Information about Shoewap

How it works

FAQ & How it works

Shoewap is a community marketplace where people with unevenly sized feet and amputees buy, sell and exchange spare mismatched pairs and single shoes. Our service is available worldwide and we support children and adults of all ages.

Is Shoewap available in my country?

Yes! Shoewap is available worldwide. 

Unfortunately, we can only display 1 currency. We recently switched to USD. Older listings are displayed in GBP.

How to find shoe swap buddies

1. Click Find shoe swap buddy in the top right corner (on your mobile phone, you can find this by clicking on the menu icon in the top left corner)
2. Select Women's, Men's or Children's
3. Select I am looking for shoes

TIP: Create a descriptive title along these lines:

  • Looking for women's shoes UK sizes left 4 / right 6.5
  • Looking for men's shoes US sizes left 8.5 / right 10
  • Looking for children's shoes UK sizes left 3.5 / right 2
  • Looking for single women's shoe UK size left 5

How to sell shoes

1. Click Find shoe swap buddy in the top right corner (on your mobile phone, you can find this by clicking on the menu icon in the top left corner)
2. Select Women's, Men's or Children's
3. Select I want to sell shoes

TIP: Create a descriptive title along these lines:

  • Black Women's ballerinas UK sizes left 6.5 / right 4
  • Brown men's dress shoes US sizes left 10 / right 8.5
  • Blue children's sandals UK sizes left 2 / right 3.5
  • Single black Women's ballerina UK size right 5

How can I connect my Paypal account?

To receive payments, connect your PayPal account. Click your name in the top bar => Settings => Payments.

You need a Business account at PayPal. This is required in order to process credit card payments from non-PayPal users. If you don't have a business account, upgrading your existing account or creating a new PayPal Business account is quick and free of charge. There are no additional costs involved.

To upgrade to a PayPal business account, go to If you are an individual, just enter your own name when PayPal asks for a "business name".

Why is there a minimum price of £1?

We take a fee of £1 for every transaction to cover Paypal fees. 

Shipping cost calculator helps you find a cheap courier service if you would like to ship within one or between two European countries.

Donating shoes

Unfortunately, we don't have storage space, so we cannot take on shoe donations. If you have spare shoes, please create listings as described above. 

Didn't find the answer to your question?

Message us or call us on +1 650 4888 004 (USA) or +44 759 2134568 (UK)

Help us keep Shoewap running and growing!

Shoewap is a project of passion: Helping our community members has brought us incredible joy and we love this work every single moment! We've been working on Shoewap full time since July 2015 with no income and have financed everything from our personal savings. 

We want to keep Shoewap running, and we want to grow the community. We're sure you'd like that too ;) Would you like to support us? Whether it's symbolic £1 or generous £100, we value the fact that you care.

To support us, please click here.

Thank you for showing that you care!
Lisa and the Shoewap Team

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