The thing I hate about being tall is having big clunky feet to go along with it. Out of all the troubles I’ve experienced with finding clothes that fit, shoes have by far been the biggest struggle.
I wear a size 13, and the majority of the time I need the wide width–try finding that in a shoe store. Believe me, it’s hard.
Nearly every mainstream shoe store sells only up to size 10–a few carry 11’s. It’s rare to see anything bigger. If you’re looking for where to find shoes for women with big feet, you’ve come to the right place because I know all about where to find them!
Unfortunately, if you wear larger than a women’s 10, you’ll many times need to do your shoe shopping online.
When looking for above a women’s size 10, you will probably need to use the internet. There are a few online shoe shops that offer decent selections of cute trendy shoes in bigger sizes–even up to women’s size 15!
Don’t worry though! It’s OKAY!
Here’s a list of great places that carry extended shoe sizes for women — some of them in up to a size 15! (My top recommendations!)
Zappos definitely has one of the widest ranges of shoes in larger sizes for women – styles range from casual tennis shoes, athletics, flats, sandals, boots, and even slippers.
Some unisex styles offer shoes even past a women’s 15! They also offer width options for many brands of shoes ranging from extra narrow to extra-wide.
Another great thing about Zappos is they have the most generous return policy out of any online shoe store I’ve encountered. Anything you buy can be returned up to a year from the date of purchase, and it’s entirely free to ship your items back!
See for yourself here at Zappos.com
DSW is one of the better-known shoe stores out there, but I never realized they carried larger sizes for women until I looked on their website. I was just so used to never being able to find the size I needed in the store, I didn’t realize they had such a selection of extended-sized shoes for women on their website!
But second to Zappos, their selection is great for women’s shoes in sizes 11, 12, 13+ for athletic shoes, casual, flats, dress shoes, and even boots. They even have a decent (but limited) selection for women’s size 14’s and 15’s as well.
Returns to any DSW store are entirely free, but you’ll need to pay a flat rate fee to return by mail.
Just like Zappos and DSW, Famous Footwear also has a great selection of all types of shoes in up to a women’s size 15.
Returns to any location are entirely free, but you’ll have to pay a flat-rate shipping fee to return by mail.
So I actually discovered that Amazon has a pretty decent selection of shoes for larger feet and the best part about it is there are many options that won’t break the bank. I found lots of stuff between $20-$50! Winter boots, fashion boots, sneakers, sandals – they seem to have it all.
Returns are typically free and some items you can try before you buy with Amazon Wardrobe. However the return details vary by seller, so you’ll need to make sure to check that carefully before purchasing shoes through Amazon’s website.
You can also find specialty lines like Amallitalli that sell on Amazon, up to a size 12 (check out here)
Nordstrom Rack is nice because they are one of the few stores that actually carry up to a women’s size 13 in their physical store locations. If you must do your shoe shopping in-store, this is one place to make sure to check out.
Online, they carry up to a women’s 15!
Returns are free to any store, but you’ll have to pay a shipping fee to return by mail.
Long Tall Sally
This UK-based company carries shoes up to a size 13, but their selection isn’t nearly as expansive as the other options listed here. They used to carry up to a 15, but not anymore, unfortunately.
Long Tall Sally’s main focus is on clothing, but it may be worth a quick look at their shoe department.
Find shoes up to size 13 from Long Tall Sally Here
Shoes.com is another online retailer that offers a pretty large selection of shoes from sizes 11 – 15. They have pretty much everything here. Some shoes are even available up to a women’s 16!
Because they’re exclusively an online retailer, you might not want to purchase anything if you’re unsure of the fit. You don’t have the option to take it back to a store and returning items by mail will cost you a $7.95 restocking fee. This is a reason why you might want to consider checking Zappos first!
JCPenny is another place to check out as they have a pretty decent selection of women’s sizes 11 and 12. They have a handful of size 13 shoes as well, but if you wear above a 12 you’ll probably want to look elsewhere.
