Shoe Shop Stories: Low Heels UK

Updated by Janine

Low Heels UK specialises in large sizes with a focus on fashionable flat, low and mid heel footwear. I spoke with founder Joanna Scott to find out all about the brand.

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.

By making shoes in smaller batches, 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 offer styles 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.

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.

Discover the Low Heels range

You can browse the full collection of shoes & boots online at LowHeels.co.uk.

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.