Hey Leggy Lovelies,
We all know that a size 9 in one shop won’t be the same as a size 9 in another shop. Sometimes, the disparity between shoes of the same size is apparent even within a single store. So when ATTT reader Sarah sent me the following email, I felt her pain…
I have been buying and returning boots like these (below) recently as the website says they are a 9 and when they arrive they are a narrow 42 (office) or have 43 printed in them but are small and narrow (next) or don’t go up to a 9.
Please please can you and the lovely readers of your blog help me find some size 9/43 boots like this that are not too small or narrow because I love them!!”
Well Sarah, it just so happens that I can answer your booty call. (Not like that). I’ve only recently found a gorgeous pair of side-buckle boots from the confusingly-sized shoe department in Topshop.
Now. Before you scoff at the idea of squeezing your feet into a teeny weeny Topshop size 42, please try to trust me on this one…
Topshop is — in my opinion — the worst offender when it comes to sizing issues. Its size 9 is labelled as a 42, and I usually can’t even get a pair on my feet, let alone walk in them. But having struck lucky in store with a size 9 boot (and having received some positive reviews of Topshop size 42s from readers who also consider themselves a 43), I’ve continued to persevere and order from Topshop when I see a style I like, with varying rates of success.
These suede boots were a birthday present from my lovely hubby, and though they’re not exactly the same as Sarah’s leather Office pair, they’re wonderfully comfortable on my size 43 feet and the straps extend super far to accommodate a wide foot.
Expect to see them in some spring/summer outfit posts shortly!
Has anyone else found a pretty pair of ankle boots for spring/ summer in a larger size?
P.S. I know size 9 is pretty diddy these days, so there will be larger sized shoes featured on the blog shortly. 🙂
P.P.S. Gok interview is coming soon… and a whole new video blog. Keep your eyes peeled!