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The Wide Fitting Shoe Trading Post (EEE / G width)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jrd617, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. diadem

    diadem Well-Known Member

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    Ah, I see. Well, all of the AS Handgrade models are offered in G fittings, I believe. I think that is what most of us in this thread wear. I feel bad for the people who need H fittings...that's a truly wide foot.
     
  2. rc121

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    I'm not sure that "most of us" would wear a G fitting in AS. IIRC, AS standard width is F, so a G would be equivalent to a US E width which I really don't consider "for us wide footed folk". Perhaps a G fitting in other makers would work where their standard width is E
     
  3. diadem

    diadem Well-Known Member

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    I thought G was equivalent to a US EEE fitting? Hence the "EEE/G width" in the thread title? Oh well, better that I know this now than to spend the money in haste.
     
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    http://www.pediwear.co.uk/chart.php

    Pediware, who sell shoes online, has a "G" equivalent to EE in US sizes.

    I have discussed my fitting problems ad nauseum in SF. The last two pairs of dress shoes
    I bought was was at Ludwig Reiter in Vienna. For some reason one of their lasts more or less
    fit me- with some stretching for my wider foot. The shoes in question, three eyelet derbies
    on the Amerikaner last ,worked. They weren't actually designated as extra-wide.
    I struck out at Vass in Budapest ,and Balint and several other Viennese makers.
     
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  5. rc121

    rc121 Well-Known Member

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    in certain brands, you would be correct as they start at E width. But I can only assume that those brands starting at F as standard would make G only a US E width
     
  6. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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  7. Itsuo

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    I believe it is mostly true that AS could not easily accommodate something similar to an H width in a group MTO. I will say as an individual MTO I think they could. (A shoe with that width would probably only be available on one of their most generous lasts.) I remember talking to Chay about wide fittings and he mentioned one of the founders/owners wearing an H/K width; something that I can only imagine resembles a shovel spade. :) That being said he's gone now and I think aiming for a staple model like the Drayton/Pendle etc. in a G fitting would be a good option for those who feel a little pinched in most RTW shoes, have a US E-2EE width, and generally want an shoe of that caliber without having to pay a "width surcharge" by going MTO.

    It will not be a panacea for all individuals with wide feet. :confused:
     
  8. singstar

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    For any wide-footers that own anything made by Vass:

    What last did you opt for (presumably in a G-fitting)?
    How does the size compare to a G-fitting in English-made shoes (say C&J or Church's)?

    Cheers
     
  9. rc121

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    I should be receiving a pair of vass shortly on the F last in their H fitting. Their standard width is F so a G would technically only be a US E width as I understand it.
     
  10. papa kot

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    Any Alden 10.5 EE (Barrie last) or C&J 10G (325) for sale?
     
  11. seasquirrel

    seasquirrel Well-Known Member

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    I just posted a pair of Alden 403 brown chromexcel Indy boots in the marketplace, size 10.5EEE. Excellent condition.
    (if it's not cool to post links to marketplace sales, just let me know and I can remove this)
     
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    Shameless plug:

    Just put a new classified up for a pair of Cheaney Signature range oxfords size UK7.5 in G-width.

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    Details here.

    Cheers,

    Eightace
     
  14. seasquirrel

    seasquirrel Well-Known Member

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    I'm interested in these Loake chukkas: Loake Hexham

    Can anyone share experience with the Loake G fitting? Compared to, say Alden Barrie/Trubalance EE or EEE? It's the 026 last, which I know has been listed in this thread as a wide last.

    I'm usually a 10.5 EEE (although sometimes 11EE) in Alden Trubalance/Barrie. I was thinking 10.5 UK in this chukka?

    thanks!
     
  15. OlafG

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    I have the following shoes that I might want to trade to get something new:

    Allen Edmonds Dalton (seconds, can't really tell what's wrong with them), Walnut,11,5 3E
    Alden Kudu/Chamois blucher on crepe sole, Barrie, 10,5 EEE
    Alden Cigar Shell Cordovan Longwing Blucher, Barrie, 11E
     
  16. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    These are up for sale. They fit nice and wide. I'm looking to pare down my shoe collection.

    Paid about $550 for them new in store. Great condition Would like to get $199 shipped. (These ones went for $349 on eBay)

    Crockett and Jones for Brooks Brothers Peal. "Algonquin" model split toe. Brown pebble calf with dainite soles. Shoe trees NOT included. (Those are worth about $100 on their own and I will be keeping them)

    Size 10.5 D US

    Outsole Length: 12.35
    Outsole Width at Widest Point: 4.5
    Insole length: 11.75

    Link to shoe on BB site: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Peal-...P_M_Mens_PLA&gclid=CKKW8sWiprwCFW3NOgodaDgAQw


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  17. rc121

    rc121 Well-Known Member

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    please stop posting D width shoes in here. You may think that these are wide but they are nowhere close to EEE or UK G/H width
     
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  18. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    I created the thread, I will post shoes here if I think they fit the criteria. :D

    They are actually quite wide in the toebox.
     
  19. rc121

    rc121 Well-Known Member

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    it would appear that the thread is for EEE/G width shoes, and these are D width.

    and as an fyi, I'm an 8EEE and tried on this exact pair at BB in a size 9 and they still weren't wide enough.

    But I guess you created the thread so you can post whatever you want.
     
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