I should be honest that, given NW Indiana and Chicago are in the Polar Vortex Part Deux: The Revenge right now, I'm actually not wearing any of these favorite picks at the moment...only my Sorel snow boots (which, I should add, are one of the best shoe purchases I've made in years, but that's another post for another day). Nonetheless, as a true size 10.5 to 11, I've taken my fair share of disappointments when it comes to shoe shopping. Finding a size 10.5 is a miracle in itself, when a lot of retailers only carry 5 or so pairs of each shoe above a size 8.5--which makes absolutely no sense by the way! Luckily, wonderful places like Nordstrom, Zappos, Macy's, Talbots, Cole Haan and DSW exist, where all of us double-digit sized ladies can shop stress-free.
I don't have particularly wide feet, but they're not a true medium width either, so I fluctuate between a 10.5 and 11 depending on the designer, material type and general shoe type (flat vs. heel, etc). Today I'm featuring some flat and low-heeled styles that I absolutely love. No sock weather will be here before we know it, so get those non-boot wheels turning!
STYLE #1: Classic ballet flat from Talbots. Never goes out of style and works with any outfit. I have these in this red leather, a nude leather and a grey suede. My size: 11.
STYLE #2: Edgy smoking slipper. These fashion-forward little numbers are from Target! I love the metallic finish and the spiked heel! They look great with an ankle pant or skinny jean. My size: 11.
STYLE #3: Comfortable nude leather peep toe from Cole Haan. These have the Nike Air shocks in the insoles, which makes them very easy for long-wear. The nude color compliments anything from casual to fancied up and the little pop of gold on the heel adds that little extra polish! My size: 10.5.
STYLE #4: Tassled burgundy business flat from Joan and David. These are my absolute favorite work shoes and go just as well with a full suit as they do with a casual Friday dark jean and blazer. My size: 11.
STYLE #5: Suede stack-heeled ankle booties by Sam Edelman. As you can see, I have them in black and nude-grey colors. They are very comfortable to walk around in and perfect for cooler days sans bad weather. I've put a few waterproof coatings on them, but I wear them so much they're getting pretty beaten up. My size: 10.5.
These are from Zappos and the style comes in MANY different fabrics and colors to suit everyone's taste. I recommend highly!