The struggle to find large shoes is huge. Almost as huge as the size of my foot. I wear a size 10.5 but there are ladies out there with sizes as large as 16! I thought I had it hard!
Just six months after launching Trèsolz, I soon discovered women with much larger feet than mine. This business was created and is dedicated to providing stylish, comfortable and affordable shoes to women with big feet, and so we offer shoes in sizes 10 to 15.
This is how we laid out our inventory: 30% size 10, 20% size 11, 10% size 13, 5% size 14, and 5% size 15. I thought the demand would be more in the 10-12 range. Let me be the first to admin - I was wrong! Our shoes in sizes 13-15 are flying off the shelves and are now almost all sold out!
So we pivoted. We opened up pre-orders and private labels for those who no longer could find their size. For those who have subscribed to our Trèsolz email newsletter, they have received first dibbs on new styles in their size. We provide this service to honour all our customers who have supported us during our opening months.
Things are changing. We are making changes to our ordering pattern. To serve our customers better, our upcoming Fall 2021 collection will be stocked with a higher percentage of size 13, 14, and 15. Plus, we are thinking of adding a size 16! We are currently doing our due diligence to ensure that there is a demand in the marketplace.
Not many brands go up to size 16. We might even be one of the first. Ladies, do you know someone with a size 16 foot? Please email us at email@example.com to let us know. What does that mean for our size 10 customers? When you manufacture shoes, the range of sizes you choose affects the cost per pair since for every size, a new mold needs to be made. Adding size 16 means we would need to drop our size 10 to keep our shoes affordable.
I wear a size 10/11 so I understand how this would impact you, our valued customer. Trust me, I do. While I can still shop in stories and online and find some shoes in my size, the supply is very low and so I know that the need is still there.
Trèsolz is committed to finding the solution that works for all of us large foot ladies. Bear with us. Trust our commitment. And remember, we’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions at any time.