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Design Guides

Advice and tips on designing your made-to-order shoes

Shoes for small feet

For women, finding the right shoes for small feet on the High Street can be a nightmare. The problem that many women have is finding shoes that look elegant and grown up, without looking too ‘cute’. At Upper Street our philosophy is that shoes are for everyone and our shoes start from UK size 1.5 ( EU 33/ US 3) and we offer 4 width fittings.

You design your shoes and we hand-make them for women, like you, with small feet.
To help you design your perfect shoe for small feet, here's our top shoe designing tips.



Small feet look great in mid-heel shoes
Mid-heels are very flattering on small feet. The proportions of high heel shoes can make small feet look even smaller by shortening the foot. Opt for our classic 3'' round toe court shoe, or we also have a range of lower heel shoes.

Choose petite details that are in proportion with your feet. Chunkier straps and buckles can look too big for smaller feet. Instead choose our finer straps with dainty buckles as opposed to the wider strap options on offer.

Be bold with colour
Pop Brights work brilliantly on small shoes. Bright colours can be over powering on larger shoes so if you have smaller feet take advantage and go for bright zingy colours. Order swatches to colour match your shoe designs. 

Lengthen your small feet with points
Pointed court shoes are perfect for adding a little length to small shoes. Our pointed courts incorporate a contemporary short front that is classic yet on trend and creates a narrower line. They also come with a 2.25" kitten heel (select at checkout).
Visit our pointed court shoe gallery for design inspiration.

Try a T-bar sandal. A T-bar sandal is a great style for small feet. The centre strap creates a mid line that draws the eye down the foot towards the peep toe giving the illusion of length. You can also add Swarovski diamante straps to the centre strap for an extra bit of eye catching sparkle. 
Our guide to designing your own sandals reveals all.

Start designing your own small shoes>>

If you're a bride with small feet, we've created a special bridal design guide for small feet to help you create your unique bridal shoes.
Grey Patent Round Toe Court
Pink/Red platform court
Purple leopard platform court
Turquoise satin T-bar sandal