Beautiful, high-quality women's shoes for double-wide feet?
February 23, 2013 12:17 PM Subscribe
I sometimes read about shoes that look fabulous, are reasonably comfortable, and that (with proper care) can last for many years. Although they may be expensive, their durability make up for it. I want shoes like this.
My feet measure in at an 8WW. I can occasionally fit into an 8.5W, but that's usually not very comfortable.
I currently wear shoes from Naturalizer, Softspots and Clarks (as these are the only ones I've found that make WW shoes with non-"comfort" looks). However, these brands tend to run quite cheap and flimsy, and usually don't last longer than a season or two. I would love to pay more (say, up to $300) for a pair of high-quality shoes that fit and look great.
1. I live in NYC, so walking is unavoidable.
2. I'm tall, so can't really do high heels. I find most flats too flimsy, implying that a heel of an inch or so might be preferable. I could do up to two inches with wedges or similar.
3. I want shoes that look feminine and professional (e.g., nothing that looks like male oxfords, no combat boots, nothing athletic, no "comfort shoes").
4. I prefer shoes with a leather upper.
Given that I have browsed the WW/E selections on Zappos and Footsmart in great detail, I would love to hear about alternative sources for wide, beautiful and high-quality shoes. Perhaps there are independent brands that are not sold through major retailers? Or wide shoes "hidden" under regular sizes in brands that just happen to run very wide?
Thanks a lot!