Dress shoes for small feet

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  1. metkirk

    metkirk Senior member

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    I've been searching for a pair of dress shoes for my tiny feet. Basically my feet are 10 inch (25cm) long and 4 inch (10 cm) wide. I couldn't seem to find a pair of dress shoes that would be short enough in length that it didn't make my feet overly long compared to my legs. Please recommend me some brands, my budget can go up to 200USD but no more, since I have to get a suit, too [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know what size that equates to, but I was just chatting to a family friend yesterday who needs a UK 5. Now THAT'S tiny. He says both Bally and Church's do some models in that size. Though they often need to order them in specially, it can just be added to their regular stock orders so there's no upcharge.
     
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    Is your shoe size 8.5?
     
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    10 inches... about US 7.5, theres nothing horribly tiny about that size.

    Big brands like allen edmonds go down to about 6.5.

    My advice... Just get your size?
     
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    I've been searching for a pair of dress shoes for my tiny feet. Basically my feet are 10 inch (25cm) long and 4 inch (10 cm) wide. I couldn't seem to find a pair of dress shoes that would be short enough in length that it didn't make my feet overly long compared to my legs. Please recommend me some brands, my budget can go up to 200USD but no more, since I have to get a suit, too [​IMG]

    my feet are the same size, get 7.5-8 eee (ee is best and e fits depending on the last)
     
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    I have narrow feet, and many shoes don't fit my size. I wear Allen Edmonds, and I've been told that most of the shoes that will fit smaller sizes are made by American shoemaker's. I have heard that Bally's makes shoes that fit smaller sizes, also, though. Good luck, it's a tough search.
     
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    Thanks guys, I'm mostly interested in how the European brands fit, I think I'm going to get a pair of Grenson but I have no idea how they fit.
     
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    Thanks guys, I'm mostly interested in how the European brands fit, I think I'm going to get a pair of Grenson but I have no idea how they fit.

    You should contact Bennies in Atlanta. They have some Grensons in 6-7.5, and a few handmade Johnson and Murphy shoes in similar sizes.

    Bic
     
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    I have narrow feet, and many shoes don't fit my size. I wear Allen Edmonds, and I've been told that most of the shoes that will fit smaller sizes are made by American shoemaker's. I have heard that Bally's makes shoes that fit smaller sizes, also, though. Good luck, it's a tough search.

    Are you kidding? My foot is a 7.5 C, and due to the lack of nice shoes in size C, I usually wear D width and look for shoes with a narrow last. I have shoes from AE and Johnston & Murphy (both American), Charles Trywhitt (English), Yanko (Spanish), and Ferragamo (Italian). I find American shoes are quite wide. The Ferragamo Tramezza line shoes are very narrow, followed by the Spanish Yankos. The Charles Trywhitt shoes would be wide if I got them in a 7.5 UK size, but I sized down to a 6.5 UK size and they fit very well.

    As for the American shoes, they are by far the largest and widest in my size. If you have a small and narrow foot, I suggest European for sure.
     
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    Are you kidding? My foot is a 7.5 C, and due to the lack of nice shoes in size C, I usually wear D width and look for shoes with a narrow last. I have shoes from AE and Johnston & Murphy (both American), Charles Trywhitt (English), Yanko (Spanish), and Ferragamo (Italian). I find American shoes are quite wide. The Ferragamo Tramezza line shoes are very narrow, followed by the Spanish Yankos. The Charles Trywhitt shoes would be wide if I got them in a 7.5 UK size, but I sized down to a 6.5 UK size and they fit very well. As for the American shoes, they are by far the largest and widest in my size. If you have a small and narrow foot, I suggest European for sure.
    I am not kidding. I wear 8.5B. B is very narrow, and very hard to find. No European shoe I've looked at comes in that size. At the suggestion of the Barneys salesman, I called Ferragamo here in NYC, and they said they had nothing at all that would fit. I think it may be easier to find the really narrow widths in shorter sizes. At Barneys, they told me that European sizes would be wider--perhaps they were meaning in 8.5 lengths or larger. I did find, while searching, that most 8.5s were the right length, but nothing fit my heel width. Even AE's selection is fairly limited in my size. I didn't really give any suggestions because I had no idea what the OP might find, but merely mentioned some of the information I got based on my own (fairly extensive) searching here in NYC. I'd guess it's just fairly rare to get shoes with certain proportions, and certainly, smaller sizes are a bit harder to find.
     
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    10 inches... about US 7.5, theres nothing horribly tiny about that size.

    Big brands like allen edmonds go down to about 6.5.

    My advice... Just get your size?


    Well on his profile page, it says 8.5....so I went with that [​IMG]
     

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