When buying shoes online, it's important to get the right size, so check our handy size charts on individual product pages for details. Take a look at women's shoes here.
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.
Block heels can be high or short but are generally square in shape and have a more sturdy, chunkier design. If you're looking for a sensible higher heel to wear all day, block heels or wedge heeled shoes are recommended
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
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 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 a leather 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.
It's always best to use shoe trees to help maintain the shape of the shoe, to reduce creasing and help keep the sole from curling up.
To protect your feet from chaffing or slipping when wearing heels, try adding a foot or heel cushion.
Adding a soft rubber or leather insole to your shoes will cushion your feet. They can be cut to size and leather insoles will also absorb odours.