How To Solve The Problem Of Finding Large Size Womens Shoes
By Shelley Costello
Large size womens shoes used to be extremely difficult to find. Many women would have to locate specialist stores and wait on orders for their size.
American women spend more than $3 billion dollars every year on surgical foot repair and due to women cramming their feet into smaller shoes, 80% of all foot ailments are caused by ill fitting shoes.
Larger feet are no longer considered to be abnormal as they once were. The average womens shoe size is now around a US size 9 [UK size 7] compared to a US size 6 or 7 [UK size 4 or 5] in the sixties and seventies. According to the National Shoe Retailers Association bigger sizes now sell out faster than they did 25 years ago.
Until quite recently many women felt embarrassed and singled out for having larger feet. The only styles available to them were boring, plain and frankly quite old fashioned.
Fortunately, designers and manufacturers have finally introduced large size womens shoes into their ranges. Shoe giants Payless, stores like Nordstrom and designers such as Christian Dior and Prada now offer up to size 11 as standard.
Over half of online stores offer large size womens shoes and many online stores only specialise in larger sizes.
Many famous women have also contributed towards manufacturers and designers increasing the size ranges they offer. Paris Hilton, Mariah Carey, Kate Winslet, Mischa Barton, Anna Nicole Smith, Katie Holmes, Teri Hatcher to name a few.
The old saying big is beautiful has never been more prevalent than now and if you do need to look for large size womens shoes shopping for them online will take away the hassle and get you just what you need.
About The Author
Copyright 2005-2006 Shelley Costello
Shelley is owner/author of the Womens Shoes Guru. Providing women with a unique guide to choosing and buying shoes and bags online. Tips, secrets, advice and everything you need to know when shopping online for shoes and bags.