Where It All Started...
As tall, plus size women we always found ourselves struggling to find shoes that fit! I am 6’2 with a 38” inseam! Finding cute plus size fashion that also catered to tall style was one of my many #tallgirlproblems! In addition to that, as a wearer of a size 12 Wide / size 13 shoe, the struggle was all too real to find modern, well made, chic shoes that lasted and footwear that didn’t break apart after 2-3 wears! I was always trying new brands and companies and finding that they were poorly made and extremely overpriced.
Sherene and I are tall women who wear size womens UK size 11 / US size 13 / EU size 46 shoes and after 3 years of talking about how frustrating it was to find large-sized shoes that made us feel good, we decided to embark on the journey of starting our own line!
We knew we wanted to create a brand that made the shoe shopping experience for people like actually enjoyable and filled with joy. After 2 years of development and research, CoIX Shoes was born! Our solution to allow us to express our personal style and individuality from head to TOE!!
We would describe ourselves as modern, fashionable women who wanted to express our style confidently beyond our ankles
We did an interview with Jenna on Tall Girl Takeover and we spill all the deets on growing up tall, fashion inspiration and our favourite tall girl hacks. Read the full interview here!
When we met we bonded over the struggle to find clothes and shoes for our taller frames. It was particularly difficult to find shoes at all as we both wear size US 13 (UK 11), let alone shoes that were stylish and well made. After discussing it casually for years there came a day where we both were like, “Why don’t we just do this?!”
We wanted to design modern, fun footwear that excited us, shoes we couldn't wait to wear. We dreamt of having shoes that could take us from the office in the day to after-work drinks at night. CoIX took about two years to get going, from inception to design to receiving the inventory for our first collection. We’re very excited and happy with our first collection and the attention we’ve paid to all the details from the fabrics to the insoles and the packaging.
Our name, CoIX, is pronounced COY, initially to describe the fun flirty styles. The ending of CoIX with the IX because we start at UK size 9 and up.
CoIX Shoes was born out of love to be the brand we wanted to see! Chic, Stylish, vErsatile footwear in modern colors for larger shoe sizes.
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