Torrid actually has a really cute selection of shoes from 9 – 13W. The nice thing about Torrid is in addition to their website you can actually find these shoes IN store.
The only bad thing is the selection isn’t huge (especially in-store) and they only carry wide widths as they’re a specialty plus size shop. They’re still worth a mention though if you are looking for WIDE width shoes. I absolutely love them!
Shop WIDE shoes from Torrid up to a size 13!
Worth a mention, Payless carries up to a women’s size 13. They went bankrupt a couple of years ago and closed all their store locations, but recently they started making a comeback. Their website is relaunched, and they’ve opened up some of their stores again although locations are rather limited.
I used to love Payless when I could shop in-store because they were awesome if I needed super cheap shoes ASAP. But they haven’t re-opened any stores near me, so I no longer have the shopping in-store advantage.
One of the worst things about Payless is that they’re totally hit or miss with the selection – sometimes they have tons of great stuff and other times, not so much.
Shoe Show Mega
I never knew this place existed but was recommended by a reader – I’m very excited to check it out. They carry sizes all the way up to a 14W for women and actually have a decent selection of extended sizes.
The best part about this place is the shoes are actually affordable – you can score some shoes for between $10 – $40 and they have sales!
This is not a list of EVERY store and specialty shop that carries these shoes – it’s only my recommendations. These are where you’ll be able to find the most expansive selections of larger shoes for women in sizes 11 – 15, in styles ranging from tennis shoes, casual, flats, dress shoes, sandals, boots, and even slippers!
Check out my Ultimate Guide on Shopping for Extended Size Shoes for Women
I’ve written a more in-depth piece here for shopping for these extended-sized shoes. I don’t feel like the search tools on shoe retailers’ websites (and search engines) are perfect when it comes to finding all the shoes and styles you want.
It can be super helpful to know common brands that carry specific styles and sizes – including which ones offer wide width options. If you know exactly what to search for, you can discover a lot more shoes that you may not have otherwise.
I hope the aforementioned list helps a lot of you ladies out in your quest for shoes, I know it certainly would have helped me in the past! :)
Don’t forget to check out the ultimate, UPDATED list of where to buy tall girl’s clothing here!
Thank u so mich this has helped me a lot i also weas a size 12 and im six feet tall i know your pain and im still in school and have a shoe addiction!! also sometimes a size 13. toms sells up to a size 12 wide:) thank you so much if u find any more please email me!!:)
That’s good. :) Yeah I sometimes have to wear a size 13 too! I’ve never heard of Toms? I’ll let you know if I discover any more!
Andrea Buss says
hi. im andrea from the philippines.
we custom made affordable and good quality slippers and flat sandals.
from size 5-size 13… if you are interested… our slipper and sandals cost fifty dollars per pair (shipping fee not included). We also accept bulk orders … buy 12 pairs and u get 1 pair free. you can find our page in facebook. just look for elmo’s footwear… my email add is email@example.com
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I’m looking for a shoe store that also carries size 12 or 13 anyone out there know of any
Alda Underwood-Hall says
I live in the US And I buy almost if my shoes from MARMI in Atlanta. There is a store in Manhattan. There is also a website. MARMI.com. I wear 12N. Good luck??
Nordstrom Rack Carrie’s size 12 in their stores. Love it.
Lauren hurst says
Where can I reach a lot of people that wear a women’s 11 or 12.
THANKKKKKSSSS SOOOO MUUUUCCCCHHH!!!! I wear a size 12 and I am 6’1. I used to feel extremely insecure about my height and especially my large foot size because I was often teased from my peers about it. Although I am not at complete body peace, this has definitely relieved some of those insecurities, knowing I can still wear fashionable shoes even if I do have a larger shoe size. Once again, thankss soooo much!
You’re welcome, glad I could help you feel better about your insecurities. I still do get (playfully) teased occasionally about my big feet, but I simply don’t let it bother me anymore. It’s definitely harder to find cute shoes but I’m glad they DO exist.
