The Vine: February 14, 2014
I've been buying my shoes in size 6.5 or 7, medium width my whole life (and I have a few gray hairs at this point, so we're talking a few decades).
I was at a shoe store last month that had a computerized shoe-measuring kiosk. I stepped on, and I was shocked to learn that I have been buying the wrong size. I am actually a 6 WW (that's extra-wide, not just wide).
When I tried on a shoe that was 6 WW (probably only one or two pairs in the store), it was an epiphany. No more pinched toes, no more shoe slipping off the heel. Wow! I found my actual shoe size. The problem is, I can't find any good looking shoes in extra wide. I can find a lot of orthopedic-looking walking shoes (not really my style), and I've found some quite expensive styles at the high-end department stores (Nordstrom, Bloomie's). I still haven't found a brand or store that carries extra-wide in an affordable, nice-looking pump or dress shoe.
I am looking for suggestions — preferably online retailers. Can the Tomato Nation help on this one?
Extra-Wide, Not Just Wide
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