[UPDATED: August 2016]
So I must say I am the queen of buying shoes online. I’ve mentioned in earlier post that growing up I had one store that carried large shoes. Payless. No disrespect to Payless, which has come a long way, but I really didn’t have a variety of choices and I always had the not-so-cute shoes in high school *sad face*. Needless to say I wore a lot of boy gym shoes back in the day. Though I am grateful that I at least had one place to get dress shoes, I was ecstatic to eventually discover all of the online resources that are now available.
Not to date myself, but when I was in high school computers weren’t in every household and I had a pager [it was huge] because not only were cell phones big they were expensive! So we are living in a whole new era and I wanted to share with you my top 5 online large women and men shoe resources. All of them carry a variety of widths and you should double check their policies before you buy. Things are always changing on the web. Please share with others!
In the last few years their selection of shoes have increased. I’ve gotten cute name brands like Hush Puppies from them.
Return Policy: Within 30 days of purchase
Shipping: $10 unless you choose the 10+ day option which is free.
Women Sizes: 9-13
Men Sizes: NA [Sorry Fellas]
I do love some Nordstrom. After my Payless phase in high school I quickly moved on to Nordstrom in college. Though I didn’t have enough money to shop there all the time, I always went their if I could to buy shoes for special events. Shortly after I discovered Nordstrom Rack and I was in heaven. This is the only store on the list where you can by large size shoes at their brick and motor stores. Nordstrom has two over and under events every year that I would definitely recommend checking out.
Return Policy: Within 90 days of purchase
Shipping: Free shipping and returns
Women Sizes: 4-14
Men Sizes: 5-20
Bonus: They have an awesome return policy. After, let’s say, 8 months your shoe “malfunctions” you can take the shoes back to the store.
I absolutely LOVE Zappos. They always have free shipping and it is super dooper easy to return shoes.
Returns: 365 Day Return Policy
Shipping: United States and its territories. Free shipping both ways!! What!
Women Sizes: 2-20 [Though up to 20 is an option, after 14 it’s slim pickings.]
Men Sizes: 1-24
Bonus: They also carry clothes, handbags and accessories. Under special sizes if you click tall they have several tall jeans/pants available. There aren’t many items We need to spam them with emails.
This site has everything! So of course they have large size shoes. You get your orders quickly even when you choose the cheapest shipping option.
Returns: Within 30 days of the original purchase date for a full refund less any shipping costs
Shipping: Ships worldwide; [Shipping rates vary]
Women Sizes: 3-16
Men Sizes: 4-20
Bonus: You can add items to a wish list until you’re ready to commit.
Returns: Return unworn shoes within a year and they will remake them.
Shipping: Free shipping (made to order and delivered in 4 weeks)
Women Sizes: 2-15
Men Sizes: NA [Sorry Fellas]
Bonus: These are custom shoes!
Above are my favorite online stores that I often purchase from; however, there are other site that also carry large shoes. Below is a list of some of the most popular ones. There are several other sites that aren’t listed. Just remember if a web site looks like it was thrown together, don’t trust them with your credit card. Often I’ll check them out on bbb.org and/or hopefully they have a Paypal option.