Truly Stylish Wide Width Shoes: Tips from Your Wide-Foot Fashion-loving Friend

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When you have wide feet, it can feel impossible to find stylish footwear. As someone with wide feet, I feel your pain but have learned to find the best places for truly stylish wide width shoes. Below I share my favorites that are currently available online with some styling tips. I also offer tips for shopping for stylish wide width shoes and look forward to reading any tips you have in the comments below!

Truly Stylish Wide Width Shoes in a Variety of Styles: My Picks

Below, I have broken down my picks of truly stylish wide width shoes into categories so you can easily scroll to what you are looking for. Work or play, summer or winter, I have suggestions and will update this post periodically as retailers change their selections with the seasons.

Stylish Wide Width Sandals

While I can usually find a decent selection of wide width fall and winter boots and shoes, I struggle to find truly stylish wide width flat sandals for everyday wear during the summer. I've learned to focus on simple, classic styles that transcend trends and let my outfit shine. Below are some options I've found:

stylish wide width shoes and sandals

Fun and Stylish Wide Width Shoes

Not all wide width shoes are boring, though it may seem like that from first glance at department store selections. Below I collected a few wide width shoes that are plenty of fun:

fun and stylish wide width shoes

Stylish Wide Width Tall Boots

When shopping for wide width tall boots, you often are sent to options for wide calf boots. I know this is two separate needs; some with wide feet do not have wide calves and vice versa. These styles are specifically designed for those who need a wide width shoe.

I also know that it is hard to find stylish wide width tall boots because they are often over-decorated with buckles and flourishes and glazes. Below are truly stylish wide width boots that have all the style that are found in standard widths.

stylish wide width boots
  1. Croco-embossed high heel boot: This sophisticated leather dress boot from Vince Camuto has a 4″ heel and pointed toe for classic style. This boot comes in eight colors and two widths.
  2. Black block heel knee-high boot: Available in both wide and double-wide widths, this classic buttery soft leather boot from La Canadienne is waterproof and has a memory foam insole for comfort.
  3. Burgundy leather tall flat boot: This is a classic riding boot that will provide years of stylish wear. From Franco Sarto, this boot is available in two widths and three colors.
  4. Brown tall shaft flat boot: this boot, also from Vince Camuto, is available in two colors and is the perfect finishing touch to midi skirts, leggings, and skinny jeans.
  5. Brown leather over the knee flat boot: Taking the riding boot trend and giving it a taller shaft to go over the knee, this leather boot from Franco Sarto has a 16″ shaft and comes in four colors.
  6. Beige suede slouchy boot: With a 3.5″ stacked heel and pointed toe, this stylish boot from Vince Camuto comes in two colors and is perfect over trousers, skinny jeans, and styled with a variety of skirts and dresses.
  7. Cognac leather riding boot: Classic sophistication from Sam Edelman, this boot has been a perennial favorite for years for its versatility and style. Available in four colors.
  8. Black over the knee heeled boots: An on-trend look from Good American, this stretch suede boot comes in two colors and will add drama to dresses as well as leggings and slouchy sweaters.

Stylish Wide Width Ankle Boots

When shopping for wide width ankle boots, the selection often skews into the comfort/practical realm which is great for foot issues, but not so great when you're seeking truly stylish wide width shoes. When your ankle boot goal is style and fashion, check out the selections below:

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Stylish Dressy Wide Width Shoes

I think the style of shoe that is the absolute hardest to find is truly stylish wide width shoes appropriate for dressy and more formal occasions. While many of the companies that create dyable shoes for bridal and formal events offer wide widths, the shoes aren't usually on trend or even that comfortable. Below are some great options of dressy wide width footwear:

truly stylish wide width shoes for formal dressy bridal wedding

The Best Places to Shop Stylish Wide Width Shoes

Over the years I have learned of the best retailers and brands for truly stylish wide width shoes. Below are my favorites:

