Is 4-1/4 inches really that wide? Â I wear a 12-1/2 or 13D and I think most of my shoes are 4-1/4 to 4-1/2 inches wide. Â Perhaps width measurements (B, C, D, E, EE, etc.) change depending on the shoe's length?
I'm sure you're right that width measurements change with the length of the shoe and that 4 1/4" outsole width would be a "D" on size 12 and up. But for shorter feet, a 4 1/4" outsole is a very wide EEE (I have size 9EEE Aldens that are that width).