Dear big foot print people
This is great to find so many shoes for my feet. Pity I did’nt know of you
before I got very sore feet and can only now wear flat shoes. But still
you have enough to choose out of.
1. What would it cost to ship shoes to South Africa. Registered is best
as some post gets “lost” here
2. The width of my biggest foot, including bunion, is 11.3 cm. What would
you advise? W or WW
And in Europe I mostly bought size 44 but according to your charts I
need a 11.5.
But I suppose the make of the shoe is the most important. I am really exited that I have found you and that I can have a pair of
elegant shoes on my feet again. My last pair of very beautifull shoes (200 euros) that I took with
me from Europe were chewed up by my puppy. My thoughts were of strangling her but of course I
I’m so glad you found us!
…. and so glad you didn’t strangle your puppy. Believe me you are not the
first of our customers who’ve lost precious larger size shoes to their
In short, I’m going to suggest a 12 W. But remember – finding the right
shoe size is an art not a science. And even if shoe makers were consistent
about making all their shoes to exact standard measurements (they are NOT!),
much would still depend on how those particular styles fit your particular
feet. Here’s why I think you are a 12W. If you’ve been buying 44Euro size,
that is a smallish size 12. But Euro size shoes are a bit wider than US
12M. Your width, 11.3 cm or 4.5 inches in a size 12, according to charts,
is a W or wide. Your length for a 44 should be around 27.3 cm or 10.75
We have 621 styles in 12W, including some terrific ones on sale. Click here to see them.
Shipping to South Africa IS expensive. We can tell you the cost of shipping
but you should expect additional duty and customs fees on your end. If the
shoes do not fit, you can send them back but that is expensive. We would
suggest you try to resell them locally. Most of our international customers
batch their shoes and have them sent at one time. Starting yesterday and
running through June 1, 2009 we have a special coupon code for international
customers to save you some money. Buy at least $100 and save 50% off your
international shipping when you use the coupon code INTERNATIONAL. (Doesn’t apply to sale shoes, but they can ride along if you order $100 on regularly priced shoes.)
We can use UPS worldship but find it is much more expensive for our
customers. Some of our customers have accounts with shipping companies and we can use that, too. 95% of our international customers have us use US
Postal Service which hands over the package to the South African postal
service. On our end it starts out as an Express International package. It
does get a registered number and is trackable. But once it gets into the
country, that tracking can be lost. We just lost a package in Kuwait. But
generally the process has been very satisfactory.
South Africa is in group 7 on this chart:
Figure a pair of shoes is about 2.5 pounds. Two pair will cost $53. 4 pair
will cost about $79.
We look forward to providing you with some great new shoes!
The Shoe Lady