Do I need EE width shoes (pic)

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  1. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Senior member

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    I have a pair of JL Kipling loafers in 9.5e and am eyeing a new pair of John Lobb City II oxfords. I'm torn between needing it in a E or EE width and I don't live anywhere near a shop where I can try them on. As you can see from the pic of me wearing the E width shoes (while standing) there is an outward bulge around the ball of the foot. Should I be looking at a EE width shoe? Is there a big difference between E and EE width? I only need a little extra space around the ball of the foot - not the heel. I've never purchased wide width shoes before, but I've had shoes like Paul Stuart Masterpieces and Sutor Mantellasi's on chiseled toe lasts where I had to get rid of them because they were squeezing me there. Not sure what to do here. [​IMG]
     


  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    If you cant move your small toes, then yes.
     


  3. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Absolutely. First, that last is too narrow for your foot. It definitely should not be busting at the seams like that. Second, an increase of width letter is only equivalent to 1/4". Its not going to make that much difference that close to the toe. You look like you have a very similar foot to mine. I feel sorry for you...
     


  4. Claus

    Claus Senior member

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    What Rambo said.

    Also check if the City II oxfords are made on a different last than the Kipling loafers. I'm no expert on JL, so maybe they aren't. However, this would influence fit, too.
     


  5. chison

    chison Well-Known Member

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    ever had your foot measured?
     


  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wear a UK10E in most shoes but couldn't resist a beautiful pair of Lobbs Russells that were UK10EE brand new for only $300 at a Neiman's sale one year. I have a somewhat narrow foot with a high instep and with the addition of a tongue pad they not only fit well but now seem to be one of most comfortable shoes when doing lots of walking. They have an excellent fit in the heal and being an oxford I can adjust the instep a bit. I have lots of room to move my toes yet it isn't at all sloppy.

    Go for the EE. By the way, Lobb has EE shoe trees that are worth the money to keep them looking their best and minimizing creases.
     


  7. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Looking at those shoes you need EE or bigger.
     


  8. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    ever had your foot measured?

    +1.
    You need to be measured by a brannock device.
     


  9. Marcellionheart

    Marcellionheart Senior member

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    How can you walk with those on?
     


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    atila Senior member

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    haha yea definitely need wider shoes - those look VERY goofy on you.
     


  11. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Senior member

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    haha yea definitely need wider shoes - those look VERY goofy on you.

    You just want to see those shoes on b&s for a knockdown price [​IMG]
     


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