Recently I’ve been getting a lot of questions regarding where to find small-sized shoes, and I usually send readers to Nordstrom online. Nordies offers a huge selection of shoes starting at womens “size 4 or smaller,” which you can search for by size, price, style, etc. I like that they carry a range from department store brands, to high-end designers. Nordies also offers an amazing price-matching service (you can “live chat” online or call their customer service if you find the same item elsewhere for less) and hassle-free returns.
This weekend I popped into a store and was surprised to find two full racks of sale shoes under size 6, for their half-yearly sale. The selection online is much larger, but I was still excited to see so many tiny shoes. I contemplated getting the Franco Sarto lady boots in size 5.5 (on sale, comes in size 4 and +):
The shaft fit me pretty well around the calves, and only after seeing the stock photo did I realize the cuff could be folded way down. I passed on these because the heel was too high for me to rock comfortably, but see them on Ping here. I also tried on tons of Hunter rain boots in different heights and compared womens vs. kids fit, but that’s for a later post : )
The real reason I went to Nordstrom was to return the Dolce Vita kids boots that I had ordered earlier. The foot and shaft height fit me in a kids sz 4, but that was about it. The boot shaft circumference was quite roomy, and the toes were wide and round, not sleek and almond-shaped. Bummer!
On a separate note, I just saw on Chloe’s blog that Aldo is having a sale with free shipping at any price! I blogged about Aldo a while back and the consensus was that their sz 35 is unpredictable. Sometimes it fits me perfectly (I’m usually a 5.5 US) and sometimes it’s way too small. I took a chance and ordered the shoes that Chloe recommended in a sz 35: