Find your sole mates
On an island where the average shoe size for women is a 37 to 38, many expat women struggle to find good-looking shoes larger than a size 40.
We’ve scoured the malls to find these fab stores with sizes beyond 40 so you can stride out in style.
Known for functionality and classic designs, you can shop online if you’re familiar with sizing. Ecco shows the sizes a particular shoe is available in (up till size 43 for some models), and tells you which of their outlets has the pair you like, so you can head there to pick it up.
NEXT: On Pedder →
If you’re looking for a well-curated collection of designer footwear, head for On Pedder which carries labels from Aquazurra, Christian Louboutin to Nicholas Kirkwood and Charlotte Olympia. Warning: You could very well get distracted by the gorgeous handbags and accessories while you’re in store.
#02-12P/Q Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873; #02-10/11/12/13 Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228209
NEXT: Charles & Keith →
You’ll find everything you need at Charles & Keith – be it toe-bearing sandals for the beach, pumps for the office or elegant heels for an evening do. The shoes are also well priced, with sandals going for under $50 and heels for under $100. And if you’re time-strapped, you can shop online.
NEXT: Repetto →
If you love ballet, you’ll love shoes by this renowned label famed for their ballet slippers. But even non-dancers will love slipping their feet into Repetto’s graceful, comfortable designs which include ballet flats and loafers to feminine T-strap and Mary Jane heels. They carry up to size 42.
NEXT: Tory Burch →
Yes, you can wear flats AND look elegant, especially if your feet are clad in Tory Burch. Known for colour, print and eclectic details, the designer’s signature preppy-bohemian aesthetic resonates with women round the globe, from her classic ballet flats, espadrilles to stylish heels.
#02-28-32/54 Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238877
NEXT: Geox →
Perfect for Singapore’s humidity and heat, Geox has perforated rubber soles complete with a special micro-porous membrane that absorbs and expels sweat without letting water in. So the continuous gradual elimination of moisture from the shoe’s interior creates an ideal, healthy microclimate for the feet, keeping them warm and dry in the winter, and cool and dry in the summer.
NEXT: Pedro →
We love this unique footwear concept store that carries stylishly-designed yet also supremely comfortable shoes. Plus, it’s run by podiatrists, and all staff members are armed with comprehensive training on common foot problems, foot measurement, and shoe fitting.
#03-12 Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238880
NEXT: Ecco →
By Priyanka Elhence, The Finder, August 2015
Last updated September 2016