Proper fit is paramount in getting the best comfort out of your shoes. Many women have slender feet that can only be properly fit by a narrow shoe. Width designations can often be confusing but it is worth the extra attention to ensure your shoes fit and feel just right.
Many of our brands offer surprisingly wide selections of narrow shoes for women. Dansko offers a number of their professional clogs in narrow sizes while Naot offers many styles that are specifically crafted to fit a narrow foot. For dress shoes, sandals and slides check out the choices from Sofft and Sofft Spots. For walking, running, and casual comfort New Balance has a fantastic array of women's narrow shoes. Drew, Comfort Rite, and P.W. Minor offer many styles in narrow sizes that range in fashion from athletic to dress.
Many of our brands use the letter system to designate widths with a range that looks something like this: 4A, 3A, 2A, A, B, C, D, E, 2E, 3E, 4E, 5E, 6E. 4A is the narrowest size, B is medium for women, and 6E is the widest. Although there is no official standard, manufacturers who use this type of designation typically increase or decrease the width of the shoe by approximately 1/16" per letter. Keep in mind that many manufacturers do not offer the full range of widths, so a jump from B to 2A skipping A may be common. Other manufacturers simply label their styles as narrow, medium or wide. Generally speaking these designations are less standardized and can fit somewhat differently from one brand to the next. Occasionally you will see a width designation of F or G. These letters correspond to wide sizes that are loosely equivalent to 5 and 6E respectively. If there is ever a question about sizing or if you have concerns about availability please don't hesitate to contact us for assistance.