I’ve been having problems finding shoes to fit my size 3 (UK) feet for at least the last couple of years. Pretty shoes always gape at the back on my feet as if I’ve bought a size bigger than I should have – a really bad look with high heels. I thought my feet must have shrunk but I’ve just discovered the real reason. Most UK retailers have rounded up the UK size 3 to Euro 36 when in fact, a true size UK 3 is Euro 35.5.
Maaaan so annoying… don’t they know how heartbreaking it is to slip into a pair of the most beautiful shoes in the world, only to find you look like a kid wearing her mother’s shoes?
Anyway, if anyone else out there is having the same problem, try Marks & Spencer. They’re the only high street retailer I know of who sells a true size 3. And they don’t just do granny shoes – they usually have quite trendy styles in their Autograph and Limited Collection ranges – honest!
The only other brand I know comes up small is Guess (try Selfridges and House of Fraser)… if you can contend with the 5 inch heel that they insist on putting on their entire collection.