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15 Aug 2012 - 23:3789389
MTF Crossplay Shoes (Fluttershy)
So at the October Expo I'm planning on cosplaying as Fluttershy from MLP:FiM. I already have the dress and wig, and just need the shoes. I've been looking to find some simple yellow flats, nothing too difficult.

Then comes the issue. I'm a dude with size 9 feet.

Does anyone have advice on where to shop for ladies shoes (authenticity, biznitches) in larger sizes? Size 9 in mens is pretty much the same as size 10 in womens, for those unaware.

And eBay has not been helpful in the slightest, the only thing I've been able to find are these Flossy plimsolls, but echk.


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16 Aug 2012 - 12:0889407
I used to have a fair few MTF friends, who tended to check on eBay first and there's some decent sellers about on Amazon. Pleaser USA stock a decent range of goth boots that go all the way to a size 16 US (15 UK).

Likewise Evans (plus size retailer) does a fairly decent range, which is where we looked for more 'standard' shoes.

For instance I found these shoes which are a size 10, a fairly common size for guys I think - they're open toe, but they're also only £4.

Always worth checking eBay first, then try 'transgender shoes uk' in Google. My MTF friend was lucky in that she was a size 8 and not too hard to buy for, not sure what size you are

EDIT: Ah, maybe it depends what you're searching under if you're not having luck with eBay. This seller does custom flats but be aware she's in China, so postage might be a while.

EDIT EDIT!: Size 9. Sorry, was posting in a rush. Even still, have a check on that link above for some patent yellow ballet pumps.


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Last edited by LewaKyser (16 Aug 2012 - 12:13)
17 Aug 2012 - 11:0989452
Seconding Evans, as they also tend towards wider fittings which helps the average FTM crossplayer.

I get all mine from Alternative Footwear (one of the companies that distribute Pleaser shoes in the UK) as they go all the way up to a 14! The downside is that they don't do very much below a 3" heel, so you might struggle finding flats with them.


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17 Aug 2012 - 11:1489453
Quote PandoraCaitiff:
Seconding Evans, as they also tend towards wider fittings which helps the average FTM crossplayer.

I get all mine from Alternative Footwear (one of the companies that distribute Pleaser shoes in the UK) as they go all the way up to a 14! The downside is that they don't do very much below a 3" heel, so you might struggle finding flats with them.


This was something I used to find - it seems a lot of sellers online class 'male-sized feminine footwear' in the same category as 'drag queen', and they can all be a bit... shall we say 'extreme' to put it politely?

Another place to look might be New Look - it's taken them a while but they now stock a decent range of wide fit shoes, though I can't guarantee sizing generally. Most only go up to a size 8, but if you can squeeze an 8 generally depends on style. I find I'm a size 5 (ladies', but can squeeze a wide fit 4, and a boy's size 6 in trainers.


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17 Aug 2012 - 13:1089457
Quote LewaKyser:
Quote PandoraCaitiff:
Seconding Evans, as they also tend towards wider fittings which helps the average FTM crossplayer.

I get all mine from Alternative Footwear (one of the companies that distribute Pleaser shoes in the UK) as they go all the way up to a 14! The downside is that they don't do very much below a 3" heel, so you might struggle finding flats with them.


This was something I used to find - it seems a lot of sellers online class 'male-sized feminine footwear' in the same category as 'drag queen', and they can all be a bit... shall we say 'extreme' to put it politely?


"Hooker heels" is the term I normally use

If you can only find flats a size or two too small, I've heard the suggestion of buying the biggest size you are able to, and snipping a v-shape out of each side near the ankle to give you a bit more room. I don't know how well it works, so only try this with charity-shop shoes if it sounds iffy!


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