If you are busy getting everything organised for going back to school, having a daughter with size 9 UK feet or larger gives you a big school shoe shopping headache.
The good news is that there are several stores selling plus size school shoes for teenage girls, especially if you get creative & consider women's workwear styles too.
If you want to browse all options, keep reading, or you can skip straight to each shoe size:
- Girl's school shoes in size 9 UK
- School shoes up to size 10 UK
- School shoes up to size 11 UK or larger
Where to find girls school shoes in size 9 UK
Clarks are synonymous with quality children's shoes. I can still remember getting fitted for shoes with their foot gauge as a little girl. Their school shoe range now has a few styles available up to size 9 UK in a variety of widths.
Clarks Preppy Edge patent loafers are available in narrow & standard widths. I'm tempted to get a pair myself purely for the funky lining design!
These contemporary Loxham brogue black patent shoes with a chunky sole are available in standard and wide fit.
Bear in mind that the Clarks women's workwear range also has plenty of size 9 styles suitable for school too, although some are more expensive than the children's range.
Dorothy Perkins also have some very affordable ballerina pumps & loafers up to size 9 UK, with a few styles available in wide fit too.
I especially like these wide fit Litty Loafers with their cute tassels and mock snakeskin contrast texture.
Stores selling girls school shoes up to size 10 UK
ASOS's own ASOS DESIGN brand is a great source of affordable, fashionable shoes up to size 10 UK. With free returns, you can try them out risk free too.
Unfortunately, most ASOS flat, black shoe styles which could work well for school were only available up to size 9 UK at time of writing. But I did find this More flat lace up brogue style also available in size 10 UK. It comes in a wide fit version too.
Here's the direct link to all women's black size 10 UK shoes on ASOS in case more styles become available.
Amazon is another good source of size 10 UK women's shoes & usually has something for all budgets. The listings can be hit & miss as stocks & selection can change rapidly. Also be careful to double check the size and ideally read reviews, as not everything listed when you search by shoe size is that size in reality.
Gabor go up to size 10 UK & I found this nice pair of Eswick ballet flats that look perfect for school & should last well since they are quality leather shoes. As I write, these are sold by Amazon direct with free returns available in the UK if they don't fit.
Paversalso go up to size 10 UK now in certain styles. They focus on comfortable shoes at an affordable price. This could be a good option if the school day involves a lot of walking or your daughter just has awkward feet that blister easily like mine.
These Loretta leather mary janes caught my eye, suitable for both normal and wider fit due to the removable insole. Styles with straps can be a great way to break up a longer foot.
Girls school shoes available in size 11 UK or larger
While Evans only go up to size 10 UK, their sizing tends to be very generous and may well fit size 11 UK feet. All styles are naturally wide fitting, and they cater for extra wide feet too.
As I write this, all black flat styles suitable for school are actually sold out due to the Summer sale. So I won't tease you with pics of shoes you can't have right now! But it's definitely worth keeping an eye on the Evans site or checking your local store, because they are the main high street store catering for size 10-11 UK feet and at a very affordable price point too.
Dr Martens have been around forever & have always been popular with secondary school & college students, especially those with more indie tastes.
Many Doc Marten styles are unisex and so are available up to size 15 UK. I particularly like these Adrian tassel loafers made in smooth, polished leather.
Now Dr Martens are quite expensive & an investment buy. But they are also durable, so once those teenage feet have done growing, they should last a long time.
Special Feetures specialise in narrow fit shoes up to size 11 UK. Note that this UK website uses US sizing for accuracy as they mainly sell US brands, so subtract 2 off the sizes to get the UK equivalent e.g. size 13 US corresponds to size 11 UK.
They have a sale on at the moment & many styles have already sold out. But for teenage girls with narrow big feet they are well worth a look as they have a wide selection of flat, ballerina & loafer styles that may could suit school wear.
Hopefully the above options will help ease any back to school shoe worries at least. If you know of any other shops selling plus size school shoes please leave a comment below, or why not show off your school shoes on Insta & tag @pretty.big.shoes or #prettybigshoes.