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Womens Narrow Shoes


womens narrow shoes

I’ve received emails from readers interested in womens narrow shoes requesting a post featuring footwear for their finer bones–shoes that won’t look like “strapped on bowling balls” and flats that will stay on their narrow heels. Now, you may be thinking the above styles would never work for you because they appear to lack arch and heel support and for some styles, that is true. But don’t discount the support a proper fitting insert can provide. The Insole Store carries inserts that run narrow from brands like Pedag, Birkenstock, and Apara (most of these can also be found at Zappos and Amazon too, where you can read more customer reviews).

Back to the shoes. Here are a few of my favorite womens narrow shoes:

womens narrow shoes

1. Vaneli Grania (top photo): A D’Orsay design with a stretch fabric quarter strap and low 1″ wedge heel, the Grania comes in narrow widths and attractive neutrals, blue, red and metallic (it also comes in the elusive 10.5 size).  $129.95 at, free shipping and exchanges; also available at Amazon for $80-130.

womens narrow shoes2. Franco Sarto Freeze (below top photo to the left): I’ve always preferred the smoking flat look to the ballet flat–classy without prissiness–plus no toe cleavage..blurg. The higher vamp should provide a more secure fit too. The Franco Sarto freeze is available in narrow width, but also seems to run a bit small lengthwise so I recommend ordering up a half size. Available in whole and half sizes 4-11, 12, 13 for $89.95 at Nordstrom, free shipping and returns.

womens narrow shoes3. Clark’s Candra Glow (below the Franco Sarto shoe): A cushioned Ortholite footbed with moderate arch support. A steel shank provides midfoot support and a thermoplastic rubber outsole provides good traction and shock absorption. Whole and half sizes 5-10, 11, 12; narrow to extra wide widths. $95 at Zappos, $95 at, $53-95 at Amazon, free shipping and returns, $45-95 at, $94.95 at FootSmart.

womens narrow shoes4. Robert Zur Petra (middle, large photo): A beautiful woven penny loafer with an upper of super soft glove leather and rubber driving outsoles. The Petra is available in sizes 4-10.5, 11, 12 and narrow widths at Nordstrom for $245 with free shipping and returns. Good news for super narrow feet, Arthur Beren carries the Petra in an AAAA width!

womens narrow shoes5. Johnston and Murphy Maggie Camp Moc (lower left photo): Similar to the Robert Zur, but not quite as expensive. The Maggie Camp Moc features premium leather upper, memory foam footbed and rubber driving outsole. $49.99-168 at, $168-188 at Zappos.

womens narrow shoes6. Cobb Hill Emma (lower right photo): EVA-cushioned and removable footbed with moderate arch support. Rounded toe box and a stability shank for midfoot support. $100 at Zappos, $27-99 at Amazon, free shipping and returns. reviews all sorts of comfortable shoes for women, but I know I always miss some goodies. Do you have any favorite womens narrow shoes that I’ve missed or brands that you’d like me to review? What is the most important thing for you when picking one of these out? Let us know in the comments below!

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4 Responses to Womens Narrow Shoes

  1. Jan says:

    Thank you for taking the time to research this and give the narrow-footed few some wearable options – great post!

  2. Michelle Lentini says:

    I am looking for stylish comfortable, supportive sandals. Right now, all I wear are Dansko Sophies. I have a very narrow foot and this is the only sandal that seems to work for me in both style and comfort.

  3. Jill says:

    Thought you all should know you’ll need to look elsewhere for your
    Robert Zur wide / narrow shoes as Arthur Beren Shoes is no longer
    In business

  4. Helen Megan says:

    Agree. I got a great pair of Robert Zur Petras in 8 AAAA at Arthur Beren’s CLOSING sale last year. It isn’t getting any easier.

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