It has always been unjustifiably difficult for women with wider feet to find elegant styles with the proper fit. For years women have been squeezing into uncomfortably tight shoes in the name of fashion. Here at shoe-store.net we understand your frustration and although the problem has not yet been eradicated, we are happy to say that many brands are becoming more and more accommodating to the needs of their customers and as a result are offering more and better choices for customers with wider feet.
Brands like BeautiFeel, Sofft, Sofft Spots and many others offer stunning dress fashions in wide sizes. For athletic footwear you can be sure that New Balance will have the right combination of style, function, and yes...perfect fit. Other manufacturers such as Drew, Comfort Rite, and P. W. Minor offer an assortment of fashions ranging from dress to casual in a full range of widths.
A common system for labeling shoe widths uses the letters A-E along with numerical designation. A full range of sizes according to this system would look like this 4A, 3A, 2A, A, B, C, D, E, 2E, 3E, 4E, 5E, 6E. Within this system 4A represents the narrowest size and 6E the widest. For women's shoes B is considered medium or regular. Although by no means a standardized system many manufacturers move up and down the scale in 1/16" increments between letters. Other manufacturers simply designate their widths as narrow, medium, wide, and extra wide. In rare instances an F or G will be used for wide sizes that are approximately equivalent to 5 and 6 E respectively. Unfortunately the world of shoe widths is largely unstandardized and as a result can often be quite confusing. If you ever have questions or concerns about choosing the right width please give us a call and a representative will be happy to assist you.