I am 6 ft 4 and God made me this way so others can look up to me. ❤
I love that! <3
Victoria K. says
Hi! Thank you so much!!! I’m not that tall (5’6”), but I still wear a slightly bigger shoe (10.5) and I’m only 14! I love shoe shopping but every time I go into stores, I come home empty handed. :( Hopefully with this list I’ll start the next school year on the right foot. ;)
I have a friend who is a bit shorter than you and wears a 10.5 too! Yeah, hope you can find some cute shoes for the school year.
my daughter is 11 years old and she wears 13!!
Is she really tall too? I was probably wearing a size 10 around that age and now am a size 12-13 – hopefully they don’t get too much bigger! :)
My daughter has worn a 13.5 EE since she was 11 and she’s now 14 almost 15. She’s over 6 feet and its impossible to find 13.5 EE or even 14 EE. If I find 13.5 or 14s it’s always narrow.
I know how you feel! I am 13 and have a size 15 shoe .it is so hard to find shoes, but i embrase it and i encourage you to be proud to
Are you still looking for footwear?
Seeking size 12-15 women
I also have a 13 year old daughter with a size 15. Where do you find shoes?
My daughter is 11 years old and wears a size 15…. she will only wear vans right now. I’m thinking about letting her start a blog to connect with other girls about this. Maybe in this current “girl empowerment movement” they can get the attention of a manufacturer!
Hi! My daughter is in a size 14. Let’s connect. I am desperate to find cute shoes for her other than vans!
My granddaughter is also 11 and in a 14, where in the world can I find cute winter boots and/or shoes?
Lili Galvez says
I really wanna wear emo chunky boots or chunky heels but I’m always screwed because they only sell size 10 :((( can someone help a girl out I’ve been searching please I wear size 11 in woman but I also have wide feet
tiffany d says
this is awesome….i wear a size 12 and im 6’2. Im just becoming comfortable enough to actuallly wear a heel hight than 2/3 inches… These sights have been very helpful but they are a tad bit pricey! )-:
I know, that’s the unfortunate side effect of having big feet–as if the choices aren’t already limited enough for us, the selection of “cheap” shoes in bigger sizes is almost non-existed. I’ve found Payless to have the best selection of more affordable shoes, have you tried looking there?
Let’s not forget about Nordstroms…….They also have a good selection of large shoes for women.
Oh, ok! I’ve never shopped there before, but I’ll check it out!
http://www.6pm.com has great shoes at reduced prices. They are associated with Zappos. I wear a 10 1/2 to an 11 Narrow which are very difficult to find at reasonable prices. I have been very happy with all my shoe purchases at 6PM. com. I haven’t shoe shopped at a brick and mortar store for years now and have not had to endure the ‘look’ when I request my size in a cute shoe and the inevitable load of boxes of ugly shoes brought out in my size because they don’t have what I wanted to try on. Try them out – you won’t be disappointed!
Elaine Grace Valera says
I would love to buy a new shoes , I am size 12.
HI Girls – I have just opened a new online store specialising in Ladies size 10 to Size 15 – also specialising in standard and wide width shoes and low heels for tall girls being 6ft with size 11 feet myself, I understand the need! I have a few selections available now and will have my own designs available in a couple of months. “like’ my facebook page to be kept up to date http://www.facebook.com/Vertigoshoes – If you are not based in Australia and would like any of the shoes available online now – please email me first to get an international postage price :) Happy Shopping :) Karla http://www.vertigoshoes.com.au
Cool Karla. Thanks for sharing with all of us! I’m sure many could benefit from your shoe selection!
I’m a 14. That option is not available. Thank you!
Great shops, I have big feet too – size 13!!!!
I do too, Bethany! Join the club! :) Lol.
I wear a size 12 and have struggled for many years finding shoes that fit my huge feet! I have to agree with you, I think Payless and Shoes.com are good places for ladies with big feet to shop! They carry the big sizes and some of them are pretty cute! Although they definitely need a bigger selection…it still is so limited compared to the smaller sizes ! ugh the downfalls of big feet, huh?
