Stylish Wide Width Shoes for Spring

I've written before about my trouble finding wide width shoes for spring and summer.  While I can usually stuff my foot into a boot or pump, my high-volume, wide feet with short toes struggle to find sandals, loafers, mules, and slides to fit.  I shared my search for wide width stylish sandals, but since then I've found a few other shoes to fit my feet.  Not only that, they're cute and most of them are super nicely priced!

Four pairs of shoes placed on a pink background. A pair of tan suede block heel sandals with bow detail at the toes, snakeskin high-heeled sandals, blush colored suede penny loafers, and turquoise suede loafers with a gold bit detail

I present the latest additions to my shoe wardrobe.  Light colors for both low contrast and to give a spring/summer vibe.  A mix of dressy and everyday, glam and relaxed, comfortable and dang my legs look good in these.

turquoise suede wide width loafers from ASOS with a gold horse bit detail

I got these loafers at ASOS for $35.  ASOS is one of my favorite places to go for wide width shoes because they always have the hottest trends, the price is nice, and they are truly wide width (they even have extra wide options!). ASOS has their own line of shoes, but they also carry other trendy brands.  No, the quality on most of their wide width shoes aren't the best… but that doesn't mean they're fast fashion.  My favorite black strappy heels (seen here and here and here) are four years old, from ASOS and cost less than $40. These loafers are a soft suede, the detail is on trend without being a blatant Gucci rip-off. The color reminds me of Tiffany Blue and is enough of a pop of color to work with a lot of different looks.  I've worn them with cropped ankle pants, jeans of varying lengths, my seersucker suit, wide-leg linen pants, and even a shirtdress. Thing is with ASOS, styles sell out pretty quickly.  While they don't have this exact blue color, I found the same loafers in a cheetah print, red croco, leopard print, black leather, snakeskin, a mule version in tan wicker (a very hot trend this season and as versatile and neutral as cork) and black leather.  This is a great shoe for work and beyond. Below I've made a carousel of flat or very low-heeled loafers, flats, and brogues from ASOS available in wide widths:

Shop Wide Width Loafers, Flats, and Brogues from ASOS:

blush colored suede penny loafers in a wide width from Clarks Shoes

Another pair of loafers, these you may have seen in this blog postThese blush-colored loafers are from Clarks and they come in a variety of colors and finishes.  I wanted a pair of truly comfortable shoes that didn't LOOK like comfort shoes and these are it.  I can wear these all day, standing and walking, and no hot spots or achy arches. I think the lighter color helps them look more modern, and suede is always a great way to make a heavier shoe look lighter and more appropriate for spring.  With my coloring, these shoes are pretty low contrast and I find myself wearing them often with white and blue jeans.  I know it's hard to find comfortable shoes for work and weekend that don't look like frumpy comfort shoes.  Below I've made a carousel of comfortable wide-width shoes for work and weekend that also have style (quick shoutout to these flats and more of the same flats in different colors which were mentioned recently in the WO2 Community and several members said they have them and LOVE them).  All of these are from stores that have free shipping and free returns:

Shop Wide Width Stylish Shoes for Work and Weekend:

Tan and cream snakeskin strappy heels from River Island available in wide widths from ASOS

Okay, these are the “dang my legs look great” shoes.  No, these aren't the most comfortable shoes in my closet. I don't recommend wearing these if you'll be doing a lot of walking or standing.  But if it's an event when you want to amp it up, want to feel fierce, and you're frustrated that brands seem to think that if you have wide feet you only want bulky Mary Janes, you too may like this shoe.  Again, ASOS comes through with sexy, stylish, and on-trend shoes in wide widths.  I actually have these shoes in black as well (seen in this post).  Sometimes, a sassy shoe can make an outfit.  Jeans, white tee, and sassy shoe.  Simple black sheath dress and sassy shoe.  Take your favorite black pantsuit and make it cocktail ready with a sassy shoe.  These aren't shoes you wear on the daily, just like a statement earring or an elaborately beaded clutch, it's that item in your closet that is there to amp up the rest of your wardrobe.  I went through ASOS' wide width shoe selection and picked my favorite trendy heels and sandals from the bunch:

Shop Wide Width Trendy Heels and Sandals from ASOS:

Blush colored suede block heel sandals with ankle strap and bow detail on the toe strap. Found in wide widths at Dress Barn, also available in other colors.

Did you know that Dress Barn carried shoes? Did you know they carry wide width shoes? Me neither! But when they asked me to style a look for Mother's Day (see the look here in this blog post) I went through their whole site and found these shoes and asked if they would send me a pair as a gift (no strings attached AKA I didn't need to write this, I chose to). I was pleasantly surprised to find that they were comfortable and cute! Like ASOS, these aren't the highest quality shoes you'll find nor are they meant for long days on your feet, but they're perfect for a dressy occasion this spring or summer, and will also look great peeking out from under work trousers.  They come in four different colors; this is the ‘Nude' which is a bit more gray/cool than my skintone but still a good low-contrast color that blends in and works with a ton of different colored dresses, skirts, and pants. For those who like a bit of lift but aren't comfortable in slim heels, rejoice!  The block heel is back and it's a great way to feel stable (and not sink into the grass at an outdoor wedding) while having a bit of height.  I searched the ‘net for the best looking block heel sandals for spring and summer and have them featured below:

Shop Wide Width Block Heel Sandals:

9 Comments

  1. Jax
    May 16, 2019 / 3:27 pm

    I like many of the ASOS styles. But I tried a couple pairs of wide sole boots from them in the past couple years and I’ve had regular-width boots that were less narrow than those! I’ll try again, in case, they were one-offs.

    I’ve liked Naturalizer’s wide-width shoes, but their styles skew inconsistently older/frumpier.

    Thanks, Alison, for this post. Much needed!

    • Ahna
      May 27, 2019 / 9:22 pm

      I too tried ASOS for Wide and it was a fail. Sloppy wide at the back but tight/ overhang the sole (!) up front at the instep. Clarks used to be my go-to but they have narrowed in the last few years. I literally find children’s shoes wider than those for adult women. What is wrong with these companies?

  2. RoseAG
    May 16, 2019 / 7:15 am

    One thing I like about your style blog is that your shoe price points are reasonable. One fact of life in DC is that by the end of any season the shoes you wear a lot will have been drenched by 5pm showers, at least once and probably multiple times. One has to either commute in workhorse shoes that can take it and switch into cute shoes at work, or wear the cute shoes and know they won’t last forever.

    Spend your money on your workhorse shoes and buy the less expensive cute shoes for accents.

  3. Victoria
    May 16, 2019 / 1:22 am

    I’ve found Clarks wide-widths worth looking for. Also, London Fly in their regular widths work fine for my wide feet.

  4. May 15, 2019 / 8:55 am

    Timely post as we just moved and I have had to rethink shoe storage. This makes me what to toss them all and start over!-Laurel

  5. jodie filogomo
    May 15, 2019 / 8:43 am

    I just started working with Walking Cradles, Alison. Not only do they have wide widths, but they have wide wide also. You should reach out to my contact and see if it’s something you’d like to look into.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  6. May 15, 2019 / 6:50 am

    Those look super cute and classy while still being comfortable. In all honesty, I’ve never ordered anything from Asos but I think I might start doing it as they have something for everyone, style and size wise, I’m sure to find something for me that stores in my country don’t have.

    • May 15, 2019 / 11:30 am

      They also have a very easy return policy with a label right on the invoice. I’ve had several misses but a lot of wins too!

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