UK plus-size clothing chain Evans was sold to Australian retailer City Chic Collective in December 2020.
It's a big relief for all Evans fans that the brand has been saved. However Evans will now be an online only retailer.
This is a real shame because Evans was the only high street chain where you could just walk in & try on size 10/11 UK shoes.
You can still buy Evans shoes online, but note that the stock and sizing is completely different since 2021. The new owners kept the Evans name only. I've had feedback that the new Evans shoe sizing is less generous and that their extra wide styles are not as wide as before. Read more about the new Evans here.
In these uncertain times it's best to have as many shoe shopping options as possible. So here's a list of other stores selling wide shoes in large sizes. If you need wide shoes in size 9 UK there are still a few physical retail options if you prefer to shop in person. There are also online stores doing wide fit shoes up to size 11 UK.
Top tip: the old Evans shoe sizes were generous, so you may need to go up a size in other brands.
There are lots of Pavers branches across the UK with Irish branches in Dublin & Cork. They also ship worldwide online.
Not as fashion focused as Evans but Pavers offer a good range of styles including some stylish staples - ballet flats, everyday shoes & boots, slippers etc.
The website has many wide & extra wide fit size 9s in a variety of brands & a small selection of wide size 10s in their own Pavers designs.
Pavers usually have competitive prices & often have shoes on special offer. They offer free returns to store & cheap postal return options.
Pavers quick links:Go to Pavers website →
There are several Hotter stores in the UK & if you buy online, they offer free exchanges, free store returns or £2.95 postal returns.
Hotter are all about their comfort technology. They even have 3D scanners available in store to ensure a precise fit.
Hotter quick links:Go to Hotter website →
Some of Britain's most famous chains even have wide fit styles available in size 9 UK. While you can buy these online, they may not be readily available in store though:
- Find wide size 9 shoes in George at Asda - great value!
- Clarks also do some of their size 9 styles in wide fit
Irish online shoe store specialising in large sizes. Shipping worldwide & popular in the UK. NB no extra charges for UK customers post Brexit. Wide selection of brands & styles.
Cinderella Shoes quick links:Go to Cinderella Shoes website →
This major French brand offer their own La Redoute Collections Plus shoe designs in wide fit.
Styles are very fashionable & good value with frequent discount codes & reductions. Pay later plans also available.
La Redoute UK quick links:
- Wide fit shoes in size 43 EU (9 UK)
- Wide fit shoes in size 44 EU (9.5 UK)
- Wide fit shoes in size 45 EU (10-10.5 UK)
Spanish online shoe store popular with UK customers. All price points catered for and some of their own brand designs are available in extra wide fit.
Andypola quick links:
- Wide shoes in size 43 EU (9 UK)
- Wide shoes in size 44 EU (usually 9.5 UK, 10 for certain styles)
- Wide shoes in size 45 EU (10.5 UK)
The online giant offers their own ASOS Design brand shoes in wide fit. Raid & Simply Be brands are also available in size 9 wide fit.
Affordable prices & discount codes are common.
ASOS offer free delivery (min. spend), free returns & there's a 10% student discount too.
ASOS quick links:Go to ASOS website →
While it was a sad day when Evans stores closed in 2021, their new online only range has fashionable wide fit shoes at good prices. I hope this list gives you more shoe shopping options & helps you find some new fave shoe stores too. ❤️