Buyer's Guide to Women’s Footwear

This buying guide is designed to help you choose the style of Cosyfeet footwear that’s right for you. Please click here to view our Women's Footwear range.

Cosyfeet footwear is designed for feet that can't fit into ordinary footwear. All our shoes, sandals, boots and slippers are extra wide and extra deep so they’re very roomy.

All our women’s footwear is made with an extra wide fitting of approximately 6E. But don’t worry if you don’t know your width size as many of our styles are adjustable. This means they’re flexible enough to fit feet that swell up during the day or if one foot is more swollen than the other.

Unlike many other brands of wide fitting footwear, Cosyfeet shoes also benefit from extra depth which means they’re particularly good at fitting feet that are swollen while some styles can also fit problem toes, bunions, misshapen feet and orthotics.

We understand that new customers are sometimes concerned about getting the perfect fit using mail order. However, most customers find that if they order their normal shoe size (e.g. Women’s size 6), a Cosyfeet shoe will provide the extra room and comfort they’re looking for.

If you normally take a half size and we don’t offer a half size in the style you want, we would suggest that you order the smaller full size.

All our shoes are adjustable so whichever style you decide to buy, you’ll be much more comfortable than with a standard shoe.

If you find your swelling gets worse during the day, it might be worth choosing a style that has easily adjustable touch-fastening straps.

Of course there is no absolute guarantee but about 80% of our footwear customers find success first time - and if you count those customers who send goods back to swap for another style or size, that rises to 90%. If for any reason you’re not 100% satisfied with your choice, you can exchange for another size or style - or we’ll give you an immediate refund. It’s as simple as that.

Lace up Touch-fastening

They give the most secure fit with plenty of support and adjustment.

They offer the most scope for adjustment and are ideal if tying laces is a problem.

Strap Extensions are available if your feet are exceptionally swollen. They lengthen the touch-fastening strap giving you more fitting flexibility.

Leather Elastane Fabric CosyTex™ Purewool™

The most hardwearing and traditional material.

Super-stretchy to accommodate the most swollen or misshapen feet.

Soft and accommodating for the most sensitive of feet.

Our CosyTex™ footwear is windproof, breathable and 100% waterproof.

Naturally soft and warm, our wool footwear is perfect for sensitive feet.

Flexible polyurethane Extra-lightweight soles Flexible Rubber soles

These soles are flexible, hardwearing and shock-absorbing.

These soles are made from very lightweight, durable PU which is also flexible, shock-absorbing and offers good grip.

Look out for the Extra-lightweight soles symbol.

Very flexible. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Look out for the Flexible Rubber soles symbol.

Shaped insoles and orthotics Adaptations

If you need to wear shaped insoles or orthotics we advise that you look for styles that are especially deep or have removable insoles.

Bolton Brothers provide orthotic services including sole alterations to allow for leg length discrepancies or other sole/orthotic changes to improve balance and gait. They can add sockets and T straps for users of callipers. This can be done on any of our styles. Customers can send footwear privately with prescription requirements provided by their doctor, orthotists or other health professional. For further information visit

All of our footwear has been designed to be wide, deep and roomy enough to comfortably fit even the most challenging of conditions. However, there are some styles that are more suitable for specific conditions than others:

Arthritis Bunions Swollen feet and ankles Problem Toes

If you have arthritis, you may find that lace up styles are preferable because they offer the best support.

However, if your movement is impaired we’d recommend a style with a touch-fastening as they’re the easiest to put on, take off and adjust.

You might also appreciate some of our extra lightweight styles.

Look out for the Extra-lightweight soles symbol.

Many people suffer from the pain of bunions which can be made worse by trying to fit into standard footwear. Cosyfeet products are made from soft materials and some have especially wide, deep toe boxes to accommodate bunions.

Our particular favourites are the styles which are made with Elastane that stretches and moulds to the shape of your feet.

We would also recommend shoes without seams on the side panels.

All Cosyfeet footwear is Extra Roomy and has been designed to fit swollen feet so whichever style you decide to buy, you’ll be much more comfortable than with a standard shoe.

If swelling gets worse during the day, choose a style that has easily adjustable straps.

Don’t forget our range of extra roomy socks and extra roomy hosiery which has been specially developed to give a more generous and comfortable fit.

We would recommend a style with a deep toe box or a seam free toe area.

Don’t forget our range of socks for sensitive feet.