Narrow Brand: Duo

If you’ve ever tried to search the UK market for narrow shoes, you’ll have noticed that specifically made narrow shoes are in short supply as we’ve few brands retailing them.

However, the best brand I have found so far for producing narrow fit yet stylish shoes is Duo. The prices are high but you’re getting good quality materials and in reality the prices aren’t hugely different from brands such as Dune.

Here are a few pairs from their current collection to whet your appetite and inspire you. If you want to shop their website, you’ll find all of these shoes come in Narrow, Standard and Wide widths. Find them here.

Malin, £110, Duo - also available in navy or blue

Malin, £110, Duo – also available in navy or blue

Beatrix, £110, Duo - also available in navy

Beatrix, £110, Duo – also available in navy

Brando, £110, Duo - also available in brown and a variety of black leathers

Brando, £110, Duo – also available in brown and a variety of black leathers

I’ve not yet bought from Duo but have been told by a reader that their narrow width worked for them and as soon as I’m back on the hunt for a decent pair of shoes to last, I’m likely going to order from here. They do also have sales at the usual times of year so you might find you’re able to pick up a bit of a bargain to make them more affordable if you’re on a budget. Happy shopping! x

Shoeaholics: Nine West Trenti Loafers

If you’ve never heard of Shoeaholics, you should have. It’s not that they specialise in narrow shoes, it’s just that they sell expensive high street shoes at lower prices. It’s run by Kurt Geiger and you can find some awesome brands on there. The shoes are from previous seasons or are ex-display from the shops and that’s why they’re so cheap. I’ve bought a few pairs of shoes from here, never spent more than £40 and in return I’ve had some beautiful shoes.

A pair which has caught my eye recently are these Nine West loafers, elasticated for the narrow foot and reduced from £95 to £19! They come in tan too but they’ve only got 1 size left of that colour so I’ll show you the black which is available in most sizes. I’m about to order my pair now 🙂

Trenti, £19, Nine West / Shoeaholics

Trenti, £19, Nine West / Shoeaholics

The leather just looks soooooooooo soft! If you want to grab yourself a pair, here’s the link to do so! x

Latest Brand: Cocorose London

If you’re as eagle-eyed as me, you might have spotted this brand on the House of Fraser website but if not, I reckon the chances are you won’t have heard of Cocorose.

There I was merrily searching for some new ballet flats when I stumbled upon this brand. They do some awesome designs of both the more traditional ballet style pump and the slipper style pumps and they come in a bit cheaper than Pretty Ballerinas. I highly recommend you check out their website because most of their shoes are foldable and therefore elasticated. Here’s their site.

Here are some of my favourites from their current collection:

Farringdon Patchwork Dalmation, £105, Cocorose London

Farringdon Patchwork Dalmation, £105, Cocorose London

Knightsbridge Black, £48, Cocorose London

Knightsbridge Black, £48, Cocorose London

Balham Leopard and Pink, £48, Cocorose London

Balham Leopard and Pink, £48, Cocorose London

Just look how gorgeous they all are and £48 for a decent pair of pumps really is nothing. Check them out now!!! x

Autumn 2014, Narrow Shoe Selection

Hello!

As you might have noticed, I had somewhat put this blog on the back-burner due to time constraints. However, I had a request come in on it’s sister blog, 20somethingfreak, asking for more posts on narrow shoes from someone who is in a desperate situation. Rather than bombard the blog with multiple posts, here are a few shoes that I’ve found in the shops right now that might help out a narrow-footed friend or two 🙂

First up, ballerinas!

Real Leather Elasticated Black Ballerina, £19.99, New Look
Real Leather Elasticated Black Ballerina, £19.99, New Look

I haven’t tried these pumps on myself but past experience with New Look elasticated pumps suggests these may be a smidgen snug in the length but should be shallow and narrow enough to stay on. If you want to shop online, you can find them here.

My second ballerina is also from New Look and these inject a bit of seasonal glamour into proceedings:

Dark Red Velvet Gem Front Pumps, £19.99, New Look
Dark Red Velvet Gem Front Pumps, £19.99, New Look

How cute!!! These are also available in black with black gems and providing your feet don’t find the elastic at the back too tight, I think these have the potential to be some of the comfiest, cutest pumps a narrow-footed belle on a budget could own. Shop them online here.

My third pair of ballerinas require a higher budget but I think they are so worth it if you can afford them. They come from Pretty Ballerinas, a brand well known for being worn by Kate Moss. Here they are:

Shirley Tartan Printed Poni, 219Euro / £175, Pretty Ballerinas
Shirley Tartan Printed Poni, 219Euro / £175, Pretty Ballerinas

Despite having stores in the UK, I can only find the Euros prices on their website. The sterling price is my rough conversion and this may actually be different if you place an order. They’ve got loads of great patterns in this style and you can shop their site here.

Now, courts! Courts are always the hardest shoes to find if you have narrow / shallow (or both) feet. They have a habit of slipping right off, gaping over the toes, gaping at sides when you bend your foot to walk and being just plain old uncomfortable. I struggle with this too but I’ve found a few pairs that might just help if you’re really in the market for a court this season. Here goes…

Gordon, £120, Carvela
Gordon, £120, Carvela

These seasonal beauties sure are eye catching and they’re also available in black. I’d highly recommend trying them on to be sure you can pull the laced part tight enough to hold your foot in place. To find them online, click here.

For something similar but a little more practical and a lot cheaper, try these:

Katrina, £49, Carvela
Katrina, £49, Carvela

Katrina is also available in navy and in my opinion, makes the perfect office to evening shoe. You can find her here.

My third and final court is one that I happened upon by pure chance; I was driving past Matalan and decided to pop in. I’m glad I did because look what I found:

T-Bar Point Court, £15.00, Matalan
T-Bar Point Court, £15.00, Matalan

I can tell you now that the picture does nothing for this shoe, in reality it leaps off the shelf at you. The cobalt blue is bang on trend and these are such a great example, with the chunky rounded heel. They’re usually £18 but are currently on offer and also come in a lime green colour. I tried them on and found that a size down fitted better as they’re quite generous in length. Definitely a budget friendly buy for this season. Shop them online here.

That’s probably enough shoes to investigate for now, next stop is boots! See you soon x