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Extra Wide Comfort Shoes in Princes Risborough - Sandpiper Footwear - Extra Wide Footwear and Hosiery

Wherever you live, it’s not easy to find comfortable shoes if your feet are wide or swollen, but in Princes Risborough, Sandpiper Footwear is easily available.

A wide range of footwear in Extra Wide Fittings available right here in Princes Risborough.  We have a high quality range of comfort shoes, slippers and sandals for wide, swollen or sensitive feet, including shoes for diabetics and shoes for orthotics.  Extra Wide Comfort Hosiery for the fuller figure.

Available from your local Stockist:

Wainwright's Shoe Shop

High Street,

Princes Risborough



Tel: 01452 529999
Fax: 01452 529988

Opening Hours: 8.45am until 5.30pm Monday to Saturday

Wainwright's have been synonymous with supplying high quality footwear in the Home Counties since 1919. Their quality of service and attentiveness to detail is second to none. They have and still are supplying footwear for many famous people, but don't let that put you off you will be treated like royalty whoever you are when you visit one of Their shops.


Princes Risborough is a beautiful Buckinghamshire town situated at the base of the Chilterns between High Wycombe and Aylesbury.

Albert Wainwright founded the business in 1919 and brought the shop to Princes Risborough in 1936. The present shop which you can see above was purchased in 1949 and is the head office today. It is a joy to have such a beautiful 17th century Grade 11 listed building as a head office and certainly lends itself to being referred to as a shop of character.

Wainwrights like to think that the diversity of stock and the service that they offer is what sets them apart from the those shops that you tend to find in shopping centres. If you're fed up of being ignored in these types of shop then have a day out and come and see what they have to offer you. They may not stock everything of the brands that they carry but they reckon that overall they have a great selection of footwear for all the family. Indeed they could offer something to all the members of a four generation family!


Shoes for Diabetics

Sandpiper Shoes are ideally suited to diabetics' needs due to their super soft leather uppers, smooth breathable lining, lightweight construction and seam free design.

Correct footwear is a very important part of providing for diabetes.  The longer a diabetic goes without properly caring for their feet, the worse their feet will become.

Many people who suffer from diabetes end up injuring themselves due to not following proper foot care and all it takes is a serious commitment to learning what diabetes does to your body and your lower limbs in particular and then taking steps to minimize the risks for tissue damage.

Without proper diabetic foot care, this condition is serious enough to cause foot ulcers, irritation, infections of the flesh and bone, hammertoes, bunions, and even amputation. There is no easy way out, but simply wearing the correct footwear can make a huge difference in your constant struggle to care for your feet.

Shoes for Diabetics need to have soft padded collars, wherever the shoe is in contact with the foot.  Sandpiper Shoes, have just that; the padding round the top line of the shoe ensures that the ankle and foot are protected from hard edges that could cut into the foot, or rub the foot and ankle.

Many of the styles in the Sandpiper collection, feature virtually seam-free design, ensuring that there are no seams to rub the foot, particularly at the front of the shoe.  The soft leather lining also helps to give maximum breathability, which is essential if you suffer from diabetes.  Synthetic linings - even if breathable - will draw perspiration from the foot, which can in turn cause infection which can be particularly difficult to cure for diabetics.

The specially soft 'toe-puff' in Sandpiper shoes provides an extra deep toe box to allow the toes to move freely and avoid rubbing, but ensures that there is no hard edge that can catch or cut the foot when putting your shoe on or off. 

Persons who suffer from diabetes, often find that their feet swell during the day, which makes it difficult to find suitable footwear, as in the morning the shoes are too lose, and by the evening the shoes feel tight.  The Sandpiper 3in1 fitting system means that you can increase the shoe width by 2 fittings, which is ideal for achieving the perfect fit throughout the day.

Don't wait a moment longer; find the most comfortable range of shoes for diabetics, and not only look after your feet better than ever before, but also find the blissful comfort in wearing Sandpiper Shoes - we call it Comfort beyond Compare.

Shoes for Orthotics

Sandpiper provide exceptional comfort for all wearers, and the removable insole makes them ideal for anyone who needs a shoe designed to accommodate a prescription orthotic.  Many styles feature either one or two removable insoles which may be removed to accommodate orthotics or specialist insoles.

Extra Wide Comfort Hosiery

If you find standard hosiery too tight, or you have sensitive or swollen legs, you need to try our range of hosiery that has been specially created to give a comfortable fit for the fuller figure.

The special FeatherGripTM design keeps your hosiery in place without restricting circulation or leaving unsightly marks.

Available in different versions, each in several colours, these special Tights, Stockings and Knee Highs are manufactured with extra material in the legs and feet to ensure a more comfortable and generous fitting for larger and swollen legs.