Yeah, agreed with the selection, it really sucks. :/ I probably have it worse than a lot of girls with big feet, though. Not only are my feet just long – they’re WIDE! So a lot of times even the shoes in sizes 12 or 13, while they are the correct length, are TOO NARROW and my feet won’t fit. :/ It sucks because most of the cute shoes in sizes 12 and 13 aren’t additionally available in “wide” sizes- it’s frustrating but just the way it is. :/
Sharon Bailey says
Hi everyone, just looking through all your posts. I wear a uk size 10.5 so usually have to buy an 11 (US 13) One of my daughters (19) wears a uk 10 and we both have narrow feet. There seems to be many shops here After 8 Shoes, Long Tall Sally, Evans, Magnus, Crispins, Pretty Big Feet, Katie Long Shoes – our problem is they all come up too wide, so if you need long and wide shoes try the UK. We usually have to buy ours from the US as they only stock narrow shoes for us. Bizzar!. We have just found a new company called Upper Street and they will let you design your own shoes up to a UK size 10.5 or 44 but the 44 does come up ong. I had a really lovely pair made for me – they offer width fittings and you get to design your own shoe, heel height. Upper Street Shoes is the search engine you need to put in. Hope this helps.
I have a 13.5 narrow foot and am having a very hard time finding women’s shoes. Have checked the links listed and no luck. Anyone know of a site or place I can go to and find some good alethic and hiking boots?
Pam, I’m sorry you had no luck with all these shops… Did you check Zappos and Shoes.com? unfortunately I don’t really any other good places that carry a 13.5 in those types of shoes. :( I notice you wrote this a few days ago, I hope you have found what you are looking for.
sharon bailey says
Pam, why don’t you try Special Feetures. They had some Alt-berg hiking boots which go up to a size us 13. They are made in England on a narrow last but if you ask one of the team they may be able to get you a bigger size as I believe they are made on a last for men initially. They are not the most feminine of boot but then hiking boots are not really anyway. Hope this helps. Regards, Sharon
Jasmine Williams says
My friend she is REALLY tall. She wears a size 16 and is going to be taking public speaking next month and she heeds heels. I am trying to help her I had no luck on any of these sites. Does anyone know where else her and I could try?
sharon bailey says
Pam, I have just purchased a pair of the Alt-berg hiking boots. I am usually a 13 narrow but they advised me to get a 12 and a half narrow. Even this size is still quite generous in the length, although I realise I will be wearing walking socks. wwwspecialfeetures.com . Hope this helps .
What about 12N? It is almost impossible to find anything fashionable at any price! Please add narrows!!!
This was very helpful! I am 6’4″ and wear a 14 but can squeeze into a 13 since that is the biggest that Payless carries in the mall. It is definitely hard to find shoes and even clothes to fit me!
Lonia Shoes says
LONIA will be added to the list come spring 2015! Women sizes 10 through 14.
Sulma B says
Hi there, ii wear an european size 43 and i know the struggle to find shoes… I moved some years a go to Turin and now i buy a big part of my shoes in a nice store in Milan, called Ghigocalzature They have stylish and good quality shoes. I belive that they ship wordlide. If you want to take a look rhis is their website. http://www.ghigocalzature.com Xx
I have found hiking boots at sports authority and I wear a 12. Payless has worked for me, I used to buy from zappos but as of lately their selection has dwindled, it seems they are focusing on older style shoes. I have also found some shoes at DSW once in a while.
Hi Tall Girlfriends –
If anyone is looking for higher-end chic dress shoes, check out http://www.zofieshoes.com. I started the company because I had such a hard time finding classic and elegant high quality shoes in my size. I’m a size 11. The shoes are designed exclusively for larger sizes with a more moderate 2.75 to 3 inch heel. If you sign up for the VIP List, we will send you a promo code for $75 Off your first purchase and free shipping.
