“We Don’t Stock Those In YOUR Size"…How It All Began

Being a tall woman with size 12 feet I have struggled to find shoes that fit me since I could remember.  I often struggled to find everyday work shoes, but what I found most difficult was finding sexy heels, in fact by some miracle I manged to find my first pair of heels when I was 21 years old.  Whenever I did come across a sexy pair of high heels and asked to try them on in a 12 I was told they don’t stock them in that size and that they only went as high as size 10, it felt as if the sexy heels were exclusively for the small footed woman.  To be honest it made me feel like I was a big footed freak.  I was ashamed of the size of my feet and for the majority of my teen years always wore black socks, as I believed black would somehow make my feet look slimmer.

I have spent a lot of time on Google trying to find websites that would sell larger sized high heels for my feet, even this wasn’t easy as the majority of sexy heels were again only for small footed woman.  Eventually I did manage to find an online store based in New Zealand, but they only stocked a very small selection of shoes in larger sizes.  I went and met with the lady who sold the shoes online and tried almost her entire selection of heels on, it was the first time in my life that all the beautiful high heels fit me perfectly!  It was through that online website that I bought my first pair of sexy 6 inch heels in a size 12!

For the first time in my life I felt like I had sexy feet, I looked like every other woman who wore those size 10 heels.  That’s when I realised that I wasn’t a freak, I looked darn good in those heels and the problem lied with the companies who didn’t cater for girls with totally normal feet like me.

Finding that online store was like hitting the jackpot, but it also made me think about all the other women who have difficulty finding shoes and who may have never owned a beautiful pair of heels in their entire life.  It made me think that New Zealand could benefit from having an online shoe shop that only stocked the larger sizes in those beautiful high heels with no small sizes allowed!  This is what inspired me to launch Captivate Shoes and I am super excited about my first selection of high heels and for the all the other sexy high heels that are still to come! 

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