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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by minimal
Yes, it all sounds confusing, or at least I sound confused. Hence my recommendation to show up in person and test!

Good luck with it.

Unfortunately I'm on the wrong coast so I don't know when I'll be able to check them out in person.

Does anyone know how the Lands End Alfred Sargent shoes fit in terms in width? In particular the Suede Chukkas.
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by minimal

Crockett&Jones: The much-loved 337 last (on which many if not all of the handgrade line is based) is pretty wide (maybe an actual USA E).
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Originally Posted by acidicboy
c&j 337 models with their slim lasts that fit me well.

I am interested in this mention of C and J lasts.
C and J offer different fittings (E and F) on the same last; how is this possible?
I thought the last determined the shape and fit of the shoe (length and width).

Trimmer
post #18 of 26
If your looking for wide shoes up to size 15 I would check out:
www.widefitshoes.co.uk

check out their measuring page to help you find out how wide your feet are and what shoes you need.
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by jesol View Post
If your looking for wide shoes up to size 15 I would check out:
www.widefitshoes.co.uk

check out their measuring page to help you find out how wide your feet are and what shoes you need.

Thanks for this post. I only recently found my correct shoe size and if I check their measuring guide it shows indeed my shoe size and confirms that I have wide feet .

Very helpful guide if your want an estimation of your shoe size. For years I did not realize I have wide feet :X. I just squeezed myself into normal fits. I think this is quite common for many people to do.
post #20 of 26
Has anyone here with a wide foot (US E) found a good fit in the Crockett and Jones "Lowndes?"

Great looking shoe and I'm wondering if I could find a pair that would fit my 9.5 E feet....
post #21 of 26
If you have a wide foot, you can rule the Lowndes out - the 348 last is relatively narrow and the toebox will apply a footbinding-like crush to your forefoot. If you like this look, you can get the Seymour on the 337, but will have to order it from C&J in the UK

As noted above, you will fare better with the 337 and the 325 (which has a rounder toe) and the 240, which can be found on sale at Brooks in black or brown perf captoe in a generous E fitting.

The elongated toe makes the shoes a tad longer than you might be used to, but other than that there are only two catches to note on the 337's sizing:

1. to get the right width, all of the typical forum advice on sizing down will likely go right out the window...you may wind up with the same size as your US shoe or going down only 1/2

2. Loafers are a bit trickier than lace ups - apparently the vamp changes the volume of the fit between models

Making a run to the T&A store in either NYC or Beverley Hills is strongly advised. NYC store has bigger selection and the staff is first rate in terms of knowledge and patience. I also spent an embarrassing amount of time in the Jermyn Street shop one afternoon trying on everything and asking all sorts of width-based Qs.

You may find some G fittings work, but these seem to have a ton more volume - for feet that are simply bigger rather than just wider - the Gs I tried on in C&J were like putting the box on. Perhaps an insert might help?

FWIW, I would also advise on shelling out the $25 or whatever it is to buy a professional shoe stretcher. This can go a long way in making an "almost" fit work fine.
post #22 of 26
Very helpful response, thanks!

Sad news about the Lowndes, it really looks like the perfect double monk...
And it seems like the Seymour might be discontinued?
post #23 of 26
Suggest you have a try-on of some of the Church's (stalwart basic model) offerings in G or H width fitting especially on the 100/103/104 last shapes.
post #24 of 26
I think some of the widest standard sized shoes on the planet must be Trickers. Wide at the toe and heal.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by Champagnelifestylenomoney View Post
Suggest you have a try-on of some of the Church's (stalwart basic model) offerings in G or H width fitting especially on the 100/103/104 last shapes.

Thanks for the tip. Any place to try these on in Los Angeles?

It looks like Church's makes a double monkstrap in a wide (English G) size called the "Liverpool."
Can't seem to find much info or pics, however....
post #26 of 26
I have very wide feet. I wear 4E running shoes (trainers).
In the higher-end category I was able to find one last at
Ludwig Reiter that worked, the "Amerikaner". Also, I
was informed that that the newer "Uniform" last would
also fit. I ended up with Ludwig Reiter after visiting
Vass and Balint who coudln't fit me RTW.
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