Shopping for Stylish Shoes in Extended Sizes

By Sweet Tea

May 13, 2019

One of the most frustrating things about being taller than average is having feet that are larger than average. Sure, height is half the battle in the modeling world, but, I always bring a variety of my own shoes for the runway. Big feet are great for balance as a dancer, but I either dance barefoot or in sneakers, and I prefer more than those two options on a regular basis. As a sugar baby, your shoes can make or break your outfit, and your outfit is a big part of your first impression upon meeting a POT. If you have big feet and are frustrated by stores that only offer crocs and orthopedic clogs in your size, I hope this article introduces you to a few websites that provide stylish options for you to explore.

Torrid

Torrid is a plus-size brand that also sells shoes up to size 13. Torrid provides a variety of sneakers, flats, wedges, boots, and pumps in a variety of styles. Shoes that come in wide width are clearly listed as such and the calves of tall boots are expanded. If you prefer a subtle flair and heels that are not too high but will still elongate your stride, Torrid may be your new favorite store. Look for a brick and mortar near you or check out their website, torrid.com.

Nine West

Nine West is a well-known women’s brand that carries shoes up to size 12. The website offers a variety of familiar styles in neutral colors as well as vibrant statement shades and patterns. Signing up for text notifications earns you a 15% discount, and sitewide sales are known to reduce prices by nearly half. If you have been searching for a popular style that seems to exist in every size except yours, Nine West just be your saving grace.

ASOS

ASOS is a UK-based online store that sells clothing, accessories, and shoes for both men and women. Women’s sizes run up to size 12. The website sells shoes from a number of name brands like New Look, Mango, and Public Desire, but the house ASOS Design brand is both unique and competitively priced. If you’re a student, you can sign up for their student newsletter with your school email address and gain access to exclusive perks, promotions, and discounts.

Pleaser

Pleaser is on the much more daring end of the shoe brand spectrum. A favorite of drag queens and exotic dancers, Pleaser specializes in seven-inch platform heels adorned with sequins, feathers, and jewels up to size 11. The website, pleasershoes.com, hosts a number of other brands such as Pink Label and Fabulicious and some unisex brands such as Demonia. The aggregate stock runs up to size 16 in an incredibly wide variety of designs, including some calmer, more casual options if stilettos are not your forte.

I hope you’re excited to scroll through pages and pages of products designed with YOU in mind! Though there is an undeniably limited pool of provisions for larger feet, it does exist. Please don’t feel the need to resign yourself to unflattering shoes or squeeze into cute shoes that don’t fit properly. Let this list open the door to an expanded search for shoe sources that match both your anatomy and your personality.