i like both the more casual look and the rugged military look. price is not the important point as long as they really fit me well.
i tried dr martens on yesterday but the model i tried on was too tight. but i liked the look. unfortunately they are not that easy to get where i live. just 1 model available.
i have about 7 pair y3s and they are the shoes i wear most when i wear yohji but i like this military rugged look too.
i will try out the moma shoes. i like the look. pataugas are nice too. have to find some shops. thank you.
@ parker. funny. yesterday when i tried the doc marten i saw some palladium and thought they could fit. :-)
thanx guys. if anyone have other recommendations. :-)
As a guy with EEE-width feet, I sympathize.
Some thoughts on other footwear complementary to the YY "look" :
If you like the look of the Docs but need more width, I suggest taking a look at the Grinders brand of boots, which are similar in style and price point but have a wider standard fit and roomier toebox (also, a seriously sturdier construction). I can never fit Docs, but Grinders are perfect.
Here's their 8-eyelet model : http://www.grinders.co.uk/store/Baron.html
and one of the 10-eyelet models : http://www.grinders.co.uk/store/Bulldog.html
They also make a lower shoe which is quite nice : http://www.grinders.co.uk/store/Regent.html
Palladiums have very weird fit variations, in my experience. I have 2 pairs of the exact same model in two different colorways. While one pair fit spot-on out of the box, I had to take the innersoles out of the other pair, and even then they're still snug. Go figure.
I noticed that you found Red Wings to generally be too narrow and tough to break-in. You might want to take a look at Wolverine boots. I've had good experiences with those, and I believe they offer wider widths in more models.