During two days of browsing stores and bugging sales people, I found some stores that carry 5. I'd hug these stores if I could, because the lowest size most carry is 6. Discrimination, I tell you!
Here is a list of major Canadian retailers that sell 5 and for some stores, some of the brands that make them. Before you try to hug these stores electronically, I must stress that even the ones that do carry 5 have a very limited selection of models in that size, and an even smaller selection in stock.
2. The Bay - Clarks, Jessica
4. Le Chateau
6. Soft Moc - Hush Puppies
Believe it or not, finding size 5 shoes I liked that fit me wasn't my biggest feat: it was a huge feat to find ones that had small enough back-parts (the technical term) and wide enough toe-parts. I wasn't totally successful. The two pairs I bought need stretching, insoles and the sticker pads for the back-parts. As I type this, I'm trying to break in the Naturalizers I bought for two weddings and realizing that I am not a masochist after all. Ow. Well, at least I can't fit a whole finger in the back of each of them, though. My heels not sliding out was the major selling point. Pretty, eh?
|Naturalizer Black Shiny Brazen|
November 11 Note: I recently went to a New Balance store and was measured... My 6.5 New Balance shoes were "way too big" and I tried on some size 5 shoes. A closer match, but not good enough. My search continues...