Measurements & Ordering The Right Size
Shoe sizes vary by style—they run long, short, wide or narrow. We test fit size 8.5 shoes, and sometimes recommend ordering a larger or smaller size. Look for this information on any product page. (e.g. Fit: Runs long, buy a half size down.)
If one foot is larger than the other, always fit the larger foot.
The letters "4A", "3A", “2A”, "B”, or "C" below the sizes refer to the width of the shoe. The following chart explains the various widths Arthur Beren carries:
|4A or SS||= Extra Narrow|
|2A or N||= Narrow|
|B or M||= Medium (Standard)|
|C or D or W||= Wide |
|2E or WW||= Extra Wide |
Get sized regularly by a professional, preferably using a Brannock device. It is important to measure the width of the foot and to take into consideration the type of arch you have.
Wear the right socks. Consider your plans and activities and wear the most breathable and absorbent socks or stockings for the occasion with the appropriate footwear. If going bare, keep clean and dry.
Check the construction. Look at the sole and heel of the shoe to see what kind of terrain the shoe is meant to handle. Also look inside to assess the lining and upper elements of the shoe, checking to see how they will address your needs. A leather lined shoe will generally last longer than one without lining, though the unlined shoe may be lighter and more appreciated in warmer climates.
Walk around. When trying on a new pair of shoes, always try on both pair and walk around a bit - always on a clean indoor surface of course. Flex your arch and toes to see if the shoes feel good while you move about. Try shoes on in the afternoon or evening. Feet swell to their largest as the day progresses, so you will get a better reading of your true size once your feet have warmed up to the day.
Allow some time to break in a great pair of leather shoes--the best ones are a little tight in the beginning. By doing it right you’ll have shoes that are molded to your feet perfectly. See the How To Care tab for advice on proper shoe maintenance.
If the upper of the shoe is made of elastic or an elastic-blend fabric the shoe should fit snugly and need no breaking in. Shoes should never squeeze or cramp your toes.
If your shoes are slightly too loose in the in-step, a toe pad can be added to create a better fit, preventing any unnecessary friction.
For more heel and arch support or extra cushioning, consider custom fitted orthotic inserts, or even some gel inserts to target the problem.
Fitting Questions? Please call 1-888-400-2623 or email 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
About the Designer
Stuart Weitzman may be best known for his glamorous special-occasion footwear, admired and photographed on red carpets and runways. But as his fanatically loyal customers know, there’s a Stuart Weitzman shoe for every setting, from corporate boardroom to casual lunch. From elegant pumps to waterproof Gore-Tex rain boots; from traditional moccasins to innovative sandals, the styling is always on-trend yet timeless, the attention to detail impressive. And the fit? Few other designers offer such an extensive range of sizes and widths, from AAAA through C.
Weitzman was born in 1942 into a “shoe family”: his father, known as Mr. Seymour, was a shoe designer himself. Stuart designed his first shoe when he was just 20 and added it to the Mr. Seymour line, where it sold well. He took over his father’s business in the 1960s and to this day continues to oversee design and production. (He is one of very few shoe designers who is also a skilled patternmaker.) For more than 30 years, Stuart Weitzman shoes have been made in Elba, Spain; each pair takes six to seven weeks of production time and is handled by 80 craftsmen.
In addition to offering a comprehensive selection of Stuart Weitzman footwear, Arthur Beren is pleased to present Stuart Weitzman handbags in coordinating styles and materials.