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Footwear for odd-sized feet

KARKAR Member Posts: 13 Listener
Often buying two pairs of shoes to get something for both feet - I have 3 pairs that I would love to pass on to someone with the opposite size feet to me:
2 on the left and 3 on the right.
Of course this can differ with manufacturers, so one pair says:
3 on the left and 4 on the right - or 35 on the left & 36 on the right.
To be clear, my right is the smaller foot.
They are all leather & I just want someone to get some use. 
 

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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for this @KAR, very kind of you. :)
    Scope

  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Can I message you @KAR
  • KARKAR Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Yes please April - please do message me. 
  • littleacornlittleacorn Member Posts: 161 Pioneering
    Hi I have right size 1 and left size 2. As an adult it is very difficult to get shoes. There is one saving grace about being a wheelchair user that my shoes dont wear out! Where do you buy size 2 shoes?


  • KARKAR Member Posts: 13 Listener
    I've bought Pavers, Russell and Bromley & TK Max in the past - but yes, it's not easy. My left shoe wears down, as that side of my body does all the work - whilst I end up with spiral patterns on the sole of the right, where I evidently spend a lot of time swivelling on the spot. It would be good for shoe manufacturers to offer smaller sizes more frequently - even Clarks have reduced the range.

  • littleacornlittleacorn Member Posts: 161 Pioneering
    Yes I do buy Pavers or Fly flot. Most of  TK  Max shoes often have high heels which I wish I could wear as they look beautiful. I can get away with size 3 ankle boots as long as they have a zip in as long as they are not high. Its the opposite to me its my right foot that does all the work.
  • KARKAR Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Ditto with the shoe height - its a question of constantly looking. I did just come across some information indicating that shoe companies will make odd shoes to order, which included Clarks. I haven't had an opportunity to check that out yet. Someone also sent me a link to shoewap.com, which links the user with a 'shoe buddy'. Bingo - exactly what I've been looking for! But when I tried to proceed, I was informed that the site no longer existed. There must be so many people in the same situation as ourselves so I'm wondering how to set up such a site (again), and how to publicise it to those in need, as I haven't had much response through Scope.
  • littleacornlittleacorn Member Posts: 161 Pioneering
    Im not a tech person so cant help with that. I am sure there will be some information for disabled people setting these things up. Have a look on google. If I come across anything I will let you know. It would be a great resourse I'm sue.
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