  • Nordstrom: If you want to shop a variety of brands and have options from sneakers to stilettos, Nordstrom should be the first place you shop for wide width shoes. While Nordstrom carries many comfort brands and utilitarian styles for everyday and activities, they have a great collection of boots, heels, trendy styles for a night out, and sophisticated options for the workplace. You can filter by size, width, and pricepoint.
  • Macy's: Macy's is a sleeper hit for wide width shoes, offering several popular brands but also offering stylish wide width shoes from their in-house brands.
  • ASOS: Whatever style is on the pages of the magazines or all over Instagram, there's a good chance that ASOS has it and it's available in wide widths. While ASOS is my go-to for trendy shoes in wide widths, ASOS is also fantastic for dress shoes (my favorite black strappy heels are ASOS) as well as loafers and other work shoes (like these aqua suede loafers I got from the retailer)
  • Maryland Square: While Maryland Square isn't where I'd go seeking stylish wide width shoes, it is one of the best places on the internet for wide width shoe selection. And between the shoes that are wonderful for support and fit and comfort, there are some that are also quite chic.
  • HSN: HSN has one of the largest selections of wide width shoes. If you see a style you like elsewhere, check HSN before you click buy as they may have more colors to choose from, plus they offer “as is” versions for much less.

What Brands Make Truly Stylish Wide Width Shoes?

While I have found truly stylish wide width shoes from a variety of retailers, these are the one I consistently rely on season after season for on-trend footwear in wider widths:

13 Comments

  1. ROSE
    October 13, 2021 / 12:04 pm

    Thanks, Alison for the great information that you share here. Maybe I became your permanent reader because I read some of your articles here and found them very informative and helpful.

    Can you also share information like this regarding flat feet ?

  2. Georgia
    February 8, 2021 / 8:22 am

    I was thrilled to find this site as I have “gifted” feet. Thank you so much for a comprehensive review.
    G

  3. Zaeobi
    February 5, 2021 / 9:36 am

    Allie I remember you used to like Duo Boots before they became Ted & Muffy & then went under, right? May I ask how did you find their range to be for wide width feet?

    Because I just saw some boots from them pop up the other day & it looks like they’re back, even during a global pandemic – with both their original name & wide range of calf measurements! I’ve not ordered from them before but was just wondering whether you’d recommend them for both wide feet & wide calves?

    • February 5, 2021 / 10:40 am

      When they came back as DUO, I didn’t find the fit to be the same or as extensive. And then they reached out asking for my old photos of boots they don’t even carry anymore to use on their social without any recognition or payment. I replied and said that was problematic and it was also problematic that they had only one Black person in their feed for over a year and it was a blogger’s photo, they didn’t use Black models. That was back in early summer. I didn’t hear from them again. They may have a new social person, they may have improved their size and fit range, but I haven’t checked it out recently. If you try them, do report back and let me know if they are worth featuring again.

  4. Christine
    January 27, 2021 / 3:15 pm

    I used to swear by Stuart Weitzman for wide widths but since their acquisition by Coach a few years back their wides seem smaller (customer service even said they’ve had complaints)….

    Love to know how the Ferragamo wides fit??

    • January 29, 2021 / 9:59 am

      I haven’t tried Ferragamo myself, but have a reader who has C-D width feet and loves them.

  5. Elizabeth
    January 27, 2021 / 2:13 pm

    Thanks for the information here! I want to HIGHLY recommend WideWidths.com for tall boots for people with fuller calves. Gorgeous leathers and suede and almost like a custom boot. I’ve been super happy with them because sometimes the brands above say they are wide calf, but they are barely 16 inches. Just in case you want to check out another brand. Thanks!

  6. Deirdre
    January 27, 2021 / 12:24 pm

    Thank you for doing this post.
    Sincerely
    Your wide width reader

  7. jodie
    January 27, 2021 / 12:16 pm

    Hey Alison
    You might want to check out Walking Cradles too. They have not only W but also WW and up to size 13. I wouldn’t say all of their styles are stylish and my favorites, but I have a boatload of them in my closet.
    I can connect you with my contact if you’re interested. My readers have really appreciated the brand.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  8. Amy
    January 27, 2021 / 11:01 am

    Did I miss your explanation of feet spreading during this time? Do you mean due to weight gain, being shoeless, or something else?

    • January 27, 2021 / 11:30 am

      It’s from not wearing shoes or wearing Birkenstocks, slippers, and the sort which allows the foot to spread. I’ve been trying to get some good data to write about it, the sites I’ve found I don’t want to link to (spammy).

      • HEATHER
        January 27, 2021 / 12:45 pm

        Another grateful wide-width foot here! I’ve always experienced what I call “Summer Feet” – my feet are definitely wider in the late summer than other times of the year. I’ve attributed it to wearing sandals and less structured shoes in the summer as well as humidity.

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