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Choosing the Correct Extra Depth Shoes for Women

Choosing the Correct Extra Depth Shoes for Women

Lisa Kay

Lisa Kay

Lisa Kay - Founder and Designer of Sole Bliss Shoes - Shoes for Bunions & Wide Feet


Sprint: Navy Leather - Extra Depth Shoes




What are some of the Most Comfortable Extra Depth Shoes?


Size matters! Especially when it comes to depth and width. If you are one of the millions of women with wide feet, you may be looking for extra wide and extra deep shoes. Extra depth shoes may conjure up ideas of orthopaedic-looking shoes, but fortunately there are plenty of stylish women’s shoes with extra depth out there!


If you need extra depth shoes, you generally need to look shoes with a generous toe box. The toe box is the area at the front of the shoe and if you have wide feet, it is very important to wear shoes with extra depth in the toe box. This is to prevent cramping your toes, squashing your wide feet or causing any sort of foot injury.


If you need to wear an orthotic, the most comfortable extra depth shoes will take this into consideration. Either the shoe will have a removable footbed or it will be extra wide and extra deep so that you can insert your orthotic in the shoe.


If you suffer with foot conditions such as hammer toes, bunions or swollen feet, you will need to find shoes with extra depth in the toe-box too. Wearing shoes which are too narrow can cause all sorts of different foot pain and can worsen existing foot conditions.



Star: Grey & Silver Leather - Trainers with Extra Depth




What are the Best Extra Depth Shoes on the Market?


Sole Bliss specializes in extra depth shoes for women with wide feet, sensitive feet and other foot issues.


All Sole Bliss shoes are designed with a deep and wide toe box which accommodates wide feet, bunions, hammer toes and other foot conditions. The clever design of our extra depth shoes provides the equivalent width and depth of up to three times larger than your usual shoe size. For example, if you normally take a size EU 38, our extra depth shoes provide the equivalent space of a size EU 41. This volume is disguised into the design of the shoes so that they are able to maintain a flattering fit. So your feet can enjoy the benefits of extra wide and extra depth shoes, while the outside world simply sees a fashionable silhouette.


Sole Bliss shoes truly look perfect on the outside and feel perfect on the inside!



Sprint: Bronze Leather - Shoes with Extra Depth Toe Box




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There’s more! Our extra depth shoes also feature a cleverly concealed stretch panel, which we call the Bunion Bed. This stretch panel is hidden in the shoe lining and is designed to stretch to accommodate bunions and wide feet.


In addition to these comfort features, Sole Bliss shoes all contain an ultra-cushioned, triple-layer memory foam footbed. This is designed to contour, cushion and protect your feet. There is arch support, shock absorption and super-soft memory foam cushioning so you will feel like you are walking on clouds while enjoying the benefits of our extra wide and extra depth shoes.




Kitty: Black Suede - Heels with Extra Depth Toe Box




What shoes are good for older adults?


Our feet can change in shape and size over time. Whether it's the hot weather which makes them swell or life events like pregnancy, it is normal for our feet to change.


Many of us assume that once we reach adulthood, the same shoes will fit us for the rest of our lives. However this is not always the case. As we get older, our feet may spread and get wider.


During pregnancy, a lot of women’s feet change. As your hormones prepare and relax the body for childbirth, they also relax the ligaments in your feet which can cause the feet to spread and also form bunions.


If your feet have become wider in recent years, you may need to wear shoe with extra depth in the toe box. Extra depth shoes will help keep your feet happy and healthy by giving them enough room to relax in their natural position.



Tread: Black Leather - Extra Depth Shoes Women's




What’s the Difference between a Standard Shoe and Extra Depth Shoe?


Most standard width shoes are approximately 3 to 5 inches wide, depending on the size of your shoe. As you go up half a shoe size, the width of your shoe will increase by approximately 2.25mm.


If you have an extra wide foot, you will need to look for extra wide and extra depth shoes which have more millimetres in width than normally prescribed for your shoe size. A wide-width shoe will add between 4-8mm to the standard width. An extra wide-width and extra depth shoe may add up to 16mm to the standard width. 


Click here to browse our Full Collection of Extra Depth Shoes.

If you have any questions about finding the best shoes for your feet, please contact our Customer Care team who are highly knowledgeable and here to help!

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Team Sole Bliss xo

When it comes to comfort, Lisa Kay knows it all! Lisa has been a Shoe Designer for over 20 years. She has used her own experience dealing with bunions to create Sole Bliss - the shoe brand dedicated to women with bunions, wide feet and sensitive soles. Lisa has worked with Italian and Spanish artisans and the world’s leading podiatrists to create the best shoes for women with bunions and wide feet. Every pair of Sole Bliss shoes contains an award-winning, podiatrist-approved Comfort Technology.

How Delivery Works

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an Order Confirmation email.


If you order before 12pm (Mon-Fri), your shoes will be dispatched the same day and delivered the following working day.

Orders placed after 12pm and on Saturday & Sunday will be dispatched the following working day and delivered the day after that.


On the day of delivery, you will receive an email from our courier DPD providing you with a 1-hour timeslot for delivery.


Receive your parcel and try on your shoes!


Returns & Exchanges are always FREE! You will receive a free returns label inside your parcel, and you have 40 days to return your shoes to us.

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If you are hesitant about ordering shoes online, the Sole Bliss team is very happy to deal with any enquiries by telephone on +44 1923 227 400, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm UK Time.