Yes, Stylish Shoes DO Exist For Women With Bigger Feet

The struggles for women who happen to have bigger feet (size 10 and up) seem to be endless. And beyond barely squeezing your feet through the ankle opening of skinny jeans, the most annoying problem is simply finding a pair of shoes — or better yet, a pair of cute shoes — in your size.

So what’s a big-footed girl to do?

Nordstrom and Zappos.com are a few of the mega stores that carry shoes north of size 12. However, there are also a number of companies that pride themselves on catering to women with extended-size feet almost exclusively — which also means they take great care in offering a stylish selection.

‘Finding affordable, trendy styles is a huge struggle for women who wear extended sizes,’ Ashlie Davis, founder and creator of Smash Shoes, told The Huffington Post. Davis, who launched the Los Angeles-based brand last November, wants to provide shoes for women who don’t want their large shoe size to limit their style.

‘Sure, if a woman wears a size 12 she can find any shoe that fits, but will that shoe make her outfit stand out? Will that shoe help restore her confidence in her sense of style?’ Davis added. ‘Our mission is to be a reliable shoe line that offers young, vibrant and contemporary styles for women wearing extended sizes.’

Fortunately, Smash Shoes isn’t the only company with the same aim. Here’s a list of companies that are letting gals with big feet step out in style.

Long Tall Sally x Barefoot Tess (Up to size 15 ) FullBeauty (Up to size 14)

Smash Shoes (From size 10 to 13)

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This Is the Bruised and Battered Foot of a Runway Model at the End of Fashion Month

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You are looking at the foot of Sojourner Morrell. This is the state it was in on the last day of Fashion Week in Paris, as she walked the Louis Vuitton show. After wearing probably more than a few pairs of ill-fitting heels in the shows she walked in, her feet emerged battered, bruised, and hopefully not broken. James Lim, who knows everything in the universe about models, tells me Morrell walked for Jonathan Saunders, Tom Ford, Giles Deacon, Francesco Scoga, Antonio Marras, Trussardi, Damir Doma, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Anne Valerie Hash, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, and two other, smaller shows. She was exclusive to Marc Jacobs in New York so her feet only had to endure one show here. So that’s fourteen shows, probably millions of castings, and evidently five billion bruises per foot. Short of crazy surgical procedures, this image ought to pretty much make most women lose hope of one day wearing heels and not feeling pain.

What Models’ Feet Look Like After A Month Of Shows [Refinery 29]

Which Shoes to Buy When Wide Isn’t an Option

Lucky magazine is one of our favorite sources for great shopping tips. We’re thrilled to share this fabulous story from our friends at Lucky!

Every time I enter a shoe store, I’m haunted by the memory of my mother and my 3-year-old self leaving empty-handed from yet another store that didn’t sell shoes wide enough for my squat feet. Now as an adult size 9 double wide, I have come to the realization that I have only two options: one, I could click my heels together Dorothy-stye and wish for narrow feet petite enough to fit into ruby-red slippers (and believe me – I’ve tried!), or I can make regular-width shoes work for me. When wide widths are available in a shoe and they fit, I strongly recommend buying out the supply, but when different widths aren’t available, keep an eye out for these styles that will still look and feel great.

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I’ve got a bite… Beastly Brutus gives tourists a scary snap

The tourists had paid for a close-up view of crocodiles – and when this beast burst from the water they certainly got their money’s worth.

For when it comes to crocs, they don’t come much bigger than Brutus.

Lured by a tour guide dangling kangaroo meat from a pole, the 18ft, two-ton monster was, er, snapped by photographer Katrina Bridgeford, who was on the Adelaide River cruise with her family.

‘It got the adrenaline going,’ Australian Mrs Bridgeford said. ‘It was so close you could almost touch it.’

ANIMAL MOST LIKELY TO EAT A HUMAN

The largest crocodile on Earth, saltwater crocs – or ‘salties’ – are often said to be the animal most likely to eat a human.

The average male tends to be around 17 ft (five metres) in length and weighs 1,000 lbs (450 kg) but salties of up to 23 ft (seven metres) and weighing 2,200lbs (1,000 kilograms) are not uncommon.

In the wild, they usually live to the age of 70 and populate the brackish and freshwater regions of eastern India, Southeast Asia, and northern Australia.

They are excellent swimmers and have often been spotted far out at sea.

Classic opportunistic predators, they lurk patiently beneath the surface near the water’s edge, waiting for potential prey – including water buffalo, monkeys, wild boar, and even sharks – to stop for a sip of water.

With a thrash of their powerful tails, they grasp their victim and drag it into the water, holding it there until it drowns.

She recalled that when her son Dylan, 11, saw the massive creature rise out of the water he had only two words to utter – ‘Holy crap!’

Brutus is missing his front leg following what is believed to have been a confrontation with a shark in the river’s estuary – leaving many people to wonder just how big the shark was.

‘When it came up out of the water there were a lot of ‘Oos’ and ‘Ahs’,’ said Miss Bridgeford.

‘I wasn’t expecting anything like this. I couldn’t believe how close it got to us.

‘If you had put your hand out you would have been able to touch it – if you’d dared.’

Jumping crocodile cruises are a major tourist attraction in the Northern Territory, where the Crocodile Dundee movies, starring Paul Hogan, were shot.

Thousands of the monsters live in waterways around the Darwin region, resulting in the local government erecting signs in tourist areas warning people not to swim or wash their vehicles in the water.

They are also told not to camp near rivers because crocodiles roam up to a mile inland.

Several people have been killed by the reptiles over the years.

Three people were taken by crocodiles in northern Australia in 2009 alone, including an 11-year-old girl who was playing with friends in the Black Jungle Swamp near Darwin.

The Best Shoe Sites For Women With Large Feet

You don’t need to tell us how frustrating it is for ladies with big feet to find shoes that fit. Few stores carry anything larger than a size 10, and those that do often sell out almost immediately. But a couple of stores have our backs and carry a plethora of stylish shoes in extended sizes. Herewith the nine best online stores for women with large tootsies.

Dillard’s: Not only does Dillard’s offer affordable shoes, but they also go up to a size 13W.

Long Tall Sally: Long Tall Sally gets it. The entire site is dedicated to tall women, and their shoe section carries the trusted and affordable brands you love, including Sam Edelman (up to a size 13) and other name brands up to a size 15.

FullBeauty: Looking for wide calf boots up to a size 16? This is your store.

Net-A-Porter: OK, we’ll admit it, the shoes on this site carry a hefty, hefty price tag. But if you’re craving Gucci booties or Lanvin flats in a size 42, this is one of the few spots where you’ll find them.

Nine West: Finding good heels up to a size 13 1/2 is no small feat, but Nine West makes it easy with fashion-forward options at cut-throat prices.

Nordstrom: This is probably the best online ressource for extended sizes. They carry a ton of brands such as Loeffler Randall, Steve Madden and Jeffrey Campbell, and they go up to a size 15.

Payless: If you’re looking for shoes, boots and sandals that go up to a size 13, but you don’t want to spend a ton of money, you should check out Payless.

Stuart Weitzman: Though Stuart Weitzman’s shoes can get pricey, they go up to a size 12 and run in narrow, medium and wide widths. They are also extremely comfortable, very well-made and if you take good care of them, they can last years.

Zappos: While this site can be overwhelming (there are so. many. shoes), it’s worth digging through, especially since they offer shoes up to a size 20.

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