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

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

  1. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Just saw that... Nice looking shoes!
     


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    Just found out that Carminas Rain last will fit us, fellow wide feet. lol hurray!
     


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    If the Rain last fits you, your feet aren't that wide. In my experience it's about the same as a US E width at most.
     


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    I took the drive to the nearest men's shop that carried AE shoes. I measured in at 11.5 EEE/EEEE, but I'm hoping that a 12 EEE Aberdeen fits. Does anyone have any experience with that particular AE shoe to know if the last is a good one for wide feet? The tailor seemed a bit unsure of it himself.
     


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    Thought I'd add this. I wear 4E running shoes (trainers)
    I also have narrowish heels and low insteps. I cannot
    wear AEs- shoes too big when width fits. Aldens- more or
    less the same issue. As I've mentioned in earlier posts,
    I've found that the Ludwig Reiter Amerikaner last fits.
    I also understand that their uniform last would work.

    http://www.ludwig-reiter.com/?nav=produkte&lang=en
     


  8. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Up for trade / sale:
    Allen Edmonds Park Ave in burgundy calfskin, size 9EEE
    Allen Edmonds Malvern in brown calfskin, size 8.5EEE


    Want to buy / trade for:
    Any brown shoes from C&J in size 9G.
     
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  9. missileblitz

    missileblitz Active Member

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    Hi may I know, where are you able to find the Loake Kempton in a "G" Width?


     
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    True. I tried it on as well.


    Almost all the AE lasts come in wides but they all fit completely differently. You're just going to have to buy a few pairs and experiment. Nordstroms is a good place to do this.


    Even in the 5 last? I find the instep low on them and the heel is pretty narrow.
     


  11. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Alden Copley last shoes are fairly wide in the forefoot with a narrower heel.
     


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    jrd617 Senior member

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    Can anyone else point out if Alfred Sargent, Cheaney, other English bench makers etc make shoes with wide forefoots/high insteps, and narrowish heels?

    Only company I know of is C&J, which has the 317 last (Draycott, Bedford, Pembroke, Grasmere, Canterbury). I may end up getting some more 317 last shoes from the C&J MTO program. It is currently being phased out in favor of the sleeker 341, which isn't going to do any favors to my Frankenstein feet.

    I put this sketch on Teton Gravity when asking for an ideal ski boot. The wide little toe part pretty much precludes me from most sleek lasts.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I have a pair of Alden Perf Cap Toes in Shell Color #8 - 9.5 EEE on the Modified Last - Willing to consider parting with them. This was a custom one-pair make-up from Alden
     
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    Charles Trywhitt gets Loake to do special runs now and again. The advertised "wide widths" or "EEE" fittings are actually UK G widths that are not normally available, plus you have the eternal sales and coupons, so $200-250 is usually the target price. I've got a pile of C&Js, Aldens, and some A&Es that all fit well, but my "comfort shoe" is that 026 last Loake, followed by Alden and C&Js 325 and 337 (hand grade). I've looked at ordering the 341 which I've heard is a bit shorter/wider than the 337, but I've never been able to try one on - any feedback on this would be appreciated.

    FWIW, AE's sizing is all over town. I am a a solid 10.5/11 depending upon the last, but the QC is so bad at AE in the wide widths that I have a few pairs that are 9.5/EEEs that fit perfectly. This after ordering my "right" size only to find the shoes fit more like the boxes they came in.

    I also bought a professional shoe stretcher which I think is a mandatory for guys like us. it was something like $35 or so and I probably owe it money at this point.
     


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