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 continue to buy Evans shoes online & will hopefully the brand will further improve under new ownership. But 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's some good online stores doing wide size shoes up to size 11 UK.
Top tip: Evans shoe sizes are generous, so you may need to go up a size in other brands.
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.
Free returns in Ireland. Free UK & international returns possible if you pay with PayPal.
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 →
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 mainland UK as well as stockists across UK & Ireland.
Hotter are all about their comfort technology. They even have 3D scanners available in store to ensure a precise fit.
UK postal returns are free & international return postage could be refunded if you pay with PayPal.
Hotter quick links:Go to Hotter website →
Popular chain stores with wide size 9 shoes
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
- M&S have a few wide fit size 9s in their small but growing size 9 collection
While it's sad to see Evans stores close, hopefully they will flourish online under new ownership. I hope this list helps you find some new fave shoe stores too. ❤️