Sandy Falkenstein says
Sensational Soles is a newly launched company that specializes in large size women’s shoes. Their shoes are extremely good quality and have been designed to make larger feet look smaller than they are. They use leather “everywhere the foot touches,” their heels are reinforced, and they have loads of cushioning–so they’re comfortable. I’ve bought 2 pair from then and get the work out every chance I get. They offer free shipping, both ways. http://www.SensationalSoles.com
I have a width of 4inches and 11 inches from toe to heel. I am 5 inches 9 inches and I had browsed Payless… I am not sure about my size…please help
What if the shoes I order don’t fit my daughter is it a problem to send back? She varies in size depending on make of shoe.
Omg.. Thank you so much. I just turned 14 years old. I’m 5’11 and I wear size 11. Its so hard for me to find shoes. Its so hard being a tall girl just now going into high school!
but what about us girls with extra wide feet? I cant buy girl shoes because they don’t come wide enough. i try wides but there just not good enough. Where should i look for super wide shoes that look girly and not manly?
you all should try torrid
whoa!!!…nice stores..thanks Wendy.I’m size 13 and it really hurts when you don’t have any cute shoes to slip your feet into
Torrid owned by Hot Topic… they have a good selection of shoes sizes 10w-13w as well as clothing for us tall gals!
Thank you so much for this article, now I have more options to choose shoes from
Most important women’s large size shoe vendor, Nordstrom.com
Norstrom began as a shoe store in downtown Seattle. Today their claim to fame is their massive odd-size shoes. If you’re looking for quality, designer shoes in a range of sizes (beyond ladies size 14, and widths of every variety.)
What I love best is that they have ‘Search’ drop-downs to help you locate ONLY the size you wear and the style of shoe/boot you seek. It’s fabulous!
PS: Nordstrom has retail stores in several of the largest US cities, so check the store locator to see if there is one within driving distance. For bargins, check out NordstomRack.com, or their retail stores (generally in the same town as the main stores)
Lisa Gibbs says
Please help me I have big feet size 11 please email me with some advice
JCrew.com carries extended sizes. Diliards.com has extended sizes
Yeah I have fallen arch and have to buy shoes because my feet are chunky not long but I can’t just buy off line I need to be able to try them on.. So shopping online is not an option
Tobias Saibot says
Funny how all these articles always are about women with big feet, but never about guys with big feet who can’t find shoes. So not only the media and blogs usually completely ignore us big footed boys, but so do shoe stores, since the selection of big sizes for girls in any store is far superior to that of guys. But even girls with big feet dismiss us: they always say “oh but you are a guy”. So? Many times people are judged at first impression time by their shoes, if they are clean or new, or what style. Well, I have size 16 or 17 feet men’s and I am 5’11, and I don’t like having to show up with dirty huge sneakers to a date or interview. Online one can find stuff but the selection is terribly spotty at my size (which I know is quite a large foot size!), and if you need something quick just forget it. So “barefoot and big footed” is my motto much too often.
But heck I’m not here for people to be sorry for me, it’s not the end of the world either. It is the reality however… I feel for all the girls here with size 12, 13, and 14 feet. We should all start a Big Foot pride club, and stop being ashamed of our large feet.
I feel for your issues as a man with large feet as well – trust me! I have focused my article and blog about woman because that is what I know and what my problems are – not because I don’t think men struggle with similar issues. Also I think women might be more comfortable in general blogging and discussing things like shoes, whereas a man might feel weird and that is why you find a lack of sources about it online?
Big Foot pride club lol – I like it. I am not so much ashamed of my large feet, I am just frustrated at the lack of options for shoes.
D. Will says
I really need help,my daughter wears a size 15 ww shoes. she is only 12 years old
Jessica Squie says
I need a 13.5 wide (2EE at least) sneaker for being on my feet all day. None of these had anything good
Hmm. Have you tried men’s shoes? For comfortable supportive sneakers you might have better luck finding in men’s – that would be around a 12 W in men’s and is much easier to find. I’m sorry the selection is so limited for women at this size!
