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I Bought Shoes!

I have terrible feet from the point of view of buying "lady shoes." They are wide and (apparently) also deep. It doesn't matter too much because high fashion and high heels are so not my things, but sometimes it's nice to wear something a little less matronly.

I recently made the discovery that even though the Brannock foot-measuring device says that I am a 9.5 Wide or Wide-wide, I can often fit European or U.S. "comfortable" brands if I go up to a size 10 or 11 (roughly 41-42 Euro sizes).

We have a little local boutique that specializes in Bohemian-style (fashion terminology, not world culture terminology) clothing and shoes. They had a pair that I liked, but it wasn't in stock in anything but brown. Also, the design has changed slightly this year, said the shoe guru at the shop, so they let me order a pair of this year's version in black to try. And they fit!

If you want, you can see them here.

The other good thing about this is that the manufacturer has lots of different styles that I can check out later.

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jinxaire
Nov. 23rd, 2014 04:18 am (UTC)
Hey, we wear the same shoe size! I'm also 9.5 W, and shoe shopping is always such a depressing chore for me. I also don't go for high fashion or heels, especially since I have weak ankles - heels would be a quick way to the ER for me...

That site has some nice office shoes, but the only times I've forked over $100 or more for shoes were for high quality hiking boots (for hiking in the Grand Canyon) and running shoes (for my ill-fated Couch-to-5k).

fmanalyst
Nov. 23rd, 2014 06:05 pm (UTC)
Have you ever tried Naots? They're an Israeli brand that comes in European sizes.
lawless523
Nov. 26th, 2014 02:23 am (UTC)
\o/ While finding shoes isn't as hard for me as it is for you, my feet are wide at the toes and narrow at the heel (heel inserts sometimes help) and my insteps are high, making it necessary to avoid certain shapes and styles of shoes if I don't want my feet to hurt. I also can't manage heels higher than an inch or so.
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