When buying shoes online, it’s important to get the right size, so check our handy size charts to make sure. Sizes can vary from brand to brand, so please use the charts as a general guide only.
- The best time to try on shoes is after work or on a busy day when feet are at their most swollen.
- Always try shoes on when standing as your feet spread while taking full pressure of your body weight.
- For a wide calf fit, or wider shoe fit, Gabor will normally have a few classic styles that will be suitable for your specific needs.
Heel heights are measured by lying the shoe on a flat surface and measuring the heel from the bottom to the top.
On the site, we’ve put our shoes into different heel height categories – Flat, Low, Mid and High. Refer to the chart to give you an idea of how high the shoe will be. Please use the chart as a general guide only as sizes do vary from brand to brand.
|Heel height chart|
|Flat||0 – 2.5cm|
|Low||2.5 – 6cm|
|Mid||6 – 8cm|
|High||8 – 10cm plus|
Stiletto heels are generally slender and high. They give the illusion of height and will make your feet look smaller while elongating your legs.. A seductive feminine shoe, they will give you a striking silhouette due to the arched foot bed
The main shoe styles
In a variety of heel types and styles, knee boots finish at or below the knee. They can be pull-on boots, or come with a side zip feature. They’re a good autumn winter staple, as they keep your legs warm, and look equally good with skirts or jeans tucked in.
Brogues & Loafers
Brogues were traditionally a man’s shoe. The word ‘brogues’ originates from Irish and Scottish Gaelic ‘brōg’, taken from Old Norse ‘brók’ meaning ‘leg covering’. It can feature perforated detailing, a lace up front and has been brought back to fashion by many celebrities.
Caring for your shoes
Before wearing leather shoes, use aleather protector and wear shoes in dry conditions for the first few occasions. This gives the shoes the opportunity to get used to the way the foot flexes and to build up a protection on the surface of the sole.
Try and avoid wearing shoes on consecutive days to allow time for drying and airing between wearing.
Wet shoes should be allowed to dry naturally (never by artificial heat) stuffed with newspaper or tissues to absorb moisture. Harsh drying can easily ruin leather soles and cause the uppers to stiffen and warp.