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

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

  1. Spark

    Spark Senior member

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    Well, Bridgens didn't work out but I just scored these - same last in a G width - with the refund:

    http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&shoeid=5251&colourid=2751&brandid=6

    My first pair of Chelseas, but I'm surprised at how much I like them. Went with my regular size and the fit is terrific. Got them in suede, so I can't comment on the leather quality of the calf versions. I think they will be deep in the regular rotation once the fall rolls around

    As noted in other threads, Herring's service was impressive - I had them on the US west coast in just over a week from ordering.
     
  2. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Subscribed - I might be interested in doing some trades here: to cut a long story short, I lost a lot of weight and with it at least half a shoe size. The upshot of which is that I'm looking to get some new shoes in a US 10E /UK 9F-G/ Euro 43-43 wide.

    We've all ordered shoes that turned out to be a little small, so if that's happened to any of you gents, then I have about ten pairs of shoes in UK 9.5G and thereabouts, from Cheaney, Loake, Grenson, Church's and C&J - shout if you'd like pics.
     
  3. seasquirrel

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    I custom ordered some Rancourt Ranger Mocs about 2 months ago. Katie at Rancourt told me their lasts now only go to EE width (I owned a EEE pair a couple of years ago that ended up going to a friend in a trade, but they don't do EEE any more). I hoped the chromexcel would give the EE enough stretch to be wide enough for me. The shoes are gorgeous, but unfortunately too tight across the forefoot. So, they're up for sale. See my signature if you're interested.

    Looking for a replacement for this shoe, I decided to go with an Oak Street trail oxford in natural cxl, in EEE. I talked to Tony at Oak Street about their upcoming bluchers, but he thought those would initially only be available in D width, like the trench boots. I told him folks on this thread would appreciate them offering some wide widths. :)
     
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    FYI, I just put up 3 EEE-width Alden shoes for sale in the classifieds.

    On another wide-footed note, I've been really enjoying my Oak Street trail oxfords (EEE width). The natty cxl is breaking in nicely, and the crepe sole is quite comfortable.

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    Greetings all, I've just cleaned up a pair of wide G&Gs.

    Let me know if you have any questions about G&G wide fittings!

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    Bump!! Just found this awesome thread and could use some suggestions.

    I am roughly a 10 eee in Allen Edmonds,
    And have basically stuck to AE because of the sack of convenience in finding shoes in that size. Now my foot is extremly wide with a high instep. My balmorals laces are never closed, and frankly I'm really not that close. The sizing elsewhere fit fine, but I am hesitant to jump into English shoes because of my sizing.

    Can you guys recommend a few lasts and width letter used for a few brands that will give me a pretty dn wide shoe?

    Alden - have yet to find the widest last.
    C&j - lasts and do they use g or H to equal a eee?
    AS - last and g or h equal eee?

    Other brands within those ranges would be helpful.
    Thank you
     
  8. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Church's have a "H" fitting, equivalent to EEE. Vass also do an extra wide on request, no extra charge. If you're used to American shoes e.g. Allen Edmonds, I think you'll find many European shoes to be taller over the instep as standard. Here's a helpful recommendation. If you're in the US, ask if they can ship by EMS instead of DHL to save you on the likely customs charges. But they're really helpful Also, change the size and fitting here to "9" and "H" respectively, and there are some more. They are also very helpful, and use EMS as their standard delivery method.

    Then read this thread, email [email protected] asking about size 43H in the F last, and blow your mind.
     
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    Spark Senior member

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    C&J only goes up to a G and that's just in a few models. The 325 is one of their widest standard lasts in a non-G fitting
     
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    seasquirrel Senior member

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    I am also EEE width in AE.

    Richard at ShoeHealer talked me into trying the AS "Dalham" model, built on their 7WK last, and it's proven to be one of my most comfortable shoes. I'm 11.5 brannock, 11 Alden Barrie, and bought the Dalham in 11UK.
     
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    Wow....what a cool thread.

    I too have Fred Flintstone feet. 10EE TTS.

    Right foot 10EE left foot 10E.

    Barrie last in 10E feels like a pair of slippers. [​IMG]
     
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    I have found myself carousing this great thread for awhile now.

    I hope it is not uncouth to do this....but I have a pair of AE Strands in walnut calf in a 9.5EEE.

    They have the original box, bags and shoe tree's included.

    I am thinking $100

    They have be a part of a 10 shoe rotation and have low miles.

    Thanks!
     
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    Here are some pics of the Strands:

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    I would rate them 9 out of 10 condition. Truthfully, I have worn them around 2 dozen times if that.
     
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    I am a solid 10EE and the Alden Hampton fits me perfectly in a 10E

    For you, I would try the Alden Hampton in 10EE.

    Herring has a refined search tool that will let you search their wide English shoes.

    Here are some in UK 9 G fitting:

    http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/searc...]=&Colours[]=&search_source=normal_search_box

    I really need to get me some of them English made shoes!!!
     
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    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    But C&J use E for medium, so their G is extra wide.
     

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