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Wide fit Shoes 101: Everything You Need to Know

Let’s face it, wide fit shoes aren’t often spoken about. For those of us who really struggle to find the perfect fit, shoe shopping can be an extremely long and tiresome process, especially if you’re looking for something relatively on trend. Girl, we know...the struggle is real. Luckily, your search is over. At PD, we have the most gorgeous wide fit collection so that you can step out feeling fabulous, whatever your plans are. Wide fit Heels, flats, ankle boots and long boots...we've got it all baaaby!

In our latest blog post we are going to be providing you with the wide fit 101. We will be spilling the tea on everything wide fit related and showing you why having wide feet no longer has to be a struggle. If you simply want to explore our wide fit collection then scroll on down to see some of our fave picks.

 

Bonnie WF Bubblegum

 

 

So, what are wide fit shoes? Wide fit shoes traditionally incorporate a wider tread on the sole and a deeper toe box, giving your feet more room to breathe. If you find that standard sizes aren’t fitting comfortably then you may be after a wider fit. There are so many reasons why wide fit is a great solution for wider feet. Although sometimes tempting, trying to squeeze your feet into ill-fitting shoes is not a good idea and can actually cause a lot of long term damage. We now have so many wide fit styles, that are fashion forward, making shoe shopping easier for our wide fit babes. 

 

Expression WF Orange 

 

 

You might be thinking, why should I consider buying wide fit shoes? Not only will wearing a wider fit lower your chances of getting blisters but will also prevent hammertoe and bunions! Yes, squeezing your feet into shoes that are too tight can cause these conditions so it’s really not worth it babe. A few years ago, it would have been next to impossible to find a pair of stylish shoes that offer a wider fit. This reality seems somewhat crazy considering that wide feet are actually really common in women all over the world. Our Wide Fit collection features signature heels, flats and even wide fit boots!

 

    Mine WF White

 

 

Although wide feet are common- lots of girls actually struggle to know if they need wide fit shoes or not. Lots of people are unaware of their perfect shoe size and therefore, end up settling for a not so perfect fitting shoe. There are several ways to determine whether you should opt for a wider fit. Firstly, the most obvious indicator is that you are struggling to find shoes in your usual shoe size that actually fit or they are often really uncomfortable. If a shoe feels too tight on your feet then it’s likely that you need to size up or try a wider alternative. Rubbing and blisters can also be an indication of this.

Another way to determine whether you need wide fit shoes is by measuring your feet yourself. The easiest way to do this is by standing on a piece of paper and tracing the outline of both feet. To find out the width simply measure between the broadest part of your foot. Now that you have the measurements you can look online for a size chart. This will allow you to review your measurements against your shoe size and determine whether you have wide feet or not.

 

Amira WF Red

 

 

If you are still unsure, there are lots of professional places that offer feet measuring services or you can order a wide fit shoe as a trial run and see how you get on. We want all of our wide fit babes to feel fabulous. If you have a big night out planned that you’re dreading finding the perfect heels for then you’ve come to the right place. Our wide fit collection also features wide fit heels so that you can sit back and relax before your night out.

 

 

Now of course, we know that some of our wide fit babes will be looking for a shoe that covers up their feet a bit more. Bunions can be a real struggle and can make shoe shopping 10x harder. If this is your problem then we suggest trying a wide fit cross over sandal. Shatter is the perfect solution as it offers lots of support and features a thick cross over strap that will easily fit. Not only is this style of wide fit flats super comfy but they are very on trend. Lots of blogger babes have been seen wearing this style of sandal.


If you’re a fan of lace up heels then you will be super excited to hear that Lacey is now available in wide fit! Yes you read that right, our wide fit babes can now get ready to lace up or lace down for their big night out. Lacey WF comes in white and baby pink and we’re obsessed. Style them up with a cute matching coloured bodycon co-ord and you’re ready to dance the night away.




Wide fit ankle boots
are another great option for a wider fit. Not only can they be worn all year round but they will guarantee a day of comfort. What’s not to love? We recommend Finale Black WF and there’s currently 30% off this style on our site...run don’t walk girls



If you're looking for a super glam heel to wear to the races but need a wider fit then girl have we got just the shoes for you. Get ready to stun in Glimmer, a gorgeous diamante bow heel featuring a Perspex front strap. It’s safe to say that we are obsessed. Style glimmer with PVC trousers and a matching crop top, finish with a pop of colour by adding your fave mini handbag. Add a faux fur jacket and you’re ready to get a cocktail.




If mules are more of your vibe then look no further as we also have them available in wide fit! Fruity Blue is a chic twisted front mule that will easily take you from day to night. We’re styling this beaut heel with blue mom jeans, a corset top and our fave handbag.


So babe, hopefully now you know more about wide fit and the styles we have available to shop.

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