I started Pretty Big Shoes in 2010 because it was so hard to find women's shoes in big sizes. The global list of women's large size shoe shops has been growing ever since. The site name is a play on the phrase "pretty big shoes to fill".
My own shoe shopping struggles started at just 8 years old, when Clarks magic steps princess shoes didn't come in my size. My feet grew to size 9 uk (11 us) by my early teens & shoe shopping was a complete nightmare until the internet came along.
Shoe shopping should be easy & enjoyable for all
Thankfully, there is much more choice now. But finding women's shoes for big feet is still a challenge - and the bigger your feet, the bigger your problem.
One silver lining of the pandemic is that even small shoe stores now sell online, with many shipping worldwide. So if your local shops have no shoes in your size, a whole world of shoes is just a click (or tap) away online.
I love to promote specialist large size shoe stores. Often these are very small businesses run by women with larger shoe sizes themselves.
We are lucky to have a growing number of shoe brands exclusively for larger shoe sizes too. Imagine that? Designer shoes available only in our sizes - the shoe is on the other foot now! 😍
While online shoe shopping is a lifesaver if you've got big feet, nothing compares to shoe shopping in person. I dream of a day when we can all just walk into a store & try shoes on. Until then, I'll do my very best to help you find shoes in your size.
I want to help your big feet find beautiful shoes
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Pretty Big Shoes serves a worldwide audience & is based in Dublin, Ireland. Business registration number: 542189.