What is the difference between killer heels and heels that kill? About 1cm. So if such a small amount of space can make the difference between happy feet and painful feet, why do so many women wear ill-fitting shoes?
There will be a time in every woman’s life when she wore a pair of beautiful shoes that looked amazing yet felt crippling. Usually this occurs at an important event, or a special occasion, and the intense and consistent pain can easily ruin the day.
We are led to believe that stylish shoes are meant to be uncomfortable and in order to wear elegant heels, we have to suffer the painful consequences. But the reality is that women are wearing ill-fitting shoes quite simply because they have few other options.
There is no big secret to comfortable shoes, they just need to fit properly and often ill-fitting shoes come down to one issue; width (or lack thereof). When we were young we were marched to the shoe shop to have our feet measured and our parents were able to purchase shoes according to length and width. Yet the majority of adult shoes only come in one width and there is an expectation that they will fit all feet, which of course they don’t! There is also a misconception that feet do not change size or shape once we are adults but this is simply not the case. After all, our bodies change shape and so do our feet, especially the width. Changes in foot width can also occur as a result of wearing ill-fitting shoes. Bunions, for example, can be created and certainly exacerbated by shoes that are too tight, resulting in the need for a wider shoe to accommodate the bunion. Pregnancy can cause feet to widen, permanently. Weight gain is another cause of increased foot width.
Sargasso & Grey create shoes that are designed by women, for women. We don’t just make wide fitting shoes, however. We make shoes that have comfort at the heart of our designs so that women who have wide feet, or who need a wider fitting shoe, can slip on a pair of our shoes and feel like Cinderella. This is because the front of the shoe has an extra wide toe box, meaning more space for toes to wriggle. All of our shoes are made from exquisite soft leathers, which adapt more naturally to the shape of the foot, whilst our leather insoles allow feet to breathe.
We recognise that feet are not wide all over and many women just need a wider fit at the front, therefore the heel cups are designed to ensure feet do not slip out and many of our styles also have fastenings such as buckles or lacings to ensure the foot feels secure. We understand that some women love high heels, whilst others feel happier being closer to the ground, so we make a range of heel heights and heel widths, and following feedback from customers we are now introducing more padding in our insoles, as well as arch supports.
Our shoes are created to last. Our styles are classic, yet timeless, so when you invest in a pair of our shoes you are assured that they will complement your wardrobe season after season. And because our shoes are made from the finest leathers and suede, with robust leather soles, if you take care of them they will serve you for years to come. They even come with their own dust bag for extra protection.
So if you have found our site because you are desperately looking for a stylish shoe that is also comfortable then we can’t wait to help you! And if you think you are in the minority of women who need a wider shoe fit, you may be surprised to learn that we survey 900 women in the UK and a staggering 53% told us they needed a wider shoe fit.
Still need to be convinced that our shoes are for you, don’t take our word for it, read our customer reviews! And, if that STILL doesn’t convince you to try our shoes, take comfort in the fact that were offer free UK and EU delivery and free UK returns, so you can try our shoes with total peace of mind that if they don’t fit you can easily return them, quibble free, for a full refund.