Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Trend-focused plus sized e-tailer Eloquii has launched its own wide shoe line, shoppable today. The company, once an arm of The Limited, raised $6 million in funding late last year to expand its product line. A surge of search traffic for footwear on Eloquii's site lead to the no-brainer development of the retailer's own collection of heels, flats, and boots. Wide-fit shoes aren't always designed with fashion top-of-mind, providing a hole in the market Eloquii seeks to fill.
Debut styles, which are 30% wider than traditional shoes, include d'Orsay pumps, lace-up heels, and ankle booties. Most exciting is an over-the-knee style, equipped with a calf-friendly 19" leg opening. Sizes seven through 12 are available, with prices around $100 on average. Check out all of the styles in our shoppable gallery above.