Is it difficult to find nice shoes in your size?

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  1. NGRIA Bassett profile image61
    NGRIA Bassettposted 13 years ago

    There are people with smaller and larger than normal feet sizes and I wonder how you manage with purchasing shoes.

    1. Chris_S profile image61
      Chris_Sposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I'm a guy who wears womens clothes and shoes exclusively. I'm lucky in that I have small feet. I wear a size 8.5 in women's so it's very easy for me to find shoes that fit.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I wear size 6 and I can and do find many nice shoes.

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      mathew20posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You can get them in all different colors, and even though they have laces, you can just slip them on. They're also very comfortable and cute.

      Gucci bags

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      sneakorocksolidposted 13 years ago

      My wife wears wide and she does her shoe shoping at 'Clarks'.

      1. lalatheemodel profile image58
        lalatheemodelposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        It is very difficult to find my shoe size because i have to get a wedge and it has to be size 11 wide.If its in my size and it's not cute i wont get it.So i will be walking around the store for about 20 minutes.

      2. Writeme ASmile profile image60
        Writeme ASmileposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I'll check out Clarks. I wear a 6 wide, Thanks to years of high-heal running.

    5. Balinese profile image38
      Balineseposted 13 years ago

      clarks shoes is the best for me- as i have long feet  and skiny

    6. Pearldiver profile image69
      Pearldiverposted 13 years ago

      I don't have any feet! sad

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      EmpressFelicityposted 13 years ago

      I have feet in a standard size, but I STILL find it hard to buy shoes.  Most of the women's shoes you can buy at the moment have these enormously high heels.  Since my main form of transport is walking, I give these a miss.

    8. sannyasinman profile image60
      sannyasinmanposted 13 years ago

      I find it difficult to get anything "nice" because I live in Costa

    9. steffer profile image61
      stefferposted 13 years ago

      buying shoes is always a task to me, and sometimes takes weeks before i get the good ones.

      You see, i have a size 46/47 european measures(don't know in American measures).
      but know that the average 182cm large male has an average of a size 42.

      Almost all shoesizes go to 45 and only a small selection is available for the bigger sizes. and then u still need a shoe that you like, on average i need to go to 10 shoe stores before i find 1 pair i like and fits like a glove.

    10. Jennifer D. profile image73
      Jennifer D.posted 13 years ago

      The issue for me (size 10, wide) is that I believe my size is a very popular size. There are never enough of those cute shoes to go around!
      It is a hassle to try and find shoes that fit well; my toes need a larger toe box so that I can move them around.
      I also like wearing heels, even though I am six feet tall, but it is hard to find heels in my size. I should make my own shoes.

    11. profile image0
      Crazdwriterposted 13 years ago

      I do find it hard sometimes because they never have shoes that I like or think are "cute". I wear 8 1/2 but the shoes that they have aren't what I consider "cute" or my style.

    12. pioneer_writer5 profile image58
      pioneer_writer5posted 13 years ago

      I wear a size 9 1/2. There is always something wrong. Either the shoe is too high, too tight, too loose; it is hard to find a shoe that fits comfortably and looks nice.

    13. sannyasinman profile image60
      sannyasinmanposted 13 years ago

      There is an old proverb . . .

      "I used to complain that I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet".

      Sorry to be a party pooper . . sad

      1. Pearldiver profile image69
        Pearldiverposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you smile

      2. Pantywearer profile image60
        Pantywearerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        This is uncalled for.  Keep on being a party pooper.

    14. theageofcake profile image61
      theageofcakeposted 13 years ago

      When I lived in Boston, I would occasionally go to Midnight interactive showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.  In order to fully immerse myself in the experience, I would typically dress to impress in a decidedly gender confused get-up.  Naturally, the hardest item to shop for was shoes.

      My size is fairly small for a guy just under 6' tall.  I'm a men's 10, but my feet are wide, which presents a problem when I'm trying to squeeze into a pair of slender high heels.  Typically I find something, but it always comes down to "what will fit" rather than "what looks good."

    15. Valerie F profile image62
      Valerie Fposted 13 years ago

      I have no problem finding shoes in my size. I do have trouble finding dress shoes that fit my feet and my lifestyle, however. To me, women's dress shoes are just torture devices we think we have to buy and use in order to look presentable for special occasions. If it were up to me, I'd make every dress shoe as comfortable as my hiking boots or running shoes.