Alexis Saltis says
Thank you so much for this information!! I recently went up to a size 12 and 13 in shoes. It is completely impossible in finding our shoe sizes in stores, its to the point where i cannot go show shopping without getting upset. I wish there was something that we could do to get bigger shoe sizes in stores around the world. Many girls have low elf esteem about how they look because society has a big toll on everything. Society has set a standard look for girls around the world and in order to fit that look you have to have certain characteristics. I’m 6 feet tall and i have been this tall since my freshmen year of high school, which was in 2012, ive had people make fun or joke around about my height and feet. But thank you so much for posting this information, it has helped my tremendously!!
You’re welcome I’m glad I could help. It is extremely difficult to find that size in regular stores, I know. Payless is the only store around where I live that offers it, but the selection is pretty limited. Unfortunately we’re restricted to specialty online shops or men’s shoes.. ugh.
Buqisi-Ruux also provides high heel shoes in sizes up to 12! they have gorgeous , vibrant and colourful high heels
This website helped me to find shoes in online and this makes me happy because it saves my time and also helped to find the best one .
hi – I am an extremely tall women and have a size 31.8 cm foot length and 12cm wide and always have difficulty finding shoes – would you be able to help me?
Im 5’4 but wear a 11.5 in womens! Im sick of wearing mens shoes since they arent as cute as womens but its very hard to find my size. I tried all the websites but havent found what im looking for. Does anyone know where i can women’s black combat boots thats under $100 or maybe $150??
Lisa Lee says
I absolutely do gf!!! DOLLS KILL if you look they will carry some also go to PLEASER and check out their thigh high boots and stilettos’ they go up to size 14 and in some styles 15 and 16!!! You can also go anywhere DEMONIA boots are sold they have options GALORE!!!!
Anyone know where to find large size womens skates? I have a 13.5 foot and all I can ever get are mens :( I see so many cute and beautiful womens skates and can never get them because they always stop at a 10 or 11.
Tyson Duffy says
I like a lady with big feet.
I don’t think I own 1 pair of shoes that are not too short on my feet. I wear a size 12.5 and my feet are pretty narrow. Most size 12 are a bit too short and 13 are too big. My big toe is the culprit. My foot is probably an 11 and my toe extends another 2.5 inches, finding shoes is torture.
So frustrating! This blog is helpful
Oh my gosh I’m so sorry! That sounds annoying! Glad this helps :)
Hi ladies, we have started a brand in the US for sizes 9 to 13. We share in your frustration at sizes 11 & 12. Our shoes are made in Italy with quality in mind. Check us out http://www.margosi.com and share. We are currently working on more flats and lower heels.
I have a size 13 wide shoe size and am almost 6 feet tall. I need to find some character shoes for choir. (there shoes specifically for dancing in.) The only thing is I have no clue where to look for them. If anyone knows a place I could find some that would be a lot of help.
I’m sorry I realize you wrote this awhile ago, I see them on Amazon. These ones come in a 13W?
I’m looking for shoes for my 13yr old niece. She’s a size 13 or 14. Are there any online sites to check out. We live in the Caribbean.
Each one of the recommendations can be bought online, but the only one I know for sure that ships to the Caribbean is Amazon.
I’m glad I found this list. My daughter is only 13, on the autism spectrum, and a giant (5’10” and at least a size 11.5 shoe). We went to the mall the other day thinking we might find something. We found 2 pairs that she loved that only went to a size 11. Anything over that was plain and ugly. She almost cried when the lady at the shop told her those brands didn’t make the styles she liked any bigger.
Thank you for sharing these experiences. I currently want to start an online shoe store. Don’t know where to start. Would you mind writing a post about what you want to experience when buying shoes online? I want to find out the tastes of customers.
Marita Smith says
This article was helpful! I also recently just got some gorgeous shoes for Vaila Shoes. You should check them out too!
Try cloudwalker shoes, I just bought a paid of boots in AU 12 or US 13 from the iconic in Aus!