I don't think I'd want those blue monstrosities but as an avid bowler (albeit not a good one) I've often thought about taking an old pair of suede loafers and putting them on bowling soles just for the heck of it.
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I hear you. One would think that retailers know their market better than anyone else. And the practice of focusing on "D" width almost exclusively (the "typical" or "standard" width - "F" in British shoes from what I understand) is widespread. Most brick and mortar retailers in my town -- a large American one -- stock very few styles in "e" widths. Almost all of the retailers with signficant Alden make-up business rarely offer their make-ups in wider widths than "D". Even most of the Alden company stores, with some exceptions, do not have "e" widths in their make-up runs. I can only conclude that either very few of the population has wide feet, or wide feet tend not to blow their money on shoes.
Someone posted a couple of month ago about Uniqlo socks. I've since bought like 12 pairs and like them a lot for the price of only 4 for $9.90.
If you have a store near you, check them out. They have an entire wall of men's socks in a rainbow of different colors. Or, you could buy online:
It's shots like these that made me pull the trigger on my cigar LWB.
Awesome stuff Sazon
Alden has made some pretty ugly shoes in their time but certainly nothing like this:
Does anyone actually wear something like that?
These are Marc McNairy - http://www.rooneyshop.com/collections/sale/products/saddle-shoe-navy-suede-brown-leather