As a plus size woman, finding really cute flats for wide feet can be a serious challenge so I had to share my favorite finds from Payless Shoes – the Claire, Chaire, Caroline, and Blaire Scrunch Flats from the dexFlex Comfort line. While the names vary, they are all basically the same base shoe with varying decoration, fabrics, and colors. The really great thing about these flats is their elasticized top edge design and flexible sole. This keeps the shoes from slipping off your heels and gives them a great comfortable fit for walking and dancing. This flat design has been a staple in their inventory for quite a while now and they have been consistent with sizing and quality. I’m on my second pair of black Claire Scrunch flats this fall, having worn the first pair constantly throughout the last year. I love that these flats look great with jeans, skirts, and dresses alike. With their comfort sole, they’re really great for everyday.
I just bought the new red Claire Scrunch flats for the holidays in an 11 wide. The picture online shows a rich red and when they arrived, they were better than I hoped. Red shoes are definitely my favorite! These worked great with a navy dress for Thanksgiving, jeans for Black Friday shopping, and are perfect for pairing with the red crinoline skirt I bought from Eshakti.com to wear for Christmas. Ultimately, these will replace my black pair as my favorites! I’m really tempted to order a second pair before this awesome color disappears.
Quick tips: One thing to keep in mind is that since these have the elasticized top, you may be able to wear a regular width as well, I personally have a mix of 10W, 11, an 11W sized in my closet to fit my feet throughout all stages of puffiness. I usually wear them barefoot, but they also work with no show footie socks if you need a little extra warmth or have sweaty feet. (Did you know a quick spray of antiperspirant on the bottom of your feet does wonders to minimize the the sweaty feet issue and keep your shoes smelling great?)
Here’s a look at my collection of these great flats: