I have been #blessed with wide feet. #Blessed being a huge exaggeration, as anyone else with wide feet will be sure to tell you.
Having wide feet makes it nearly impossible to purchase shoes on the internet unless you first try out a brand and understand their sizing. It’s nearly impossible to wear super strappy shoes, or any shoe that’s tight across the top of the foot (espadrilles, for example). Certain types of super strappy leather sandals are an absolute no-no. Some boots that have a thin footbed for the sake of fashion are a no-no.
The absolute most annoying thing about having a wide foot? You almost always have to go up a size when a wide width option isn’t available. And it’s rare for a wide option to be available at most traditional shoe stores.
If you’re like me and find that shopping for wide width shoes is a big old pain, here’s a cheat sheet of online stores where you can buy wide width shoes, as well as a look at some wide width shoes that are currently available at each location. Because most of these stores have better options available online than they do in-stores, I’ve also included their return policies, which is always handy when shopping online!
Ros Hommerson Tanya // Munro American Robyn // Stuart Weitzman Platswoon // Cole Haan Air Tali Wedge
If you haven’t checked out 6pm.com before, you’re going to want to get on it. 6pm.com is Zappos’ outlet, so it is a great place to buy designer shoes for less! (By the way, if you ever find yourself in Louisville, be sure to stop by the 6pm.com Outlet Store. It’s amazing!) The selection of wide width shoes at 6pm.com is amazing. They seem to have a little bit of everything.
6pm.com Return Policy: Returns accepted within 30 days
Head Role // Plush Around // High Ride // Ride Line
Whether you’re looking for shoes for the office or fun, boots or sandals, Aerosoles has a nice selection of stylish wide width shoes available.
Aerosoles Return Policy: Return items for a full refund (minus shipping charges) within 30 days, or return within 31-90 days for a merchandise credit.
Victoria Two-Tone Riding Boot // Kingston Buckle Boot // Phoenix Double Buckle Engineer Boot // Tahoe Tiered Fringe Boot
While Avenue carries an assortment of stylish wide width shoes, I think they have a particularly good selection of wide width boots! Many of the boots are available in wide calf options. A limited number of extra wide width shoe options are also available at Avenue
Avenue Return Policy: Unworn items returned within 60 days will receive a full refund, minus shipping and handling charges.
Clarks has a good assortment of both wide width and extra wide width shoes available on their website. There appear to be very few wide width heel options at Clarks, but this is a great destination if you’re in need of office-friendly footwear options.
Clarks Return Policy: Return your unworn shoes within 90 days for a full refund. Return shipping is free or you can return to your local Clarks store.
I can honestly say that I didn’t realize Cole Haan had such an extensive collection of wide width shoes until I started working on this list. Cole Haan is one of my favorite shoe brands, and I’m happy to see just how many of their styles are available in the wider option.
Cole Haan Return Policy: Unworn items returned within 30 days will receive a full refund, minus shipping and handling charges.
Nine West Felycia Pump // Bare Traps Hailie Boot // LifeStride Maximize Riding Boot // CL by Laundry Nichelle Wedge Pump
I’m a long-time DSW shopper, but I rarely check out their website since the store is so much fun. However, it’s on the website that you will find an extensive selection of stylish wide width shoes from a bunch of different footwear designers.
DSW Return Policy: Unworn items returned within 60 days will receive a full refund, minus shipping and handling charges. Items can be shipped back or returned to your local DSW store.
Eloquii is one of the best plus size stores (in my opinion) and they recently added wide width shoes to their online offerings. All shoes on the site come in wide widths. In terms of stylish wide width shoes, it honestly doesn’t get much better than Eloquii! The brand is expected to come out with a new line of shoes every season, so the shoes at Eloquii should always be on point with the latest footwear trends.
Eloquii Return Policy: Returns must be received within 30 days and are subject to a $6.99 fee. Exchanges are free.
Hotter.com, a European shoe manufacturer, has a fantastic selection of extra wide width shoes, as well as a few EEE styles. Hotter offers a 100% happy guarantee, so if for any reason you aren’t happy with the shoes you purchase you can return or exchange them within 90 days of purchase, no questions asked.
Hotter.com Return Policy: Returns must be received within 90 days and are subject to a $7 fee to cover the cost of return shipping. Exchanges are free.
Note: Hiking boots aren’t particularly stylish, but I included them because I’ve never seen wide width hiking boots.
Vince Camuto Jacilla Boot // June by June Ambrose Adeliine Boot // Joan Boyce Makayley Boot // Matt Bernson Leather Block Heel Sandal
You might be surprised by the inclusion of HSN on this list of stores selling wide width shoes, but it occurred to me to check them out after I read an article about how HSN’s primary concern is their customers. They’re always thinking about the people buying their products, so it stands to reason that they would have a collection of wide width shoes. Not only does HSN sell wide width shoes, but they have an impressively large collection and some of the designs are more fashion forward than those found at any other store on this list.
HSN Return Policy: All items can be returned within 30 days.
Pia Suede Fringe Heel // Illusion Bow Flat // Embellished Heeled Ankle Boot // Zarah Suede Over-the-Knee Boot
Lane Bryant is where you’ll want to look if fun and flirty shoes are on your shopping list! They have a great selection of flats, heels, and boots in wide widths, and with frequent coupons available, the prices aren’t half bad.
Lane Bryant Return Policy: All unworn items can be returned within 45 days for a full refund, however, you MUST return the item with the packing slip or you will only be credited the store’s lowest selling price for the item. Items for return can be mailed back or taken to your local store.
Stuart Weitzman Reserve Over-the-Knee Boot // Sam Edelman Paige Fringe Ankle Bootie // BP Luminate Open Toe Dress Sandal // J. Reneé Ryenne Pointy Toe Pump
I’m not sure if Nordstrom carries many wide width styles in the vast shoe section at their physical store locations, but on their website they have a very nice selection of designer wide width shoes available. There are quite a few brands (and styles) available at Nordstrom that you won’t find anywhere else on this list, although in general the shoes here do cost a bit more than some other locations.
Nordstrom Return Policy: Nordstrom famously does not have a return policy.
When I was younger, Payless was one of the only stores I knew of that carried wide width shoes. That, combined with their stellar price points, has made me a loyal customer. Payless carries wide width flats, boots, sandals, and athletic footwear.
Payless Return Policy: Refunds are accepted via mail or at a physical store. Full refunds will be given, minus any shipping fees.
Lace Up Back Knee Boots // Over the Knee Tall Boots // Studded Strappy Combat Boots // Scallop Lace Up Heels
Torrid has a constantly rotating assortment of chic wide width shoes that are budget-friendly. If you prefer shopping in-store, I find that Torrid’s in-store selection of shoes is better than most of the other stores on this list. Most of their shoes are available in sizes 7-13.
Torrid Return Policy: Unworn items returned within 60 days will receive a full refund. Items can be shipped back or returned to your local Torrid store.
Naturalizer Tanita Wide Calf Boot // Michael Antonio Finnea // Bella-Vitta Liv-Italy // Bella-Vitta Raine
Zappos is pretty much a shoe superstore, so it should come as no surprise that their selection of wide width boots, shoes, and sandals is extraordinary! At the time I’m writing this, Zappos has more than 1,100 wide width shoes available for purchase.
Zappos Return Policy: Unworn items can be returned to Zappos free of charge within 365 days of purchase.
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