13 Size 13 Shoes

Having a large foot can feel limiting. I wear a size 10.5 to 11. It's frustrating, but at least I can shop at most shoe stores or try on the size 10 to get an idea of how an 11 will fit. When you move into a larger size, it gets even harder to shop for shoes. I find sales people aren't terribly helpful. They love to tell me that no one makes a 10.5. They also love to say that shoes aren't even made in anything past an 11, maybe. Thankfully, they are wrong. Their store just doesn't sell them. There are a lot of places to shop for sizes 11 and up without sacrificing style. (Pictured Right: Spike Flat, Barefoot Tess, $191)
Pictured: Criss cross wedge, Barefoot Tess, $139 / Contrast Bootie, Barefoot Tess, $137 / Retro Pointed Flats, Barefoot Tess, $119

There are several sizes for larger shoe sizes, but BarefootTess.com is by far the best. They carry extended sizes of regular brand so you can find those cute Steve Madden or Rocket Dog shoes that your friend just bought. Many of their shoes are exclusives in those sizes, which means you often have to pay full price. The selection, though, cannot be beat.  Zappos and their sale site 6pm.com also have a decent selection.
Pictured: Tory Burch Flat, Nordstrom, $250 / Floral Low Wedge, Barefoot Tess, $44 / Patent Pointed Flat, $29.99

And don't despair that large feet doom you to the realm of online shopping. If you live near a Nordstrom Rack (or within reasonable day trip distance), give them a call. Find out when they have extended size events. The stores will be stocked with large sizes at discounted prices. Regular Nordstrom stores do this too, but without the discounted prices. Plus size clothing stores are also a great place to size up shoes. You may not wear the clothing, but they tend to carry 11 an up sizes. In fact, Torrid appears to have a lot of shoes in large sizes for really low prices.
Pictured: Striped Flats, Torrid, $28.50 / Pewter Bow Heels, Zappos.com, $99.95 / Gold Comfort Sandals, 6pm, $111.99

Another great way to find shoes in your size is just to keep track of brands that make your size. Go to Shopstyle.com, click on shoes, sort by size and pick yours. You can also narrow it down by price and color. Not only will you find a bunch of shoes, but you'll be able to figure out what brands actually make shoes for you. Keep and eye out for those brands and where they are sold. You should be able to broaden your shopping horizons that way.


Unknown said…
Thank you so much for that research and that post. I will transfer it to my "large-feet" friend right away. xoxo

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