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Best shoe style for wide feet

Coldfire3k3

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My feet are wide at the ball and slightly narrow at the heel (size 10 or 10.5, 2E as per Brannock scale). What would be a good shoe style for this type of feet?

I'm open to one of the following: Oxford or Derby shoes or boots in plain toe, cap toe or wing tip styles as well as whole-cut Oxford shoes.
 

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There is no one "style" which meets such a generic feature. There is no such thing as a standard foot either, even your two will differ; the description you give is actually meaningless in shoe manufacture. Each last is different so you will really need to go to some bricks and mortar shops to try them whatever anyone might suggest.
 

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Let me rephrase, do certain styles or features (like narrow wing tips) emphasize wide feet?

Just looking for a few tips to keep in mind when selecting new shoes.
 

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I have feet similar to those of the OP. While no one style can be said to suit I find it much more likely that a derby will fit my feet, but as has been noted all lasts are different. I do very well with dumpy, inelegant "country' shoes.
My best fit is the Cheaney "Cairngorm II" (4436 last) in UK 10G, however my Cheaney for Herring Shoes "Canning" in 10G (2003 last) is too narrow and awaiting a shoe stretcher.
I do ok with a UK 10.5F (4444 last) in Trickers various country shoes and the same with shoes from Barker.
In AE I have shoes in US 11D,E and EEE and the E shoes fit best but I can wear the others without too many problems. They seem more forgiving than the tank-like shoes out of the UK.
Give up now upon the idea of wearing any elegant, pointy shoe, or anything from Italy. A decent pic of the shoe from above should tell you if it is worth trying on.
Expect disappointment if you buy without trying on a shoe. I'm lucky in that I have a friend with feet 1/2 size smaller than mine and he has bought five or six pairs of my mistakes.
Good luck.
 

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As others have said, it depends on the last. I have a wide right foot and a normal left foot, so it's hell either way. Allen Edmonds used to have a last that fit pretty well, but they discontinued it. Just go to a shop with very patient salespeople and spend some time trying on a lot of shoes.
 

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Let me rephrase, do certain styles or features (like narrow wing tips) emphasize wide feet?

Just looking for a few tips to keep in mind when selecting new shoes.

Buy shoes that actually fit rather become fixated on a style.
 

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