I have large feet and my daughter, who is now only 14 months old, will also have large feet – probably larger than mine the rate she’s growing. I spent my life as a teenager either wearing awful Crispins shoes (sorry Crispins, but its true) or wearing Filas trainers, in the hope that no one would notice I had size 9’s.
I got through those years by not actually caring what I looked like. Then I went to work in Soho and was able to wear Nike Air Max and be trendy, so that was ok. Then I got more serious work and crammed my feet in to shoes that were too small for me. A little after that, some shops started selling size 9’s and things got a little easier for a while.
Then – I got pregnant with my son and my feet GREW. Gutted. Spent the next two years in Converse anyway, as I was too tired to care. Got pregnant again and my feet grew AGAIN. I am now a size 10 – which in the US is 12, which is big big big.
I am now not too tired – I am cross. Cross that I look at all the US sites and there are some shoes on those sites that I would literally kill for and we simply cannot buy them over here in the UK. A lot of the companies do ship to the UK but the cost of getting them in to the country is too much. A lot of the companies do sell in the UK – BUT NOT THE LARGE SIZES. WHY?!
Anyway, this is my quest. To supply us UK girls with larger feet with stylish, on trend, seasonal shoes that all the other girls want to wear.
This is my legacy for my daughter. H