The perils of shopping for women’s shoes in wide fit have been well documented with many people often giving up on going into stores for fear of little to no choice and a disappointing shopping experience. We stock a wide range of shoes, boots, sandals and heels in a variety of width fittings from Standard to EEE and if you’re unsure of your shoe or width size our fitting experts are always happy to measure your feet and advise styles to suit you.

We invited award-winning mummy blogger and lifelong wide fit shoe searcher Sophie Mei Lan aka Mama Mei into our store to tackle the shopping stigma head on (and have fun trying on the range of shoes and boots!).

Here is what Sophie had to say:

When I was a teen I gave up on wearing nice shoes because I have size 7 extra wide feet.

Even as a shopaholic who loved shopping until dropping… I wouldn’t bother stepping foot into a shoe shop because I felt embarrassed.

Fast forward to today….

I have finally found footwear which is stylish yet comfortable and a perfect fit for my big wide feet.

I tried on a range of shoes from flat ballet pumps to vintage-style heels and winter boots.

After much temptation (to buy about 8 pairs!) I chose the tanned Belle boots in wide-fit and matching Kensington handbag for a truly Autumn/Winter look!

If you are unable to visit a Hotter store to find your perfect fitting shoes, we have a handy online fit guide, discover more here.

The Belle boot is a great choice for all width fittings and it’s not just Mama Mei who thinks so…


I often struggle getting boots to zip up comfortably. Most are too tight around the calves, and if not, they can then be too wide at the top, but these boots are just perfect. The extra adjustment at the top makes the fit just right so that they look good with tights or with trousers tucked in.

Angie, Stroud

The Belle boots are fabulous, I am a size 8E fit and found the standard 7.5 fit snugly but perfectly (even round the calves). They look great with a dress or skirt and the extra room round the calves meant I can where these over straight leg jeans. I would highly recommend trying them.

Anette, Hertfordshire



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