Trying to track down a stylish pair of shoes as a wide-footed person is slowly but surely becoming easier, as high-street heavyweights like ASOS and New Look are creating genuinely fashionable wide-fit options. On the high side of the scale, there's Stuart Weitzman, which stocks different widths. We also have budget-friendly have Marks & Spencer, which also has some chic options. It's time to update your shoe wardrobe. Put away the Birkenstocks and introduce your feet to a comfortable and on-trend fleet of shoes for autumn.
Squeezing into shoes too narrow for your feet can cause lasting damage, not to mention serious pain. If you're unable to get your hands on a good brand that makes wide-fit options, opting for looser-fitting styles is the next best thing. Think backless loafers, slides and anything made from soft leather that'll stretch with time.
We're all guilty of trying to cram our feet into wickedly uncomfortable, way-too-small heels in the name of fashion, but before you go lubing up your toes to get into a pair of Manolos (who, me?), take a look at the wide-fit section. Certain brands are also known for creating well-made shoes with added thought put into comfort—like Gianvito Rossi and Stuart Weitzman—and make great high-end alternatives for those with wide feet.
From sky-high stilettos to strappy sandals, we've gone ahead and rounded up our favourite pieces from brands that are doing wide fit well.
#1: New Look
#4: River Island
#5: Stuart Weitzman
If you're after more shoe inspiration, see our guide to the top ankle-boot trends of 2018.