To: The Shoe Lady
I require narrow width, as medium is full of gaps! My actual size is 12 1/2, which is already too large. Smaller sizes have choices of 1/2 sizes AND width! When a STYLISH or COLORED choice is advertised, it is immediately out of stock or backordered! Of course, we too want to purchase a variety of shoes. Please help us!
There are a lot of causes for why your shoes gap. Don’t assume that your shoes are too long or too narrow. It could be that your toe length is not in the standard ratio of the “heel to ball” length. It could be that your feet are flatter than average or arches are higher than average. These are the most common reasons for gapping. You will need to come to a clearer understanding of the shape of your feet and how that shape differs from the average shape. Then you will need to pick styles that accommodate your foot shape.
I suggest you look for styles in size 12N to start.
Bella Vita, Softwalk and Trotters are good brands to consider.
I could not agree more that it isn’t fair to offer shoes in size 5.5 which is 4 half sizes from the AVERAGE size 9, but nothing in size 12.5 which is also 4 half sizes from the average size. Support the companies that take on this battle! It isn’t easy. I’ve got the scars to prove it.
The Shoe Lady
13 narrow works for me! I don’t have the luxury of vast choices to try, nor the patience to order,try,return,try…
How unfortunate for me that manufacturers are focusing on WW,WWW,WWWW . Many women with size 13 DO HAVE NARROW FEET and want to keep it that way! Mine used to be AAA but over the years they widened for lack of available size for me. How rediculous about “dainty feet” – Are you kidding??? And the 13 proportion is very often wrong and ugly on the foot. Seems they simplly make the front of the toe longer, which makes our feet look like gunboats! Casual flats too often are too long from instep to end of toe, rather than a low cut just covering the toes- a much more attractive and better proportioned shoe. Occasionally they get it right.
I’m doing fine – just wish someone was giving it more consideration for the high prices we must pay! Women with large feet also loook for more shoes to but…Wed love to see our size 13N included in the “NEW” and WE HAVE YOUR SIZE” ads! And what about the newest colors? NOPE! What does exist I probably purchased a year or two or three ago… OH, well, That’s that.