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post #61 of 168
Alden makes 4 or 5 lasts in 3E. Some in 2E that might work as well with a bit of sizing.

Wolverine makes the 1000 mile boots in 3E, but only in 2 colors

LL Bean Kathadian boots in 2E work very well if you size up a bit.

And......that's about it.
post #62 of 168
My wide feet thank this thread.

Shoe life is not easy with wide feet (tired of spending MTO money), i can't take part in all those great bargain sales like most on this forum.

What is my best bet in RTW options?

I have seen some CJs in F and G width. AS has plenty of lasts in F width. EG, GG seems to make some F width RTW shoes. I understand JL makes EE width RTW.

I'm trying to find a good black captoe oxford (probably a brown one as well), might go with the AS Armfield, should fit the best without doing MTO (if measurements online are correct).
post #63 of 168
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

My wide feet thank this thread.

Shoe life is not easy with wide feet (tired of spending MTO money), i can't take part in all those great bargain sales like most on this forum.

What is my best bet in RTW options?

I have seen some CJs in F and G width. AS has plenty of lasts in F width. EG, GG seems to make some F width RTW shoes. I understand JL makes EE width RTW.

I'm trying to find a good black captoe oxford (probably a brown one as well), might go with the AS Armfield, should fit the best without doing MTO (if measurements online are correct).

I am also wondering what is the best option for RTW for me, as I wear a US 8eee. So far, I think C&J have the most G fittings available, although each style is usually limited to only one color in G. As for AS, I read somewhere that their F fitting is actually their standard width, so they would still be narrow for us. Maybe someone can clarify this.
post #64 of 168

A wide fitting shoe thread is not complete without reference to the Modified Alden Last.  There is actually one more Alden Last that is even wider - the Truebalance Last.  I think it could even work for an elephant.

 

I wear a 9.5EEE in the Alden Modified Last and it is simply the best fitting shoe I have found.  Nothing else has compared well to date.  The Modified Last is good for a number of reasons - for me the wide toe box is a god send.  I am wearing a nice comfortable Modified Last Cap Toe even as I write.

 

If you are anywhere near NYC try out Moulded Shoe.  They specialize in hard to fit feet.  They dont 'sell' you, they let the fit sell you by itself.  They carry the biggest selection of Alden Modified Lasts in the US. 

 

http://mouldedshoe.com/

 

I have heard Vass makes good wide shoes but have not been able to track down a distributor to discuss options with yet.  Any suggestions most apprecated...

post #65 of 168
From what I understand, Vass is pretty hard to find a distributor for whether you have hard-to-fit feet or not... I think most people go straight to them and just deal with the attendant customs headaches.

Also interested to know if the AS F-lasts are actually wide, or just their normal width. Would love to have an option other than Allen Edmonds.
post #66 of 168
I have found VASS of great help through email, although you would have to go MTO. Their standard with is F, so they suggested an H width, in comparison to my G&G 10.5 G

Also AS's standard fit is F, some lasts being slightly wider than others. A Fine Pair Of Shoes was also very email friendly...
post #67 of 168

Any ideas on where to get a nice pair of RTW wholecuts?  My size is 8E/7.5G.  So far I have not been able to turn up anything...

post #68 of 168

I am going to try Vass 43.5 G width (U Last lol) before going for H.  H will deform the shape AFAIK.

 

I am measured G&G 9.5G by Tony though on typical Brannock device I am 10D/E.

 

SC Sailor last Norwegian Split Toes (PC NST) in 9 F (standard width) feels okay right off the back but could use a bit more width.

 

The problem is I am more like wide/wide wide in the front, and normal at the heel.  So not all pairs going up a width will fit properly without any heel slippage.

post #69 of 168
Heel slippage is my usual problem, only my recent GG's have a snug heel with the needed width. Hoping VASS shoes work out the same, I will have to mention it when I order...
post #70 of 168
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This is good to know, thanks.

I know I'm a few months late, but Loake makes a "Swing" last if it's your pinky toe that gets pinched
post #71 of 168
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Originally Posted by Ennius View Post

A wide fitting shoe thread is not complete without reference to the Modified Alden Last.  There is actually one more Alden Last that is even wider - the Truebalance Last.  I think it could even work for an elephant.

I wear a 9.5EEE in the Alden Modified Last and it is simply the best fitting shoe I have found.  Nothing else has compared well to date.  The Modified Last is good for a number of reasons - for me the wide toe box is a god send.  I am wearing a nice comfortable Modified Last Cap Toe even as I write.

If you are anywhere near NYC try out Moulded Shoe.  They specialize in hard to fit feet.  They dont 'sell' you, they let the fit sell you by itself.  They carry the biggest selection of Alden Modified Lasts in the US. 

http://mouldedshoe.com/

Definitely agreed on this! I found a pair of NST 11EEE on the modified last from Shoe Mart, and they fit extremely well.
Btw, every Alden or Alden-knowledgeable shoe shop tells me, "oh, those are only made for Japan."

Joel
post #72 of 168
I am still in shock over what happened recently, and I want to share with my fellow wide-footed friends.

I'm used to seeing gorgeous shoes for sale and getting my hopes up and then told, "sorry, only available in D (or maybe E) width."

I was in DC last week, so I stopped in the DC Alden store. I told the sales person that I'm 11EEE on the barrie, and asked if they had anything in stock (long shot). The guy goes in the back and comes back out with a box, and says, "this is whiskey shell, and it's the only boot we have left, and it's 11EEE." He pulled out some gorgeous whiskey shell Indy boots and I couldn't believe they were the right size. Maybe they were from the SF preorder that went in about a year ago? Anyway, he said the guy who ordered them backed out of the deal. So if it's someone on this board, I'm grateful to have these 11EEEs!

Joel



post #73 of 168

congrats!! nice looking shoes!~

post #74 of 168

Dang those look great

post #75 of 168

Hey guys, i just posted a classified as well, but I thought i'd post here anyways- I'm looking for a pair of Allen Edmonds Daltons or Fifth St in size 9.5 eee (preferably the daltons in brown). If anyone has a pair that theyre trying to sell, please let me know!

 

Ben

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