Originally Posted by vespajg
Not sure where all the posted shops are and I'm not interested enough to look at those I'm not famliar with, but I believe that, at least for some shoemakers, a European "E" is equivalent to a US "D." For example, look at the sizing chart from Sanders & Sanders. Maybe the shoes marked "E" are for the European market? Or maybe you're just shit out of luck. No Yuketens for you...
Yes, I actually know the guys that run the Tres bien shop. Despite all the pictures and the claims, they told me they do not carry Yuketen "E" widths.
Actually, in europe, nobody has heard of "E" widths....shoes usually come only in one width for any given size.
The Tres bien shop folks did, however, tell me that one of the advantages of Quoddy was that you could order directly from Quoddy, widths ranging from US B to US EEE....so it is more customizable.
Quoddy is having quite the rep among the fashionista hipsters of London in particular....
Without publically divulging private jokes and private comments, the width issue has again to do with Yuketen's target market, where "E" widths are not really in demand.