Shoe Shop Stories: Low Heels UK

Low Heels is a large size shoe brand with a big difference. If you don't find exactly what you are looking for in their wide range, you can customise certain styles just for you!

I spoke with founder Joanna Scott to find out all about the brand. Read on for an exclusive Low Heels discount for PBS fans too...

When did you set up Low Heels and why?

It was a lovely sunny day and I was online looking for a pair of going out sandals. I wasted so much time and found nothing. That's when I decided I wanted to design and sell beautiful shoes in extended sizes. So I set to work & launched the Low Heels online store in early 2019.

Being 6ft tall with size 9 UK feet, I have always struggled to find the right pair of shoes – especially for evenings out. I know first-hand how difficult it is to find something in right size which is chic, well-made, doesn’t ruin your outfit and has a low heel.

What shoe sizes do you stock and where do you ship to?

We make our shoes in sizes 8-12 UK (41-45 EU, 10-14 US) and we ship worldwide. While the UK is our biggest market, women in the USA love our shoes & we receive orders from European countries too.

We don't actually hold stock. This means we can offer a much wider choice of designs & even let women customise their shoe orders.

By only ever making what is going to be sold, we are also able to do our bit for the environment, reducing waste & avoiding overproduction. I believe that when you set up new business these days, you must think about the environmental impact & make the right decisions.

Tell us about the range of styles available

Where do I start? We have over 70 styles on our website across 9 different categories: sandals, ballet pumps, court shoes, ankle boots, long boots, lace-up shoes, mules and wedding shoes.

We are currently focusing on our wedding range and we will soon be able to offer brides with long feet some wonderful styles.

All our shoes are handmade in Poland by a dedicated team of professionals, using only the best quality materials from France, Italy and Spain.

You can customise styles which is really cool. How does this work?

Our shoes are made to order which means they are made for you and you can request different colour or material, change the heel height or add or remove accessory elements.

All our boots are made to fit, to make sure they fit your calf, knee or thigh.

We have access to some beautiful colours and can make unique, original styles. And it’s all for larger feet, yippee! All you need to do is to get in touch and we will take it from there.

What do you enjoy most about running a store specialising in larger shoe sizes?

Helping other women make their shoe dreams come true is top of the list. Tall ladies with larger feet are so used to boring footwear styles in dark colours that many of us don’t even dare to think about something different. Low Heels offer shoes in bright colours and original materials and that’s something new & unique for women with bigger feet.

Designing and making new styles is super exciting, too. We make shoes that are fashionable & often not available in extended sizes elsewhere. I am obviously spoiled for choice now, but I still remember what it was like to look at beautiful shoes, wishing they were available in a bigger size.

Receiving a message from a happy customer always makes my day. It's the best feeling in the world for a small business owner.

Which 3 styles best sum up the Low Heels brand?

It's so hard to choose just 3! But since it’s autumn/winter season, I will start with boots.

Luna sock boots are one of our best sellers. They are made from hardwearing stretch textile and lined with leather. They look great, they are super comfortable and look amazing with jeans and dresses. We offer them in pointed and rounded toe versions, in many different colours. You can go for a bright colour pop in Summer or choose darker tones for Autumn/Winter.

Luna sock boots
Luna sock boots

Yaga are another one of my favourite styles. Lace up, walking style leather ankle boots are very trendy and we adapted this style for larger feet. It’s a classic style that will never go out of fashion. We wear ours with ankle grazing denim. You can go for the black, croc embossed finish or be more adventurous and choose one of the snake print finishes. Don’t forget that the boots will be made just for you and you can request a completely different colour.

Yaga lace up ankle boots
Yaga lace up ankle boots

Finally, something for the office or going out… Sassy is one of our new styles. It’s a low kitten heel sling-back with pointed toe - a low cut, ultra feminine style. We combined zebra print leather with black patent and the effect is fabulous! These are desk to dinner shoes and if you thought that low heeled shoes in larger sizes could not look cute then check out our Sassy.

Sassy kitten heel slingbacks
Sassy kitten heel slingbacks

Exclusive special offer for PBS fans

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Also, Joanna is always looking to expand the Low Heels range & would love to hear from you if you are seeking particular shoe styles or colours but can't find them in your size. Just get in touch with Low Heels or follow them on social media here.

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