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      curious5752posted 13 years ago

      I am a man who if very much into ladies shoes.  I love wearing high heel pumps and open toe sandals.  I am a size 10 wide which is sometimes hard to find.  What I am finding now is very high heels that are very uncomfortable to wear whoever designed these shoes should be taken out and beaten with them!!!

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      Hannah L Scottposted 13 years ago

      I wear 11w and they are hard to find. Shopping in the malls with friends who love trying on shoes is tough, because it seems most the stores stop right at 10w. So there I stand, left out as they model their shoes. sad   Grrr!

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      ralwusposted 13 years ago

      Socks are my problem

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        Hannah L Scottposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        You can probably find some nice worn used socks on ebay... big_smile

    19. donotfear profile image84
      donotfearposted 13 years ago

      Extremely!  With an extra long foot, slender heal, and wide through the toes, it's a nightmare. The shoe salesmen run when I come in cause I'll probably try on 20 pairs and none fit. Being a true size 9.5 slim, it's hard to find dress shoes at all. They either pinch my toes or slip on my heel. I found that the SAS brand of shoe is the best fit for comfort, but they aren't the prettiest things!

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      TMinutposted 13 years ago

      Not for me but my son wears a size 13 now. That's the largest size I've seen in stores so we'll have to head to the Big & Tall stores for men next. Socks are a nightmare too, two of my boys needed larger than normal socks. They're slightly easier to find now than they were ten years ago for my other son.

    21. Pantywearer profile image60
      Pantywearerposted 13 years ago

      It is very easy for me to find/buy women's shoes in my size.  I have small feet and I wear (in women's) size 8s in regular shoes and size 7s in heels.  So far, I haven't had any problems finding shoes in my size or the style for that matter.  If I were to buy men's shoes, they would be size 6.5

    22. prettydarkhorse profile image56
      prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

      I got small feet, theres a problem in looking for shoes in womens section for me, I go to pre teens section--

    23. Hope Wilbanks profile image67
      Hope Wilbanksposted 13 years ago

      YES! My problem is that I wear a size 10 and lots of stores mostly stock their ladies' upper sizes in *wide*!!! I don't understand why they think just because a lady has big feet that must mean she needs a wide shoe, because that simply isn't true. My feet are very narrow, and sometimes even a regular shoe is too wide for me. It's pretty frustrating, actually.

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        Justine76posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        all small sizes seem to be narrow. I wear about a 5 but my feet are I said, I just wear flip flops. problem solved. smile

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      Justine76posted 13 years ago

      i pretty much wear flip flops till its time for boots. last time i bought shoes was about 4 years ago for a christmas party. i cant remember if it was hard.

    25. Jeff Brendan profile image60
      Jeff Brendanposted 13 years ago

      It has never remained a problem for me. However my girlfriend faces problem when selecting shoes, she has a size ten.

    26. emievil profile image67
      emievilposted 13 years ago

      I don't have any problem finding shoes that fit my feet. But one of my female students has this problem - she's a size 11 or 12 (wide) and since she can't easily find shoes here to fit her, she orders them from the U. S.!

    27. bukan profile image60
      bukanposted 13 years ago

      never i faced this problem except found the good shoe shop

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      shoesueposted 13 years ago

      I have quite small feet and i tend to find that the following website usually have nice styles in small sizes, they change the range all the time- the quality is exceptional for the price.

    29. profile image48
      Leo845posted 13 years ago

      There are different size shoes available for all as per age or size. You can find from many shoe shop.

      There are many different size shoe find as per our desire like Minnetonka moccasins, Chippewa boots, Dan post boots, Dingo boots, Justin boots, Nocona boots, Tony lama boots etc.

    30. yenajeon profile image74
      yenajeonposted 13 years ago

      Muy difficult! I wear a size 5.5, and the smallest size places usually stock are 6. So usually I just buy the size 6!
      I'm only 5'2"!

