Women Athletics Who Require Extra Length & Width in their Footwear


A number of women’s basketball players don’t want to rival their shoe size, but they will rival their height. We can determine their shoe size with a standard measurement scale. Penny Taylor (the 25th scorer in the WNBA) is 6’1” and should wear a size 11 shoe size … and, yes, we carry Penny’s size! We can provide up to a 13 length in women’s Athletic footwear and up to a15 length in men’s footwear. If Penny would require a wider width – we could provide up to a 7E in our line of women’s and men’s Athletic shoes.

Penny Taylor-Gil, formerly known by her maiden name of “Penny Taylor,” is an Australian professional basketball player. She currently plays for the Phoenix Mercury in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).

She was born “Penelope Jane Taylor” on May 24, 1981 in Melbourne, Australia.
In December 2005, she married Rodrigo Rodriguez Gil, a Brazilian volleyball player, in Schio, Italy.

Taylor played for the Dandenong Rangers in the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) from 1998 to 2002. She led the league in scoring with 25.5 points per game and steals with 2.5 steals per game during the 2000-01 season. She was selected by the Cleveland Rockers in the first round (11th overall) during the annual WNBA Draft in April 2001. She starred for the Rockers for three seasons.

In January 2004, the WNBA held a dispersal draft, where the league’s existing teams selected former players from the Rockers team. Taylor was selected as the first overall pick by the Phoenix Mercury.

Taylor played for the AIS (Australian Institute of Sport) during 1997-98.

She was named the WNBL’s “Most Valuable Player” during the 2000-01 season and was selected to the WNBL All-Star Five team. She was also a member of the 1999 WNBL championship team.

In the 2004 Summer Olympics, Taylor was a member of the Australian women’s basketball team that won the silver medal.

If Penny Taylor wore an 11 shoe size, we could provide a shoe for her as well as lengths up to a 13 for women and lengths to a 15 for men in our athletic performance footwear. If Penny required a wider width, our “Women’s Wide Shoes” line would be helpful. We can provide a width to 14E in women’s as well as men’s.

We have the best athletic, casual, and fashionable men’s and women’s walking styles in the Therapeutic/Comfort line of shoes in the country. We have the lengths and the hard-to-find widths. And we’re proud of our designs and construction in the world of “Women’s Wide Shoes.” Anyone who requires a proper fitting width must understand that the shoes must have an extension on the sole to properly contain the foot without the foot hanging over the shoe. What that means is every width (in a higher percentage of our shoes) will be two times wider at the outsole of the shoe. For example, if you require a 6E width, we’ll have an 8E bottom for the base of that width. Therefore, no overhang of your feet and a perfect base to provide all the necessary support and balance.

A comfort shoe is not always a therapeutic shoe. And also keep in mind that a comfort shoe often has very little midsection support. The lack of midsection support allows the feet to move forward and laterally at the same time. These combined movements will increase stress to your feet. Please view all our styles by going to our site www.dtfoowear.com

We, at DTF, have a deep concern for diabetics and their need for properly fitted footwear. We can provide “wide widths” – 4A to 14E – in both men’s and women’s footwear, and we can help those who have difficulty finding “over sizes” – 11 to 17 in length. We, also, can provide footwear in “under sizes” – 4 to 6 in length. In addition to being capable of providing these wide widths in fashionable styles of Therapeutic/Comfort footwear; we are offering a FREE GIFT to you! With every pair of shoes purchased, we will include up to (3) sets of Customized Heat Moldable Inserts that will provide even more support, added balance and stability every time you wear your shoes.

I hope that this blog has provided you with enough information to help you understand how we can help you. In conclusion, if you are having problems with your feet please do not hesitate to call me on my cell phone 909-215-1622. I am often on the phone or in a meeting, so please leave a message and I will return your call at my earliest opportunity!

We have a saying, in our company, “try us and you’ll have the experience of walking on a Pillow, all day long, with more added support and more room and balance than you have ever had before with any of your shoes.” Guaranteed!

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