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A British startup, specializing in larger shoe sizes for women:

The Arabel Manners brand was born when my mother, a large shoe consumer, was frustrated that luxury footwear in her size was not accessible in the same way, as if she was a slender UK size 5. She was always made to feel second best when walking into a luxury footwear store as her size was never catered for.

Hence the Arabel Manners brand is built with emotion and creativity at the heart of each shoe design, and specialises in sizes 41-45 across all styles.

A UK size 5 is about a 7½ in the States; the European 41-45 range runs 9½ through 13. Lorna Burford interviewed Arabel herself and got to show off some of the initial offerings. I thought this one might be of particular interest:

Two-tone tasseled loafer by Arabel Manners

They’re not quoting prices yet; the collection launches officially on Tuesday, 13 March.

1 comment

  1. Holly H »

    12 March 2018 · 8:20 am

    So mine would be 40-41. When I was growing up, I was embarrassed by my large shoe size. How ironic to finally realize that it’s the folks with small feet who end up at the podiatrist’s office.

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