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Luxury footwear begins with intelligent and thoughtful design. Thoughtful design also includes sizing for all women. Here at Italeau we strive to deliver high quality Italian leather flats available in extended sizes such as womens size 10 flats, womens size 11 flats, womens size 11 flats, and womens size 13 flats.
Flats are a staple wardrobe item that some women wear just about every day. Whether you are a religious wearer of flats or an occasional wearer, you deserve comfortable and quality flats that fit just right. At Italeau we are committed to delivering women’s shoes handmade in Italy available in extended sizes. As we see prices rise, Italeau is doing all we can to keep our prices fair and affordable without compromise.
Italeau believes in intelligently designed, luxuriously handmade footwear. Our brand stands out from our ethical practices such as paying homage to the authentic craft of shoemaking, passed down through generations of Italian artisans to giving back to our communities. All shoes should have the basic function of protecting your feet, providing comfort, and being long lasting. However, the intention of the brand behind the shoe can achieve so much more than that. Together, we are powerful.
Women's flats should fit snugly and comfortably, without slipping off the heels or causing any discomfort to the toes or feet. The toe box should be spacious enough to allow for slight movement and wiggle room, while the arch and heel should be securely in place. Additionally, the flats should be flexible and have a supportive insole to ensure comfort and proper fit during extended wear.
Italeau’s women’s Italian leather flats are designed with comfort and durability in mind. When selecting your next pair of flats, consider the benefits of our leather and handcrafted design.
A women's size 11 typically corresponds to a foot length of about 10.5 inches (26.7 cm). However, it's important to note that shoe sizes can vary between brands and manufacturers, so it's best to measure your foot and refer to a brand’s size chart.
Yes, we do create size 12 women’s shoes and flats. We also offer Size 13 women’s shoes. Offering women’s shoes in extended sizes is extremely important for inclusivity, overall customer satisfaction, and social responsibility. Offering a wider range of shoe sizes means that they can care for their customers better. Inclusivity and accessibility for those of different shapes and sizes should be the standard. Italeau is proud to offer extended sizing for women’s shoes to hopefully contribute to a larger societal shift towards a more accepting and accommodating culture.
A woman's size 13 usually corresponds to a foot length of about 11.5 inches (29.2 cm). It's important to keep in mind that shoe size can vary between brands and manufacturers, so it's best to measure your foot and refer to a size chart for the specific brand you're interested in to ensure a proper fit.
When making your shoe selection you can consider that ideally women's flats should fit snugly and comfortably, without being too tight or causing any form of discomfort. The toe box should be spacious enough to allow for slight movement and wiggle room, while the arch and heel should be securely in place. Additionally, the flats should be flexible and have a supportive insole to ensure comfort and proper fit during extended wear. If the flats are too tight, they may cause blisters. If they are too loose, they may slip off the heel and cause instability.
As stated previously for foot length suggestions, you can learn a lot about what works for your sizing and fit by measuring your feet and referring to the brand's size chart. For reference, you view the Italeau size chart, which also includes extended sizing.
Women can style flats in a variety of ways to suit different occasions and personal tastes. Some popular ways to style flats include:
With casual outfits. Flats can be paired with jeans, leggings, shorts, or skirts for a relaxed, everyday look.
For workwear. Flats can be paired with slacks, skirts, or dresses to create a polished, professional look.
With formal wear. Flats can be dressed up with skirts, dresses, or pants for a more formal or special occasion.
Mixing and matching. Flats can be mixed and matched with different patterns, textures, and colors to create a fun and eclectic look.
It's also important to consider the specific style of the flats, such as embellishments, patterns, or textures, when styling them to ensure they complement the rest of the outfit. You have so many options to play with! Have fun and feel free to get a little out of your comfort zone.
Leather flats are considered a must-have for many women due to their versatility, durability, and comfort. They are a go-to shoe for most women - especially those that value comfort. Women that value comfort have probably looked high and low for the most comfortable flats, which may even be what lead you here. Italeau flats are a fan favorite for those that value the following.
Versatility. Leather flats can be dressed up or down, making them a versatile choice for a variety of occasions and outfits.
Durability. Leather is a strong and durable material, making it a good choice for shoes that will be worn frequently.
Comfort. Leather flats often have a supportive insole and can mold to the shape of the foot over time, making them comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.
