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

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

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Anyone interested in taking these 2012 model AE's off my hands?

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    Both have pretty clean uppers, and have been freshly polished with Saphir Renovateur, Pomadier, and a ton of elbow grease. The brown calf Malvern's have dainite soles and were worn about 3x times. The brown calf patriots have regular soles and were worn exactly twice.

    I decided that they were just not wide enough for me. I am a huge outlier on the bell curve. Bought them at retail ($335) and FIRST QUALITY.

    I'd be taking a massive loss. Shoot me offers. This is basically a PSA. Hoping to hook someone up and cut my losses.

    (Trees not included, final sale of course)


    1. Allen Edmonds Patriot, size 9EEE, brown calf with regular soles

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    2. Allen Edmonds Malvern, size 8.5 EEE (runs long), brown calf with dainite rubber soles

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  2. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    what last are they? too small for me, but maybe others might need the info.
     
  3. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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  4. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    These casual shoes run very wide.
    I have a pair of an earlier model that I bought
    about 10 years ago. Because I have very wide feet
    (4E running shoe) with narrow heels and low insteps ,
    i went up 1 size to 43 European (9.5 US, more of less)
    and use an insole to take up some of the volume.
    I just got two pairs, and may buy a third, if they have my size.
    They are indestructable.

    http://www.comfortoneshoes.com/1803-Shoes-Campo-Brown-Suede-Ankle-Boot_p_14085.html
     
  5. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Tricker's 4497S last (country last, used for Stow, Keswick). Wide last, slightly low instep.
     
  6. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Interesting. So they're not low instep like your Ludwigs? I need a pretty high instep.

    Do you happen to have any front view pictures?
     
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  7. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    sounds like you and i have similar feet. have you ever tried a stretcher just to make up the last little bit of difference in the pinky toe area? I did that with my 5-last AE's and it worked out fairly well. they still rub, but aren't anywhere near as tight.
     
  8. comrade

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    Because they are chukka or ankle boots, the instep matters less.
    I can't find any front view pics. There was a "sold" entry on ebay
    a day or two ago of the previous model of these shoes- which I own
    which might have had a front view but I can't seem to find it.
     
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  9. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Anyone for size 9 wide?

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  10. elbastardocalvo

    elbastardocalvo Senior member

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    Very happy to have found this thread. I tend to stick with AEs mostly because it's the only make where I can consistently and reliably find US 14EEE. I'd love to try Carmina or the English makes, but I've never been able to find anything even approaching my size (and in fact the folks at Carmina and Meermin told me via e-mail that they don't don't even have extra-wide lasts). So, AE it is.
     
  11. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Whoa, 14EEE? That is truly out there. My condolences. I can no longer complain about not being able to find shoes that fit.
     
  12. Virchow

    Virchow Well-Known Member

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    The Forest last from Carmina comes in an "wide" that they call a EEE. For my US 12EEE feet, a Forest last 11.5Wide fits very well. Might be worth a shot if you can get the length.
     
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    This is good to know, thanks.
     
  14. elbastardocalvo

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    Weird, I wonder why they told me a EEE width wasn't possible?
     
  15. elbastardocalvo

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    I'm 6'4", about 220 lbs, so at least my feet are in proportion. That said, finding things that fit well, from shoes to suits, is a challenge.
     
  16. Booter

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    Nvmd.
     
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  17. Spark

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    Here's a pair of Chukkas I'm about to list over in B&S, but I figured I'd give you guys a shot at them first:

    Loake Gatcombe (for Charles Trywhitt) in a 9.5/UK G fitting. This is very similar to the 026 last, but just a bit longer - I am a "big" 10.5/US and these are roomy and I'd bet they would work if you were an 11 as well. G fitting is a EEE US. Brown, three eyelets, Danite sole that looks new. Worn about a dozen times (see sole for wear), always stored with trees, comes with unopened tin of Loake polish and shoe bags, but no trees. Great winter shoe - very versatile! $165 shipped - PM me with any Qs.[​IMG]
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  18. Spark

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    Same drill as above, but here are a pair of AE Randolphs that Brooks rebadged and sells for $318.

    Here's a link to the BB site:
    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Penny...ar_MH00026_Color=BLCK&contentpos=10&cgid=0522

    These are a 9.5 EEE/US but beware of the random madness of AE's last sizing as I am a big 10.5 and had to size down the same way I would on a typical UK fitting. Lovely dark brown color, sole has factory installed topy, so great for wet weather, goes with just about everything in your closet. Worn probably about 8-10 times - always polished and stored with trees and in perfect condition, but I am going in another direction on the loafer front. Comes with bags but no trees. $150 shipped.[​IMG]
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  19. ShoutOutsFoMyBo

    ShoutOutsFoMyBo Senior member

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    want: any AE 8.5 3EEE, don't care about condition.
     
  20. MattSF

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    +1. I'm a 14EEE and generally stick to Allen Edmonds as well - I thought I was the only one, lol. I'm 6'7", 240lbs, so relatively proportionate to my massive shoe size, but still, tough as fuck to find shoes that fit (not to mention shirts, suits, etc.).
     

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