In the first of a new series profiling independent shoe stores specialising in larger sizes, we interviewed After 8 Shoes in the UK.
When did you set up After 8 Shoes & why?
After 8 Shoes have been established for over 6 years. The After Eight Team not only have extensive knowledge and expertise about shoes, they have also studied extremely hard at the art of cake eating (an incredibly valued skill!). We love shoes. We love buying shoes and we want to find the right shoes for you. Our collections are brought to you from European designers who create stunning, stylish, on trend shoes in longer sizes.
What sizes do you stock?
We specialise in longer fitting shoes for women 8-12 UK and men 12-15 UK.
Tell us about the range of styles available:
We are passionate about the niche sector that we specialise in only stocking on trend, practical and gorgeous footwear.
Do you stock any brands hard to find elsewhere?
We do have our own brand of After 8 shoes that are designed to suit a longer foot for comfort and style. We also have an extensive range of Gabor, Josef Siebel, Remonte and Hogl shoes, all of these brands are renowned for their quality and comfort. We purposefully select styles that are on-trend and comfortable to wear for every occasion.
What do you enjoy most about running an online shoe shop specialising in larger sizes, and what’s the biggest challenge?
We could not wish for a better job, we do actually love shoes. We also know the important role we play in finding shoes that people want to wear, and get a lot of praise for doing it. The challenge is to get the right size shoe to the customer, we at After 8 have put a lot of energy into making sure this is as pain-free as possible.