Style. Leather flats come in a variety of styles, colors, and designs, making it easy to find a pair that fits individual personal style preferences.
Easy to clean. Leather is also relatively easy to clean and maintain, making it a practical choice for women who want a low-maintenance shoe option.
These reasons, among others, make leather flats a popular choice for women who value versatility, comfort, and style in their footwear. What reasons stand out to you? Discover what you value most before making your selection.
Leather flats may stretch out a little as they’re broken in, but this can vary depending on the specific pair and the type of leather used. Some leathers are more supple and will stretch more easily, while others are more rigid and may not stretch much at all. Additionally, the construction of the shoe and the materials used in the lining and insole can also impact the amount of stretching that occurs.
In general, leather shoes tend to mold to the shape of the foot over time, which can make them more comfortable as they break in. However, it's important to make sure that leather flats fit properly from the start, as shoes that are too tight can cause discomfort or foot problems. If you're concerned about the fit of a new pair of leather flats, consider making sure your foot measurements align with the selected sizing.
The time it takes to break in flats can vary depending on the specific pair and the materials used. Some flats may feel comfortable from the moment you try them on, while others may take a few wears to feel fully broken in. Factors that can impact the break-in period include the materials used in the construction of the shoe, the fit, and the thickness of the sole.
In general, it's best to give flats a few wears to break in. This allows you to get a sense of how they will fit and feel over time.
Leather and suede are popular materials for women's flats for many different reasons. Some of those reasons can include:
Durability. Both leather and suede are strong and durable materials, making them a good choice for shoes that will be worn frequently.
Comfort. Leather and suede can mold to the shape of the foot over time, providing a comfortable fit that can improve with wear.
Style. Both materials come in a variety of colors and designs, making it easy to find a pair of flats that fits personal style preferences.
Maintenance. Leather and suede are relatively easy to clean and maintain, making them a practical choice for women who want a low-maintenance shoe option.
Versatility. Leather and suede flats can be dressed up or down, making them a versatile choice for a variety of occasions and outfits.
The specific properties of leather and suede can also vary depending on the type of leather or suede used, the construction of the shoe, and other factors. However, these materials are generally considered popular choices for women's flats due to their combination of style, comfort, and durability. Discover the beautiful look and feel of the Italian leather and suede handmade women’s shoes from Italeau.
Leather flats can be very durable, as leather is a strong and long-lasting material. Factors that can impact the durability of leather flats include:
Quality of leather. Higher quality leathers tend to be stronger and more durable than lower quality leathers.
Shoe construction. Well-constructed leather flats, with strong soles and supportive inlays, will tend to last longer than poorly constructed shoes.
General wear and tear. The frequency and type of use can also impact the durability of leather flats. Shoes that are worn frequently or subjected to rough conditions may wear out more quickly.
Care and maintenance. Regular cleaning and conditioning of leather flats can help to keep the leather supple and prevent cracking or drying, extending the life of the shoes.
Overall, leather flats can be a durable option for women looking for a versatile and stylish shoe. Italeau’s Italian leather flats are consciously made by Italian artisans with luxury materials.
To ensure the durability, here are some tips for caring for and cleaning leather and suede flats:
Cleaning leather flats:
Use a soft cloth or brush to remove any dirt or dust from the surface of the leather.
If the leather is dirty, use a leather cleaner specifically designed for use on leather. Apply the cleaner to a soft cloth and gently rub it into the surface of the leather.
After cleaning, use a leather conditioner to help keep the leather soft and supple.
Cleaning suede flats:
Use a suede brush to remove any dirt or debris from the surface of the suede.
If the suede is dirty, use a suede cleaner specifically designed for use on suede. Apply the cleaner to a soft cloth and gently rub it into the surface of the suede.
After cleaning, use a suede protector spray to help repel water and prevent stains.
Caring for leather and suede flats:
Store your leather and suede flats in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
Stuff the shoes with paper or cloth to help maintain their shape and prevent creasing.
Use a suede or leather protector spray to help repel water and prevent stains.
Avoid wearing your leather or suede flats in wet or dirty conditions.
Keep leather and suede flats away from heat sources, as exposure to heat can cause damage to the material.
By following these tips, you can help to keep your leather and suede flats looking their best and extend their lifespan.