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Indie Shoe Brands Especially for Big Feet

Breaking news: big feet are not all bad! Did you know there are several brands that ONLY make shoes for big sizes?

Created by women with big feet themselves, these indie brands design beautiful shoes especially for big feet. Your friends only wish they could wear them!

So if you're a member of the exclusive big feet club, here's the shoe brands you need to know about:

Otto + Ivy, UK (size 42-46 standard & wide fit)

Laura creates the most beautiful shoes for large sizes. Everyone will envy your big feet at last!

It's hard to believe she only launched in 2020 when you see the amazing range of styles and colours. Flats, heels, boots - they're all here & all gorgeous. Plus a growing number of styles now come in wide fit too.

Heads up: new styles drop throughout the year & can sell out, so follow on insta or join the mailing list to be first to know about them.

Find out more about Otto + Ivy, in my interview with Laura here.

Otto + Ivy ship worldwide, and Laura does EU shipping properly (no UK VAT at checkout 👏).

Otto + Ivy Winnie lace flat shoes in teal in shoebox

Winnie Lace Up Flats

42-46 standard fit

These gorgeous strappy flats are brand new and the teal colour is just divine! They also come in black and beige so there's a pair to match every outfit.

£89 at Otto + Ivy →
Ships worldwide from the UK

Vaila, USA (size 9-14 us, some wide friendly)

Young entrepreneur Ahriana's shoe brand has come a long way in just 2 years, with Vaila shoes already stocked at Macy's. 👏

Her shoe range focuses on stylish flats and heels for work and evening wear, including some wide friendly styles. She releases multiple collections each year and the Spring 2024 shoes have just dropped.

Feet wearing Vaila Angela red wedge heels

Angela Wedges

9-14 us

Add some drama to your Spring/Summer wardrobe with these statement wedge heels in on-trend red or classic black. J'adore the fun fringe trims. Hate high heels? Vaila's new Spring collection has cute kitten heels & flats too.

$120 at Vaila Shoes →
Vaila ship worldwide from USA.

Smash Shoes, USA (size 10-14 us, 11-13 wide)

Ashlie in LA has been creating statement shoes for large sizes since 2014 and now her shoe brand is stocked in Macy's online and at select stores.

Heads up: some styles are only available direct from Smash Shoes while other shoes are exclusive to Macy's. So be sure to check both out.

Tresolz, Canada (size 9-16 us)

Judy in Toronto always struggled to find shoes for her size 11 feet. So she created her very own shoe brand offering an eclectic mix of fashionable footwear, with many styles going right up to size 16 us.

Heads up: as a small business, Judy makes styles in small batches and they can take a long while to restock.

Tresolz have new cheaper worldwide shipping rates from April 2024.

Pink satin ballet flat with rhinestone bow embellishment

Sonia Satin Ballet Flats

9.5-16 us

Brand new for April 2024, these ballet flats come in sumptuous satin with a rhinestone bow for a touch of glam. Choose from hot pink or timeless black.

$112 at Tresolz →
New cheaper worldwide shipping & FREE shipping for Canada & USA.

Aji, USA (size 11-15 us, wide friendly)

This new shoe brand is by New Yorker Natalie Aji who wears size 12 shoes herself. Launched just a year ago, her debut collection has striking ankle & long boots as well as chic pumps all crafted in luxury leather.

Natalie has gorgeous strappy mule sandals coming soon in her new Summer collection.

Aji shoes are slightly wider than usual and have more volume in the vamp, so your feet have more room. They can suit medium and wide widths.

Aji ships worldwide from New York, with taxes included at checkout, and is also now available in the UK from Gowa.

Aji City Pump heels in jade and cream leather with ankle strap

Aji City Pumps

11-15 us

These stylish statement heels mix gorgeous green & classic cream leathers. Also available in an embossed all black version.

$220 at Aji →
AJI ship worldwide from New York

Lurah, Italy (size 41-45 eu)

Natascia who has size 44 feet, designs gorgeous leather shoes & boots all handmade in Italy. Her online store is available in Italian, English and German.

You can book a free 30 minute video consultation for fitting advice before you order.

She will launch her new flat shoes collection in April or May and can't wait to share them with us. 😊

Lurah ships to the EU and UK (note UK orders could have extra charges on delivery)

Lurah pink and ruby red satin strappy sandals

Lurah Strappy Sandals

43-45 eu

The unusual crossover back ankle strap and two-tone pink and ruby red colour combo makes these strappy sandals super sophisticated. Bellissima!

€165 at Lurah →
Lurah ship from Italy to the EU & UK

Low Heels, UK (7-10 uk)

Joanna, who is 6ft tall with size 43 feet, has her own shoe brand specialising in dressy flat and low heel shoes. So her shoes are pretty AND practical - what's not to love? Find out more in my interview with Joanna here.

Low Heels shoes ships worldwide from the UK.

Heads up: while Low Heels Signature shoes come in sizes 42-45, they run small, so you should go up a euro size or see the size chart for UK & US sizing.

Low Heels in a range of pastel colours

Pastel Kitten Heels

7-10 uk (9-12 us)

These pretty pastel kitten heels are perfect for Spring/Summer. The shades look so yummy together, don't they? These Kiki kitten heels come in 9 shades, pictured with Elle cream slingbacks at the top.

£160 at Low Heels →
Low Heels ship worldwide from the UK

Bohobo, Australia (size 9-14 AU/US)

Francesca in Perth launched her own large size shoe brand for in 2021. Having size 12 feet she knew the shoe shopping struggle all too well.

So what's a girl to do? Design beautiful, timeless footwear of course! The range includes chic flats, heels and boots - all made with luxe leather. Read more about Bohobo here.

Bohobo ship worldwide with free shipping for Australia and very fair flat rates internationally: $20 NZ, 40 AUD rest of the world (£20, $25 approx)

Bohobo Pamela flat ankle strap sandals in metallic pink leather for sizes 9-14 us (40-45 eu)

Pamela Flat Sandals

Size 9-14 au/us (40-45 eu)

I love these metallic pink leather sandals, but they also come in cream, brown and black if you're a neutrals gal. With leather uppers & lining, these elegant sandals work well for day & night.

180 AUD / $110 at Bohobo →
Bohobo ship worldwide from Australia

Jacob + Therese, Australia (up to size 47 eu)

Melissa finally launched her own shoe brand in 2019 after running her specialist shoe shop for large sizes (Big on Shoes) since 2008. Find out more in my interview with Melissa here.

Her wealth of experience means she understands all the problems that arise with feet of all shapes and sizes.

The Jacob + Therese label (named after her parents), only has a small number of styles at a time, but every detail is considered.

They focus on wardrobe staple shoes which are all about the fit. The brand is fully inclusive, with a huge size range from 37 right through to 47, and they offer clever styles that can accommodate different foot widths.

Feet wearing Jacob + Therese black Lacey boots with jeans

Lacey boots

37-47 eu

These boots are 1 of 3 styles available for pre-order due to ship later in April. The clever laced design makes them adjustable to fit narrow, medium and wide feet well. They also come in nude.

200 AUD ($130) at Big On Shoes →
Big on Shoes ship worldwide from Australia
All Jacob + Therese Shoes →

Ship worldwide from Australia

Bravo to all these women for taking the huge step of starting their own shoe brands from scratch. 👏 Having shoes designed exclusively for big sizes makes us feel extra special for once!

But running a small business is HARD, especially in a niche market. Let's promote and support these small businesses whenever we can, so we all have more pretty big shoes to choose from. 🥳

Which brand is your fave? Let me know in the comments below.