    31. Snowdianna profile image61
      Snowdiannaposted 13 years ago

      not really. I own middle-sized feet and it is very easy to find some shoes fitting me. And I also have learned some good places to buy shoes, such as the online shop, <snipped link>

    32. HoneyWrights profile image62
      HoneyWrightsposted 13 years ago

      I have wide feet and have a hard time finding good shoes; I shop Jc penny for shoes; I also shop syms for shoes, Coach shoes fit;
      I also shop jc penny for tall women clothes; ashely stewart for tallwomen clothes aslo;
      its hard with you have fat wide feet and tall legs to shop in the departmetn stores;

    33. LeanMan profile image82
      LeanManposted 13 years ago

      Last holiday to the Philippines I only took one pair of shoes,trying to keep the luggage weight down and thinking I could buy there....
      I could not find one pair in any store that fitted, no one sold shoes in my size (11 or 12 depending on the style). Biggest size in any store was 10 - beware if you go to the Philippines if you have big feet!!!
      Spent six weeks in one pair of boots and a pair of ill fitting flip-flops..

    34. Disturbia profile image60
      Disturbiaposted 13 years ago

      Yes, I have small feet, size 5 and many times I get all excited about a pair of shoes, only to be told by a sales person that this shoe starts at size 6, or they have no size 5 in stock.  This is especially frustrating with shoes that have very high heels.

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      Toby Hansenposted 12 years ago

      As someone transitional from male to female, I have a lot of trouble finding most styles of shoe.
      In woman's sizes I am a size 10 or 11 in Australian sizes (42 elsewhere) depending on the brand and style.
      After a lot of searching, I found a great store up in Melbourne that stock pretty much everything in larger sizes.
      I just hate the 215 kilometre return trip... even if it is to go shopping! big_smile

    36. lindacee profile image89
      lindaceeposted 12 years ago

      I have a US size 9 and often have a difficult time finding a particular shoe I want in that size. I figure either many other women wear a size 9 (doubtful), or stores don't stock many of each style in that size. It's especially difficult to find the style of shoes I want when they go on sale. They ALWAYS have them in smaller sizes. Arrrgh!

    37. matherese profile image59
      mathereseposted 12 years ago

      I am a size 9 finding nice was very difficult. I stopped going shopping because of it i was always depresses because my friends would buy nice shoes and i could find my size. I am now a satisfied lady as i shop online with companies like Marisota, JD Williams and the shoes taylor. They cater for small and big sizes including wide feet from x to 5x. Give it a go ladies.

    38. Ellarose92 profile image59
      Ellarose92posted 12 years ago

      I wear a size 7 1/2 or 8 so my sizes are always taken when i go to stores and it sucks!

    39. Istanbulguy profile image58
      Istanbulguyposted 12 years ago

      I am of size 41 (that's 7.5 for UK ; 8.5 for US). For designed-for-males shoes, of course, I have no problem in finding them my size.

      But, regarding boots, I enjoy wearing designed-for-females ones as they seem to be more aesthetic and are of more variety than designed-for-male boots. Here in Turkey, at around 90 percent of the shops selling women's shoes, the biggest size is 40 so for me, it can be a hassle when buying such boots. But now, after having gone around/asked around at dozens of places in my city, I know which shops and brands sell my size smile But of course, I miss out on being able to buy many nice boots for which there are none of my size.

    40. loveingyou profile image60
      loveingyouposted 12 years ago

      I am a US size 6. It definitely can be a challenge at times! Most stores are pretty good at having a full inventory, and I find myself finding the perfect size.

    41. txgal profile image61
      txgalposted 12 years ago

      Oh I do because I wear a size 11 women's. However, Target is becoming size friendly.

    42. Vishaaa profile image73
      Vishaaaposted 12 years ago

      Hi, I find it so difficult in finding shoes. My size is just 4. Whenever I go for shopping,the sales people laugh at me saying I should go for kids section to find right shoes for me. sad

      1. profile image50
        Vijayyyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        C0z weakr basement

    43. bridgessarah profile image61
      bridgessarahposted 12 years ago

      It is difficult for me to find comfortable shoes that fit me well. I am size 5, but usually when I buy shoes online they are either smaller or bigger.

    44. Emmahub1 profile image59
      Emmahub1posted 12 years ago

      Hi there,
      I am size 6 and dont normally have a problem with finding shoes although i do have a broad foot and do not like tight fitting shoes.

    45. mysisters profile image58
      mysistersposted 12 years ago

      Nowadays they have so many different types of shoes to fit anyone's needs. Sizes, width, comfort, price and style are all the options that I buyer has to choose from.


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