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Old 11-20-2018, 12:11 PM
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I wear women's size 11.5 M.
I love cute shoes.
I have foot problems--arthritis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and something that doesn't end in -itis.
I'm frugal.

As you might imagine, I have trouble finding shoes.
I currently own only four pairs, including a pair each of rubber clogs and sandals. The other two are also summer weight. I need more shoes.

I need at least a 1" heel, no more than 2".
Orthopedic would be sensible, but cute is important. (Shoe shopping as a kid, I fell in love with red patent leather tap shoes, and cried when mom insisted on plain white oxfords. I've been trying to make it up to myself ever since.)

I'd like some short casual boots and some walking shoes.
I should probably get some dressy shoes, too...
Up to $50/pair, but less would be nice.

Any suggestions for online or brick and mortar stores?
If online, reliable sizing is important. I ordered two pairs of shoes recently, same size, same manufacturer; one pair was too big, the other too small.
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Old 11-20-2018, 12:45 PM
 
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Have you tried Zulily, steiconi? They have some good specials. I often find the same items on other sites at higher prices.

Their specials sell out really fast but often you can put your name on a wait list and they'll notify you when it is in stock again.

I've been satisfied doing business with them.
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Old 11-20-2018, 12:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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That price limit may be difficult, especially because 11.5 (and not wide) is a really uncommon size.

Nordstrom Rack carries that size, and SAS does too. You'll never see SAS shoes for $50 though.

Online, Softspots makes some comfortable but still dressy shoes. You'd have to watch for them to go on sale.
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Old 11-20-2018, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Crocs.
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Old 11-20-2018, 11:49 PM
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Size 12 works ok, and is more widely available.
zulily does have an impressive collection. I now have six pair of boots in my cart...

I just ordered some walking shoes on Amazon, will need more.
MORE SHOES, I say!
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Old 11-21-2018, 12:19 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I'm glad size 12 works too, that should make it easier for you.

Do you ever use Craigslist? I wear an 11 and I've bought some nice shoes, expensive brands and brand new, for really good prices on Craigslist. I think some people buy more shoes than they need.
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Old 11-21-2018, 03:04 AM
 
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Aerosoles.com

Zappos.com

Onlineshoes.com

Orthofeet.com

Easyspirit.com

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Old 11-21-2018, 07:55 AM
 
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I think some people buy more shoes than they need.
Are you peeking in my closet?
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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I have difficult feet and cannot find shoes in brick and mortar stores so I shop for shoes via Zappos. I read reviews for each style prior to ordering to get a sense for size and fit.

After years of ugly but functional shoes, I finally have a variety of reasonably cute shoes.

But $50?

No.

Good luck.

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Old 11-21-2018, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I have difficult feet and cannot find shoes in brick and mortar stores so I shop for shoes via Zappos. I read reviews for each style prior to ordering to get a sense for size and fit.

After years of ugly but functional shoes, I finally have a variety of reasonably cute shoes.

But $50?

No.

Good luck.
This. When you have problem feet and/or a difficult to find size, you will have to pay more for shoes. A $50 pair of shoes will not give you good service or comfort.

There are possibilities on ebay, though, if you know what you can wear. Otherwise, I use Zappos. Not only are shipping and returns free, they refund your returns promptly. Great business. You can also buy handbags from them.
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