heel Dressy
Perfect booties to pair with a short mini dress or skirt. On sale now for $84.10. Marked down from $117.00.
Ramona Ii by Sofft is a High Heel Dressy Pump
Peep toe nude pump elongates the leg and works well with patterned or bright color dresses.