Monday, 18 June 2012

Large size shoe shops in Spain

Bear with me on this one, I'm going to try to catalogue all the shops I know of in Spain, as for many of us it's a cheap and easy holiday destination and why not get a few new pairs of shoes while you're there??

I recently went to Andalucia, and just before I left I recalled there being a shop in Seville that did big shoes. So I had a quick look through my list to the left and there indeed was Calzados Guellas. It's only a short walk over the river and down into the Los Remedios barrio, which is mercifully free of tourists and has a few nice cafes as well as all sorts of other shops down the main street. The shop is small but there is a lot of choice and the lady who runs it is very helpful. She's also happy to deliver to the UK and said it costs approx €35 (my Spanish is poor!). She seemed to go up to at least a 45.

Also in Andalusia, this time in Malaga and only a short distance from the main bus and train stations, is Zapatos de talla. This is part of a much bigger group called Gody, and they have a really good selection of shoes in larger sizes in their shop on C/ Cuarteles. The shop is open Mon-Sat 10am to 9pm and the assistants were very helpful despite my limited Spanish. I got a pair of the Hush Puppies sandals shown on the front page of the website and very comfy they are too (though they come up slightly large). I would have bought more but I didn't have the space (or the cash). The website also has a sale section (click on 'Outlet') and seems to have some very reasonable deals. What is annoying is that the HPs I bought in Spain don't seem to be available on any other HP website - UK, US or France! Don't know why this is but it's a pain as I'd love a pair in black as well.

What I found generally is that most Spanish shoe shops only cater for sizes up to 40 or 41 at a push. My 'Tiene usted calzados en talla 43' was met with either amazed or apologetic looks. It's a shame because there are some beautiful leather shoes there and had I had smaller feet I'd have spunked all my holiday cash on shoes!

When I have some more time I'll write about shops in Madrid and Barcelona. In the meantime if you know of any others elsewhere please comment below and I'll add them in.

10 comments:

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Unknown said...

Hello Emma

I just came across your blog and I felt identified with you. I am a Spanish girl with the same size (43)and the same terrible problem with shoes. Please check out this website http://www.tallwomen.org/ it helped me a lot finding stores to buy shoes. I ussually buy them on the internet. There's a huge list of shops classified by country.

Good luck!

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Maria Grande said...

Cant find designer shoes in your size?
Size 42/43 plus??
Well If you are a size 43 plus you understand the difficulty in finding shoes in your size. Especially designer shoes, such as Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, YSL…etc

I have taken that step to pay the ridiculously expensive price of having custom made, made to measure shoes made directly from the designers so I can have those special red soles that have taunted me since the popularity grew.

I will be selling some of my exclusive pairs upon request for other grande women who have the same issues as me in finding authentic designer shoes in their size.

So email me at fortythreegrande@gmail.com for more information, designers and sizes.

shubee said...

For my large footwear needs I buy from www.bigfeetshop.com, they have a fantastic range for both men and woman’s large sizes and even better won’t be beaten on UK prices apparently (and they ship to Europe.
It definitely is my one-stop shop problem solver, pocket protector and preferred SOLEmate. Happy daysssss :-)

Carol said...

Did you ever post where you can find large shoe sizes in Madrid, Spain? I am not looking for a website but an actual store i can try shoes on in.

Emma said...

Hi Carol,

I never got round to it as it's so long since I was last in Madrid and Bcn that the shops I did find may no longer be in business. Do a search on google.es for 'calzados tallas grandes Madrid' and quite a few sites should appear (not all will be in Madrid but it should give plenty of options in Spain). Jose Luis Deza (http://www.zapateriajoseluisdeza.com/cms.php?id_cms=1) has a shop in Madrid, as does Calzados Cordones (http://www.calzadoscordones.com/). There's also TallGalls (http://www.tallgalls.com/TIENDAS.asp), same road as Jose Luis Deza iirc. Hope this helps!

Carol said...

Emma,
Thank you for your response. You have been helpful!

Caity B said...

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Check out the website at www.prettylbfeet.co.uk :) xxxx